12-2-3: BUILDING PERMIT AND CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE:
   A.   Building Permit:
      1.   Permit And Compliance Required: No building or other structure shall be erected, moved, added to, or structurally altered without a permit therefor issued by the administrative officials. No building permit shall be issued by the administrative officials except in conformity with the provisions of this zoning code, unless they receive a written order from the board of adjustment in the form of an administrative review, special exception, or variance as provided by this zoning code.
      2.   Application For Permit: 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 has attached thereto a plan in duplicate. 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, right(s) of way, north arrow, scale, existing and/or proposed uses, number of dwelling units and lot areas, and furnish such other information as the building director/code officer may require.
      3.   Approval Or Disapproval Of Permit: The town building director/code officer shall review the permit 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.
      4.   Expiration Of Permit:
         a.   If the work described in any building permit has not begun within six (6) months from the date of issuance thereof, said permit shall expire, it shall be canceled by the administrative officials, and written notice thereof shall be given to the persons affected.
         b.   If the work described in any building permit has not been substantially completed within two (2) years of the date of issuance thereof, said permit shall expire and be canceled by the administrative officials, and written notice thereof shall be given to the persons affected, together with notice that further work as described in the canceled permit shall not proceed unless and until a new building permit has been obtained.
   B.   Certificate Compliance: It shall be unlawful to use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any building or premises, or both, or part thereof hereafter created, erected, changed, converted, or wholly or partly altered or enlarged in its use or structure until a certificate of zoning compliance shall have been issued by the administrative officials stating that the proposed use of the building or land conforms to the requirements of the zoning code.
   C.   Scope Of Permit And Certificate: Building permits or certificates of zoning compliance issued on the basis of plans and applications approved by the administrative officials authorize only the use, arrangement, and construction set forth in such approved plans and applications. Use, arrangement, or construction at variance with that authorized shall be deemed violation of this zoning code and punishable as provided by subsections 12-2-10C and D of this chapter. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)