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24.10.070 Application for Permits.

 
(Amended by Ordinance. Nos. 162100, 163908, 165678, 169905, 171773, 174880, 176783, 176955 and 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)
 
A.   Permits required.  No person, firm, or corporation shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, change occupancy group of, or demolish any building or structure, or to do any clearing or grading, or cause any of the same to be done without first obtaining a building permit, or where appropriate a minor structural label as outlined in Section 24.10.095.  Building permits and fees for work on private property are waived whenever the work appears on plans and specifications, approved by the City Engineer or BES Chief Engineer.  This work shall be limited to the construction of streets, public sewers, public stormwater management facilities, driveways, retaining walls, fences, walkways, parking pads, steps, and tree, shrub, and brush removal.
 
B.  For exempted work see Chapter 1 of the Structural Specialty Code.
 
C.  Plans and specifications.  Plans, engineering diagrams, and other data shall be submitted in three sets with each application, and shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 1 of the Structural Specialty Code.  If a structural design is required, computations, stress diagrams, computer data, and such additional data as required by the Director, sufficient to show the correctness of the plans and compliance with the structural provisions of this Title shall be submitted.  The above data shall include a brief summary of all basic assumptions, design methods, structural systems, loading, lateral bracing systems, and a table of contents of the computations.  Computer calculations submitted as substantiation of the design shall include a copy of the program users manual for each program, definition, sketches, index of data runs, and properly identified input and output listings.  For other than nationally recognized programs, the correctness of the program shall be substantiated in a manner acceptable to the Director.  When required by the Director, or when required under ORS 672 (State Engineering Law) or ORS 671 (State Architectural Law), plans shall be prepared and certified by an architect or registered professional engineer licensed to practice in the State of Oregon.

D.  Parking lots.  Parking lots shall not require a separate building permit when they are clearly shown on plans submitted and their valuation is included on the application for the principal building permit.
 
E.  Compliance with Section 17.88.010 (Street Access) of this Code is required prior to issuance of this permit.
 
F.   Plans for other than one and two family dwelling repairs, remodels, or additions shall be approved by the Fire Marshal prior to approval by the Director.
 
G.  Issuance of permits.  Issuance of permits shall be in accordance with Chapter 1 of the Structural Specialty Code provided that plans for all commercial buildings and any off‑street parking area where the parking of three or more cars is to be established shall be approved by the City Engineer and the City Traffic Engineer before a building permit may be issued.
 
H.  Charge for partial permits.  When complete plans and specifications are not available, the Director may issue partial permits to assist in the commencement of the work, provided that a partial permit charge is paid to the bureau.  The number of partial permits issued shall not exceed six on any individual project, except that in special circumstances the Director may allow this number to be exceeded.
 
I.  Retention of plans.
1.   Plans and specifications for all buildings, or their photographic image, shall be retained permanently in the files of the Bureau of Development Services as follows:
a.  Plans and specifications for work which does not concern or affect the structural stability of a building and which does not affect a change of occupancy may be destroyed after 5 years from date of building permit for same;
2.   Plans and specifications for one or two family dwellings, and/or buildings accessory thereto may be destroyed after 5 years from date of building permit for same.
J.   A separate permit, known as a development permit, shall be required for a site development, changes in use, or other work performed in compliance with Title 33, Chapter 33.700, Administration, which is not otherwise included with the permit described in Subsection A. of this Section.  Reviews and approval of site plans or other documents shall be obtained from the Bureau of Development Services prior to issuance of the permit.
 
K.  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 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 Building Official 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 shall be in writing and shall 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 permit renewal the permit shall be void.  The renewal fee shall be one half the amount required for a new building permit.

Title 24 Building Regulat
Chapter 24.10 Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 24.15 Definitions
Chapter 24.20 Special Inspections
Chapter 24.25 Movings of Buildings
Chapter 24.30 Home Occupations
Chapter 24.35 Historical Buildings
Chapter 24.40 Use of and Projections Over Public Streets and Property
Chapter 24.45 Parking and Driveway Surfaces
Chapter 24.50 Flood Hazard Areas
Chapter 24.51 Wildfire Hazard Zones
Chapter 24.55 Building Demolition
Chapter 24.60 Fences
Chapter 24.65 Sidewalk Vault Openings
Chapter 24.70 Clearing, Grading and Erosion Control
Chapter 24.75 Uniform Building Address System
Chapter 24.80 (Repealed)
Chapter 24.85 Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings
Chapter 24.90 Manufactured Dwelling Installation and Accessory Structures, Manufactured Dwelling Parks, Recreation Parks, Recreational Park Trailer Installation and Accessory Structures
Chapter 24.95 (Repealed)