(A)   The Building Inspector charged with the administration and enforcement of this chapter shall in the enforcement and administration of this chapter act on any question relative to the make or manner of construction and the materials to be used in the erection, repair, removal, demolition, location, use, occupancy, and the maintenance of, addition to, and installation of service equipment in all buildings and structures, except as may otherwise be specifically provided for by requirements of other laws or by other provisions of this chapter. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Building Inspector shall, whether as included within, or as an addition to the foregoing, perform the following specific duties:
      (1)   Applications and permits.  He shall receive applications and issue permits required by this chapter, examine the premises for which the permits have been issued, and enforce compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
      (2)   Building notices and orders.  He shall issue all notices and orders and do all things necessary to remove illegal, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions including inadequate exit facilities in buildings or structures either now existing or hereafter constructed.
   (B)   In accordance with § 150.051 the Building Inspector shall examine or cause to be examined all applications for permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing.  If the application or the drawings do not conform to the requirements of all pertinent laws, he shall reject the application stating the reasons therefor.  If he is satisfied that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of this chapter and all laws and ordinances applicable thereto, he shall issue a permit therefor as soon as practicable.
   (C)   All applications dated on receipt by the Building Inspector shall be examined in order of their receipt, and no application shall be acted on out of its regular order unless the work involved is of a complex character which requires prolonged examination.  Applications which are returned without action because of being incomplete or because of violations of some of the provisions of this chapter shall be taken in order as of the date of resubmission.
('91 Code § 150.031)  (Ord. 2203-1966, passed 2-2-67)