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1107.05 CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY REQUIRED.
A certificate of occupancy shall be applied for by the owner or his agent according to the ordinance requirements of the City, and shall be issued by the Building Commissioner as a condition precedent to the occupancy of the following types of building and land use:
(a) Use of Building Erected or Altered. A certificate of occupancy for erection of a new building or an addition to or an alteration of an existing building shall be applied for at the same time as the application for a building permit. The certificate shall be issued only after the erection or alteration of such building has been completed and found, by inspection, to be in conformity with the provisions of this Zoning Code. The applicant for a building permit, owner and/or agent, shall be held responsible for completing the work until the certificate of occupancy is issued. In the event that a building is completed and found, by inspection, to be in conformity with the provisions of this Zoning Code except for completed landscaping on the premises, and the owner desires to take possession of the building prior to the completion of the landscaping on the premises, then before a certificate of occupancy is issued the owner shall certify, in writing, in a form to be approved by the Building Commissioner, that such owner shall be responsible for completing the landscaping on the premises, which landscaping shall include but not be limited to the final grade and seeding, and which shall be completed in accordance with the approved final grade plan.
Pending the issuance of a regular certificate, a temporary certificate for partial occupancy of a building may be issued for a period not exceeding 120 days, during which time the work shall be completed. A completion bond, the amount as specified in Chapter 1311 of the Codified Ordinances, shall be provided.
(b) Change in Use of Conforming Building or Land. A certificate of occupancy shall be required for the use of vacant land or for a change in the use of a conforming building or land, and shall be issued when found by inspection to be in conformity with provisions of this Zoning Code.
(c) Change in Use of Nonconforming Building or Land. A certificate of occupancy shall be required and issued whenever a nonconforming building or land is found by the Commission to be changed to either a conforming use or a more restrictive nonconforming use as regulated in this Zoning Code.
(Ord. 7-1983. Passed 2-22-83.)