(A)   No building or structure shall be erected or installed on any lot unless, or until, a zoning permit has been issued by the city for such building or structure. No permit shall be issued by the city or any official thereof for the construction, erection, alteration, placing or moving of any building or structure on any parcel of land unless such building or structure is designed and the proposed location on its lot, or its intended lot, is arranged to conform with the provisions of this chapter; except that, no permit shall be required for alterations which do not result in change in height, floor area, lot coverage, location of walls or other structural alterations.
   (B)   All applicants for zoning permits shall pay the City Treasurer a fee according to the schedule as shall be prescribed by the City Council.
   (C)   The Zoning Administrator may require applicants to post approved zoning permits in a location easily visible to the public and adjoining property owners based on one or more of the following conditions:
      (1)   The permit authorizes a construction project requiring substantial excavation;
      (2)   The permit authorizes a construction project that has been controversial in the area it is located in or with the general public;
      (3)   The permit authorizes a major construction project; and
      (4)   The permit authorizes a construction project for a new primary building or use.
   (D)   Exempted from the zoning permit requirements are facial alterations, installation of siding, windows, doors, shingles and replacements of existing or deteriorated materials and ordinary maintenance repairs made on all dwellings and their related outbuildings. This exemption does not eliminate the necessity for compliance with other county, state or federal permitting requirements.
   (E)   Zoning permits shall expire two years from the date of issuance, unless substantial construction has begun.
(Prior Code, § 5.161)