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The codes that are included are the 2012 Intl. Gas Code, Intl. mechanical Code, International Property Maintenance Code(amended by City Ordinance), and the Intl. Fire Code. The 2011 Edition of the National Electric Code is adopted as well as other standards included in the Referenced Standards section of the IBC. The 2012 Intl. Residential Code (amended by City Ordinance) will apply to structures that are not regulated by the IBC.
There are very limited amendments to the codes that can be found within the Southaven Code of Ordinances. Code
a) The first step is to consult with the Planning and Zoning Department to verify that the intended use is allowed at the location that has been chosen. In addition other City ordinances that affect the surrounding occupancies must be evaluated. A conditional use hearing might be required to consider a permit for the proposed use of the location. The Planning and Zoning Department will provide a checklist verifying the use has been approved for that specific location. This is not an approval to occupy or begin any work whatsoever.
b) Immediately following verification from the Planning and Zoning Department the applicant must consult with the Building Department for details related to any construction and the Certificate of Occupancy that must be issued for occupancy of any location within the City of Southaven. A use and occupancy permit will be issued to allow preparation for the Use and Occupancy inspection. All construction trades contractors will apply for permits for their scopes of work individually and obtain the proper inspections for that work. The Fire Prevention Bureau of the Southaven Fire Department and the Building Department will inspect the location when all work is complete and the space is ready to occupy. All parties will sign the checklist to indicate that all inspections were completed.
The completed checklist and inspection forms must be brought to the Building Department to obtain the Certificate of Occupancy.
c) A business license can then be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office across the hall from the Building Department.
Approval from the Homeowner’s Association might be required. Please consult the subdivision covenants for those requirements. The City cannot enforce covenants. That is specifically at the discretion of the Homeowner’s Association. Code
Footing/Slab – Items included are silt fencing, footings, and rough-ins within the slab. Each trade is responsible for having inspections for any part of their work that will not be visible for inspection at a later point. A special inspection/engineers inspection document is required for all commercial slabs.
Framing – Included are fire wall, seismic and wind bracing, beams, and electrical, mechanical, or plumbing located within walls that need to be inspected prior to wall sheathing.
Rough In - All trades will call for rough-in inspections as applicable.
Above Ceiling - All trades must call for inspections prior to installation of the ceiling.
Final – The final inspection will be completed when all work is complete. If work is to be completed under multiple permits a Certificate of Completion can be requested for a specific scope when complete. The Certificate of Occupancy is issued once the project is completely finished.
When hardships arise partial inspections can be requested. It is best to call for clarification when situations are not within the normal occurrences.