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(a) The Zoning Inspector shall have the primary duty of enforcing the provisions of this Zoning Code. It shall be the duty of all officers and employees of the City, and especially of all members of the Police and Fire Departments, to assist the Zoning Inspector by reporting to him or her all apparent violations of this Zoning Code so that he or she may take the necessary action. The Zoning Inspector is authorized to make inspections of properties and structures in order to examine and survey the same, at any reasonable hour, for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Zoning Code. Prior to seeking entry to any property, the Zoning Inspector shall attempt to obtain the permission of the owner or occupant to inspect the same. If such permission is denied, or cannot be obtained, the Zoning Inspector shall request assistance from the City Attorney.
(b) Subsequent to the Zoning Inspector determining that work is being done contrary to the requirements of this Zoning Code, the Zoning Inspector shall write a stop work order and post it on the premises involved.
(c) Any location, erection, construction, reconstruction, enlargement or structural alteration of any new or existing building or structure, including signs, accessory buildings and accessory structures, without first obtaining a proper zoning permit therefor, shall be subject to double the usual fee.
(d) In cases where a permit fee is waived, and proper permits are not obtained prior to work being started, the standard fee shall apply.
(Ord. 2002-45. Passed 8-22-02.)