(1) The County Planning and Zoning Director, designated by the County Commission, shall administer and enforce the provisions of this title and shall administer the policies established by the County Commission. The Director’s work shall be performed in cooperation with, and under the direction of, the County Commission and the Board. The Director shall have no power to vary or waive this title’s requirements.
(2) The Planning and Zoning Director shall:
(a) Issue all building permits and make and maintain records thereof;
(b) Issue and renew, where applicable, all temporary use permits and make and maintain records thereof;
(c) Issue all certificates of zoning compliance and make and maintain records thereof;
(d) Issue, where applicable, all conditional use permits and make and maintain records thereof;
(e) Issue variances and make and maintain records thereof;
(f) Maintain and keep current zoning maps, and records of amendments thereto;
(g) Conduct inspections as prescribed by this title, and such other inspections as are necessary to ensure compliance with the various provisions of this title;
(h) Maintain the records of the County Planning and Zoning Board;
(i) Collect data and information, be present or represented, and be prepared to answer technical questions at hearings or meetings of the County Commission;
(j) Act as liaison between the County Commission and the Board;
(k) Prepare and publish all public advertisement and notices for hearings of the County Commission and Board relative to Planning and Zoning activities and coordinate publication with the County Auditor;
(l) If the administrative official shall find that any of the provisions of this title are being violated, he or she shall notify in writing the person responsible for such violations, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. He or she shall order discontinuance of illegal use of land, buildings, or structures; removal of illegal buildings or structures or of illegal additions, alterations, or structural changes; discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take any other action authorized by this title to ensure compliance with or to prevent violation of its provisions; and
(m) No building or other structures shall be erected, moved, added to, or structurally altered without a permit therefor, issued by the administrative official. No building permit shall be issued by the administrative official except in conformity with the provisions of this title, unless he or she receives a written order from the Board of Adjustment or County Commission in the form of an administrative review, conditional use, or variance as provided by this title.
(B) Right of entry. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this title, or whenever the Planning Director or an authorized representative has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises an ordinance violation, the Planning Director or an authorized representative may enter such building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the Planning Director by this title, provided that if such building or premises be occupied, he or she shall first present proper credentials and request entry; and if such building or premises be unoccupied, he or she shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other persons having charge or control of the building or premises and request entry. If such entry is refused, the Planning Director or an authorized representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry. When the Planning Director or an authorized representative shall have first obtained a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry, no owner or occupant or any other persons having charge, care, or control of any building or premises shall fail or neglect, after proper request is made as herein provided, to promptly permit entry therein by the Planning Director or an authorized representative for the purpose of inspection and examination pursuant to this title.
(C) Stop order. Whenever any work is being done contrary to the provisions of this title, the Planning Director may order the work stopped by notice in writing served on any persons engaged in the doing or causing such work to be done, and any such persons shall forthwith stop such work until authorized by the Planning Director to proceed with the work.
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 2, Art. 5)