Where uncertainty exists, the following rules of interpretation shall apply:
   (A)   Words used in the present tense include the future tense.
   (B)   The singular number includes the plural, and the plural number includes the singular.
   (C)   The word PERSON includes a corporation, firm, company, partnership, association, organization, or public or private authority, as well as an individual.
   (D)   The term SHALL is always mandatory, and the word MAY is permissive.
   (E)   The word USED or OCCUPIED as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words “intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied.”
   (F)   The word BUILDING includes the word STRUCTURE and the word STRUCTURE includes the word BUILDING.
   (G)   The word LOT includes the words “plot” or “parcel.”
('81 Code, § 155.13) (Ord. passed 8-13-79; Am. Ord. 02024, passed 6-11-02; Am. Ord. 14047, passed 8-12-14)