9-1-2: DUTIES:
The building official shall devote all necessary time to the duties of his office. He shall receive applications required by the building code adopted by chapter 2 of this title, approve permits and furnish the prescribed certificates. He shall examine premises for which permits have been issued and shall make necessary inspections to see that the provisions of law are complied with and that construction is prosecuted safely. He shall enforce all provisions of such building code. He shall, when requested by proper authority or when the public interest so requires, make investigations in connection with matters referred to in such building code and render written reports on the same. He shall enforce compliance with law to remove illegal or unsafe conditions, to secure the necessary safeguards during construction, or to require adequate exit facilities in buildings and structures, he shall issue such notices or orders as may be necessary. (Prior code § 5-2)