It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, architect, structural engineer, contractor, or builder engaged in erecting, altering, or repairing any building, structure or portion thereof to make any departure from the drawing or plans, as approved by the building commissioner, of a nature which involves any violation of the provisions of this Code on which the permit has been issued. Any such departure from the approved drawings and plans involving a violation of requirements, shall operate to void the permit which has been issued for such work.
Where any work done under a permit authorizing erection, alteration, or repair of a building, structure or portion thereof, is being done contrary to the approved drawings and plans, the building commissioner or the president of the board of health shall have power to stop such work at once as provided in Section 13-12-080, and to order all persons engaged thereon to stop and desist from further work, until such time as the building commissioner or the president of the board of health, has received affidavits that the work to be performed will be done in accordance with the approved drawings and plans. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to prevent minor changes in arrangement or decoration which do not affect the requirements of any provisions of this Code, except where they affect significant features, as communicated in the report of the commission on Chicago landmarks, of a Chicago landmark designated in accordance with applicable provisions of Chapter 2-120 of this Code.
(Prior code § 43-10; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-89, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18289; Amend Coun. J. 6-14-95, p. 2828)