Section 105.3.1 of the International Fire Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
105.3.1 Expiration. An operational permit shall remain in effect until reissued, renewed, or revoked or for such a period of time as specified in the permit.
Construction permits issued by the fire code official under the provisions of this chapter shall expire by limitation and become null and void if the work authorized by such permit is not commenced within one year from the date of such permit, or if work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days except that the fire code official may extend permits associated with single-family construction for an additional period of up to 180 days at his or her sole discretion.
Construction permits issued under which work is continuously performed and the necessary periodic inspections are completed shall be extended beyond the one-year period by the fire code official for a period of no more than one year. No more than two one-year extensions shall be granted except that the fire code official may extend permits associated with single-family construction for an additional period of up to 90 days at his or her sole discretion.
Before such work recommences, a new permit shall be first obtained. Permits are not transferable and any change in occupancy, operation, tenancy or ownership shall require that a new permit be issued.
(Ord. 6532 § 2, 2020.)