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A. No building or structure requiring a permit under Chapter 20.02 BMC shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, converted or moved unless or until the fire department has reviewed and approved plans as submitted to the building official.

EXCEPTION: Group R-3 occupancies and one- and two-family dwellings which are used solely as a private residence(s) and Group U occupancies which are not accessible to the public. If a fire sprinkler system is required, a plan review fee for that system will be charged as identified in the city’s fee schedule.

B. Fees.

1. When a plan or other data are required to be submitted by this section, a plan review charge established by resolution of the city and based on the gross building floor area as defined in the International Building Code shall be paid at the time of submitting plans to the building department for review. Plan reviews for fire suppression and detection systems shall be based upon the fee schedule adopted by the city.

2. In the case of an existing building or structure to which alterations, remodeling or improvements are being made, the plan review charge shall be applied only to that portion of the building or structure being altered, remodeled or improved. Occupancies or buildings that have had a change in use shall be reviewed as a new occupancy or building and shall pay the appropriate review fees for such.

C. Expiration of Plan Review. Applications for which no permit is issued by the building official within one year following the date of application shall expire by limitation unless extended by action of the building official. In order to renew action on an application after expiration, the applicant shall resubmit plans and pay a new plan review fee. (Ord. 2191 § 4 (Exh. D), 2016; Ord. 2052 § 4 (Exh. D), 2010; Ord. 1986 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1926 § 6, 2004).