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A. Permit Required: No structure shall hereafter be erected or structurally altered until a building permit has been issued indicating that the existing or proposed structure and the use of the land comply with this title and all building codes. (1971 Code § 28-16; amd. 2000 Code)
B. Application For Permit:
1. Every building permit application for construction or relocation of a new principal building on a lot in all zoning districts shall include a certificate of survey signed by a registered land surveyor showing:
a. That permanent iron monuments have been placed at each lot corner. The iron monuments shall be visible at the time of the footing form inspection.
b. All lot dimensions, easements of record, and elevations at the property corners, garage floor, and lowest floor.
c. Scale of drawing.
d. Legal description.
e. North arrow.
f. Indicate "buildable area". A "buildable area" is a continuous portion of a lot that is suitable for the location of the primary structure and that excludes all existing and proposed easements, setback areas for principal structure, wetlands, floodplains, the neck portion of any neck or flag lot, and other unbuildable areas. Certain easements may be included in the buildable area at the discretion of the city if their inclusion is consistent with the intent of this code.
g. Dimension of the proposed driveway if lot is considered a neck or flag lot, or a lot without frontage.
h. Location of all existing buildings on the lot.
i. Grade elevation to mean sea level at the following points:
(1) Each lot corner.
(2) Crown of proposed street at each lot line extended.
(3) Proposed lawn and driveway elevations at the street side of the building.
(4) Proposed drainage patterns.
(5) Existing and proposed grades at all major corners of the structure, at walkouts, and top edge of egress window wells.
(6) The existing grade next to any existing buildings located on the adjacent lots.
(7) Outside dimensions and location of proposed building, including decks, porches, stairways, cants, fireplaces, bay and bow windows and walkouts.
(8) Location of all existing manholes, hydrants, catch basins, power poles, utility pedestals, fences, curb and gutter or road edge and/or gutter line, water service valves, and storm inlets.
j. Locate and depict all "significant tree(s)" to be removed or preserved on the property.
k. Indicate names of abutting streets and right of way widths.
l. Style of residential structure; split entry, rambler, full basement, partial, etc. (elevation provided at low opening of structure).
m. Location and water elevation of all existing wetlands, stormwater basins, streams, and lakes within one hundred feet (100') of subject property.
n. Garage must be noted along with driveway location and slope.
o. Emergency overflow elevation and location.
2. The proposed building on the lot shall be staked at the corners, and the survey shall reflect the location of the proposed building and its distance from the property lines.
3. A certificate of survey from a registered land surveyor is required for only that area surrounding the construction site and all other areas establishing the final grades and drainage swales for lots that are one and one-half (11/2) acres or larger in area. The certificate of survey must include additional information as required by the director of community development or building official if additional grade elevations are necessary to adequately determine drainage and topographic elevations. (Ord. 936, 11-19-2014)
C. Review Of Application; Denial:
1. Applications Generally: All building permit applications for permitted uses shall be reviewed and approved by the building official for compliance with title 9 of this code; the director of community development shall review the application for compliance with city ordinances. The building permit application shall include all information necessary to provide for the enforcement of this title.
2. Conditional Uses: If the building permit application is for a conditional use in addition to the approvals previously requested herein, the application shall be reviewed and approved by the city council.
3. Refusal For Noncompliance: The city may refuse to issue a building permit for noncompliance with the applicable building codes and/or city ordinances or for other reasons, and refer the matter through the appropriate appeals process as determined by the director of community development. (1971 Code § 28-16; amd. 2000 Code)