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No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any building or structure erected, altered, repaired or intended for use as a Class 1 (commercial) structure after the adoption of this chapter unless such building or structure was erected, altered, repaired, inspected and found to be in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. It shall be unlawful to occupy any building or structure unless a full, partial, conditional or temporary certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Mayor or his or her designee. Application for certificate of occupancy shall be made prior to final inspection for Class 1 structures and 24 hours prior to final inspection for Class 2 structures. Approval for Class 1 structures as defined in IC 22-12-1-4 and Class 2 structures as defined in IC 22-12-1-5 must be obtained prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. Certificate of occupancy requests shall be applied for by using forms furnished by the Mayor or his or her designee. The fee schedule for a certificate of occupancy can be found in Chapter 35.
(Ord. 040688, passed 5-4-88; Am. Ord. 122109C, passed 2-1-10; Am. Ord. 091514A, passed 11-17-14) Penalty, see § 154.99