The political subdivision shall submit a written notification to the board declaring its intention to surrender its existing residential building department certification. The notification shall also include a transition plan identifying all outstanding projects that have received a certificate of plans approval but have yet to be issued a certificate of occupancy. The transition plan shall indicate how and by whom code enforcement duties for those projects will be continued and completed and how paid and pending fees will be assessed and/or shared to prevent duplicative fees and/or enforcement duties. All documents, reports, and project files will be transferred to the jurisdiction that will assume enforcement authority.
A township may not submit an application pursuant to Section 103.2 to exercise enforcement authority, to accept and approve construction documents, and to make inspections that are located in a county that is already certified. If a township is certified and the county subsequently is certified by the board, the township's certification is preempted by the county one year after the county certification is effective or at an earlier date as the board of township trustees approves.