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(A) Certificate Required: No building, addition thereto or structure hereafter erected or structurally altered shall be occupied or used until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the director of building and zoning. Failure to comply with this subsection shall constitute a violation and be subject to penalties and fines per section 8-1-18 of this chapter. In cases of new residential or commercial construction, the village shall not allow water service to the site until all assessments are paid in full and a certificate of compliance has been issued.
(B) Issuance: No certificate of occupancy for a building structure, use or portion thereof, shall be issued until construction has been completed and the premises inspected and certified to be in conformity with the approved plans and specifications upon which the building permit was based. A certificate of occupancy shall be issued only after the director of building and zoning makes a finding that the building, structure or improvement has met all provisions of this title as well as all zoning and subdivision requirements per this code. Any certificate issued in conflict with these requirements shall be void.
In the event that winter weather conditions prevent completion of all exterior concrete work or lot grading, and at the discretion and approval of the director of building and zoning, a cash escrow payment, or letter of credit, equal to one hundred twenty five percent (125%) of the amount of all incomplete improvements, as determined by the director of building and zoning, shall be filed with the village to ensure that improvements will be completed by June 1 of the next building season. The filing of this cash escrow and written guarantee shall allow for the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy. Improvements not completed by the June 1 date shall be considered a violation of this provision, subject to fines for each and every day that the violation is allowed to continue. (Ord. 07-29, 10-15-2007)
(C) Application: Every application for a building permit shall also be deemed an application for a certificate of occupancy. Where no building permit is required, an application for a certificate of occupancy shall be made to the code enforcement officer in such form as he may from time to time provide.
(D) Request For Issuance: A certificate of occupancy shall be requested by the purchaser within ten (10) days after the erection, alterations or improvements of such building or structure and all required inspections have been satisfactorily completed. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file for a period of seven (7) years in the Office of the Code Enforcement Officer and copies shall be furnished on request to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected.
(E) Denial: A certificate of occupancy shall be issued, or written notice shall be given, to the applicant, stating the reasons why a certificate cannot be issued, no later than two (2) working days after the Code Enforcement Officer is notified in writing that such certificate is requested. (Ord. 03-38, 4-19-2004, eff. 5-1-2004)