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A. Development Permit:
1. Permit And Compliance Required: No person, firm, corporation or governmental body not exempted by state law shall commence any development in the SFHA without first obtaining a development permit from the code official. The code official shall not issue a development permit if the proposed development does not meet the requirements of this chapter. (1999 Code § 12.06; amd. 2005 Code)
2. Application For Permit: The application for a development permit shall be accompanied by drawings of the site, drawn to scale, showing property line dimensions, existing grade elevations and all changes in grade resulting from the excavation or filling, the location and dimensions of all buildings and additions to the buildings and the elevation of the lowest floor (including basement) of all proposed buildings subject to the requirements of section 11-1-7 of this chapter. (1999 Code § 12.06)
3. Exemptions From Permit: Upon receipt of an application for a development permit, the code official shall compare the elevation of the site to the base flood elevation. Any development located on land that can be shown to have been higher than the base flood elevation as of the date of the site's first flood insurance rate map identification is not located in the SFHA and therefore not subject to the requirements of this chapter. The code official shall maintain documentation of the existing ground elevation at the development site and certification that this ground elevation existed prior to the date of the site's first flood insurance rate map identification. (1999 Code § 12.06; amd. 2005 Code)
4. Conditions Of Permit:
a. Compliance With Provisions: All work performed under a development permit shall conform to the approved application and plans and approved amendments thereto.
b. Posting Of Permit: A copy of the development permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises, in plain view from a public road, during the execution of the work and until completion of the same.
c. Expiration Of Permit: A development permit under which no work is commenced within six (6) months after issuance shall expire by limitation, and a new development permit shall be secured before work is started. (1999 Code § 12.09)
5. Other Permits: The code official shall inform the applicant of any and all other local, state and federal permits that may be required for this type of development activity. The code official shall not issue the development permit unless all required federal and state permits have been obtained. (1999 Code § 12.06; amd. 2005 Code)
B. Use Permit:
1. Permit Required: It shall be unlawful to use or occupy any buildings or any development site or any part thereof hereafter constructed in the SFHA without first making application for obtaining a use permit from the code official.
2. Request For Permit; Issuance Or Denial: Request for a use permit shall be submitted to the code official upon completion of the work authorized in the development permit issued for the project in question. If, upon final inspection of a building or development site, the code official finds that the work has been performed in accordance with the approved application and plans of the development permit, a use permit may be issued. If final inspection reveals otherwise, a use permit may not be issued until all deficiencies are corrected. (1999 Code § 12.07; amd. 2005 Code)
C. Permit Fees: Fees for permits shall be as follows:
1. Use Permit: For a use permit: No fee.
2. Development Permit: For a development permit for clearing debris, demolishing buildings or removing buildings out of the SFHA: No fee.
3. Building Permit:
a. For construction of a building valued at more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00): One hundred dollars ($100.00). (1999 Code § 12.13)
b. For construction or reconstruction of a building valued at less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) and for any other development project that requires three (3) site inspections by the code official: Seventy five dollars ($75.00). (1999 Code § 12.13; amd. 2005 Code)
4. Other Developments: For improvements made to an existing building, for installing a manufactured home on a permanent site and for any other development project: Fifty dollars ($50.00). (1999 Code § 12.13)
D. Permit Review; Approval Or Denial: The code official shall examine each application for a permit within three (3) days after filing. If, after examination, it appears that the proposed development or use of the site will be in compliance with this chapter and such other ordinances and resolutions passed by the board of trustees applicable thereto, the code official shall approve such application and issue the appropriate permit as soon as practicable. If the examination reveals otherwise, the application shall be rejected, and the code official's findings shall be noted in a written report to be attached to the application. A copy of the report shall be provided to the applicant upon request. (1999 Code § 12.08; amd. 2005 Code)
E. Inspections: All work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code official or duly authorized representative. It shall be unlawful to refuse to permit the code official or the representative to enter such premises or structure at any reasonable time to make an inspection. It shall be unlawful to interfere with or hinder the code official or the representative when in the performance of his duties. (1999 Code § 12.10; amd. 2005 Code)
F. Revocation Of Permit: The code official may revoke a permit in case there has been any false statement and misrepresentation as to a material fact in the application or plans on which the permit was based. The code official may revoke a permit when work is performed contrary to the provisions of the application or plans on which the permit is based. When a permit is revoked, the code official shall inform the permittee in writing of the specific steps the permittee must take in order to have the permit reissued. It shall be unlawful to continue any work authorized by a permit after revocation of that permit and until the permit is reissued or until a new permit is issued. (1999 Code § 12.11; amd. 2005 Code)