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(A) Generally. The provisions of this subchapter shall be administered by the Administrator and any other officials designated by the City Council for the Administration of this chapter.
(B) Zoning inspection; duties specified. If the Administrator shall find that any of the provisions of this chapter are being violated, he or she shall cause notification, in writing, to the owner of the property upon which the violation is located, indicating the nature of the violation and order that necessary actions be taken to correct the deficiency. He or she shall order discontinuances of illegal uses 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 and shall take any other action authorized by this chapter to ensure its compliance.
(C) Zoning permit.
(1) Generally. No building, sign (except as otherwise indicated) or other structure shall be erected, moved or extended or enlarged or structurally altered; nor shall any building, sign or other structure be repaired exceeding $1,000 of market value of the repairs, nor shall any excavation or filling of any lot for the construction of any building be commenced until the Administrator has issued a zoning permit for the work or change in use, in accordance with a fee schedule established by the City Council.
(2) Exceptions. Provided however, except in the HO-Historic Overlay District, the following structures shall not require zoning permits:
(a) Signs listed under § 153.166 of this chapter;
(b) Construction of public utility lines (gas, electric, water, sewer, cable TV);
(c) Erection of a customary residential use television or FM radio reception antenna; and
(d) Rural mail boxes or roadside newspaper boxes.
(3) Expiration of zoning permit. Except as provided in §§ 153.345 through 153.354 of this chapter, any zoning permit issued in accordance with this chapter will lapse and become invalid unless the work for which it was issued is started within six months of the date of issue, or if the work authorized by it is suspended or abandoned for a period of at least one year. Once a zoning permit has expired, construction work on the lot(s) in question cannot proceed until a new zoning permit has been issued.
(4) Records. The Zoning Officer shall maintain a record of all zoning permits on file at his or her office, and copies shall be made available on request to interested parties.
(5) Conditions for approval.
(a) Zoning permits issued on the basis of dimensional plans approved by the Administrator authorize only the use, arrangement and construction set forth in the approved plans and applications.
(b) Use, arrangement or construction that materially differ from that authorized shall be deemed a violation of this chapter and shall be punishable as indicated under § 153.999 of this chapter.
(Prior UDO, § 14.1) Penalty, see § 153.999