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(A) A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration, repair, or demolition of any building or structure, using application forms furnished by the Mayor or his or her designee, and all fees required by this code shall be paid or receipted to the Controller. See Chapter 35 for application fees.
(B) When applicable a permit shall be obtained, final inspection made, and certificate of occupancy issued prior to occupancy of any Class 1 (commercial) structures as defined in IC 22-12-1-4 within the city. See Chapter 35 for applicable application fees. Depending on the change of use (i.e. retail space to daycare; retail space to restaurant, an increase of seating or number of children within a daycare, etc.) additional building code requirements may need to be implemented to be in compliance. In any case, the property owner is the ultimate responsible party for compliance and any fees and/or fines.
(Ord. 040688, passed 5-4-88; Am. Ord. 122109C, passed 2-1-10; Am. Ord. 091514A, passed 11-17-14) Penalty, see § 154.99