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A. Permit Required; Fees: When the director of community development finds that a building is in compliance with this code and other ordinances of the village, after one or more inspections, he shall issue an occupancy permit. The fee charged for an occupancy permit shall be: (Ord. 96-55, 6-6-1996; amd. 2011 Code)
plus $5.00 for each dwelling unit
plus $10.00 for each floor, basement or mezzanine
(Ord. 96-55, 6-6-1996)
B. Unexecuted Certificate; Receipt: Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy pursuant to this section, the director of community development shall issue to the owner of the property an unexecuted certificate, and the owner of the property shall file the same with the proper township assessor and shall obtain, in the form prescribed by said official, a receipt showing that the unexecuted certificate of occupancy has been duly filed and that the property is subject to increased assessment from the date of issuance of the said certificate on a proportionate basis for the year in which the improvement was completed.
C. Executed Certificate Filed: It shall be the duty of the owner of said property to file the receipt of the township assessor with the director of community development, and the director of community development shall file a certified copy of the duly executed certificate of occupancy, when issued, with the proper township assessor. (1978 Code § 4-1-5; amd. 2011 Code)
D. Issuance Procedures: The issuance of an occupancy permit for any principal building or structure shall be based on a close adherence to the following procedures:
1. Application For Permit; Building Inspections: When the building or structure has been completed, the owner or his agent shall file with the director of community development an application for an occupancy permit. Accompanying the application shall be: a) payment in full of the permit fee and a receipt from the township assessor showing the property is subject to increased assessment from the date of issuance of the occupancy permit as further defined in this section; and b) a field grading survey prepared by a registered land surveyor or engineer of the state of Illinois showing, in addition to the as built foundation location and elevation previously required, the as built elevation of the finished grade at all corners of the foundation and the elevation of the finished grade at the lot corners, building lines, high points and low points as shown on the approved grading plan. The director of community development shall then make an inspection of the building and refer the field grading survey to the village engineer for review.
2. Issuance Of Permit Or Return Of Application Noting Deficiencies:
a. No occupancy permit shall be issued for any building or structure unless the director of community development has determined: 1) the building or structure is in compliance with this code and other ordinances of the village; 2) the final lot grading survey on file bears the stamped approval of the village engineer; 3) there exists on file a copy of the certificate of completion by the village engineer for the sanitary sewer and water main system serving the building, a copy of the resolution of acceptance by the board of trustees, and a copy of or statement from the village clerk attesting to the fact that a ten percent (10%) maintenance bond vesting responsibility for maintenance of the sewer and water improvements for a period of one year from the date of acceptance with the owner or developer has been furnished (in the case of existing subdivisions where evidence of final acceptance is not on file, this requirement shall be deemed met by a letter from the village engineer adjudging the existing sewer and water facilities adequate to serve the building or structure); 4) a letter has been received from the village engineer stating that roadways providing access to the subject lot have been constructed or are in the course of construction and are suitable for vehicular traffic, the necessary drainage facilities have been constructed to serve the lot, the installation or repair of sidewalks and final grading and landscaping of the parkway and lot have been completed, and suitable street name signs have been erected.
b. Upon a favorable determination that all the above provisions have been met, an occupancy permit shall be issued. If the above provisions have not been met, the occupancy permit application shall be returned with a list of deficiencies. (1978 Code § 4-1-11; amd. 2011 Code)