Section 105.2.3 of the International Fire Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
105.2.3 Time limitation of application.
1. Applications for which no permit is issued within one year following the date of application shall expire. Plans and other data submitted with the application may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed in accordance with state law by the fire code official. The fire code official may, prior to expiration, extend the time for action by the applicant for a period not to exceed 180 days.
2. Applications may be canceled for inactivity if an applicant fails to respond to the department’s written request for revisions, corrections, actions or additional information within 90 days of the date of request. The fire code official may extend the response period beyond 90 days if, within the original 90-day time period, the applicant provides and subsequently adheres to an approved schedule with specific target dates for submitting the full revisions, corrections or other information needed by the department.
3. In addition to the extension allowed in subsection (1) of this section, the fire code official may extend the life of an application if any of the following conditions exist:
a. Compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act is in progress; or
b. Any other city review is in progress; provided the applicant has submitted a complete response to city requests or the fire code official determines that unique or unusual circumstances exist that warrant additional time for such response, and the fire code official determines that the review is proceeding in a timely manner toward final city decision; or
c. Litigation against the city or the applicant is in progress, the outcome of which may affect the validity, or the provisions of any permit issued pursuant to such application.
In no event may the fire code official extend the application for a period of more than 180 days following the conclusion of any of the conditions described in subsection (3).
(Ord. 6532 § 2, 2020.)