[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Canton 6-22-1966 by Ord. No. 63; amended in its entirety 12-14-2011. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The State Building Code shall be the Building Code of the Town of Canton, except as may be otherwise provided in this chapter.
A Board of Appeals shall be created in the manner provided in the State Building Code.
Pursuant to § 7-148 of the General Statutes, approval of any application for a building permit or for a building-related permit (hereinafter "building application") made to the Building Official shall be withheld for any property upon which taxes, sewer fees, sewer assessments, or other Town charges or assessments (hereinafter "Town charges") are delinquent.
All persons filing a building application shall submit to the Building Official with the application a statement from the Tax Collector certifying that no Town charge affecting the property for which the application is being filed is delinquent.
If delinquent Town charges do affect the property, the applicant shall file a statement certified by the Tax Collector that the taxpayer has entered into an acceptable agreement with the Tax Collector for the payment of the delinquent Town charges.
The Building Official may approve a building application for properties upon which Town charges are delinquent if he certifies in writing to the Tax Collector that an emergency exists affecting the health or safety of the public or of the occupants of the building for which property the building application is sought.
For the purposes of this section, "delinquent" shall have the meaning found in § 12-146 of the General Statutes. Taxes due may be considered delinquent notwithstanding an appeal from a decision of the Board of Assessment Appeals, and the Tax Collector may pursue collection thereof to the extent authorized by the General Statutes.
The Tax Collector and the Building Official, subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer, shall develop the necessary forms to implement this section.