Where a permit is required for a particular type of work and such work is commenced on a project before taking out a permit, the Building Inspector shall ascertain whether the work performed prior to the permit date and inspection conforms to the Building Code requirements as prescribed.
   The fee for making such necessary investigations prior to issuance of a permit shall be equal to the fee for the permit and shall be in addition thereto, but in no event shall such investigation fee exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The payment of such fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with Building Code requirements in the execution of the work, nor from any penalty prescribed.
(Ord. 39-06.  Passed 11-6-06.)