Citrus Heights Municipal Code Sec. 18-28: Section 303.4 Every building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permit issued by the building official under this code shall expire two (2) years after the date of issuance, or if the building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date the permit is issued, or if the building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days any time after the work is commenced. Once the permit is expired, no work can be performed until a new permit is obtained.
If the original permit expired due to a failure to commence the work within 180 days or because the work was suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days, and if a new permit is sought within two years after the issuance of the original permit, the replacement permit fee shall be one half of the amount of the amount required for a new permit.
Any permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which he or she may continue and complete the work under that permit. Upon a showing to the building official that's the permittee was unable to commence, continue or complete the work within the time required for good and satisfactory reasons, the building official may extend the permit for a period of 180 days. All requests for extensions must be in writing and must be received by the building official prior to the expiration of the permit. All requests must demonstrate that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented the timely completion of the work. No permit shall be extended more than once. (Ord. No. 2010-008, S 2, 12-9-2010)