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  137.177.  Building permits in certain second class counties, when required — application, fee, issuance — list given assessor — misdemeanor. — 1.  The term "building" as used in this section means an edifice composed of brick, marble, wood or some other proper substance, erected or constructed, designed to stand more or less permanently, and covering a space of land for use as a dwelling, storehouse, factory, shelter for beasts or some other useful purpose.

  2.  (1)  The county commission in counties of class two with a population of less than seventy-five thousand adjoining a county of the first class may by order duly made of record require that before any person shall erect or construct any building, the cost of which exceeds six hundred dollars, upon any lands lying and situate outside the corporate limits of any incorporated city in such counties he shall first file an application for a building permit with the county clerk of such county, which said application shall describe by metes and bounds the lands upon which the erection or construction of a building or buildings proposed and a general description of the building or buildings to be constructed or erected thereon;

  (2)  Before any such order shall become effective, it shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county.

  3.  Upon receipt of such application the county clerk of such county shall immediately prepare a building permit in the customary form and shall issue the same to the applicant upon the payment by the applicant of the building permit fee of five dollars.

  4.  The county clerk of such counties shall keep a true and accurate record of the building permits so issued and shall, on the first day of January and the first day of July of each year, deliver to the county assessor a list of all building permits issued for the previous six-month period.

  5.  Any person who shall construct or erect or attempt to construct or erect any building in such county without first securing a building permit as provided in this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

  6.  The provisions herein shall not apply to those counties which have adopted a planning and zoning commission under chapter 64 and shall become inoperative and of no effect in those counties which may hereafter adopt a planning and zoning commission under chapter 64.


(L. 1957 p. 798 §§ 1 to 5, A.L. 1961 p. 606)

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