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A. Procedures And Administration: The application, administration and enforcement of the code shall be in accordance with Minnesota rule, chapter 1300. (Ord. XVIII.13, 6-15-2004)
B. Building Inspections Division: The community development department shall contain the "building inspections division". The building inspections division shall be the code enforcement agency of the city, under the direction of the community development director. The administrative authority of the building inspections division shall be the building official. (Ord. XVIII.10, 9-2-1997; amd. Ord. XVIII.12, 2-5-2002)
C. Building Official: For the purposes of this section, the building official is responsible for the administration and enforcement of all applicable building codes in the city.
D. Licensed Activities: Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for any person or firm to perform any work subject to the provisions of the building code unless he/she is currently licensed to do so under applicable provisions of this title or state law. Such work includes, but is not limited to, general residential contracting or roofing or reroofing, general contracting electrical, plumbing, gas appliance installation, high pressure steamfitting and elevator construction.
E. Certificate Of Occupancy: With the exception of group U occupancies, no building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing use or occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy in accordance with the Minnesota building code for said use. (Ord. XVIII.10, 9-2-1997)