9-1-4: RECORDS:
The building official shall keep comprehensive records of applications, of permits issued, of certificates issued, of inspections made, of reports rendered and of notices or orders issued. He shall retain on file copies of required plans and all documents relating to building work so long as any part of the building structure to which they relate may be in existence. All such records shall be open to public inspection for good and sufficient reasons at the stated office hours, but shall not be removed from the office of the building official without his written consent. (Prior code § 5-4)