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(A) General provisions. No person shall use or permit the use of any structure or premises or part thereof hereafter created, erected, changed, converted, enlarged, or moved, wholly or partly, until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Official. Such certificate shall show that the structure or use, or both, or the premises, or the affected part thereof, are in conformity with the provisions of this zoning code. It shall be the duty of the Building Official to issue such certificate if he or she finds that all of the provisions of this zoning code have been met, and to withhold such certificate unless all requirements of this zoning code have been met. The Building Official may not require a certificate of occupancy for certain use groups. However, this will be determined at the issuance of the permit.
(B) Temporary certificates of occupancy. A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued by the Building Official for a period not exceeding 90 days during alterations or partial occupancy of a building pending its completion in accordance with general rules or regulations concerning such temporary certificate and with such additional conditions or safeguards as are necessary in the circumstances of the case to protect the safety of the general public. The temporary certificate of occupancy is not renewable.
(C) Certificate of occupancy for existing uses or structures. Upon written application from the owner or tenant, and upon inspection to determine the facts in the case, the Building Official shall issue a certificate of occupancy for any building, premises, or use, certifying that the building, premises, or use is in conformity with the provisions of this zoning code or that a legal nonconformity exists as specified in the certificate.
(D) Structures and uses to be as provided in building permits, plans, and certificates of occupancy. Building permits or certificates of occupancy issued on the basis of plans and applications approved by the Building Official or Fire Marshal authorize only the use, arrangement, and construction set forth in such permits, plans, and certificates, and no other. The use, arrangement, or construction at variance with that authorized shall be deemed a violation of this zoning code.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90) Penalty, see § 156.999