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A. Certificate Of Occupancy Required: No land shall be used or occupied and no building hereafter structurally altered or erected shall be used, until a certificate of occupancy has been issued stating that the building or the proposed use thereof, or the use of the land, complies with the provisions of this title or for renewing, changing or extending of a nonconforming use, structure, lot, or other nonconformity. A certificate of occupancy either for the whole or part of a building or structure shall be applied for coincidentally with the application for a building permit, and shall be issued after the erection or structural alteration of such building or structure, or part thereof, has been completed in conformity with the provisions of this title and the building code.
B. Unlawful To Use Or Occupy: It is unlawful to use or occupy or to permit the use or occupancy of any building or structure unless a certificate of occupancy has been issued for such building or premises. It is unlawful to use or occupy, or to allow to be used or occupied, any building or structure with a use or occupancy that is different than specifically provided for in a certificate of occupancy.
C. Failure To Obtain Certificate Of Occupancy: Failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy shall be a violation of this title.
D. Nuisance: The use or occupancy of any building for which a certificate of occupancy has not been issued is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and may be abated as such. It shall also be a public nuisance for any building or structure to be used or occupied in a manner different than authorized by a certificate of occupancy. (Ord. 03-5-1, 5-1-2003, eff. 6-1-2003)