It shall be unlawful to construct or alter any building or structure or part thereof until the application and plans required by this chapter shall have been submitted to and shall have been approved by the Board of Trustees or by the person designated for such purpose by the Board of Trustees and a written permit therefor shall have been issued.
It shall be unlawful to use or permit the use of any building or premises or part thereof hereafter constructed or erected, changed or enlarged wholly or partly in its use or structure, until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Clerk of the Village, or by the person designated by the Board of Trustees for such purpose; provided, however, that, prior to the issuance of a permit authorizing a change or enlargement of an existing building, the owner of such building may occupy and use the same as formerly until the change or enlargement has been completed.
[Amended 1-5-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Any owner, lessee, tenant, general agent, architect, builder contractor, subcontractor, worker, employee or any other person who knowingly commits, takes part in or assists in any violation of this chapter, or any part thereof, or who maintains any building or premises in which any violation of this chapter shall exist or who permits any violation to exist in or upon any building or premises or who shall cause or permit any building, or part thereof, to be constructed, altered or used contrary to the plans and specifications filed under the provisions of this chapter and for which a building permit has been issued shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment for each and every day or part thereof upon which such violation exists.
Any owner, lessee, tenant, general agent, architect, builder, contractor, worker, employee or any other person who constructs or maintains any building or premises, in or upon which any violation of this chapter shall exist, shall forthwith remove the building or terminate the use which violates the provisions of this chapter and in case of his failure to do so shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter and shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 195-50.