§ 15.09  SURVEY AND PLATTING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION.
   (a)   Definition. The following word, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
      LOT, PLATTED. A parcel of land described in whole by a numbered lot and block of a plat, tract of a registered land survey (RLS) or lot of an Auditor’s subdivision. The term PLATTED LOT does not include outlots of a plat or portions of a numbered lot and block of a plat, tract of an RLS or lot of an Auditor’s subdivision. Examples of a PLATTED LOT are: Lot 1 Block 1 ABC Addition, Tract A RLS No. 123, and Lot 12, Auditor’s Subdivision No. 456. Examples of parcels that are not considered PLATTED LOTS are: the north half of Lot 1 Block 1 ABC Addition, east quarter of Tract A, RLS No. 123, and south half of Lot 12, Auditor’s Subdivision No. 456.
   (b)   Survey requirements. All applications for building permits must be accompanied by a site plan certified by a registered land surveyor or civil engineer, in duplicate, drawn to scale, showing the location and the actual dimensions of the lot to be built upon, the size and location of the existing buildings and buildings to be erected, the proximity of other buildings on the same property and adjacent property and such other information as may be necessary to provide for the enforcement of such application. Site plans shall be kept in the office of the Department of Community Development.
   (c)   Platting requirements. Footing, foundation and building permits may only be issued on property described as a platted lot, except as noted in § 22.03 of this city code. When platting is required per city code Chapter 22, proof of filing the plat, such as a receipt, is required prior to the issuance of footing, foundation or building permits.
   (d)   Building permits. Building permits may not be issued on property described as an outlot of a plat when improvements involve:
         (1)   The erection of a new building or structure;
         (2)   An addition or substantive modifications to an existing building or structure;
         (3)   A change of occupancy (as defined in the State Building Code) of an existing building or structure; or
         (4)   Any other expansion of an existing building or structure or uses thereof.
      Building permits may be issued on property described as an outlot of a plat for purposes of repairs, maintenance, and other improvements to existing buildings and structures, provided that such repairs, maintenance and improvements are not described above.
   (e)   Permit issuance. No permit may be issued for the erection of any structure or the addition to any structure until property corners or other points of reference have been marked by a registered land surveyor licensed in the state and identified by the issuing authority.
(1958 Code, § 35.28)  (Ord. 71-19, passed 3-15-1971, renumbered to § 35.16; Ord. 72-61, passed 11-20-1972, renumbered to § 35.07; Ord. 2011-6, passed 2-28-2011)