ADMINISTRATION BY ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
SECTION 701 ENFORCEMENT
This Law shall be enforced by the Enforcement Officer appointed by the municipality. No building permit shall be issued by him except where there is to be compliance with all provisions of this Law.
SECTION 702 DUTIES
It shall be the duty of the Enforcement Officer in connection with this Law to do the following:
A. PERMITS - Issue building/zoning permits or refuse to issue the same and give the reasons for such refusal in writing to the applicant.
B. RECORDS - Keep a record of all applications for permits and a record of all permits issued with a notation of all special conditions involved.
C. FEES - Receive all required fees and deposit them with the Village Clerk at least monthly.
D. COORDINATION - Keep the Village Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Planning Board informed and advised of all matters, other than routine matters in connection with this Law.
E. REPORTS - Submit such reports as may be deemed necessary by the Village Board.
F. ASSIST APPLICANTS - Whenever possible, advise and assist persons applying for building permits with the preparation of their applications.
G. VIOLATIONS - Assist in securing warrants and prosecution of violators of the provisions of this Law.
H. NOTICES - Serve or cause to be served all notices that may be required to be served in connection with this Law.
I. FIRE INSPECTION - Notify Fire Code Inspector of all permits issued.
J. BUILDING CODE INSPECTOR - Notify Building Code Inspector of all permits issued.
K. AMENDMENT RECOMMENDATIONS - Make recommendations for keeping the Zoning Law and accompanying map up to date.
L. INSPECTIONS - Inspect new constructions or changes of use during and/or after constructions or changes in use to insure conformity with the provisions of this Law and other applicable laws.
SECTION 703 ZONING PERMITS
A. Permit Required - No building, structure, accessory uses, or lot shall be erected, added to, structurally enlarged, or changed to another use until a zoning permit has been issued by the Enforcement Officer. Excluded, however, from these permit requirements are:
1.) Interior modifications unless additional dwelling units or different types of uses are created, and
2.) Home repairs or improvements not involving additions or enlargements of floor space.
3.) Refer to Article IV, District Regulations, for other exclusions.
B. Permit Contents - The application for a permit shall be made on a form obtained from the Enforcement Officer. The form shall, as a minimum, contain the following:
1.) Applicant information -- name, address, etc.;
2.) Property identification -- street address and Section/Block/Lot;
3.) Project description including purpose - proposed use;
4.) Construction type - height, family units, lot dimensions, setbacks, accessory building, etc.;
5.) Other information - copy of Health Department permit, off street parking, location of wetlands, flood plains, need for curb cut;
6.) Signature of applicant; and
7.) Plot plan drawn to approximate scale showing the lot size, setback, highways existing and proposed structures, and any other pertinent features as determined by the Enforcement Officer.
C. Commercial Permit Requirements - All applications for permits for commercial buildings must contain information detailing drainage and landscaping plans, off-street parking, off-street loading, and any other data the permitting board deems necessary.
D. Flood Permits - A development permit shall be obtained before construction or development begins within any area of special flood hazard. Application for a development permit shall be made on forms furnished by the Zoning Officer and may include, but not be limited to: plans in duplicate drawn to scale showing the nature, location, dimensions, and elevations of the area in question; existing or proposed structures, fill, storage of materials, drainage facilities, and the location of the foregoing.
E. Validity - Building permits shall be valid for a one-year period only. Within one year from the date that the building permit is granted, the exterior of the structure shall be completed, back filling and rough grading will be accomplished, and no new building materials will be stored outside. One-year extensions shall be allowed for just cause in all districts.
F. Notification of Adjacent Property Owners - Attempts shall be made to notify in writing property owners of land adjacent to and within 200 feet to parcels of land involved in requests for special use permits, variances, or amendments. The notification shall be a copy of any public notice advertising the meeting or hearing according to Village Law 7-712A and other applicable laws in respect of notices. Failure of such adjacent property owners to receive such notice, however, shall not be a basis for invalidating such building permit; nor of contesting the actions of the Enforcement Officer, Board of Appeals, Planning Board, or the Village Board in regard to the issuance or withholding of such permit.
G. Decisions - All decisions by the Zoning Officer to grant or deny a zoning permit shall be made in writing within 20 days from the time that the completed zoning permit application is submitted along with full payment of the required fee.
SECTION 704 SCHEDULE OF FEES
Each application for a permit is to be accompanied by the payment of the appropriate fee as listed in the Inspection Fee Schedule of the village Zoning Enforcement Officer.
INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
Not withstanding any other provisions of this law, fees for all matters covered by this Zoning Law, as amended from time to time shall be fixed by resolution of Village Board of the Village of Cassadaga.