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A. Generally: It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to perform work subject to the building code for which a permit is required without having obtained such permit and paid the fees required by section 3-4-2-1 of this code. The building official shall establish a system for the issuance of required permits in accordance with the building code and title 3 of this code.
B. Plumbing Permits:
1. Permit Required: It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to make any installation, alteration, repair or replacement or remodel any plumbing system regulated by this code without having obtained a plumbing permit and paid the fees established by resolution of the city council.
a. A plumbing permit will not be required for the following:
(1) The stopping of leaks in drains or soil, waste or vent pipes; provided, however, that should any concealed trap, drainpipe or soil, waste or vent pipe become defective, and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work, and a permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this code.
(2) The cleaning of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, nor for the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valve, pipes, or fixtures.
b. Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of this code. (1974 Code § 400.19)
C. Completion Of Exterior Work: Exterior work for a structure or a building authorized by a building permit issued in accordance with the state building code from and after April 1, 2011, must be completed within one year from the date of issuance of the building permit or within the time frame set by the building official at the time the permit is issued, whichever is greater. Exterior work for a structure or a building authorized by a building permit issued in accordance with the state building code prior to April 1, 2011, must be completed by May 1, 2012. If exterior work for a structure or a building authorized by a building permit is not completed within the allowed time frame, the permit for such exterior work shall expire, and a new permit must be obtained for completion of the exterior work. Failure to complete all exterior work authorized by a building permit within the allowed time frame is a violation of this section. Exterior work includes work on all exterior parts of a structure or building, including, but not limited to, roofs, doors, siding, decks, stairs, and windows.
Upon a showing to the building official that there have been unavoidable delays in completion of the exterior work for the structure or building, the building official, in the official's reasonable discretion, may grant one and only one extension of time for the completion of the exterior work for a period not to exceed six (6) additional months. If the building official denies the request for extension, the permit holder may appeal the decision of the building official to the council within twenty (20) days after the date of the written notice of decision has been delivered or mailed to the permit holder. The appeal must be in writing and shall be filed with the city clerk. The council shall consider the appeal within thirty (30) days after the date of the appeal. At least ten (10) days prior to the date of the meeting at which the council will consider the appeal, the city clerk shall mail notice of the date, time and place of the meeting and a general description of the subject matter of the appeal to the permit holder and to the owners of property situated wholly or partly within three hundred fifty feet (350') of the property that is the subject of the appeal. The council may grant the appeal, deny the appeal, or extend the permit for a lesser period of time than requested by the permit holder. (Ord. 1232, 3-14-2011)