Before proceeding with the use, erection, relocation or alteration of any structure or part of any structure in the City, or the issuance of any Building Permit, a Zoning Permit for such erection, relocation or alteration shall be first obtained from the Zoning Administrator, which Zoning Permit shall, in substance, certify that such proposed use, erection, relocation or alteration complies in all respects with this Zoning Code.  No person or persons shall proceed with the erection, relocation, or alteration of any structure unless such Zoning Permit has first been obtained from the Zoning Administrator.
   (a)   Contents of Zoning Permit Application.  At a minimum, the following information, maps and/or drawings shall be submitted in duplicate to indicate the following information as applicable:
      (1)   Name, address and telephone number of the applicant and record owner or owners of the property;
      (2)   If the applicant is not the owner, proof of contract or agency with the owner;
      (3)   Planned uses for the premises;
      (4)   Required yards;
      (5)   Setback areas;
      (6)   The elevations of all structures on the subject property; and
      (7)   Off-street parking and/or loading facilities.
      (8)   Additional requirements as may be requested by the Zoning Administrator or by other Chapters of this code.
      (9)   Any applicable fees as may be directed by ordinance of Council.
   (b)   Issuance of Zoning Permit:  The Zoning Permit shall be issued if the proposed construction or proposed use of a structure or land, complies with all the provisions of this Zoning Code.  If the use is lawfully nonconforming, the Zoning Permit shall so state. The Zoning Permit shall incorporate all the terms and conditions of approval.  A record of all Zoning Permits shall be kept on file in the office of the Zoning Administrator, and shall be public records open and available to the general public.  A copy of the Zoning Permit shall be posted in a prominent location visible from the exterior of the structure until the Zoning Certificate of Compliance has been issued or the Zoning Permit expires.
   (c)   Revocation of Permit.  Should the Zoning Administrator determine that the work under such Zoning Permit, or the use of such premises is not proceeding according to the approved plans upon which the permit was issued, or is proceeding in violation of the provisions of this Zoning Code or any specific conditions contained in the Zoning Permit, it shall be the duty of the Zoning Administrator to notify the owner or owners in writing that the work is being constructed in violation of the Zoning Permit and this Zoning Code and, that the same must immediately be rectified to conform with such permit and this Zoning Code.  If corrections are not made to comply with such notice, the Zoning Administrator shall revoke such permit and issue an order to immediately stop all work on such premises.  Notice thereof shall be immediately served upon the owner or owners and posted on the premises referred to in such permit.  Such notice shall be in writing, and signed by the Zoning Administrator.
   (d)   Expiration of Zoning Permit.  The Zoning Permit shall expire within one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of issuance unless construction and improvements as specified in the Zoning Permit has commenced.  The Zoning Permit shall expire within twelve (12) months of the date of issuance.
      (Ord.  106-2020.  Passed 9-21-20.)