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No land, building, or part thereof, shall be occupied by or for any use until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued for such new use. The following shall apply in the issuance of any certificate:
(A) Certificate not to be issued. No certificates of occupancy pursuant to the Building Code of the city shall be issued for any building, structure or part thereof or for the use of any land, which is not in accordance with all the provisions of this chapter.
(B) Certificate of occupancy. No building or structure, or parts thereof, which is hereafter erected or altered, shall be occupied or used, or the same caused to be done, unless and until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued for such building or structure.
(C) Certificates including zoning. Certificates of occupancy as required by the Building Code for new buildings or structures, or parts thereof, or for alterations to, or changes of, use of existing buildings or structures, shall also constitute certificates of occupancy as required by this chapter.
(D) Certificates for existing buildings. Certificates of occupancy shall be issued for existing buildings, structures, or parts thereof, or existing uses of land if, after inspection, it is found that such buildings, structures, or parts thereof, or such use of land are in conformity with the provisions of this chapter. Certificates of occupancy may be issued for business buildings in T-1, B-1, B-2, B-3, and O-1 zones existing at the effective date of the 1967 Zoning Ordinance which change occupancy and which do not provide sufficient parking as required under §§ 154.102 and 154.103, provided there is no decrease in the number of spaces existing at the effective date of the 1967 Ordinance.
(E) Temporary certificates. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy for a portion of a building or structure in process of erection or alteration, provided that such temporary certificate shall not be effective for a period of time in excess of six months, and provided further that such portion of the building, structure or premises is in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
(F) Records of certificates. A record of all certificates issued shall be kept on file in the office of the Building Inspector and copies shall be furnished upon request to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the property involved.
(G) Certificates for dwelling accessory buildings. Buildings accessory to dwellings shall not require separate certificates of occupancy but may be included in the certificate of occupancy for the dwelling when shown on the plot plan and when completed at the same time as such dwelling.
(H) Application for certificates. Application for certificates of occupancy shall be made in writing to the Building Inspector on forms furnished by the city, and such certificates shall be issued within ten days after receipt of such application if it is found that the building or structure, or part thereof, or the use of land is in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. If such certificate is refused for cause, the applicant therefor shall be notified of such refusal and cause thereof, within the aforesaid ten-day period.
(`73 Code, 15.385, § 5.149) (Ord. eff. 8-1-67; Am. Ord. passed 1973)