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(A) Certificate of use and occupancy required. A certificate of use and occupancy is required and shall be issued for any of the following after the work has been completed and found to be in compliance with the provisions of this code and other regulations of the city including applicable building and fire codes:
(1) Newly constructed, relocated, reconstructed, erected, or altered building or structure or portion thereof;
(2) Before occupancy of an existing building or any portion thereof, which has been altered or changed;
(3) When an existing use has been altered, changed, or enlarged;
(4) When an additional use is to commence that is different than the prior use; or
(5) When a nonconforming building or use is changed.
(B) Application for certificate.
(1) Applications for a certificate of use and occupancy shall be submitted by an owner, or an owner’s authorized agent, to the Building Official. If any occupancy or use within a building or structure will be by a tenant or person other than a single owner, such application shall be required to be made on behalf of all owners and proposed tenants, and shall only be made when the work for which the application is submitted has been completed.
(2) Accurate information shall be furnished along with the application by the owner, or an owner's authorized agent, as to the size and location of the lot, buildings, or structures occupying the lot, the dimensions of all yards and open spaces, the proposed use of each portion of land or building, and all such other information as may be requested by the city.
(3) A statement shall be furnished by each owner or owner's authorized agent stating the exact intentions of the intended use of the subject property. If different uses will occupy different portions of the land, building, or structure, the statement shall set forth the uses and specifically refer to designated areas on the plan to which each use will be restricted.
(C) Conformance to plans and statements required. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a certificate of use and occupancy may not be issued for any use or building or portion thereof which does not conform to the application and plans submitted upon which a zoning certificate or building permit was issued, or for a use differing in type or location from that set forth in the owner's statement. A certificate of use and occupancy shall not be issued where any conditions imposed under this code have not been met.
(D) Temporary use and occupancy certificates. When requested by the owner or owner's authorized agent and when the Building Official finds that a violation or violations of this code are minor and do not represent a serious danger to life or property, he or she may issue a temporary certificate of use and occupancy setting forth corrective steps which must be taken before occupancy or a use can be commenced. Such temporary occupancy certificate shall specify a time limitation, not more than 60 days, after which upon inspection, if conditions are not met, the conditional approval shall terminate. A temporary occupancy certificate may likewise be issued for the period of time work is being performed on occupied premises, provided a valid zoning certificate and building permit have been issued for the work. Temporary occupancy certificates may not extend beyond 60 days, or be renewed.
(E) Record of all applications and certificates. A record of all applications and certificates issued shall be kept on file in the office of the Building Official. Copies shall be furnished, upon request, to any person.
(Ord. 4-2016, passed 3-2-16)