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Chapter 20. Shorelands-Wetlands

Sec. 20-31. Administrative provisions.

(1) Zoning administrator. The City of Marshfield Zoning Administrator is appointed zoning administrator for the purpose of administering and enforcing this chapter. The zoning administrator shall have the following duties and powers, in addition to those powers and duties provided at section 18-31 of this Code:

  1. Advise applicants as to the provisions of this chapter and assist them in preparing permit applications and appeal forms.
  2. Issue permits and certificates of compliance and inspect properties for compliance with this chapter.
  3. Keep records of all permits issued, inspections made, work approved and other official actions.
  4. Have access to any structure or premises between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of performing these duties.
  5. Submit copies of decisions on variances, conditional use permits, appeals for a map or text interpretation, and map or text amendments within ten days after they are granted or denied, to the appropriate district office of the department.
  6. Investigate and report violations of this chapter to the plan commission or city attorney.

(2) Zoning permits. Zoning permits are required and shall be submitted in accordance with the following:

  1. When required. Unless another section of this chapter specifically exempts certain types of development from this requirement, a zoning permit shall be obtained from the zoning administrator before any new development, as defined in section 20-02(2) of this chapter, or any change in the use of an existing building or structure is initiated.
  2. Application. An application for a zoning permit shall be made to the zoning administrator upon forms furnished by the city and shall include, for the purpose of proper enforcement of these regulations, the following information:
    1. General information. General information as follows:
      1. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the applicant, property owner and contractor, where applicable.
      2. Legal description of the property and a general description of the proposed use or development.
      3. Whether or not a private water supply or sewer system is to be installed.
    2. Site development plan. The site development plan shall be submitted as a part of the permit application and shall contain the following information drawn to scale:
      1. Dimensions and area of the lot;
      2. Location of any structures with distances measured from the lot lines and centerline of all abutting streets or highways;
      3. Description of any existing or proposed on-site sewer systems or private water supply systems;
      4. Location of the ordinary high-water mark of any abutting navigable waterways;
      5. Boundaries of all wetlands;
      6. Existing and proposed topographic and drainage features and vegetative cover;
      7. Location of floodplain and floodway limits on the property as determined from floodplain zoning maps;
      8. Location of existing or future access roads;
      9. Specifications and dimensions for areas of proposed wetland alteration.
  3. Expiration. All permits under the authority of this chapter shall expire 12 months from the date of issuance.

(3) Certificates of compliance. Certificates of compliance shall be obtained in accordance with the following:

  1. Except where no zoning permit or conditional use permit is required, no land shall be occupied or used, and no building which is hereafter constructed, altered, added to, modified, rebuilt or replaced shall be occupied, until a certificate of compliance is issued by the zoning administrator subject to the following provisions:
    1. The certificate of compliance shall show that the building or premises or part thereof, and the proposed use thereof, conform to the provisions of this chapter.
    2. Application for such certificate shall be concurrent with the application for a zoning or conditional use permit.
    3. The certificate of compliance shall be issued within ten days after notification of the completion of the work specified in the zoning or conditional use permit, providing the building or premises and proposed use thereof conform with all the provisions of this chapter.
  2. The zoning administrator may issue a temporary certificate of compliance for a building, premises or part thereof pursuant to rules and regulations established by the council.
  3. Upon written request from the owner, the zoning administrator shall issue a certificate of compliance for any building or premises existing at the time of adoption of the ordinance from which this chapter derives, certifying after inspection, the extent and type of use made of the building or premises and whether or not such use conforms to the provisions of this chapter.

(4) Conditional use permits. Conditional use permits shall be obtained in accordance with the following:

  1. Application for conditional use permits shall be subject to the standards and procedures provided at section 18-32 of this Code.
  2. Fees for conditional use applications and permits shall be as provided at section 18-31(4) of this Code.

(5) Recording. Where a zoning permit or conditional use permit is approved, an appropriate record shall be made by the zoning administrator of the land use and structures permitted.

(6) Revocation. Where the conditions of a zoning permit or conditional use permit are violated, the permit shall be revoked by the zoning administrator.

(Code 1982, 27.01(5))