(a)    A building under active construction/renovation and having a valid building permit(s) at the time of initial inspection shall be exempt from registration until the expiration of the longest running, currently active building permit.
   (b)    A building which has suffered fire damage or damage caused by extreme weather conditions shall be exempt from the registration requirement for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of the fire or extreme weather event if the property owner submits a request for exemption in writing to the Planning and Zoning Department. This request shall include the names and addresses of the owner or owners, and a statement of intent to repair and reoccupy the building in an expedient manner, or the intent to demolish the building.
(Ord. 63-12. Passed 8-27-12.)
   (c)    A building that is for sale and listed with a licensed State of Ohio realtor shall be exempted, provided that the owner submits proof to the Planning and Zoning Department of such listing and for sale status.
(Ord. 60-14. Passed 7-14-14.)
   (d)    A building that has been granted an exemption pursuant to the following. Any owner of a vacant building may request an exemption from the provisions of this chapter by filing a written application with the Manager of the Planning and Zoning Department who shall timely consider same. In determining whether a request for exemption should be granted, the Manager shall consider the following: the applicant's prior record as it pertains to the City Building and Housing Code, Zoning Code, or City property maintenance codes violations; the amount of vacant property the applicant currently has within the City; and the length of time that the building for which the exemption is sought has been vacant.
(Ord. 63-12. Passed 8-27-12.)