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(A) Building permit required. Construction is prohibited unless in conformity with a valid building permit obtained from the Executive Director prior to commencement of construction.
(B) Application for building permit.
(1) Any person required to have a building permit shall submit a complete application to the Executive Director.
(2) This application shall be submitted on a form prepared by the Executive Director, and shall contain the following:
(a) Information that the Executive Director determines to be necessary to locate and contact the applicant.
(b) A clear and understandable copy of detailed plans and specifications drawn to scale which indicate in a precise manner the nature and location of all construction to be accomplished.
(c) A plot plan drawn to scale; provided, however, the plot plan shall not be required in the instance where all such construction is to occur entirely within an existing structure. This plot plan shall reflect the location, of the structure in relation to existing property lines and shall show streets, curbs and sidewalks and proposed changes or additions to such streets, curbs and sidewalks.
(d) If required by Indiana law or any rule of the Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission, a copy of a Construction Design Release for the construction to be done that has been issued by the Building Law Compliance Officer pursuant to I.C. 22-15-3.
(e) Any additional information that the Executive Director finds to be necessary to determine that the construction will conform to all applicable building and fire safety laws and will not violate any other applicable ordinances or laws.
(f) The fee established by Town Planning Commission.
(3) Application for a building permit shall be made by the person entitled to obtain the permit or by an employee or agent of that person. The Executive Director may require that such an employee or agent provide written authority to apply for a permit.
(C) Issuance of building permit. The Executive Director shall issue a building permit to a person after the person has submitted a complete application, including any applicable fee, provided that the proposed construction will conform to all applicable building and fire safety laws and will not violate any other applicable ordinances or laws.
(D) Certificate of occupancy. No certificate of occupancy for any structure under the jurisdiction of this subchapter shall be issued unless the structure was constructed in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter. It shall be unlawful to occupy any structure unless a full, partial, or temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Executive Director.
(Ord. 2013-14, passed 8-19-2013)