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(a) The application, plans, and other data filed by an applicant for a zoning permit shall be reviewed by the director. The plans may be reviewed by other departments to verify compliance with any applicable laws or requirements under their jurisdictions.
(b) If the director finds that the work described in an application for a zoning permit and the plans and other data filed therewith conform to the requirements of this chapter and other pertinent laws and ordinances, and that the fees specified in §§ 160.745 through 160.760 have been paid, he or she shall issue a permit.
(c) When the director issues the zoning permit where plans are required, he or she shall endorse in writing and/or stamp his or her approval of the plans and may stipulate required modifications or conditions in order to establish compliance with any applicable ordinances of the city. The approved plans and specifications shall not be changed, modified, or altered without authorization from the director, and all work shall be done in accordance with approved plans.
(d) The director may issue a zoning permit for the construction or use of part of a building or a structure before the entire plans for the whole building or structure have been submitted or approved, providing adequate information and detailed statements have been filed complying with all pertinent requirements of this chapter. The holder of the zoning permit shall proceed at his or her own risk, without assurance that the zoning permit for the entire building, structure, or use will be granted.
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.67.040) (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 47-86, passed 5-19-1986; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013)