§ 156.131  DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE ZONING OFFICER.
   (A)   The Zoning Officer shall administer and enforce all the provisions of the zoning ordinance in accordance with its literal terms.
   (B)   The Zoning Officer shall have such duties and powers as are conferred on him or her by the zoning ordinance and the Planning Code, and shall include, but not be limited to, the following.
      (1)   Applications, permits, zoning certificates of use and occupancy. The Zoning Officer shall receive applications for zoning certificates and building permits and issue permits and zoning certificates of use and occupancy.
      (2)   Inspection and right of entry. The Zoning Officer may examine or cause to be examined all structures and/or land for which an application has been filed for zoning certificate and he or she may conduct such inspections from time to time during and at completion of the work for which a zoning certificate has been issued. The Zoning Officer shall have the authority to enter, at any reasonable hour, any structure and/or land in the city to enforce the provisions of the zoning ordinance. A letter or other identification of his or her authority shall be provided by City Council and shall be displayed for the purpose of identification.
      (3)   Non-conforming uses. The Zoning Officer shall identify and keep an up-to-date register of all nonconforming uses and non-conforming structures.
      (4)   Civil enforcement. The Zoning Officer shall be authorized to institute civil enforcement proceedings as a means of enforcement when acting within the scope of his or her employment.
(Ord. 1347, passed 3-18-1991)