The code official shall grant or deny a complete permit application in whole or in part or request further information, within 30 business days of the filing date for commercial construction and 15 business days for residential construction. If the permit application is for an imminently dangerous structure as determined under the Property Maintenance Code Section PM-110, then the code official shall preliminarily review such application for completeness at the time submitted, and shall grant or deny a complete permit application within 5 business days of receipt. Reasons for a denial shall be in writing and sent to the applicant. When agreed to by the code official and the permit applicant in writing, the deadline for action shall be extended by the number of days specified in the agreement.
Exception: The deadline for action on permits for structures that have been designated as historic or are located in an historic district is extended by the amount of time the application is under review by the Historical Commission.