Except as otherwise provided herein, all building permits shall become invalid and expire if authorized work is not commenced or substantial progress has not been made within six (6) months of permit issuance, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for six (6) months following the commencement of such work. "Substantial progress" is defined as construction which has proceeded to at least the inspection of framing, plumbing and wiring before the enclosure of the interior walls. In the event substantial progress has been made, the permit shall be valid for a period of eighteen (18) months following its issuance.
A sign permit shall become invalid and expire after one hundred twenty (120) days following its issuance.
After a building or sign permit has expired, no work may be undertaken unless the permit has been extended or a new permit has been issued. A permit holder may request, in writing, an extension of a building or sign permit for up to an additional six (6) months, provided that said request is submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the permit expiration date. The City Manager may, in his or her sole discretion, grant a permit extension or may waive the 30-day notice requirement if the permit holder can show good cause for not completing said work or for not submitting the request in a timely manner. However, notwithstanding this section, the City is not obligated to extend any permit. (Ord. 17-O-64, 7-18-2017)