(a)   At the time of application for a building permit, certificate of zoning compliance, request for variance, or any other development review regarding a nonconforming lot, building, structure or use, the property owner shall submit sufficient evidence for the applicable staff or review board to determine that such lot, building, structure, or use was lawfully created or established in accordance with the code regulations in existence at that time.
   (b)   If the evidence submitted indicates the lot, building, structure or use was legally established and has since become nonconforming because of the establishment of, or amendment to, this code, the Development Code Administrator shall issue a certificate of zoning compliance identifying it as a legal nonconformity. A copy of such certificate shall be kept on file in the offices of the Development Code Administrator.
(Ord. O2018-02, passed 2-20-2018)