[Amended 6-13-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005]
No person, firm, corporation, association or other organization shall commence the erection, construction, alteration, improvement, removal or demolition of any building or structure, except agricultural buildings or structures, and the installation of any heating equipment, system or component and the installation of any in-ground or aboveground swimming pool, without having applied for and obtained a building permit from the Code Enforcement Official. At the request of the applicant, building permit requirements may be waived where the work to be done involves minor interior or exterior alterations.
Applications for building permits shall be available through the Town Clerk's office.
Applications for building permits shall be delivered in person to the Town Clerk's office.
The building permit applications shall specify at a minimum:
The requisite number of copies of certified plans, specifications and maps.
The signature of the applicant or authorized agent.
The work site.
A statement of the use or occupancy of all parts of the land and of the proposed building or structure.
A brief description of the proposed work, including plans and specifications.
The estimated cost of the proposed work.
The name and address of the owner and applicant.
The fee for the building permit as set forth under § 108-59 of the Code of the Town of Fort Edward.
If either the owner or the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of responsible officers.
The Code Enforcement Official shall examine, or cause to be examined, building permit applications and plans, specifications and documents filed therewith. The application shall be approved or disapproved in accordance with § 108-54 or the Code of the Town of Fort Edward.
Upon approval of the application, plans and specifications shall be endorsed with the word "approved". One (1) set of such approved plans and specifications shall be retained in the files of the Code Enforcement Official, and one (1) set shall be returned to the applicant, together with the building permit, and shall be kept by the applicant at the building site open to inspection by the Code Enforcement Official at all reasonable times.
If the application, together with plans, specifications and other documents filed therewith, describes proposed work which does not conform to all the requirements of the applicable Building Code regulations, the Code Enforcement Official shall disapprove the same and shall return the plans and specifications to the applicant. Upon request of the applicant, the Code Enforcement Official shall cause such refusal, together with the reasons thereof, to be transmitted to the applicant in writing.
The Code Enforcement Official may revoke a building permit previously issued in the following instances:
Where it is found that there has been any false statement or misrepresentation as to a material fact in the application, plans or specifications on which the building permit was based;
Where it is found that the building permit was issued in error and should not have been issued in accordance with the applicable provisions of the code;
Where it is found that the work performed under the permit is not being completed in accordance with the provisions of the application, plans, specifications or the code; or
Where the person to whom a building permit has been issued fails or refuses to comply with a stop order issued by the Code Enforcement Official.
A building permit shall expire one (1) year from the date of issuance or upon the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, whichever occurs first. A building permit may, upon written request, be renewed for successive one-year periods, provided that the permit has not been revoked or suspended at the time the application for renewal is made. The relevant information in the application for renewal must be up-to-date in order to obtain an extension.