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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BOARD. The municipal legislative body of the Town of Collierville, Tennessee.
BUILDING. Any structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, chattels or movable property of any kind, including a mobile home, but excluding buildings used for agricultural purposes and residential accessory structures.
BUILDING PERMIT. A permit issued by the Town of Collierville Building Official authorizing the construction or placement of a building or structure within the Town municipal limits.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY. A license for occupancy of a building or structure after the building or structure has been inspected to determine the construction has been undertaken in compliance with the building permit application and in conformity with the Zoning Code and other pertinent ordinances and codes adopted by the Town of Collierville.
DWELLING UNIT. A room or rooms connected together constituting a separate, independent housekeeping establishment for owner occupancy, rental or lease on a daily, weekly, monthly or longer basis; physically separated from any other room(s) or dwelling units which may be in the same structure; and containing independent cooking and sleeping facilities.
FEEPAYER. A person who applies to the Town of Collierville for a building permit which is for new single family residential or commercial structures.
FIRE PROTECTION. The prevention and extinguishment of fires; the protection of life and property from fire; and the enforcement of municipal, state and federal fire codes.
FLOOR AREA. The total of the gross horizontal area of all floors, including usable basements and cellars, below the roof and within the outer surface of the main walls of principal accessory buildings or portions thereof or within lines drawn parallel to and two feet within the roofline of any building or portions thereof without wall, but excluding arcades, porticos and similar openings which are not used as aisles, display, storage, service, production or office area.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, copartnership, joint venture, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate or other group or combination acting as a unit, the plural as well as the singular number.
PUBLIC BUILDING. A building owned by the State of Tennessee or any agency thereof, a political subdivision of the State of Tennessee, including but not necessarily limited to counties, cities, Towns, school districts and special districts or the federal government or any agency thereof.
RESCUE. What commonly is called RESCUE, a service which generally includes the provision of basic life support, the extrication of accident victims from entrapment.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT. The development of any property for dwelling unit or units.
(`83 Code, § 6-904)