A. Applications for which no permit is issued within 18 months following the date of application shall expire by limitation and plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official.
B. The building official may extend the 18-month time limitation of application for a period not to exceed 90 days, upon written request by the applicant citing specific circumstances preventing actions that are beyond the control of the applicant.
C. A request for extension shall be received by the city prior to expiration of the original 18-month time limitation of the application.
D. No application may be extended more than once.
E. The building official may extend the life of an application if any of the following conditions exist:
1. Compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act is in progress;
2. Litigation against the city or applicant is in progress, the outcome of which may affect the validity or the provisions of any permit issued pursuant to such application. (Ord. 2269 § 10, 2018; Ord. 2124 § 2 (Exh. B), 2013; Ord. 2052 § 2 (Exh. B), 2010; Ord. 2043 § 2 (Exh. B), 2010; Ord. 2029 § 1 (Exh. B), 2009; Ord. 1986 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1926 § 4, 2004).