City of O'Fallon, MO
St. Charles County
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Section 520.010 Anchorage Devices To Be Provided.

[R.O. 2007 §525.010; CC 1978 §555.010; Ord. No. 433 §2, 7-18-1972]
Every Parking space for mobile homes or residential trailers within the City limits shall be provided with devices for anchoring the unit to prevent overturning or uplift. Where concrete platforms are provided for the parking of units, anchorage may be eyelets imbedded in the concrete with adequate anchor plates or hooks; or other suitable means. The anchorage shall be adequate to withstand wind forces and uplift as required in the Building Code and for buildings and structures based upon the size and weight of the units.

Section 520.020 Specifications For Tie-Downs.

[R.O. 2007 §525.020; CC 1978 §555.020; Ord. No. 433 §3, 7-18-1972]
Tie-downs for residential trailers and mobile homes within the city limits shall be accomplished by the use of three-eighths (3/8) inch cable to fasten, or its equal. The approved tie-down means shall be by: six (6) four (4) inch blade one thousand five hundred (1,500) pound tie-downs: or four (4) six (6) inch blade two thousand five hundred (2,500) pound tie-downs; or by three-fourths (¾) inch shell set in concrete after pad is poured with three (3) tie-downs being placed on each side of trailer and each shell having a one-half (½) inch lag; or by eye bolts to be set when pouring pad or pier, being forty-eight (48) inches deep and twelve (12) inches in diameter.

Section 520.030 Trailer Footings.

[R.O. 2007 §525.030; CC 1978 §555.030; Ord. No. 433 §4, 7-18-1972]
Trailer footings within the City limits shall be by piers eighteen (18) inches, by thirty (30) inches deep by eighteen (18) inches for base under blocks; or thirty-six (36) inch deep footings with piers five (5) inches by twelve (12) inches, and runners thirty (30) inches by twelve (12) inches; or by a pad five (5) inches thick and ten (10) feet by sixty (60) feet with screen or rod reinforcement.

Section 520.040 Supervision By Building Official — Penalties.

[R.O. 2007 §525.040; CC 1978 §555.040; Ord. No. 433 §5, 7-18-1972]
The provisions of this Chapter are to be supervised by the Building Official; and anyone locating, or causing to be located a mobile home or travel trailer not in compliance with the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment up to three (3) months if upon being warned by the Building Official they intentionally refuse to comply within a reasonable period of time.

Section 520.050 Permit Fees For Mobile Homes Within Mobile Home Parks.

[R.O. 2007 §525.050; Ord. No. 1229 §§1—8, 8-21-1985]
A. 
The codes and ordinances of the City of O'Fallon allow for the development of mobile home parks within its City limits and establish regulations governing their establishment as well as the placement of individual mobile homes upon lots therein.
B. 
Although the codes and ordinances of the City of O'Fallon require inspection of placement of these mobile homes and their appurtenances, and their connection to necessary services for the purposes of safety and conformance with said codes and ordinances, the City also recognizes that certain cost savings are realized through the unified nature of mobile homes and their appurtenances when erected as an organized whole.
C. 
There is hereby adopted a permit fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) which shall cover all electrical and plumbing inspections made relating to the initial placement or replacement of any mobile home, as well as any porch, deck, shed or any other outbuilding, piers, pads, awnings, or flag poles that may be erected with the initial placement or replacement of any mobile home or erected within six (6) months (one hundred eighty (180) days) following issuance of the permit.
D. 
The aforementioned permit fee shall not be considered to include, or waive, sanitary sewer or water system connection fees, charges incurred in the purchase of water meters or inspection thereof,, fences, satellite dish antennas, above ground pools, carports, or any other appurtenance not specifically referenced.
E. 
The responsibility of completing any necessary application forms, submitting any required plans, payment of fees, and scheduling of inspections involving the initial placement or replacement of any mobile home and its appurtenances shall rest with the mobile home owner.
F. 
The mobile home park owner shall, at the time of proposed placement or replacement of any mobile home in his/her park, advise the mobile home owner in writing, that said mobile home owner must obtain the aforementioned City permit.
G. 
Any person found to be in violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00). Written notice of the violation shall be served via a stop-work order which shall be posted in a prominent location upon the work site, and thereafter no further work shall proceed. Each day following posting of the notice in which the proper permit is not secured shall be considered a separate offense.