[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Endicott 6-12-2018 by L.L. No. 1-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Building Permit Law of the Village of Endicott."
This chapter shall be administered by the Fire Marshall's Office, the Village Clerk and such other people as the Village Board of Trustees shall designate.
Required. No construction or structural alteration shall begin until a building permit is issued.
Application. Compliance with rules and regulations. Applications for building permits shall be made to the Fire Marshall's office. No building permit application shall be approved or a building permit issued for any purpose, except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and such other ordinances, rules and regulations of the Village of Endicott currently in force at the time of application.
Expiration. Building permits shall become null and void unless construction has been started within six months of the date of issuance and completed within 12 months of the date of issuance.
Required. No land shall be occupied or used and no building or structure hereafter erected, altered or extended shall be used or changed in the use until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Fire Marshall's office stating that the building or proposed use thereof complies with the provisions of this chapter.
Applicability to nonconforming uses. A nonconforming use shall not be changed or extended without a certificate of occupancy having first been issued by the Fire Marshall's office.
Application for building permits, certificates of compliance, site plan review, and petitions to the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be submitted through the Fire Marshall's office.
This chapter is to be enforced by the Fire Marshall. The Fire Marshall or their designee may enter a premises or building, at a reasonable time, to determine whether or not same is in violation of this chapter. The Fire Marshall shall order the discontinuance of use of land, buildings or additions, alterations or other structural changes which are in violation of this chapter or any other law. Nothing herein contained shall limit or restrict any other procedure provided for the enforcement of this chapter or other applicable laws.
Building permits authorize only the use, arrangement and construction which is in compliance with this chapter and other applicable laws. Use, arrangements or construction not in compliance with this chapter or other applicable law shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
The Fire Marshall shall keep, or cause to be kept, a record suitably indexed in regard to any decision or determination reached by the Fire Marshall in connection with the enforcement of this chapter.
A building permit or certificate of occupancy shall not be authorized or issued for a building, structure or use on a premises where there exists a violation of this chapter or of any other applicable ordinance, rule, regulation or law.
Any such violation shall be remedied as a prerequisite to authorization or issuance of a building permit, a certificate of occupancy, the approval of a site plan by the Planning Board or the granting of a variance or a special permit, or a determination by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of any section of any article of this chapter or any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any order or regulation made here under or who shall build in violation of any statement, specification or plan submitted under the provisions of this chapter or who shall violate any certificate or permit issued herder or who shall continue work upon any structure after service of 24 hours notice, in writing, from the Fire Marshall's office to desist therefrom shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 per day or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days per violation per day, or both.
Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.
Notice of violation shall be sufficient if directed to such owner, the agent of such owner or the contractor and left at the person's know place of dwelling or business.
Upon the filling of an application for a building permit, the following fees shall be payable:
New one-family dwelling: $100 plus $0.03 per square foot.
New two-family dwelling: $100 plus $0.03 per square foot.
New multifamily dwelling: $100 plus $0.03 per square foot (gross square footage to exclude nonhabitable cellars).
New commercial and industrial buildings: $100 plus $0.03 per square foot.
Supplemental structures, whether attached to or detached from the main structure, more particularly in reference to, but not limited to, garages, patios, breezeways, porches, enclosure of porches and swimming pools: $25.
Freestanding accessory sheds: $25.
Alterations, renovations and additions to existing one- and two-family residential structures: $25 plus $0.03 per additional foot for increase in square footage.
Alterations, renovations and additions to existing multifamily residential structures, commercial and industrial buildings: $25 + $0.03 per additional foot for increase in square footage.
Improvement to an existing structure by virtue of new siding, stucco, brick, and/or building face renovations: $25.
Other installations, more particularly in reference to, but not limited to, equipment replacement, utility, sprinkler, stand pipe alteration or renovation, wood, gas, solid or liquid fuel heating appliances: $25.
Demolition and/or building relocation: $25.
Parking lot facilities: $25.
Application to Zoning Board of Appeals for interpretation, appeal, variance or special permit: $75 with the exception of a special permit for an adult entertainment use, where the application fee is $1,000.