[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §1; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
It shall be unlawful to commence or to proceed with the excavation for foundation, erection, construction, reconstruction, conversion, alteration, enlargement, extension, raising, or moving of any building or structure, or of any portion thereof, and no occupancy, use, or change of use shall take place without first having applied in writing to the City Building Official for a Certificate of Zoning Compliance and a building permit, and the same have been granted.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §2; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
A Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall be required for any of the following:
Occupancy and use of any building hereafter erected or structurally altered.
Change in use of an existing building to a use of a different classification.
Occupancy and use of vacant land.
Change in the use of land to a use of a different classification.
Any change in the use of a non-conforming use.
Any non-conforming building.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §3; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
The Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall state that the building or proposed use of a building or land, conforms with all the provisions of this Chapter and Title V of this Code. If the building or proposed use of a building or land is non-conforming, the Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall specifically state wherein the non-conforming building or proposed use of a building or land differs from this Chapter.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §4; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
Owners or occupants of non-conforming uses or structures shall have three (3) months to apply for a Certificate of Zoning Compliance. Failure to make such application within three (3) months shall be presumptive evidence on the City's part that the property was in conforming use at the time of enactment or amendment of this Chapter. Failure to obtain a Certificate of Zoning Compliance shall be a violation of this Chapter and punishable under Article XIX of this Chapter. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file in the office of the City Building Official and copies shall be furnished on request to all persons having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building affected.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §5; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970; Ord. No. 751 §§1 — 2, 8-16-1993]
A building permit shall be required to excavate for foundation, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, or construct a sign of any description, or to install or alter fire-extinguishing apparatus, elevators, engines, or to install a steam boiler, furnace, heater, incinerator, or other heat producing apparatus, or other appurtenances, or to cause any such work to be done, the installation of which is regulated by the Building Code as adopted by the City of Caruthersville. No building permit shall be issued for the demolition of any building or structure until a surety bond has been posted in an amount sufficient to cover full costs of demolition and clean-up of said property proposed to be demolished.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §6; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
Every application for a building permit shall be delivered to the City Building Official and shall be accompanied by a detailed set of plans, in duplicate, showing the size of the proposed building or structure, its location on the lot, the basic materials of which it is to be constructed and the details and type of construction to be used. On the issuance of a permit, one (1) set of said plans shall be retained by the City Building Official as a permanent record and one (1) set shall be returned to the applicant. In cases of any building or structure to be located outside the fire districts, the City Building Official may, at his/her own discretion, permit the substitution of a written statement covering the essential information required in place of said plans.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §7; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
Any building permit, under which no construction work has been commenced within six (6) months after the date of issue of said permit or under which the proposed construction has not been completed within two (2) years of the date of issue shall expire by limitation; and no work or operation shall take place under such permit after such expiration or until a new permit is secured. A building permit may be extended, after showing cause, for one (1) or more extensions of time for periods of not exceeding ninety (90) days.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XVII §8; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
Blank forms shall be provided by the City Building Official for the use of those applying for permits as provided for in this Chapter. Any permits issued by the City Building Official shall be on standard forms for such purpose and furnished by the City. A careful record of all such applications, plans, and permits shall be kept in the office of the City Building Official.