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Building permits shall be issued in accordance with the following provisions:
A. BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED: No public or private building or other structure shall be erected, moved, added to, or structurally altered without a permit issued by the Building Inspector. No building permit shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance, except after written orders from the Board of Adjustment.
B. APPLICATION FOR BUILDING PERMITS: All applications for building permits shall be accompanied by:
1. A completed application form provided by the Building Inspector;
2. An approved zoning permit.
3. The required fee for a building permit as provided for in SECTION 19.0 of this Ordinance.
4. A development plan, if required by this Ordinance; or
5. Plans in duplicate approved by the Zoning Administrator and including any additional information required by the Building Code and/or Building Inspector, as may be necessary to determine conformance with and provide for the enforcement of the building code and the State Statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
C. ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMIT:
The Building Inspector shall either approve or disapprove the application. If disapproved one (1) copy of the submitted plans shall be returned to the applicant marked "Disapproved" and shall indicate the reasons for such disapproval thereon. Such disapproval shall be attested by the Building Inspector's signature. The second copy similarly marked, shall be retained by the Building Inspector. If approved one (1) copy of the submitted plans shall be returned to the applicant marked "Approved'. Such approval shall be attested by the Building Inspector's signature. The second copy, similarly marked, shall be retained by the Building Inspector. The Building Inspector shall also issue a building permit to the applicant at this time and shall retain a duplicate copy for his records.
D. COMPLIANCE: It shall be unlawful to issue a building permit or occupancy permit, to build, create, erect, change, alter, convert, or occupy any building or structure hereafter, unless a zoning permit has been issued in compliance with this Ordinance.
E. BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF THIS ORDINANCE: Building permits issued in conformance with the Building Code of the City of Newport prior to the date of adoption of this Ordinance, whether consistent or inconsistent with this Ordinance, shall be valid for a period of 180 consecutive calendar day period, the permit shall be void and a new permit, consistent with all provisions of this Ordinance and the Building Code shall be required. For purposes of this section, construction shall be deemed to have been started at the time of completion of the foundation.
F. EXPIRATION OF BUILDING PERMIT: If the work described in any building permit has not begun within ninety (90) consecutive calendar days from the date of issuance thereof, said permit shall expire and be canceled by the Building Inspector and no construction shall be permitted until a new building permit has been obtained.
G. CONSTRUCTION AND USE: To be as provided in application, plans, permits, zoning permits and building permits issued on the basis of plans and applications approved by the Zoning Administrator and/or Building Inspector authorize only the use, arrangement, and construction set forth in such approved plans and applications, and no other use, arrangement, or construction. Use, arrangement, or construction at variance with that authorized shall be deemed in violation of this Ordinance and punishable as provided by SECTION 16.9 of this Ordinance.