A.   Certificate Required:
      1.   Change In Use Or Occupancy Of Land Or Building: Subsequent to the effective date hereof, no change in the use or occupancy of land, nor any change or use of occupancy in any existing building, shall be made, nor shall any new building be occupied for any purpose until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Director of Building and Code Enforcement, or his/her designee. Every certificate of occupancy shall state that the new occupancy complies with all the provisions of this title.
      2.   Building Construction Or Alteration: No permit for excavation or the erection or alteration of any building shall be issued before the application has been made and approved for a certificate of occupancy and compliance, and no building or premises shall be occupied until that certificate and permit is issued.
      3.   Nonconforming Uses:
         a.   A certificate of occupancy shall be required of all nonconforming uses of land or buildings created by the passage of this title.
         b.   Application for certificates of occupancy for nonconforming uses shall be filed with the Director of Building and Code Enforcement, or his/her designee, by the owner or lessee of the land or building occupied by such nonconforming use, within one year from the effective date hereof.
         c.   It shall be the duty of the Director of Building and Code Enforcement, or his/her designee, to issue a certificate of occupancy for a nonconforming use.
         d.   Any nonconforming use for which an occupancy permit has not been obtained in conformity with the requirements of this subsection A3 shall be presumed to be operating in violation of this title, and such use shall thereupon be abated.
   B.   Record Of Certificates: A record of all certificates of occupancy shall be kept on file in the Office of the Director of Building and Code Enforcement of the Village, and copies shall be furnished on request to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in land or in a building affected by the certificate of occupancy.
(Revised Zoning Ord., 8-15-1993)