(A)   Expiration of building permits.
      (1)   Every permit issued shall expire unless the work authorized by the permit is commenced within 180 days following issuance of the permit, or if the work authorized by the permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the work is commenced.
      (2)   The Building Official may grant one extension of time in writing for a period of not more than 180 days. The extension shall be requested in writing prior to the expiration of the permit and justifiable cause shall be demonstrated.
   (B)   Time limitation for exterior work completion. Any exterior work included in a building permit for residential one- or two-family dwellings must be completed within 180 days following the date of issuance of the permit. If not completed within 180 days, that portion of the building permit for exterior work shall expire.
   (C)   Recommencing work after expiration of permit.
      (1)   Once a building permit or portion thereof expires and no extension has been granted or the extension period has expired, before work can be recommenced, a new permit must be obtained and the fee shall be one-half of the original fee that was charged, provided there has been no change in the original plans, specifications for the building, work or activity.
      (2)   Work continued after the expiration of a building permit and prior to the issuance of a new permit shall be considered work begun prior to the issuance of a permit and subject to an investigative fee, as described in § 32.17(B)(3).
(2001 Code, § 1015.12)  (Ord. 10-11, passed - -)