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(A) Development permits.
(1) Certificate of compliance. The Land Use Administrator will issue a certificate of compliance for those proposals which have obtained all necessary approvals and permits and comply with this chapter before any building permits and certificates of occupancy are issued by the Building Official. Certificates of compliance will also be issued for all land-disturbing activities, as defined.
(2) Building permits. A building permit shall be required before any building or other structure may be erected, altered, converted, reconstructed, relocated, extended, or enlarged. When issued by the Building Official, such permit shall be valid for not more than six months, unless otherwise provided.
(3) Manufactured home; building permit required. No manufactured home shall be placed for occupancy without the issuance of a building permit from the Building Official.
(4) Existing permits. No building permit lawfully issued prior to the effective date of this chapter, and in full force and effect at said date, shall be invalidated by the passage of this chapter, or any amendment, but shall remain a valid permit, subject only to its own terms and provisions and ordinances, rules, and regulations pertaining thereto, and in effect at the time of the issuance of such permit. However, all such permits shall expire not later than six months from the effective date of this chapter, unless actual construction shall have begun and continued pursuant to the terms of the permit.
(5) Plans to accompany applications for permits. All applications for a development permit shall be accompanied by an approved plan resulting from a positive determination associated with its processing in accordance with § 157.060(B). The Land Use Administrator may waive this requirement for an approved plan of development in whole or in part when such plan would be clearly unnecessary to a decision relative to the issuance of a certificate of compliance.
(B) Certificates of occupancy.
(1) No building or other structure shall be used, occupied, or changed in use, until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Building Official, stating that the building or other structure or proposed use of a building or other structure complies with the Building Code.
(2) A certificate of occupancy shall be applied for along with the application for a building permit and shall be issued within ten days after the erection or structural alteration of such buildings or other structures when completed in accordance with the plans submitted with the application for a building permit.
(3) (a) A certificate of occupancy may be issued for a part of a building or other structure or development or section thereof if completed in accordance with the provisions of the approved plan and the Building Code even though the entire building or other structure or development or section thereof has not been completed.
(b) The Building Official must find however that such occupancy is consistent with the public’s health, safety, and welfare.
(4) The Building Official may issue a temporary and contingent certificate of occupancy for a period not to exceed six months where, because of the unusual nature of the uses, a trial period of operation is, in the Land Use Administrator’s opinion, the most appropriate way to determine actual compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(5) The Land Use Administrator may require the applicant to post a performance guarantee as provided by § 157.065 sufficient to guarantee the completion, by a specific time, of site improvements related to the buildings and structures for which a certificate is sought.
(Ord. passed 11-9-1995) Penalty, see § 157.999