(A)   Any person who shall commence any installation of work for which a permit is required by this chapter without first having obtained a permit therefor shall, if legally authorized and subsequently allowed to obtain a permit, pay double the permit fees prescribed by § 150.120 provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply to emergency work or installations as provided by § 150.057, when it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector that such work or installation was urgently necessary and that it would have been impractical to have awaited the normal time consumed in the application for and issuance of the permit. Nevertheless, even in emergencies, the required permit shall be obtained without unreasonable delay after installation starts, and in no case more than three days in which the office of the Building Inspector is open for business, or the extra fee as herein provided shall be charged for the permit.
   (B)   Before issuing such permit, the Building Inspector shall take necessary steps to determine whether the work performed prior to the date of permit and inspection conforms to this chapter.  These steps may include, but shall not be limited to directing the tearing out of sections of surface work for access to subsurface sections, digging for access to foundations, piping, and other subterranean work, and the like.  The applicant for the permit shall perform all such work as may be directed at his own expense.
('91 Code § 150.041)  (Ord. 2203-1966, passed 2-2-67)  Penalty, see § 150.999