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It is unlawful for any person to do anything for which a permit is required by ordinance from the Health Officer unless such person shall have first obtained such permit.
In making any application for a permit to do anything that requires a permit from the Health Office, the applicant shall furnish such true and precise information as will give the Health Officer a correct understanding of the character and extent of the application. Such information shall be in writing on a form to be provided by the Health Officer.
Each permit issued shall state specifically the name of the person to whom it is issued, together with the location to which it applies and the character and extent of the privileges authorized thereby. No permit shall be construed to grant privileges beyond those specified. Licenses issued in lieu of permits shall grant no additional privileges to those specified in the permit.
If any work or undertaking for which a permit has been issued is not commenced within a reasonable time, not to exceed 90 days from the date of the issuance of the permit, or if after the commencement of such work or undertaking the same is discontinued for 1 year, or less, and there appears to be no reasonable grounds for delay, said permit shall automatically become void and of no effect beyond that which has been lawfully performed or accomplished.
Each permit shall be posted by the person to whom it is issued, in a conspicuous place at the location to which it applies, unless a license is issued in lieu thereof, and it shall remain posted without defacement, alteration, or concealment until the activity authorized thereby has been fully performed or completed in a manner approved by the proper authority. No permit shall be effective or extend beyond the limitations specified thereon or as otherwise determined by ordinance.