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A. Use and Occupancy. No building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion of the building or structure shall be made until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy as provided for in this section. Issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall not be construed as an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of this jurisdiction.

B. Exception. Certificates of occupancy are not required for work exempt from permits under Section 105.2 of the International Building Code and International Residential Code or for R-3 and U occupancies.

C. The building official is authorized under ACC 12.66.080 to evaluate the condition of public improvements that service and/or are adjacent to the lot upon which the building has been constructed. For development projects that require public improvements and the improvements remain incomplete or when the building activity has damaged adjacent public sidewalks, landscaping, streets or utilities the building official is authorized to withhold certificate of occupancy until the facilities are corrected and completed. The building official with the city engineer’s approval may accept a bond or other financial security to guarantee repair or completion of required public improvements under special circumstances as determined by the city.

D. Section 111 of Chapter 1 of the International Building Code and International Residential Code is hereby amended consistent therewith. (Ord. 6902 § 7, 2023; Ord. 6763 § 3, 2021; Ord. 6601 § 11, 2016; Ord. 6469 § 2, 2013; Ord. 6310 § 8, 2010; Ord. 5874 § 4(110), 2004.)