Department of Planning & Zoning

Project Not Built

Permits that were never acted upon, i.e. the project was not built, must also be accounted for in the Certificate of Occupancy process. In most cases the Planning and Zoning office does not know whether the projects was undertaken or not. It is the owner responsibility to inform the appropriate departments about a projects status. In the case of a project not being undertaken, the property owner must certify that the project was not built. by completing the Zoning Relinquish or Confirm Expiration Permit Form and submitting it to the Department of Code Enforcement.

Relinquish: Use when the permit is still valid, i.e. both the Construction Start Deadline or Permit Expiration Date have not passed, and there is no intention to build it. On the Zoning Relinquish or Confirm Expiration Permit Form, check the box fir: "was never undertaken and I wish to relinquish the permit which is still valid".

Expiration: Use when either or both the Construction Start Deadline and/or Permit Expiration Date have passed. Check the box on the form which states: "was never undertaken and I confirm the permit has expired".

See Permit Expiration for more info.