§ 1301.15  PERMITS.
   (A)   Action on application. In accordance with § 1301.10(E) the Building Official or his or her representative shall examine or cause to be examined all applications for permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application or the drawing do not conform to the requirements of all pertinent laws, he or she shall reject such application stating the reasons therefor. If he or she is satisfied that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of the code and all laws and ordinances applicable thereto, he or she shall issue a permit thereto as soon as practicable.
   (B)   Time limitation of permit. Each permit shall have on its face the period of time for which it is valid. Notwithstanding such statement, a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned six months after date of issuance, unless the work for which the permit was issued has been diligently prosecuted or an extension of the permit shall have been issued for reasonable cause. The Building Official or his or her representative may grant not more than two extensions of time for additional periods of not more than six months each. Any permit shall become invalid if the authorized work remains uninitiated, or is suspended, postponed, or abandoned throughout any six-month period.
      (1)   When a permit has expired by limitation it may be renewed by the submission of a letter stating reasons for one six-month renewal period.
      (2)   If a second renewal is desired, another letter stating reasons must be submitted and a $5 fee paid.
   (C)   Signature to permit. The Building Official or his or her representative shall attach his or her signature to every permit or may authorize a subordinate to affix his or her signature thereto.
   (D)   Approved papers. All approved drawings, specifications, and other papers filed with the application for permit shall be stamped or endorsed by the Building Official or his or her representative or authorized agent and one set shall be returned to the applicant for a permit, and the certified copies of the same shall be kept on the building or work until the same has been completed. True copies of all or as many of the drawings, specification, and statements as may be required in the opinion of the Building Official or his or her representative to illustrate the features of construction and equipment of the building referred to in this code, shall be retained by him or her and shall become records to his or her office.
   (E)   Revocation of permits.
      (1)   The Building Official or his or her representative may revoke any permit or approval issued under the provisions of this code or may stop the work for any of the following reasons:
         (a)   Whenever the continuance of any work becomes dangerous to life or property.
         (b)   Whenever there is a violation of any condition on which the issuance of the permit or approval was based.
         (c)   Whenever any false statement or misrepresentation has been made upon the application, drawings or specifications on which the issuance of the permit or approval was based.
      (2)   The revocation notice of the permit in every instance shall be in writing and shall be served upon the holder of the permit, the owner, his or her agent, or the person having charge of the work. Any revocation notice shall also be posted upon the building or structure in question by the Building Official or his or her representative. After the notice is received or posted, it shall be unlawful for any person to proceed with any operation for which such a permit was issued. No part of the fees for such permit shall be returned.
   (F)   Rescinding the revocation. The Building Official or his or her representative may rescind the revocation of the permit in which case the applicant may be required to pay a fee equal to the original permit fee or $25 whichever is less, or the applicant may appeal to the Board of Building Appeals in which case he or she shall pay the fee for a hearing in conformance with Chapter 1303 of this code.
   (G)   Approval in part. The Building Official or his or her representative may issue a permit for the construction of foundations or any other part of a building or structure before the entire drawings and specifications for the whole building have been submitted, provided adequate information and detailed statements have been filed to demonstrate that an unjustifiable hardship will be entailed by the applicant if he or she is required to delay initiation of such work until completion and approval of the drawings and specifications, together with such other data as may be necessary to demonstrate that the work will comply with all the pertinent requirements of the code. The holder of such permit for the foundations or other part of the building or structure shall proceed at his or her own risk with the building operation and without assurance that a permit for the entire structure will be granted.
   (H)   Posting of permit. A true copy of the building permit or such other instrument serving the purpose as the Building Official or his or her representative may authorize or approve shall be kept on the site of operations open to public inspection during the entire time of prosecution of the work and until the completion of same.
(Am. Ord. 5737, passed 12-23-85)  Penalty, see § 1301.99