(a) Any person altering, repairing, remodeling or adding to the exterior portion of a single-family dwelling or two-family dwelling, including an attached or detached garage or accessory building, shall complete all exterior work within one year from the date of issuance of the building permit. Completion of work includes completing the structure and exterior finishes (including, but not limited to, siding, windows, roofing, driveways, retaining walls, decks and patios). In the case of demonstrated hardship due to sources beyond the control of the property owner (including, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions; reasonably unforeseen material, equipment or labor shortages; vandalism; or theft), the time allowed for exterior construction and finishes may be extended for intervals up to 180 days at the sole discretion of the Manager of Building and Inspection upon written appeal filed as soon as the need for an extension becomes known, and prior to one year from the date of issuance of the building permit, in which case it expires. The applicant for such an extension must submit a letter to the City Building and Inspections Manager explaining the reason for the requested extension, and demonstrating justifiable cause for continuation of the building permit.
(Added by Ord. 84-56, passed 10-15-1984; Ord. 84-60, passed 11-19-1984; Ord. 2007-21, passed 6-25-2007; Ord. 2012-2, passed 1-23-2012; Ord. 2017-9, passed 5-1-2017)