A.   Permits Required, General Rule: It is unlawful for any person to perform work subject to the building code for which a permit is required without having obtained such permit and paid the fees as required and established by the city council by resolution. The building official shall establish a system for permit issuance, fee collection, permit expiration and/or suspension and fee refunds of said permits in accordance with the building code.
   B.   Plumbing Permits, Required: It is unlawful for any person to make any installation, alteration, repair or replacement or to remodel any plumbing system regulated by this code without having obtained a plumbing permit and paid required fees as established by the city council by resolution. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to the following:
      1.   The stopping of leaks in drains, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided, however, that should any concealed trap, drainpipe, soil, waste or vent pipe become defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, the same shall be considered as new work and a plumbing permit shall be procured and inspection made as provided in this code.
      2.   The cleaning of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, or the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.
Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work done in violation of this code. (Ord. XVIII.10, 9-2-1997)
   C.   Permit Validity And Expiration: All permits issued in the city in accordance with this code, shall be valid, shall expire or be suspended or revoked in accordance with Minnesota rule, chapter 1300.0120 subparts 10 and 11.
   D.   Permit Fees: The issuance of permits and the collection of fees shall be as authorized in Minnesota rule, chapter 1300.0160. All permit fees shall be established and reevaluated by the city council on a periodic basis, and be charged in accordance with the fee schedule, as adopted by resolution. (Ord. XVIII.13, 6-15-2004)
   E.   Valuation: The building official shall utilize the "Chart Of Estimated Construction Cost" as annually published by the Minnesota department of administration, building codes and standards division, to compute building valuations for the purposes of establishing Rosemount permit fees. The construction cost chart shall be updated annually and adopted by the city council by resolution. (Ord. XVIII.10, 9-2-1997)