[CC 2000 §405.170; CC 1990 §420.020; Ord. No. 88 §14, 10-21-1951; Ord. No. 844 §1, 8-25-1987]
No vacant land shall be occupied or used and no building or any part hereof hereafter erected, structurally altered, sold, leased or released shall be occupied or used until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Commissioner of the City. A fifteen dollar ($15.00) fee shall be charged for a certificate of occupancy.
[CC 2000 §405.180; CC 1990 §420.030; Ord. No. 88 §14, 10-21-1951; Ord. No. 844 §1, 8-25-1987]
Certificate of occupancy for a new building, the reconstruction, alteration of an existing building or any part hereof shall be applied for prior to the commencement of the excavation of the lot for a foundation for a building or prior to the commencement of the erection, reconstruction or alteration of a building. Said application shall be in writing and the certificate shall be issued within three (3) days, or as soon thereafter as practicable, after the erection or alteration of such building or part thereof shall have been completed in conformity with the provisions of these regulations and the regulations set forth in Title V of this Code.
[CC 2000 §405.190; CC 1990 §420.040; Ord. No. 88 §14, 10-21-1951; Ord. No. 844 §1, 8-25-1987]
Certificate of occupancy for the use of vacant land or any change in the character of the use of land as herein provided shall be applied for before any such land shall be occupied or used and a certificate of occupancy shall be issued within three (3) days after the application has been made or as soon thereafter as practicable, provided such use is in conformity with the provision of these regulations.
The certificate of occupancy shall state that the building or proposed use of a building or land complies with all the building and health laws and ordinances and with the provisions of these regulations.
A record of all certificates of occupancy shall be kept on file with the Clerk of the City and copies shall be furnished, on request, to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected.
[Ord. No. 1299 §§I — IV, 2-10-2005]
No occupancy permit shall be issued with respect to any residents with respect to which there are inadequate bedrooms to met the needs of the occupants as determined by their genders and ages as elaborated upon in Subsection (B) hereof.
In applying Subsection (A) hereof, the following standards shall apply and a failure to meet those standards shall result in a finding of an inadequate number of bedrooms to meet the occupant's needs and thus the denying or withholding of any occupancy permit.
At least one (1) bedroom shall be required for every two (2) adults (at or over the age of eighteen (18) years) living in the same residence.
At least one (1) bedroom shall be required for every gender of children (under the age of eighteen (18) years) among the occupants in the same residence (such that if there is a female child and a male child, there must be at least three (3) bedrooms in the residence).
There must be adequate bedrooms in the residence so that no child at or over the age of five (5) years need share a bedroom with an adult and no child at or over the age of five (5) years need share a bedroom with another child of the opposite gender.
This Section's requirements are in addition to, and shall not excuse compliance in any way with, the existing ordinances regarding the sparing, square footage and bedroom size per person that the City currently maintains.
No residence shall in fact be occupied in a manner inconsistent with the spirit or intent of this Section, and the occupants and owner of any residence that is so occupied in violation of the spirit or intent of this Section shall immediately forfeit the occupancy permit applicable to said residence, as well as be fined as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.
[CC 2000 §405.200; CC 1990 §420.050; Ord. No. 88 §15, 10-21-1951]
Applications for building permits and certificates of occupancy shall be accompanied by a drawing or plat, in duplicate, showing the plan, the location of the building on the lot, accurate dimensions of building and lot and such other information as may be necessary to provide for the enforcement of these regulations. A careful record of the original copy of such application and plats shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk.