Town of Cicero, NY
Onondaga County
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§ 210-32 Enforcement.

This chapter shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer or other designated official who shall be appointed by the Town Board. No zoning permit or certificate of occupancy shall be issued by him except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 210-33 Zoning permits.

A. 
No building or structure in any district shall be erected, added to, structurally altered or demolished until a permit has been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. No such zoning permit or certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any building where said construction, addition or alteration or use thereof would be in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
All applicants for zoning permits shall submit two copies of a layout or plot plan drawn to scale and with all dimensions shown, showing the exact size and location on the lot of the building and accessory buildings and the intended use of the building. Zoning permits shall expire one year from date of issuance.

§ 210-34 Certificate of zoning compliance.

A. 
A certificate of zoning compliance shall be applied for coincidental with the application for a zoning permit. A certificate of zoning compliance shall be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer upon completion of a structure erected or altered for the occupancy of the structure and the use designated in the permit for building, provided that the structure and the premises actually comply with the provisions of this chapter. Said certificate shall be issued within 10 days after the erection or alteration shall have been approved as complying with the provisions of this chapter.
B. 
No nonconforming use shall be renewed or changed or extended until a zoning permit has been issued by the Enforcement Officer.
C. 
The Code Enforcement Officer shall maintain a record of all certificates, and copies shall be furnished, upon request, to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected.
D. 
The applicant shall provide the Code Enforcement Officer with an as-built survey of the foundation and/or basement wall prior to construction beyond the foundation.
E. 
A fee may be charged for every request to the Code Enforcement Officer for a certificate of zoning compliance; and an additional fee may be charged for each return inspection required at the final inspection stage only.

§ 210-34.1 Compliance with zoning provisions.

[Added 7-24-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to:
A. 
Allow any building or land to be used or occupied or any building or part thereof to be erected, moved, extended or altered except in conformity with the regulations herein set forth for the district in which it is located.
B. 
Fail in any manner to comply with a written notice, directive or order of the Code Enforcement Officer.
C. 
Construct, alter or use and occupy any building or structure or portion thereof or use any land in a manner not permitted by an approved plan or resolution of the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals, where such approval is required.

§ 210-35 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Reporting. Any resident of the Town may file a written complaint with the Code Enforcement Officer alleging a violation of this Zoning Law. The Code Enforcement Officer shall file said complaint and investigate the same.
B. 
Punishment.
[Amended 5-8-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006]
(1) 
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter by an owner of land and/or a builder or contractor shall constitute an offense punishable either:
(a) 
By the imposition of a fine not exceeding $350 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense; for a conviction of a second offense, both of which were committed within a period of five years, by a fine of not less than $350 but no more than $700, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both; and, for conviction of a third or subsequent offense, all of which were committed within a period of five years, by a fine of not less than $700 but no more than $1,000, or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both; and/or
(b) 
By the imposition of a civil penalty in the above amounts, which said penalty may be assessed and recoverable against the violator in a small claims proceeding instituted by the Town in the Town Justice Court, pursuant to the provisions of Article 18 of the Uniform Justice Court Act.
(2) 
Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional violation for which separate and additional fines or civil penalties in the above amounts may be imposed or recovered.

§ 210-36 Amendment and supersession of provisions.

Section 210-35 above expressly amends and supersedes any inconsistent provision of any other Zoning Law, rule or regulation heretofore adopted by the Town of Cicero, Onondaga County, New York, and also any inconsistent provision of Article 16 of the Town Law of the State of New York.