Chapter 18.140


18.140.010    Administrative official.

18.140.020    Zoning compliance certificates required.

18.140.030    Occupancy permits.

18.140.040    Inspection fees.

18.140.010 Administrative official.

The provisions of these regulations shall be administered and enforced by the building official, who may employ the assistance of such other persons as the council may approve or direct.

A. Duties of the Building Official. The building official shall:

1. Receive and examine applications for and issue building permits, zoning compliance certificates, and occupancy permits.

2. Coordinate inspections of buildings, structures and premises as are necessary to enforce the provisions of these regulations.

3. Carry out the orders authorized by these regulations.

B. Limitations of the Building Official. Under no circumstances shall the building official:

1. Grant exceptions to the actual meaning of any clause, order, or regulation contained in these regulations.

2. Make changes in or vary the terms of these regulations.

3. Refuse to issue a building permit, zoning compliance certificate or occupancy permit when the applicant has complied with all provisions of this and other applicable ordinances and codes, despite any violations of contracts, covenants, or private agreements which may result therefrom. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-29-1)

18.140.020 Zoning compliance certificates required.

It shall be unlawful to commence any excavation for, or erection, alteration, enlargement, extension, or moving, of any building or structure, or part thereof, or to change or extend the use of any lot, or to change the use or type of occupancy of any building or structure, except as may be provided elsewhere in these regulations, until a zoning compliance certificate for such work has been issued by the building official. Accessory buildings or structures, when proposed for erection at the same time as a main building and included on the application therefor, shall not require a separate certificate. No zoning compliance certificate shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of these regulations, except after written order by the board.

A. Applications for Zoning Compliance Certificates. All applications for zoning compliance certificates shall be filed on standard forms provided for the purpose, and shall be accompanied by plans in duplicate, drawn to scale, showing the following such other information as the building inspector may require to ensure conformity of the proposed building or structure with the provisions of these regulations.

1. Dimensions, area and shape of the property to be built upon, and the boundaries of all lots or parcels under separate ownership contained therein.

2. Dimensions, size, height and use of any buildings or structures already existing on the property, and their exact location thereon.

3. Width and alignment of all streets, alleys, and easements for public access, in or abutting the property.

4. Size and height of all buildings and structures proposed to be erected or altered, and their exact position on the property.

5. Proposed uses of buildings, structures and land, including the number of families or dwelling units, if any, the building is designed to accommodate.

B. Issuance of Zoning Compliance Certificate. Within 10 days after the filing of an application for a zoning compliance certificate, according to the provisions of these regulations, the building official shall either issue or refuse to issue same; when such permit is refused, the building official shall state in writing his reasons for such refusal, so informing the applicant of same and retaining a file copy of the action. One copy of the plans shall be returned to the applicant marked either “APPROVED” or “DISAPPROVED” by the building official and attested to by his signature. The second copy of plans, similarly marked and signed, shall be retained in the files of the building inspector. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-29-2)

18.140.030 Occupancy permits.

It shall be unlawful to use or occupy, or permit the use or occupancy of, any building or structure, or any change or extension of a use of land for which a zoning compliance certificate has not been issued therefor by the building official.

A. Issuance of Occupancy Permits. Within 10 days after having received notice that the building, structure or premises, or part thereof, has been completed and is ready for use or occupancy, the building inspector shall make a final inspection thereof to determine whether construction has been completed in conformity with the provisions of these regulations. If he finds construction in conformity, he shall issue an occupancy permit therefor.

B. Temporary Occupancy Permits. The building inspector may issue a temporary occupancy permit for a part of a building, structure, or use prior to completion of the entire building, structure or use; provided, that such part has been completed in conformity with all provisions of these regulations and is considered safe and suitable for use or occupancy. A temporary occupancy permit shall remain in force until the entire building, structure or use has been completed and inspected, and an occupancy permit has been issued therefor. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-29-3)

18.140.040 Inspection fees.

Before a zoning compliance certificate or occupancy permit shall be issued, the inspection fee therefor shall have been paid to the clerk. Inspection fees shall be determined according to a schedule established by the council, and available in the office of the building inspector. (Ord. 06-10, 2006; prior code § 17-29-4)