All work performed under a permit issued by the building official shall conform to the approved application and plans, and approved amendments thereto. The location of all new construction as shown on the approval plot layout or an approved amendment thereto, shall be strictly adhered to. The County Supervisor of Assessments shall be responsible for verifying conformance of all approved Building Permits other than areas explicitly made the responsibility of the County Highway Engineer, such as entrance requirements and flood plain variances. Either reviewing official shall refer all violations to the State’s Attorney for enforcement.
It shall be unlawful to reduce or diminish the area of a lot or plot of which a plot layout has been filed and has been used as the basis for a permit, unless a revised plot layout showing the proposed changed in conditions shall have been filed and approved; provided that this shall not apply when the lot is reduced by reason of a street opening or widening or other public improvement.
Once the Chairman of the County Board, or acting chairman in his absence, signs the Building Permit Application as approved the said approved application shall serve as the issued Building Permit.
A permit under which no work is commenced within six (6) months after issuance shall expire. A new permit in accordance with the procedures and requirements set forth herein shall be secured before work is started.
Any new entrance, driveway, field entrance, or roadway connecting to a County roadway shall have a drainage structure that is shown as part of either the plot layout or a separate drawing showing the entrance, driveway, field entrance, or roadway giving all the proper sizes and dimensions. Any properly submitted and approved drainage structure associated with a new entrance, driveway, or roadway shall be maintained by the County Highway Department. Any unapproved drainage structure will not be maintained by the said Department and will have to be replaced by an approved structure at the cost of the property owner. Failure to comply with these requirements shall result in revocation of any approved Building Permit. Otherwise, any property owner given notice of their noncompliance with the connecting entrance, driveway, field entrance, or roadway requirements shall be given thirty (30) days to come into compliance with this provision and this Article, or they shall be penalized as set forth herein.
The Building Permit improvement fee shall be calculated at a rate of Two Dollars ($2.00) for every One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00)of construction cost for construction, placement, alteration, or improvement of a building or structure, including entrances. There will be no improvement fee charged for demolition or removal of structures. There will be a filing fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each and all Building Permit Applications regardless of the purpose of the application. The applicant(s) shall affix a check to the application for the total amount of permit costs payable to theCountyTreasurer.
Violations of this Article shall be penalized with a fine of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the first violation, a fine of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for the second violation, and for each additional violation thereafter. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Any Building Permit Application for new or improved structures that include restroom, kitchen, or other plumbing facilities shall notify Southern 7 Health Department to verify conformance with sanitary sewage system requirements.
No Building Permit Application shall be approved that is not in accordance with the County Flood Plain Code. Those applicants located within designated floodplains within the County will be required to submit a Floodplain Variance request along with the Building Permit Application. Both the Application and the Variance will have to be approved by the County Board of Commissioners before construction or improvement activities can begin. (See Chapter 14 – County Code)