§ 12.10  ZONING PERMITS.
   12.10.01   Applicability.
   (A)   No land may be used and no building or other structure may be erected, moved, added to, structurally altered, or changed from one permitted use to another, nor may any grading take place on any lot or parcel of ground without a permit issued by the Zoning Administrator.
   (B)   A zoning permit is also required before the demolition of any structure or portion thereof and prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
   12.10.02   Application.
   (A)   An application for a zoning permit must be filed by the owner of the subject property and the property owner's authorized agent, if applicable.
   (B)   Applications must be filed with the Zoning Administrator.
   (C)   Contents.
      (1)   The required fee for a zoning permit.
      (2)   An approved development plan or site plan, if required by this zoning ordinance; or
      (3)   A site plan in duplicate drawing at a scale of not less than one inch to 50 feet, showing the following information as required by this zoning ordinance:
         (a)   The location of every existing and proposed building, including dimensions and height and the number, size, and type of dwelling units.
         (b)   All property lines, shapes, and dimensions of the lot to be built on.
         (c)   Lot width at front setback line.
         (d)   Minimum front, rear, and side setbacks.
         (e)   Existing topography with a maximum of five-foot contour intervals.
         (f)   Total lot area in square feet.
         (g)   Location and dimensions of all access points, driveways, and off-street parking spaces.
         (h)   A drainage plan of the lot and its relationship to adjacent properties, including spot elevations of the proposed finished grade and provisions for adequate control of erosion and sedimentation, indicating the proposed temporary and permanent control practices and measures that will be implemented during all phases of clearing, grading, and construction.
         (i)   All sidewalks, walkways, and open spaces.
         (j)   Location, type, and height of all walls, fences, and screen plantings.
         (k)   Location of all existing and proposed streets, including rights-of-way and pavement widths.
         (l)   All existing and proposed water and sanitary sewer facilities to serve the lot, indicating all pipe sizes, types, and grades.
      (4)   An approved Certificate of Appropriateness if the property is located in a Historic Preservation Overlay zone or a Chapter 99 Development Plan area.
   12.10.03    Zoning Administrator Action.
   (A)   The Zoning Administrator must either approve or disapprove the zoning permit application. If disapproved, one copy of the submitted plans must be returned to the applicant marked "disapproved" with a description of the reasons for such disapproval. The other copy, similarly marked, must be retained by the Zoning Administrator.
   (B)   If approved, one copy of the submitted plans must be returned to the applicant marked "approved." The other copy similarly marked, must be retained by the Zoning Administrator. Once approved, the Zoning Administrator must issue a zoning permit to the applicant and retain a duplicate copy for his or her records.
   (C)   No zoning permit may be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this zoning ordinance, except after written orders from the Board of Adjustment. In the case of demolitions, no zoning permit may be issued unless the proposed use of the site after demolition is in conformity with the provisions of this zoning ordinance, except after written orders from the Board of Adjustment.
   12.10.04   Expiration of Zoning Permit.  If a building permit, as required herein, has not been obtained within six months of the date of issuance of zoning permit, the zoning permit will expire and be of no further effect. Once a zoning permit has expired, building permits may not be issued until a new zoning permit has been obtained.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06)