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(A) Certificate of occupancy required. No building, structure, improvement (except signs) or use for which an improvement location permit is required by the provisions of this chapter shall be used for the purpose contemplated by the improvement location permit until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the staff.
(B) Issuance of certificate of occupancy.
(1) Within two days of notification of completion of work on the proposed building, structure or use, the applicant for an improvement location permit shall notify the staff of completion of work authorized by the improvement location permit. The staff, or its designee, shall, within 14 days inspect the premises for compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the improvement location permit.
(2) A certificate of occupancy pursuant to this chapter shall be issued only upon a finding by the staff that the proposed building, structure or use has been developed, located or to be used in accordance with the provisions of:
(a) This chapter; and
(b) The improvement location permit.
(C) Temporary certificate of occupancy. A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued by the staff if the proposed building, structure or use complies with the provisions of division (B) above; except that, certain external site features (e.g., finish coat for asphalt parking areas or landscaping) have not been completed due to ground or weather conditions which are not immediately suitable for permanent installation. The duration of the temporary certificate of occupancy shall be specified on the temporary certificate of occupancy; provided, however, in no case shall a temporary certificate of occupancy exceed six months in duration. In cases of extreme hardship or weather conditions, and for good cause shown, the Building Commissioner may grant a one-time extension of not to exceed three months.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 9.5; Ord. 2013-12, passed 10-7-2013)