City of Pagedale, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross References — As to smoke detectors, §500.070; as to vacant building, §500.080.

Section 515.010 Definitions.

[CC 2000 §505.010; CC 1990 §510.010; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE
A detached structure subordinate to the main or principal structure and located on the same lot, the use of which is customary to the main building.
BASEMENT
A story partly or wholly below the finished elevation of the adjoining ground.
BATHROOM
A room containing bathing and sanitary facilities provided within each living unit consisting of a water closet, a tub or shower and a lavatory; a bathroom shall afford complete privacy.
BUILDING
A combination of materials to form a construction that is safe and stable and adapted to permanent or continuous occupancy for residence; the term "building" shall be construed as if followed by the words "or part thereof".
CARPORT
An open-sided automobile shelter usually formed by extension of a roof from the side of a building.
DETERIORATION
The condition or appearance of a building or part thereof characterized by breaks, holes, rot, crumbling, cracking, peeling, rusting, or other evidence of physical decay or neglect, excessive use of, or lack of maintenance.
DWELLING UNIT
Three (3) or more habitable rooms in a house designed for occupancy by one (1) family for living purposes and having its own permanently installed cooking and sanitary facilities, known as a single-family home, or four (4) or more rooms in a one-family unit of a duplex.
EXTERMINATION
The control and elimination of insects, rodents or other pests by eliminating their harborage places; by removing or making inaccessible materials that may serve as their food; by poisoning, spraying, fumigating, trapping; or by any other recognized and legal pest elimination methods approved by the Health Commissioner.
FAMILY
An individual or a collective body of persons living together in a single housekeeping unit, in a permanent and domestic character, under one (1) head or management.
FENCE
An independent structure forming a barrier at grade between lots, between a lot and a street, or between portions of a lot or lots. A barrier includes a wall or lattice-work screen and includes a hedge or natural growth, and a barrier more than eighteen (18) inches in height which is used to protect plant growth. Fences shall be classified according to the general form of design as follows:
1. 
Open mesh — having more than fifty percent (50%) of the horizontal clear vision surface open.
2. 
Closed — any structure having less than fifty percent (50%) clear vision in horizontal direction through fence.
3. 
Natural — any arrangement of live growth consisting of hedges, bushes, shrubs, trees or others which form a fence or barrier more than six (6) feet in length.
GARAGE
A building or portion of a building in which one (1) or more self-propelled vehicles carrying volatile flammable liquid for fuel or power are kept for use, and all that portion of a building which is on or below the floor or floors in which such vehicles are kept and which is not separated therefrom by suitable cutoff.
GARBAGE
The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
HABITABLE ROOM
Every room in any building in which persons sleep, eat or carry on their usual domestic or social vocations or avocations. It shall not include private laundries, basement, bathrooms, toilet rooms, pantries, storerooms, corridors, rooms for mechanical equipment for service in the building, closet or other similar spaces not used by persons frequently or during extended periods.
KITCHEN
A kitchen is a space of not less than fifty (50) square feet, which contains a sink with counter working space, adequate space for installing cooking and refrigeration equipment and for the storage of cooking utensils.
OCCUPANT
Any person (including owner) living and/or sleeping in a dwelling unit or having actual possession of said dwelling unit.
OWNER
Any person, firm or corporation who, alone, jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of, or have charge, care or control of, any dwelling unit within the City as owner, employee or agent of the owner, or as trustee or guardian of the estate or person of the title holder, and such person shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this Chapter to the same extent as the owner.
PERSON
A corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization and any other group acting as a unit as well as individuals. It shall also include an executor, administrator, trustee, receiver or other representative appointed according to law. Whenever the word "person" is used in any Section of this Chapter prescribing a penalty or fine, as to partnerships or associations, the word shall include the partners or members thereof, and as to corporations, shall include the officers, agents or members thereof who are responsible for any violation of such Section.
PLUMBING
All of the following facilities and equipment: gas pipes, gas-burning equipment, water pipes, steam pipes, garbage disposal units, waste pipes, toilets, sink, installed dishwashers, lavatories, bathtubs shower baths, catch basins, drains, vents and any other fixtures, together with all connections to water, sewer or gas lines.
PROVIDED
Any material furnished, supplied, paid for or under the control of the owner.
REPAIR
To restore to a sound and acceptable state of operation, serviceability and appearance. Repairs shall be expected to last approximately as long as would the replacement by new items made in a professional manner.
RUBBISH
Non-putrescible solid wastes (excluding ashes) consisting of both combustible and non-combustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
STRUCTURE
Any thing constructed or erected which requires location on the ground or is attached to something having location on the ground, including a fence or freestanding wall.
SUBSTANDARD
All buildings used for purposes of human habitation which do not conform to the minimum standards established by this Chapter and by any other provision of any other ordinances.
SUPPLIED
Paid for, furnished, or provided by or under the control of the owner.
YARD
An open space at grade on the same lot as a building or structure located between the main building and the adjoining lot line and/or street line. The measurement of a yard shall be the minimum horizontal distance between the lot line and the building or structure.
MEANING OF CERTAIN WORDS
Whenever the words "building", "dwelling", "dwelling unit", "premises" or "structure" are used in this Chapter, they shall be construed as though they were followed by the words "or any part thereof".

Section 515.020 Purposes of This Chapter.

[CC 2000 §505.020; CC 1990 §510.020; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
The general purpose of this Chapter is to protect the public health, safety, comfort, morals and the general welfare of the people of the City. These general objectives include, among others, the following specific purposes:
1. 
To protect the single-family character and stability of residential areas within the City.
2. 
To provide minimum standards for cooking, heating and sanitary equipment necessary to the health and safety of occupants of buildings.
3. 
To provide facilities for light and ventilation necessary to health and safety.
4. 
To prevent additions or alterations to existing dwellings that would be injurious to the life, health, safety or general welfare of the occupants of such dwellings or neighboring properties.
5. 
To prevent the overcrowding of dwellings by providing minimum space standards per occupant of each dwelling.
6. 
To provide minimum space standards for the maintenance and repair of existing residential buildings and to thus prohibit the spread of slums and blight.
7. 
To preserve the taxable value of land and buildings throughout the City.

Section 515.030 Applicability of This Chapter.

[CC 2000 §505.030; CC 1990 §510.030; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every building or its premises used in whole or in part as a home or residence or as an accessory structure thereof of a single family or person and the buildings used in whole or in part as a home or residence of two (2) families, living in separate dwelling units, shall conform to the requirement of this Chapter, irrespective of the "A" or "B" zoning district to which such building may otherwise belong and irrespective of when such building may have been constructed, altered or repaired.

Section 515.040 Interpretation of This Chapter.

[CC 2000 §505.040; CC 1990 §510.040; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
This Chapter establishes minimum standards for dwelling units and accessory buildings and does not replace or modify standards otherwise established for the construction, replacement or repair of buildings except such as are in conflict with the provisions of this Chapter.
B. 
Any inconsistency or conflict between the provisions of this Chapter and any other provision of any other existing ordinance shall not repeal such provision of any other ordinance, but the provisions of this Chapter shall be cumulative thereto.

Section 515.050 Basement Rooms.

[CC 2000 §505.050; CC 1990 §510.050; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
No room in any basement in an existing building shall be used for habitable purposes unless the following standards are complied with:
1. 
Ceiling. The ceiling shall be at least seven (7) feet high and shall be at least three (3) feet above the surface or ground outside of or adjoining the room.
2. 
Toilet facilities. There shall be appurtenant to such room the use of a bathroom properly vented to the outside air in compliance with Section 515.120.
3. 
Window area. The required minimum window area of ten percent (10%) of the floor area shall be entirely above the finished elevation of the adjoining ground.
4. 
Floor. The floor area shall be waterproof and dampproof.
5. 
Drainage. Such room shall be well drained and dry.

Section 515.060 Minimum Standards for Dwelling Units Generally.

[CC 2000 §505.060; CC 1990 §510.060; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981; Ord. No. 1211 §1, 10-11-2001]
A. 
No person shall occupy as owner occupant or shall let or hold out to another for occupancy any dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein which is not safe, clean, sanitary, and fit for any human occupancy and which does not comply with the particular requirements of the following paragraphs of this Section:
1. 
Foundations, exterior walls and roofs. The foundation, exterior walls and exterior roof shall be substantially watertight and protected against rodents and shall be kept in sound condition and repair. The foundation elements shall adequately support the building at all points. Every exterior wall shall be free of deterioration holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards or timbers, and any other conditions which might admit rain or dampness to the interior portions of the walls or to the exterior spaces of the dwelling. The roof shall have no defects which admit rain, and roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent rainwater from causing dampness in the walls. All cornices, rustication, quoins, moldings, belt courses, lintels, sills, oriel windows, pediments and similar projections shall be kept in good repair and free from cracks and defects which make them hazardous and dangerous.
2. 
Floor, interior walls and ceilings. Every floor, interior wall and ceiling shall be adequately protected against passage and harborage of vermin and rodents and shall be kept in sound condition and good repair. Every floor shall be free of holes and cracks. Every floor shall be free of loose, warped, protruding or rotting floor boards. Every interior wall and ceiling shall be free of holes and large cracks and shall be maintained in a tight weatherproof condition. Every interior wall and ceiling shall be free of loose plaster or other structural material. Plaster, paint and all other surface materials shall be of such character as to be easily cleanable and shall be reasonable clean and tight. Every toilet room and bathroom floor surface shall be substantially impervious to water and be capable of being maintained easily in a clean and sanitary condition.
3. 
Windows, doors and hatchways.
a. 
Every window, exterior door and basement hatchway shall be substantially tight and shall be kept in sound condition and repair. Every window shall be fully supplied with window panes which are without cracks or holes. Every window sash shall be in good condition and fit reasonably tight within its frame. Every window, other than a fixed window, shall be capable of being easily opened and shall be held in position by window hardware. Every exterior door when closed, shall fit reasonably well within its frame. Every window, door and frame shall be constructed and maintained in such relation to the adjacent wall construction as completely to exclude rain and substantially to exclude wind from entering the dwelling. Every basement hatchway shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the entrance of rodents, rain and surface drainage water into the building.
b. 
All windows or doors with glass on either the front or side of any structure and facing a public street must all have window treatments, such as drapes, curtains, venetian blinds, shutters, slats, etc., which are neatly hung, in a presentable appearance, properly maintained and in a state of good repair.
4. 
Screens shall be supplied to the following extent:
a. 
Every door opening directly from any dwelling unit to the outdoors, and every window or other outside opening used for ventilation purposes shall be supplied with a screen of not less than sixteen (16) mesh per inch and every screen door shall have a self-closing device in good working condition.
5. 
Stairways and porches. Every stairway, inside or outside of the dwelling unit, and every porch shall be kept in safe condition and sound repair. Every flight of stairs and every porch shall be free of deterioration. Every rail and balustrade shall be firmly fastened and maintained in good condition. No flight of stairs shall have settled more than six (6) inches out of its intended position or have pulled away from supporting or adjacent structures. No flight of stairs shall have rotting, loose or deteriorating supports. Every stair tread shall be strong enough to bear a concentrated load of at least four hundred (400) pounds without danger of breaking. Every porch shall have a sound floor. No porch shall have rotting, loose or deteriorating supports.
6. 
Basements and cellars. Every basement and every cellar shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. Water shall not be permitted to accumulate or stand on the floor. All sewer connections shall be properly trapped. All cellar and slab drains shall be covered with grating. Junk, rubbish and waste shall not be permitted to accumulate to such an extent as to endanger health or safety.
7. 
Facilities, equipment and chimneys. Every supplied facility, piece of equipment or utility and every chimney flue shall be installed, function effectively as originally designed and shall be maintained in a safe, sound and sanitary working condition.
8. 
Grading and draining of lots. Every yard, court, vent passageway, driveway and other portion of the lot on which the dwelling stands shall be graded and drained so as to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water on any such surface. Driveways shall be maintained in good condition, repair, free of safety hazards and shall be composed of either concrete or asphalt. No driveways primarily composed of grass or dirt shall be allowed.
[Ord. No. 1533 §1, 2-24-2014]
9. 
Lawns and ground covers. Yards shall be provided with adequate lawn, ground cover or vegetation, hedges or bushes. All areas which are not covered by vegetation shall be treated to prevent dust or the blowing or scattering of dust particles into the air and mud eroding onto street or adjacent properties. All trees, bushes or vegetation which overhang an entrance shall be properly trimmed to avoid obstruction of the view and movements of vehicles and pedestrians.
10. 
Infestation. Each dwelling unit and all exterior appurtenances on the premises shall be adequately protected against rats, mice, termites and other vermin infestation. Building defects which permit the entrance of rats, mice, termites and other vermin shall be corrected immediately by the owner. Tenants shall be responsible for the elimination of rodents and vermin from that part of the premises under their control.

Section 515.070 Space Requirements Generally.

[CC 2000 §505.070; CC 1990 §510.070; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
No person shall occupy or let to another for occupancy any dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein which does not comply with the following requirements:
1. 
The floor area of a dwelling unit shall contain at least one hundred sixty (160) square feet for the first (1st) occupant and at least two hundred (200) square feet of floor space for each additional occupant. This floor area shall include only above ground level floor space, but shall exclude attics. Basement rooms and below ground level areas, as well as attics, shall not be considered in computing the minimum of one hundred sixty (160) square feet and two hundred (200) square feet per occupant.
2. 
Floor area of second (2nd) floors shall be based on habitable rooms only. In calculating the floor area of such rooms, only those portions of the room having a clear ceiling height of six (6) feet six (6) inches may be included.

Section 515.080 Illumination.

[CC 2000 §505.080; CC 1990 §510.080; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
All habitable rooms, passageways and stairways shall be provided with electrical fixtures so that they can be adequately lighted at night.

Section 515.090 Electrical Service.

[CC 2000 §505.090; CC 1990 §510.090; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
All electrical installations shall be equivalent to or exceed the requirements of the Pagedale City Electrical Code.
B. 
Every bathroom, laundry room and furnace room shall contain at least one (1) supplied ceiling or wall type electric light fixture. Every such outlet and fixture shall be properly installed, shall be maintained in good and safe working condition, and shall be connected to the source of electric power in a safe manner.

Section 515.100 Heating.

[CC 2000 §505.100; CC 1990 §510.100; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every dwelling unit shall have heating facilities properly installed which are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments within its walls to a temperature of at least sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit (68°F) when the outside temperature is zero degrees Fahrenheit (0°F). Gas appliances designed primarily for cooking or water-heating purposes shall not be considered as heating facilities within the meaning of this Section.

Section 515.110 Water-Heating Facilities.

[CC 2000 §505.110; CC 1990 §510.110; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every dwelling shall have supplied water-heating facilities which are properly installed, are maintained in safe and good working condition, are properly connected with the hot water lines required under the provisions of this Chapter and are capable of heating water to such a temperature as to permit an adequate amount of water to be drawn at every kitchen sink, lavatory basin, bathtub or shower at a temperature of not less than one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit (120°F) . Such supplied water-heating facilities shall be capable of meeting the requirements of this Section when the dwelling unit heating facilities required under the provisions of Sections of this Chapter are not in operation.

Section 515.120 Ventilation Requirements.

[CC 2000 §505.120; CC 1990 §510.120; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
Generally. Every habitable room shall have a ventilation system adequate for the purpose for which the room is used.
B. 
Toilet And Bathroom Ventilation. Every toilet room and bathroom shall have adequate ventilation which may be either an openable window with an openable area of five percent (5%) of the floor area, mechanical ventilation in compliance with the foregoing requirements of this Section, or a gravity vent flue constructed with incombustible material leading to the roof of the building, or a combination of these. The gravity vent shall be computed at an aggregate clear area of not less than five percent (5%) of the floor area of the room with a minimum area of at least one hundred twenty (120) square inches. Gravity vents shall be provided with a weather cap, directional vane or rotary type ventilation on the roof.

Section 515.130 Refuse, Garbage and Rubbish Storage Requirements.

[CC 2000 §505.130; CC 1990 §510.130; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every dwelling unit shall have adequate refuse, garbage or rubbish storage facilities as required by City ordinances.

Section 515.140 Sinks.

[CC 2000 §505.140; CC 1990 §510.140; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every dwelling unit shall contain a kitchen sink in good repair, free of chips, cracks or other defects which may be a sanitary hazard and shall be in working condition, properly connected to a water and sewer system approved by the Building Commissioner. Every kitchen sink, lavatory basin and bathtub or shower required under the provisions of this Chapter shall be properly connected with both hot and cold water lines.

Section 515.150 Bathrooms.

[CC 2000 §505.150; CC 1990 §510.150; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Every dwelling unit shall contain a room which affords privacy to a person within said room and which is equipped with a flush water closet, a tub or shower and lavatory basin in good repair and in working condition, properly connected to the public water system and to a public sewer system.

Section 515.160 Accessory Structures.

[CC 2000 §505.160; CC 1990 §510.160; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
Accessory structures shall not obstruct light and air of doors and windows of any dwelling unit, or obstruct a safe means of access to any dwelling unit, or create fire and safety hazards, or provide rat or vermin harborage. Accessory structures shall be functional and shall be maintained in a state of good repair and alignment.
B. 
All exterior appurtenances or accessory structures which serve no useful purpose and are in a deteriorated condition which are not repairable shall be removed. Such structures include porches, entrance platforms, garages, driveways, carports, walls, fences, miscellaneous sheds.

Section 515.170 Inspections by Building Commissioner.

[CC 2000 §505.170; CC 1990 §510.170; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
The Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative is authorized to make inspections to determine whether dwellings, dwelling units, accessory structures and premises located within this City conform to the requirements of this Chapter.

Section 515.180 Non-Compliance With This Chapter — Notice to Be Given.

[CC 2000 §505.180; CC 1990 §510.180; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
Whenever the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this Chapter, he/she will give notice of such alleged violation to the person or persons responsible therefor which shall:
1. 
Be in writing.
2. 
Contain a statement of the reason why it is being issued.
3. 
The owner of any building shall be granted reasonable time by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative from the issuance of the notice provided for in the Section to remedy the condition or conditions therein specified; provided however, that the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative may, at his/her discretion, extend the time for compliance with any such notice, and provided further, that no owner shall be held responsible for any condition that is not specifically described in such notice.
4. 
Be served upon the owner or his/her agent or the occupant, as the case may require. Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served upon such owner or agent or on any such occupant, if a copy thereof is:
a. 
Served upon him/her personally,
b. 
Sent by certified mail to his/her last known address, or
c. 
Posted in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling affected by the notice.
5. 
Contain an outline of remedial action which if taken will effect compliance with the provisions of the Chapter.
6. 
Failure of any owner to comply with any order of the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative contained in the notice within the time specified shall make such owner subject to the penalty provided for in Section 515.270 hereof.

Section 515.190 Placard on Building.

[CC 2000 §505.190; CC 1990 §510.190; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
The designation of dwellings or dwelling units as unfit for human habitation and the procedure for such declaration and placarding of such unfit dwellings or dwelling units shall be carried out in compliance with the following requirements:
1. 
Any dwelling or dwelling unit which shall be found to have any of the following defects shall be declared unfit for human habitation and shall be so designated and placarded by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative when the person responsible has failed to correct the condition set forth in a notice issued in accordance with Section 515.180:
a. 
One which is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe or vermin infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public, or
b. 
One which lacks heat, illumination or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or of the public, or
c. 
One which because of its general condition is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the occupants or of the public.

Section 515.200 Building to Be Vacated.

[CC 2000 §505.200; CC 1990 §510.200; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
Any dwelling or dwelling unit which is designated unfit for human habitation, or so designated and placarded by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative, shall be vacated within a reasonable time as ordered by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative.
B. 
No dwelling or dwelling unit which has been designated unfit for human habitation and placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured from, and such placard is removed by, the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative. The Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative shall remove such placard whenever the defect or defects upon which the placarding action was based has been eliminated.

Section 515.210 Procedure for Filing Appeals.

[CC 2000 §505.210; CC 1990 §510.220; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
A. 
Any person aggrieved by any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative shall have a right or appeal to the Board of Alderpersons.
B. 
Any such appeal shall be filed within fifteen (15) days after such order, requirement, decision or determination is made with the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative. Said appeal shall be accompanied by a docket fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) which shall be payable to the City of Pagedale.
C. 
Upon receipt of said appeal, the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative shall forthwith submit to the Board of Alderpersons the appeal together with all papers, records or documents constituting the record upon which the action appealed from is taken.
D. 
The Board of Alderpersons shall fix a time and place for the hearing of appeals. Such hearing shall be had within a reasonable time after the filing of the appeal. Notice of the time and place of hearing shall be sent by mail to the appellant or to his/her attorney of record, and such hearing shall not be less than ten (10) days after the mailing of the notice.
E. 
In exercising the powers enumerated in this Chapter, the Board of Alderpersons may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made.
The Board of Alderpersons shall act by a majority vote and a quorum shall consist of at least four (4) members. The action of the Board of Alderpersons shall not become effective until after the resolution of the Board of Alderpersons setting forth the reason for its decision and the vote of each member participating therein has been spread upon the minutes. Such resolutions, immediately following the Board of Alderpersons final decision, shall be filed in the City Hall and shall be open for public inspection.

Section 515.220 Unlawful to Remove Placard.

[CC 2000 §505.220; CC 1990 §510.230; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
No person shall deface or remove the placard from any dwelling or dwelling unit which has been declared as unfit for human habitation and placarded as such, except as provided in Section 515.200.

Section 515.230 Vacated Dwellings to Be Made Secure.

[CC 2000 §505.230; CC 1990 §510.240; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
The owner of every dwelling unit which is declared "unfit for human habitation" for continued occupancy shall make the dwelling unit safe and secure under the terms so that it shall not be dangerous to human life and shall not constitute a fire hazard or public nuisance. Any such vacant dwelling open at doors or windows, if unguarded, shall be deemed dangerous to human life as a fire hazard and a public nuisance within the meaning of this provision.

Section 515.240 Transfer of Ownership.

[CC 2000 §505.240; CC 1990 §510.250; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit upon whom a notice of violation or compliance order has been served to sell, transfer, mortgage, lease or otherwise dispose of thereof to another until the provisions of the notice of violation or compliance order has been complied with, or until such owner shall first furnish to the grantee, lessee or mortgagee a true copy of any notice of violation or compliance order issued by the Building Commissioner or his/her designated representative who shall then issue a receipt to the owner acknowledging the proposed transfer. A transferee, lessee or mortgagee who has received actual or constructive notice of the existence of a notice of violation or compliance order shall be bound by such notice as of the date of the transfer without further service or notice upon him/her.

Section 515.250 Building Commissioner May Appoint Assistants.

[CC 2000 §505.260; CC 1990 §510.270; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
The Building Commissioner may, subject to approval by the Board of Alderpersons, designate a person or persons to assist the Building Commissioner in the performance of his/her duties and enforcement of all ordinances which the Building Commissioner is charged with enforcing. Said designees shall have the title of "Assistant Building Commissioner". Provided however, that the Building Commissioner, by the appointment of Assistant Building Commissioners, shall not be relieved of ultimate responsibilities of enforcement of this Chapter or any other ordinance he/she is charged with enforcing. The Building Commissioner may, subject to approval by the Board of Alderpersons, designate investigation and processing of applications for occupancy permits and the issuance of occupancy permits to qualified applicants who are in full compliance with all ordinances relating to the dwelling and occupancy thereof. Said designees shall have the title of "Associate Building Commissioner". Provided however, that the Building Commissioner, by the appointment of Associate Building Commissioners, shall not be relieved of ultimate responsibilities of enforcement of this Chapter or any other ordinance he/she is charged with enforcing.

Section 515.260 Inspection Fees.

[CC 2000 §505.270; Ord. No. 1158 §1, 5-13-1999; Ord. No. 1248 §§1 — 2, 6-12-2003]
A. 
Fees for inspection services as required by this Chapter shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00) and shall include one (1) reinspection if the initial inspection fails to pass. Subsequent reinspection fees shall be thirty-five dollars ($35.00) and shall be paid into the general funds of the City at the time an inspection is requested by the owner of said property and shall be valid for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. After ninety (90) days, a new inspection is required.
B. 
All "for sale" property is required to pass the Housing Code inspections requirement prior to the transferring of ownership. Inspection service fees of "for sale" property shall be the same as the service fees stated in Subsection (A) hereof.
C. 
All outstanding liens on any "for sale" property must be paid prior to obtaining Housing Code inspections to issue an occupancy permit.

Section 515.270 Violations and Penalties.

[CC 2000 §505.280; CC 1990 §510.300; Ord. No. 704 §1, 5-14-1981]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of Sections 515.010 through 515.260 shall for each offense be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs, or imprisonment up to ninety (90) days or both the fine and imprisonment for each day that such violation continues.

Section 515.280 Street Numbers.

[CC 2000 §505.290; CC 1990 §510.310; Ord. No. 722 §1, 3-11-1982]
A. 
Every dwelling and commercial establishment shall be identified by street numbers displayed upon a contrasting background in a conspicuous place upon the dwelling or commercial establishment or upon the tract of land upon which the dwelling or commercial establishment is located so as to be readily visible from the street.
B. 
Penalty For Violation. Any person or business establishment failing to comply with this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than ten dollars ($10.00) for each offense, exclusive of cost.

Section 515.290 Inspection Regulation Requirements for Businesses.

[CC 2000 §505.300; Ord. No. 872 §1, 11-17-1988]
Any structure or building in the City of Pagedale for the purpose of conducting a business shall be required to comply with all applicable rules and regulations outlined under minimum housing standards in Article I of this Chapter. Whenever dwelling unit is referenced to in Article I of this Chapter, the term building or structure shall be deemed substitute therefrom, if applicable, for business establishments for the purpose of providing health standards and enforcement of applicable local Building Codes and, for any other inspection requirements, be they governed by any code of St. Louis County adopted by the City of Pagedale or State or Federal Building Codes designed to protect the public health, safety, comfort, morale and general welfare of the people of the City.

Section 515.300 Minimum Housing Inspection Services.

[CC 2000 §505.310; Ord. No. 1003 §1, 1-14-1993]
The Mayor of the City of Pagedale is hereby authorized and directed to enter into and execute a contract with St. Louis County, Missouri, whereby said County, by and through its Department of Public Works in accordance with the St. Louis County Property Maintenance Code, will perform minimum housing inspection services within the City of Pagedale.