1309.28 CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY OR USE.
   (a)    New Buildings. No building hereafter erected shall be used or occupied in whole or in part until the certificate of use and occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Official.
   (b)    Buildings Hereafter Altered. No building hereafter enlarged, extended or altered to change from one use group to another in whole or in part, and no building hereafter altered for which a certificate of use and occupancy has not been heretofore issued shall be occupied or used until the certificate shall have been issued by the Building Official certifying that the work has been completed in accordance with the provisions of the approved permit, except that any use or occupancy which was not discontinued during the work of alteration shall be discontinued within thirty days after the completion of the alteration unless the required certificate is secured from the Building Official.
   (c)    Existing Buildings. Upon request from the owner of an existing building, the Building Official shall issue a certificate of use and occupancy provided there are no violations of law or orders of the Building Official pending, and it is established after inspection and investigation that the alleged use of the building has heretofore existed. Nothing in this Building Code shall require the removal, alteration or abandonment of, or prevent the continuance of the use and occupancy of a lawfully existing building, unless such use is deemed to endanger public safety and welfare.
   (d)    Changes in Use and Occupancy. After a change of use has been made in a building, the re-establishment of a prior use that would not have been legal in a new building of the same type of construction is prohibited unless all the applicable provisions of this Building Code are complied with. A change from one prohibited use, for which a permit has been granted, to another prohibited use shall be deemed a violation of this Building Code.
   (e)    Temporary Occupancy. Upon the request of a holder of a permit, the Building Official may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for a building or structure or part thereof before the entire work covered by the permit shall have been completed, provided such portion or portions may be occupied safely prior to full completion of the building without endangering life or public welfare.
(Ord. 71-1980. Passed 4-28-80.)
   (f)    Contents of Certificate. When a building or structure is entitled thereto, the Building Official shall issue a certificate of use and occupancy within ten days after written applications. The certificate shall certify compliance with the provisions of this Building Code and the purpose for which the building or structure may be used in its several parts. The certificate of use and occupancy  shall specify:
      (1)    The use group in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance;
      (2)    The construction classification in the Ohio Basic Building Code;
      (3)    The maximum live load on all floors as prescribed in the Ohio Basic Building Code;
      (4)    The occupancy load in the building and all parts thereof as defined in the Ohio Basic Building Code; and
      (5)    Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.
         (Ord. 40-1988. Passed 2-22-88.)