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(A) No building permit shall be issued for the foregoing purposes unless the application for a permit is accompanied by a plat or sketch of the proposed location showing lot boundaries and by plans and specifications showing the work to be done. In addition, if there is to be constructed a public building, then a copy of a design release, issued by the State Building Commissioner and the State Fire Marshal pursuant to I.C. 22-15-3-1, shall be provided to the Building Commissioner before issuance of a permit for construction covered by the design release.
(B) (1) A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repair, other than ordinary repairs, using application forms furnished by the building official.
(2) Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include addition to, alteration of or replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer, drainage, drain lead, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring or mechanical or other work for which a permit is required by the building official.
(C) All work done under any permit shall be in full compliance with all other ordinances pertaining thereto, and in addition to the fees for permits, there shall be paid the fees prescribed in the ordinances.
(D) Fees and required inspection. Permits required by division (B) above shall be issued upon prior payment of inspection fees according to the schedule set out in § 35.02.
(E) Prior to the issuance of any building permit, the Building Inspector shall:
(1) Review all building permit applications to determine full compliance with the provisions of this code;
(2) Review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding;
(3) Review building permit applications for major repairs within the flood plain area having special flood hazards to determine that the proposed repair:
(a) Uses construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
(b) Uses construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(4) Review building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements within the flood plain area having special flood hazards to assure that the proposed construction, including prefabricated and mobile homes:
(a) Is protected against flood damage;
(b) Is designed or modified and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure, flood damage; and
(c) Uses construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(5) Review building permit application for compliance with zoning code.
(Ord. 4-1988, passed 5-2-88)