Chapter 17.24


17.24.010    Administration and enforcement.

17.24.020    Interpretation by planning agency.

17.24.030    Building permits required.

17.24.040    Applications.

17.24.050    Complaints regarding violations.

17.24.010 Administration and enforcement.

An administrative official designated by the city council shall administer and enforce this title. He or she may be provided with the assistance of such other persons as the city council may direct.

If the administrative official shall find that any of the provisions of this title are being violated, he or she shall notify in writing the person responsible for such violations, indicating the nature of the violation and ordering the action necessary to correct it. He or she shall order discontinuance of any illegal use of land, buildings, or structures; removal of illegal buildings or structures or of additions, alterations, or structural changes thereto; discontinuance of any illegal work being done; or shall take any other action authorized by this title to ensure compliance with or to prevent violation of its provisions. (Ord. 771 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2019: Ord. 97-550 § 6(1), 1997)

17.24.020 Interpretation by planning agency.

When uses are proposed which are not listed in the use charts contained in this title, it shall be the responsibility of the planning agency, in consultation with the planning commission, to determine whether the use shall be allowed outright, prohibited, or allowed by conditional use permit or planned development. (Ord. 771 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2019: Ord. 722 § 1(RR), 2014: Ord. 97-550 § 6(2), 1997)

17.24.030 Building permits required.

No building or other structure shall be erected, moved, added to, or structurally altered without a permit therefor, issued by the building official. No building permits shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this title. No building permit will be issued to construct a building unless sufficient evidence is produced indicating that the building permit applies to a legally created lot. (Ord. 771 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2019: Ord. 722 § 1(SS), 2014: Ord. 97-550 § 6(3), 1997)

17.24.040 Applications.

All land use applications shall be accompanied by plans in duplicate, drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions and shape of the lot to be built upon or put to a lawful use; the exact sizes and locations on the lot(s) of buildings and uses already existing, if any; and the location and dimensions of the proposed building(s), alteration(s) or use(s). The application shall include such other information as lawfully may be required by the administrative official, including existing or proposed uses of the building and land; the number of families, dwelling units, accessory dwelling units or rental units the building is designed to accommodate; landscaping plans for commercial uses or multifamily dwellings; conditions existing on the lot; and such other matters as may be necessary to determine conformance with, and provide for the enforcement of, this title. Use or arrangement of land, or construction at variance with that shown and authorized in the submitted building plans, shall be deemed a violation of this title and shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 17.56. One copy of the plans shall be returned to the applicant by the administrative official after he or she shall have marked such copy either as approved or disapproved and attested to same by his or her signature on such copy. The second copy of the plans, similarly marked, shall be retained by the administrative official. (Ord. 771 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2019: Ord. 722 § 1(TT), 2014; Ord. 97-550 § 6(4), 1997)

17.24.050 Complaints regarding violations.

Whenever a violation of this title occurs, or is alleged to have occurred, any person may file a written complaint. Such complaint stating fully the causes and basis thereof shall be filed with the administrative official. He or she shall record properly such complaint, immediately investigate, and within ninety (90) days shall take action thereon as provided by this title. (Ord. 771 § 1 (Exh. A) (part), 2019: Ord. 97-550 § 6(5), 1997)