§ 151.051  OCCUPANCY PERMITS.
   (A)   Occupancy permits shall be applied for coincidentally with applications for zoning certificates, and shall be issued after completion of construction and within ten working days after the premises have been inspected by the Zoning Officer. Occupancy permits shall be issued by the Zoning Officer to authorize occupancy of the premises in accordance with the zoning certificate. Pending the issuance of the permanent occupancy permit, a temporary permit may be issued, to be valid for a period not to exceed six months from its date, during the completion of any addition or during partial occupancy of the premises. If the issuance of an occupancy permit is denied, the Zoning Officer shall notify the applicant in writing within ten working days, stating the reasons why a permit cannot be issued.
   (B)   No occupancy permit shall be issued until the premises have been inspected by the Zoning Officer and found to be in compliance with applicable requirements for the zoning district in which it is located and in compliance with this chapter.
   (C)   No land, building or structure shall be occupied in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever until an occupancy permit has been issued in conformity herewith. This regulation shall specifically prohibit the occupancy of any unit or units within a multi-family structure prior to the time in which an occupancy permit has been issued for either all units within said structure or the entire building.
   (D)   A record of occupancy permits shall be kept on file in the office of the Zoning Officer and copies shall be furnished, on request, to any person having proprietary or tenancy interest in the land or structure affected.
(Ord. 1999-2, Building § 3, subs. .020, passed 2-15-1999; Ord. 2005-10, passed 9-19-2005)  Penalty, see § 151.999