§ 20.400.020  BUILDING PERMIT ISSUANCE.
   A.   General provisions.
      1.   It shall be unlawful for any property owner, or authorized agent thereof, to commence any work pertaining to the erection, construction, reconstruction, moving, conversion or alteration of any building, or any addition to any building, until a building permit has first been secured from the Division of Building and Safety for said work.
      2.   Each application for a building permit shall be made on a printed form to be obtained at the Division of Building and Safety and shall be accompanied by accurate information and dimensions of all yards and open spaces, and such other information as may be necessary for the enforcement of these regulations.  Where complete and accurate information is not readily available from existing records, the Division of Building and Safety may require the applicant to furnish a survey of the lot or parcel prepared by a licensed surveyor.  The original of such application shall be kept in the office of the Division of Building and Safety.
      3.   No building permit shall be issued for the erection or use of any structure or part thereof, or for the use of any land, which is not in accordance with the provisions of this title and in conformity with the approved site plan, conditional use permit or other entitlement, where required by this title.  Any permit issued contrary to the provisions of this title or not in conformity with an approved site plan, conditional use permit or other entitlement for use shall be void and of no effect.
      4.   No building permit shall be issued where the structure(s) to be erected will have the effect of depriving other persons of the use of their property or will have the effect of invalidating the general plan.
      5.   No building permit shall be issued for a residential building or structure on a lot which does not have a minimum frontage of thirty (30) feet and access to a dedicated street or way acceptable to the Planning Commission.
   B.   Flood hazard areas.  The Director hereby is authorized, and shall have the duty, to refuse to issue a building permit or permits to any applicant whose lot or parcel is subject to the requirements of Division II of Title 18 of this code, except upon compliance with the requirements of said Division II of Title 18.
   C.   Certificate of occupancy.  No building shall be occupied or used unless a certificate of occupancy and a license for such use, where required, is first obtained from the department or person vested with the duty or authority to issue same.  Such certificate shall be issued only after any construction, enlargement, or alteration has been completed in conformity with the provisions of any regulating ordinance, with any approved site plan and required conditions, and when the proposed use conforms to this title and required conditions.