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(A) No person, firm, or corporation shall commence, or cause to be commenced, the erection, construction, or alteration of any building structure, sign, or canopy within the city until an application for a permit therefore has been previously filed with the city as provided herein, and as provided in other ordinances of the city, and until a permit therefore has first been issued by the city. No person, firm, or corporation shall commence, or cause to be commenced any repair to any existing building, structure, sign, or canopy in the city until an application for a permit therefore has been previously filed with the city as provided herein and as provided in all other ordinances of the city. No repair shall be commenced upon any building, structure, or sign until a permit therefore has been issued by the city. All work done on or pursuant to any building or sign permit issued by the city shall conform to the plans or specifications therefore as approved prior to the issuance of the permit, and any deviation therefrom shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
(B) When requested by the owner/builder, the city may issue an “early start” permit: when the plans for interior work or renovations are submitted to the city; upon the receipt of an affidavit (signed by the registered architect or engineer) that the plans meet all applicable codes; and with the payment of the non-refundable fee of $100.00 for the “early start” permit, and of all other applicable fees. On such a permit, the city shall only allow work to be completed to the point of the first inspection. If the city finds the plans do not comply with the applicable codes, the owner or builder shall be required to submit the appropriate revisions prior to issuance of the actual building permit.
(Ord.78, passed 3-l-79; Am. Ord. 987, passed 5-4-00; Am. Ord. 1048, passed 3-21-02) Penalty, see § 150.99
Building permits required under zoning regulations, see § 154.29
Connection of building to public sewer a condition to issuance of building permit, see Ch. 155, App. D, § 21(A)