Sec. 12A-4-1. When permit required.

(a) No person shall demolish, remove, move, or make alterations which affect the exterior appearance of, or cause excavations which affect the exterior appearance of, a designated historical landmark, or undertake the same with respect to any structure located in a designated historical district, without first obtaining approval from the historical preservation commission; excepting therefrom maintenance or repair work that does not change the design, material or exterior appearance thereof, or work authorized by the building official upon written approval of the community development department for protection of public safety.
(b) No person shall demolish a designated historical resource without first obtaining approval from the historical preservation commission, unless the chief building official certifies that such demolition is required for the public safety due to an unsafe or dangerous condition. For purposes of this article, “demolish” shall include the following: clear buildings from a site, tear down, dismantle, raze or break to pieces. (Ord. No. 1004, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1310 § 4 (part).)