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(a) Except as provided in section 126.96.36.199, no person shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, maintain, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish a building or structure regulated by this chapter without a separate permit for each building or structure, issued by the building official. This section shall not be construed to require separate permits for a dwelling and auxiliary buildings or structures on the same property which are described in a building permit application, plot plan and other drawings.
(b) No person shall construct a residential driveway and no person shall cause or allow a residential driveway to be constructed on property owned or controlled by the person without having obtained a permit as provided in this chapter. A person shall not be required to obtain a separate permit for a residential driveway ancillary or accessory to the construction of a single family dwelling or duplex.
(c) No person shall do any grading, for which a grading permit is required, without a grading permit issued as provided in Title 8, Division 7 of this code. When the grading permit is issued by the building official a building permit shall be obtained to cover all retaining walls, drainage structures and related items (other than standard terrace drains and similar facilities). The building permit fee shall be based on the total valuation of the retaining walls, drainage structures and related items.
(d) No permits shall be issued for construction on a site where a grading permit is required until the rough grading has been inspected and approved, acceptable compaction and other soil reports have been approved and until all plan check fees required under this code have been paid.
(e) No permit shall be issued on a site where grading or public improvements installation work is being performed subject to the approval of the Director of Public Works until the Director of Public Works notifies the Director of Planning and Development Services in writing that the grading or public improvement work has been satisfactorily completed.
(Added by Ord. No. 10146 (N.S.), effective 5-13-11; amended by Ord. No. 10179 (N.S.), effective 11-11-11; amended by Ord. No. 10224 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12; repealed and reenacted by Ord. No. 10464 (N.S.), effective 4-14-17; repealed and adopted by Ord. No. 10651 (N.S.), effective 2-28-20)