(a)   Every permit issued by the issuing authority shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the installation or work authorized by the permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of issuance or if the work or installation is suspended or abandoned at any time for a period of 180 days. The issuing authority may extend the time for action by the applicant upon written request of the applicant showing that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken or when the issuing authority determines that an extension of the time for action will not interfere with the purposes and intent of this code.
   (b)   Before such work or installation can begin or resume, a new permit shall be first obtained to do so, and the fee therefor shall be one-half of the amount required for a new permit, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work and provided further that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. After a one year suspension or abandonment of work, the permit cannot be renewed.
(1958 Code, § 60.21) (Added by Ord. 190, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 195, passed 11-25-1952; Ord. 97, passed 12-17-1956; Ord. 107, passed 5-20-1957; Ord. 109, passed 5-20-1957; Ord. 133, passed 4-17-1958; Ord. 76-57, passed 12-6-1976; Ord. 79-2, passed 1-22-1979)