[Amended 6-3-1999; 6-19-2003]
Applications for building permits shall be made on forms approved by the Building Commissioner and filed with the Inspection Department. Applications shall be completed in accordance with procedures established by the Building Commissioner. All building permit fees shall be paid by check or money order payable to the City of Northampton at the time of filing of the application.
If, under the State Building Code of any other statute, regulation, or ordinance, a project requires a building permit, no electrical or plumbing permit shall be issued by the Inspection Department for any work associated with said project until such building permit has been issued.
If any work requiring a building permit is commenced before the building permit has been issued by the Building Commissioner, the owner or contractor responsible shall immediately obtain a building permit upon being ordered to do so by the Building Commissioner or any other member of the Inspection Department of the City of Northampton. The fee for any permit obtained after the commencement of work shall be double the fee which would have been charged had the permit been obtained before the commencement of work.
The Building Commission shall periodically cause to be inspected and certified buildings and structures or parts thereof in use groups A, R and I as required and defined in the State Building Code, as amended.
No certificate of inspection as specified in the State Building Code (780 CMR), as amended, shall be issued until an inspection is made certifying that the building or structure, or part thereof, complies with all the applicable requirements of the code.