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(A) Application for permit.
(1) No permits shall be issued under this chapter unless the application for the permit is accompanied by a plat or sketch of the proposed location of any construction showing lot boundaries, floor plans, estimated costs of construction, and specifications showing the work to be done.
(2) All plans for building construction under the jurisdiction of the state Fire and Building Code Services Department must also be filed with the Building Commissioner. No local permit will be issued unless the state building permit release is furnished to the Building Commissioner, as the same may be required pursuant to the provisions of 675 I.A.C. 1-1 et seq.
(3) Each contractor and subcontractor must be registered as a contractor pursuant to this chapter.
(4) Nothing in this chapter will prevent a homeowner from performing his or her own work so long as the required inspections are performed.
(B) Review of application. Prior to the issuance of any building permit hereunder, the Building Commissioner’s office shall:
(1) Review all building permit applications to determine full compliance with the provisions of this chapter and that all zoning requirements are met;
(2) Review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether the proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding;
(3) Determine that the applicant has a valid septic permit;
(4) Review building permit applications for major repairs within the floodplain area having special flood hazards to determine that the proposed repair:
(a) Uses construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
(b) Uses construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(5) Review building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements within the floodplain area having special flood hazards to assure that the proposed construction, including prefabricated and modular homes:
(a) Is protected against flood damage;
(b) Is designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure, flood damage; and
(c) Uses construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
(`88 Code, § 8-195) (Ord. 2001-03, passed 2-13-01)