(A)   It shall be unlawful to commence any excavation or construction or alteration of any structure until the Administrative Officer has issued a building permit authorizing work except as specified in § 157.063 and division (F) of this section.
   (B)   In applying to the Administrative Officer for a building permit, the applicant shall submit with the application a plan drawn to scale, showing the dimensions of the lot to be built upon, the outside dimensions of all structures to be constructed or altered and all existing structures, the use of all structures, yard depths, and any other information necessary for determining conformance with this chapter.  The County Health Officer's certificate approving proposed water and sewerage facilities must accompany applications according to § 157.021.
   (C)   If the proposed construction or alteration conforms with all applicable provisions of this chapter and all other applicable ordinances, regulations, and codes, the Administrative Officer shall issue a building permit authorizing the construction or alteration. If the proposed construction or alteration fails to conform, the Administrative Officer shall refuse to issue a building permit and shall deliver written notice to the applicant stating the reasons for the refusal.  The Administrative Officer shall act upon applications for building permits within two weeks after the date of their submission.  The issuance of a building permit by the Administrative Officer shall not waive any provision of this chapter.
   (D)   A building permit shall become void six months from the date of issuance unless an extension is granted by the Administrative Officer on presentation of valid reason for extension.
   (E)   The Administrative Officer shall keep a permanent file of all applications with accompanying plans and all permits issued.
   (F)   No building permit shall be required in the following cases:
      (1)   Recurring maintenance work, regardless of cost.
      (2)   Installation of required improvements according to an approved preliminary subdivision plat or planned-development plat.
      (3)   Excavation, construction, or alteration of those structures and uses listed in § 157.063.
(Ord. 920.1, passed  -  -  )  Penalty, see § 157.999