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A. Permit Required: No person, firm, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity shall construct, locate, or relocate mobile homes or construct, or cause to be constructed, any structure or substantial improvement (a "substantial improvement" is an improvement other than routine maintenance and repair and an improvement greater than $1,000.00) to any structure (residential, industrial, commercial or otherwise) without first obtaining a permit to construct or relocate the same from the town building director/code officer.
B. Exemption From Permit: Any building construction started before the effective date hereof shall be exempt from the building permit requirements hereof. For purposes of this subsection, building construction shall be considered as started on all buildings where the foundation footings have been dug.
C. Application For Permit:
1. No building permit shall be issued until the applicant files an application stating the location, type and size of the structure to be erected, constructed, repaired or relocated, and attach thereto a plan in duplicate.
2. All applications for building permits shall be provided in duplicate, drawn to scale and showing exact dimensions of all lots, buildings, and structures. Said plan shall depict to scale the lot lines, floor plan, lowest floor elevation (including basement), location of building on the lot, setback lines, easements, rights of way, north arrow, scale, existing and/or proposed uses, number of dwelling units and lot areas, and such other information as the building director/code officer may require shall be furnished. The town building director/code officer shall review this permit application and approve or disapprove the permit within five (5) working days. One copy of the plans shall be returned to the applicant by the administrative officials. After they have marked such copy, either as approved or disapproved and attested to same by their signature on such copy, one copy of the plans similarly marked shall be retained by the administrative officials. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)
New residential, new commercial and commercial building additions require plans prepared by an architect licensed in the state of Oklahoma and bearing the architect's stamp and signature. (Ord. 2008-001, 2-11-2008)
3. All applications for building permits shall be considered filed with the building director/code officer by the filing of the same with the town clerk who shall deliver such applications to the building director/code officer. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)
D. Permit Fees:
1. Fees Established: Whenever any structure or building is to be improved in any amount exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), or erected, moved, or structurally altered, a building permit shall be obtained from the building director/code officer. The fees or cost for such permit shall be as approved by the town board of trustees. (Ord. 2008-001, 2-11-2008)
2. Exemptions From Fees:
a. Publicly Owned Buildings And Tax Exempt Organizations: All buildings being constructed by public bodies, such as the state of Oklahoma, counties, school districts, municipalities, and tax exempt organizations, shall be exempt from the payment of fees for building permits. Such bodies shall comply with all other regulations governing the construction of any building in the town.
b. Routine Maintenance And Repair: All ordinary and routine maintenance and repair shall be exempted from this title. Ordinary and routine maintenance and repair shall include, but is not limited to, interior or exterior painting, reroofing, and installation of carpet, flooring, fixtures, fences, patios and other similar such changes. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997; amd. Ord. 2008-001, 2-11-2008)
E. Expiration Of Permits: All building permits will expire after one year. After one year, if the project has not been completed, an amount equal to the permit fee must be paid for an extension of time no greater than ninety (90) days. At the end of ninety (90) days, all work must cease until approval is obtained from the board of trustees. (Ord. 2011-010, 11-14-2011)