§ 151.05 PERMITS; FEES.
   (A)   No building or structure shall be erected, altered or moved until a building permit has been obtained from the Building Official stating that the building or structure, according to the plans for its erection or alteration, complies with this subchapter and other building laws or ordinances and health laws or ordinances which are new or may hereafter be in force. The failure to obtain a building permit as required by this section prior to the commencement of work shall result in a building permit fee and penalty which shall be set by ordinance.
   (B)   Application for a building permit shall be made to the City Administrator on forms to be furnished by the City Administrator. Each application for a permit to construct or alter a building or structure shall be accompanied by proper information as required for permit issuance.
      (1)   The Building Official shall issue a building permit only after the application, together with the building plans, has been approved.
      (2)   A permit shall expire if the building or work authorized by the permit is not commenced within six months from the date of the permit.
   (C)   The Building Official may extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not exceeding 180 days, upon written request by the permittee holding an unexpired permit showing a good and satisfactory reason.
      (1)   No permit shall be extended more than once. All building permits issued are nontransferable.
      (2)   The fee for a building permit and the fee for an extension of a building permit may be set from time to time by ordinance, refer to the City Fee Schedule.
   (D)   No building shall be demolished in the city until a demolition permit has been obtained from the City Administrator, stating that the building may be demolished.
      (1)   The demolition process, including the grading of the lot, shall be completed within 30 days of the date of issuance of the demolition permit.
      (2)   Any vacant or unoccupied building shall be secured so that the same is not open to trespass during the demolition process.
         (a)   If a vacant or unoccupied building is deemed hazardous, due to the fact that the building is open to trespass and has not been secured, the City Council may order the building secured and shall cause notice to the owner of the premises, or his or her agent, by delivering a copy to him or her or by mailing it to him or her at his or her last known address. Service by mail is complete upon mailing.
         (b)   If the owner or agent of the building fails to comply with the order within ten days after the order is served upon him or her, the governing body shall cause the building to be properly secured, and the cost thereof may be charged against the real estate pursuant to M.S. § 463.21 et seq., as may be amended from time to time.
         (c)   The fee for a demolition permit shall be set by ordinance.
      (3)   A cash deposit will be required prior to the issuance of a demolition permit.
         (a)   The deposit will be refunded to the permittee when the work has been completed to the satisfaction of the City Building Official.
         (b)   The required cash deposit, based on the square foot size of the building to be demolished, shall be set by ordinance.
(Ord. 879, passed 10-28-2020)