(A)   No change in the use or occupancy of land, nor any change of use or occupancy in an existing building shall be made, nor shall any new building be occupied for any purpose until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Director of Building and Housing. Every certificate of occupancy shall state that the new occupancy complies with all provisions of these zoning regulations.
   (B)   A certificate of occupancy shall be required of all non-conforming uses of land or buildings created by the passage of these zoning regulations. Application for such certificates of occupancy for non-conforming uses shall be filed with the Inspector by the owner or lessee of the land or building occupied by such non-conforming use within one year from 8-26-1956, or the date that any building or use becomes non-conforming by reason of an amendment to this chapter. It shall be the duty of the Inspector to issue a certificate of occupancy for non- conforming use.
   (C)   Any use which does not conform with the use regulation of the district in which it is located and for which any occupancy permit has not been obtained in conformity with the requirements of division (B) above shall be presumed to be operating in violation of these zoning regulations, and such use shall thereupon be abated.
   (D)   Certificates of occupancy shall be applied for at the same time that the building permit is applied for and shall be issued within ten days after the erection or alteration of the building shall have been completed.
   (E)   A record of all certificates of occupancy shall be kept on file in the office of the Inspector and copies shall be furnished on request to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in land or in a building affected by such certificate of occupancy.
(Prior Code, § 156.371)