[Ord. No. 08-13 §§1 — 2, 12-30-2008]
No new building shall be constructed, nor shall an existing building be enlarged or structurally altered, until the contractor or builder has applied for and received both zoning approval and a building permit from the City. Applications for building permits and zoning approval should be accompanied by a site plan of the structure to be constructed, enlarged or structurally altered. The site plan should reflect the overall dimensions of the lot upon which construction will take place together the dimensions and location of the building or structure. The dimensions of the building or structure should include the height thereof. The site plan should reflect the front, back and side yard setbacks.
The application and site plan should be provided to the Zoning Officer to insure conformance with the City's Zoning Ordinance. This shall include confirmation that the structure will conform to permitted uses within the zoning district. The Zoning Official shall also make sure that the lot is of sufficient size, as required by the zoning ordinance, for the structure to be built thereon; and that the size and height of the contemplated structure conforms to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance; and that the size and location of the structure on the lot conforms to all setback requirements set forth by the City's Zoning Ordinance.
Once the zoning official has verified conformance with the Zoning Ordinance, the Building Inspector shall review the submitted documents. The Building Inspector may require additional information to insure the building or structure will conform to all code requirements. Where the Zoning Official and Building Inspector are the same person, the examination for conformance with zoning and building codes may take place at the same time.
Once the Zoning Official and Building Inspector have confirmed compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and ordinances, a building permit shall be issued after payment of the appropriate fee or fees to the City Clerk as per the requirements of Section 500.120.
An applicant shall be required to pay any and all permit fees at the time it is requested a permit be issued. The cost of the permit fee shall be based upon a determination of the square footage of the structure or building by the Building Inspector. Upon full payment of all fees due, the City Clerk shall issue a receipt therefor, together with a permit number, signed and dated by the City Clerk and the applicant.
The Building Inspector shall meet with the applicant at the job site at which time the actual building permit/hard card will be issued if all requirements have been met. The building permit/hard card must be posted on the job site at all times.
The following on-site inspections are required during the building process:
New construction materials are required for all construction.
Work must begin within thirty (30) days of the date a building permit is issued, and the work for which the building permit is issued shall be completed within nine (9) months from the start date. A request for an extension to complete a building project shall require an extension permit, which permit shall be for a period of three (3) months and for which an applicant shall be charged a permit fee equal to one-third (⅓) of the cost of the original permit issued. A second (2nd) extension permit, valid for a maximum period of three (3) months, may be granted if deemed justified in the sole discretion of the Building Inspector. An applicant for any such second (2nd) extension permit shall pay the City a permit fee equal to one-half (½) of the cost of the original permit issued.
Before an occupancy permit will be issued, the Building Inspector must sign off on the building permit/hard card verifying completion of the construction of the structure or building. An occupancy permit shall not be issued unless the completed and signed building permit/hard card has been presented to the City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 1040 §1, 8-11-2005; Ord. No. 10-6 §4, 4-8-2010]
The following schedule of fees for licenses, permits and inspections is hereby established and approved:
[Ord. No. 14-11(500.120) §§1 — 2, 11-13-2014; Ord. No. 21-04, 1-21-2021]
Contractor's annual license fee (Required of every contractor for each year in which the construction of a residence or commercial building is in progress and/or unfinished. Required of every contractor to provide proof of worker's compensation certificate of insurance.): twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
Residential and commercial inspection and permit fees:
If it becomes necessary for the Building Inspector to inspect any of the above more than twice due to a failure to meet code requirements or design standards, an additional inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) per inspection, paid in advance, shall be charged. Should any plans or inspections require the assistance of the City's Engineer, the applicant shall be billed for all amounts charged to the City by such engineer and a final inspection shall not take place, nor an occupancy permit issued, until all such fees and charges have been paid and satisfied.
[Ord. No. 14-11(500.120) §§1 — 2, 11-13-2014]
Should the Building Inspector determine that an applicant has failed to follow building permit procedures, a stop work order shall be issued. Anyone convicted of violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be fined up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) per occurrence. The stop work order will be in effect until the procedure violations have been corrected and all fines have been paid in full.