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(a) A Certificate of Compliance shall be required for any of the following:
(1) Any occupancy and use of a building hereinafter erected or structurally altered;
(2) Any occupancy and use of vacant land;
(3) Any change in the use of a nonconforming use;
(4) Any change in the use of land to a use of a different district classification;
(5) Any nonconforming use existing on or after the effective date of this Zoning Ordinance; and,
(6) Any change in use of an existing building to a use of a different district classification.
No occupancy, use or change of use shall take place until a Certificate of Compliance therefor shall have been issued by the Building Inspector or a person designated by the City Manager.
(b) The Building Inspector or the person designated by the City Manager shall not issue a Certificate of Compliance for any application requiring prior review by the Municipal Planning Commission or Council until such review has been finally concluded.
(c) Written application for a Certificate of Compliance for a new building or for the alteration of an existing building shall be made within ten days after the completion of such construction or alteration. Such Certificate shall be issued by the Building Inspector or a person designated by the City Manager within ten days after the filing of such application. Issuance of the Certificate of Compliance for the erection or alteration of such building or part thereof shall be dependent upon the completion of such erection or alteration in conformity with the building and zoning laws of this City.
(d) Written application for a Certificate of Compliance for the use of vacant land, for a change in the use of land or of a building for a nonconforming use, or for a change in a nonconforming use, as herein provided, shall be made to the Building Inspector, or a person designated by the City Manager; if the proposed use is in conformity with the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance, the Certificate of Compliance shall be issued within ten days after the application for the same has been made.
(e) A fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall accompany each application for a Certificate of Compliance for commercial, industrial or apartment structures or use of land. A fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall accompany all other applications for a Certificate of Compliance.
(f) A record of all Certificates of Compliance shall be kept on file in the Worthington City offices, and copies shall be furnished on request and with the payment of a copying fee of one dollar ($1.00) for each copy to any person having proprietary or tenancy interest in the building or land affected. (Ord. 16-2019. Passed 5-6-19.)