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(a) Every applicant for a permit hereunder shall submit to the Building Commissioner with his application a permit fee in an amount established by Council. Every applicant for a renewal permit hereunder shall submit to the Building Commissioner with his renewal application a renewal fee in an amount established by Council.
(b) No permit shall become effective before the expiration of 10 days from the date the permit is issued, except where the Building Commissioner has determined that the permit is required because of an emergency that could affect public health and safety, in which case the permit may become effective earlier than 10 days from its issuance. The Building Commissioner may have up to 72 hours within which to evaluate an application before deciding whether to issue a permit. Upon the issuance of the permit to an applicant, the Building Commissioner shall make reasonable efforts to notify the owner of the premises to be entered upon, or his or her representative, which may include residence service at the premises to be entered upon.
(c) Each permit shall expire upon the earlier of the completion of the work to be performed or 5 p.m. on the third day after its effective date. Renewal permits may be granted upon the filing of a renewal application in the event the work has not been completed within three days and the Building Commissioner, in his or her discretion, finds the renewal permit to be necessary. No more than three permits affecting the same premises to be entered upon may be issued in favor of a property owner in any calendar year.
(Ord. 39-16. Passed 12-5-2016.)