(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 150873, 162103, and 174880, effective
A. Validity. The issuance or granting of a permit or
approval of plans and specifications shall not be construed to be a permit for,
or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this Code. No
permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this
Code shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which it authorizes is
The issuance of a permit based upon plans and specifications shall not
prevent the Building Official from thereafter requiring the correction of errors
in said plans and specifications or from preventing construction being carried
on thereunder when in violation of this Code or of any other ordinance.
B. Life of Permit Limited. If no inspection
approval has taken place within six months after permit issuance, the permit
shall become void, and no further heating and ventilating work shall be done at
the premises until a new permit has been secured and a new fee paid. Each
time an inspection approval is granted, the permit shall be deemed to be
automatically extended for six months, until final approval is granted.
The Director may extend a permit for one period of six months upon finding that
the permittee was unable to commence or continue work for reasons beyond his or
her control. Extension requests must be in writing and must be received by
the Director before the permit expiration date. If an inspection approval
has not been granted within this extended time period, the permit shall be
void. A permit that has been expired for six months or less may be renewed
provided no changes have been made in the original plans and specifications for
such work. No permit may be renewed if it has been expired for more than
six months. A permit may be renewed only once. If an inspection
approval has not been granted within the time period of the permit renewal the
permit shall be void. The renewal fee shall be one half the amount
required for a new plumbing permit.
C. Suspension or Revocation. The Building Official may, in
writing, suspend or revoke a permit issued under provisions of this Code
whenever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information
supplied, or in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the
provisions of this Code.
D. Investigation Fees: Work Without a Permit.
1. Investigation. Whenever any work for which a permit
is required by this Code has been commenced without first obtaining said
permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued
for such work.
2. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall
be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The
investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee that would be
required by this Code if a permit were to be issued. The payment of such
investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all other
provisions of this Code nor from any penalty prescribed by