City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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Editor's Note — Ord. No. 2289 §1, adopted September 19, 2006, repealed ch. 500 "building code" and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 500 derived from ord. no. 983 §§2 — 4, 3-3-1987; ord. no. 978 §§1 — 2, 2-3-1987; ord. no. 1270 §1, 12-3-1991; ord. no. 1294 §1, 5-5-1992; ord. no. 1344 §1, 2-16-1993; ord. no. 1380 §1, 8-3-1993; ord. no. 1459 §§1 — 2, 9-20-1994; ord. no. 1465 §§1 — 2, 10-4-1994; ord. no. 1737 §1, 8-4-1998; ord. no. 1740, 8-18-1998; ord. no. 1810 §1, 6-1-1999; ord. no. 2013 §§1 — 3, 5-21-2002; ord. no. 2131 §1, 6-1-2004; ord. no. 2203 §§A — B, 3, 6-21-2005; ord. no. 2237 §§1 — 2, 2-7-2006.

Section 500.010 Codes Adopted.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006; Ord. No. 2464 §1, 1-20-2009]
A. 
For the purpose of establishing rules and regulations for the construction, alteration, repair, removal, demolition, equipment, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of buildings and structures, including administration and permits, the City of Parkville hereby adopts the following administrative and technical codes, including appendices specified herein, in their entireties, except as otherwise amended. Said amendments are detailed in adopted exhibits and summarized in the Residential and Commercial Guidelines of the City of Parkville, all of which are incorporated herein by reference, and which are on file in the Department of Community Development. The following codes and specified appendices, and amendments and guides adopted by reference, are hereby designated as the Building Code of the City of Parkville.
[Ord. No. 2794 §1, 1-6-2015]
1. 
The 2012 International Building Code, as amended, including the following appendices:
a. 
Appendix C — Group U — Agricultural Buildings.
b. 
Appendix E — Supplementary Accessibility Requirements.
c. 
Appendix F — Rodent Proofing.
d. 
Appendix G — Flood Resistant Construction.
e. 
Appendix H — Signs, except Section H101.2.
f. 
Appendix I — Patio Covers.
g. 
Appendix J — Grading.
2. 
The 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, as amended, including the following appendices:
a. 
Appendix A — Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping.
b. 
Appendix B — Sizing of venting systems serving appliances equipped with draft hoods, Category 1 Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use and Type B Vents.
c. 
Appendix C — Exit Terminals of mechanical draft and direct-vent venting systems.
d. 
Appendix D — Recommended procedure for safety inspection of an existing appliance installation.
e. 
Appendix E — Manufactured Housing Used as Dwellings.
f. 
Appendix G — Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs.
g. 
Appendix H — Patio Covers.
h. 
Appendix J — Existing Buildings and Structures.
i. 
Appendix K — Sound Transmission.
j. 
Appendix L — Permit Fees.
k. 
Appendix N — Venting Methods.
l. 
Appendix O — Automatic Vehicle Gates.
3. 
The 2012 International Mechanical Code, as amended.
4. 
The 2012 International Plumbing Code, as amended.
5. 
The 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, as amended, including the following appendices:
a. 
Appendix A — Sizing and Capacities of Gas Piping.
b. 
Appendix B — Sizing of Venting Systems Serving Appliances Equipped with Draft Hoods, Category I Appliances, and Appliances Listed for Use and Type B Vents.
c. 
Appendix C — Exit Terminals of Mechanical Draft and Direct-Vent Venting Systems.
d. 
Appendix D — Recommended Procedure for Safety Inspection of an Existing Appliance Installation.
6. 
The 2012 International Fire Code, as amended.
7. 
The 2012 International Existing Building Code.
8. 
The 2011 National Electrical Code.
9. 
ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Building and Facilities.
10. 
The Parkville Property Maintenance Code.
B. 
Where, in any specific case, the Building Code specifies different material, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific in the Building Codes, the specific requirement shall be applicable.
C. 
Where, in any specific case, a structure or construction shall be located in more than one jurisdiction with authority, the most restrictive Building Code shall apply.
[Ord. No. 2653 §1, 10-2-2012]

Section 500.020 Building Permit Required.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
Any property owner, building owner, business owner, tenant, firm, partnership, corporation, architect, builder, contractor, subcontractor, tradesman, authorized agent or any other person or entity employed by or in connection therewith who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
B. 
Any false representation made in the application for this permit shall be considered a violation of Section 215.560 of the Criminal Code and penalties as prescribed therein shall apply.

Section 500.030 Work Exempt From Permit.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
Work Exempt From Permit. Exemptions from permit requirements of this Chapter shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this Chapter or any other laws of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following
1. 
Buildings:
a. 
One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed one hundred twenty (120) square feet (11.15 m2).
b. 
Fences not over six (6) feet (1829 mm) high.
c. 
Retaining walls that are not over four (4) feet (1219 mm) in height measured from the top of the footing to the top of the wall.
d. 
Private sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches (762 mm) above grade and not over any basement or story below which are not part of the accessible route.
e. 
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, counter tops and similar finish work.
f. 
Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a group "R-3" occupancy, which are less than twenty-four (24) inches (610 mm) deep, do not exceed five thousand (5,000) gallons (19,000 L) and are installed entirely above ground.
g. 
Swings and other playground equipment accessory to one- and two-family dwellings.
h. 
Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of group "R-3" occupancy.
i. 
Movable cases, counters and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches (1753 mm) in height.
2. 
Electrical:
a. 
Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
b. 
The installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
3. 
Gas:
a. 
Portable heating appliances.
b. 
Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
4. 
Mechanical:
a. 
Portable heating appliances.
b. 
Portable ventilation equipment.
c. 
Portable cooling units.
d. 
Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by the current adopted technical codes.
e. 
Replacement of any part which does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
f. 
Portable evaporative cooler.
g. 
Self-contained refrigeration system containing ten (10) pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant actuated by motors of one (1) horsepower (746 w) or less.
5. 
Plumbing:
a. 
The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe; provided however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in the currently adopted technical codes.
b. 
The clearing of stoppages or the repair of leaks in pipes, valves of fixtures and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.
6. 
Emergency repairs:
a. 
Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the Building Official.
7. 
Repairs:
a. 
Application or notice to the Building Official is not required for ordinary repairs to structures, replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles. Such repairs shall not include the cuffing away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load-bearing support or the removal or change of any required means of egress or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirement; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other work affecting public health or general safety.

Section 500.040 Fees.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006; Ord. No. 2794 §4, 1-6-2015]
A. 
With the exception of those fees set below, building permit and inspection fees shall be as follows:
1. 
Fees for one and two-family dwellings shall be set forth in the 2012 International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings, Appendix L, Permit Fees.
2. 
Fees for all other permits required under this Chapter shall be set forth in the 1997 Uniform Administrative Code, Tables 3-A, 3-B, 3-C and 3-D.
3. 
Complete listings of these fees are on file in the Community Development Department.
B. 
Plan Review Fees. When submittal of building or improvement plans is required to obtain a building permit a plan review fee shall apply. Plan review fees shall be as set forth in the schedule of fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution as authorized by Municipal Code Chapter 800, Section 800.010. Plan review fees shall be paid prior to plan review and the issuance of any associated building permit.
C. 
Occupancy Inspection. Except when occupancy inspections are included with building permits for new construction, tenant finish or major remodeling, an occupancy inspection shall be required prior to change of occupancy for non-residential structures. Occupancy inspection and re-inspection fees shall be set forth in the schedule of fees adopted by the Board of Aldermen by resolution as authorized by Municipal Code Chapter 800, Section 800.010. Initial inspection fees shall be paid at the time of application and re-inspection fees shall be paid prior to re-inspection.
D. 
Building Permit And Inspection Fee For Work Started Without A Permit.
1. 
Except in emergency situations as specified in Section 500.030, if work for which a permit is required in this Chapter is started or commenced by any property owner, building owner, business owner, tenant, firm, partnership, corporation, architect, builder, contractor, subcontractor, tradesman, authorized agent or any other person or entity employed by or in connection therewith prior to obtaining a required permit, the building permit and inspection fees for such work shall be doubled. The payment of such double fee shall not relieve any person(s) from fully complying with the requirements of the Building Code, nor relieve any person(s) from violations or penalties as prescribed in Sections 500.100 and 500.110.
2. 
No building permits shall be issued to any property owner, building owner, business owner, tenant, firm, partnership, corporation, architect, builder, contractor, subcontractor, tradesman, authorized agent or any other person or entity employed by or in connection therewith who owes the City of Parkville, Missouri, permit and inspection fees as described in this Section.
E. 
Reimbursement Of Fees. When a fee owed under this Section is paid in excess of the amount owed or an application is withdrawn prior to any review or inspection proceeding, reimbursement may be authorized by the Building Official. Reimbursements must be requested within ninety (90) calendar days of payment.

Section 500.050 Certificate of Occupancy.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
No building or structure shall be used or occupied, in whole or in part, for any purpose, nor shall a change in existing occupancy for non-residential use or occupancy classification of any use of a building or structure or portion thereof be made until the City of Parkville, Missouri, has issued a certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy as follows.
1. 
Certificate of occupancy.
a. 
Improvements and repairs. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any building or structure until all public improvements, such as curbs, gutters, sidewalks, water meter boxes, street paving, sewage, storm, flood and fire control facilities and any other required improvements, are completed and operable. If any public or other required improvements are damaged during construction, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued until such improvements are repaired.
b. 
Issuance of certificate. After the Building Official or Building Inspector performs the final inspection of a building or structure and finds that all improvements have been completed or repairs made as required herein and finds no violations of the currently adopted Building Codes or any other applicable laws, the Building Official shall, with the approval from the Community Development Director, issue a certificate of occupancy containing the date of inspection, the date of issuance and any information required by Section 110 of the International Building Code and Section 110 of the International Residential Code.
c. 
Notice of disapproval. After the Building Official or Building Inspector performs final inspection of a building or structure and finds that such building or structure does not conform to the currently adopted Building Codes or other pertinent law, the Building Official or Building Inspector shall issue a written notice of disapproval to the applicant stating reasons for such disapproval.
2. 
Temporary certificate of occupancy. Upon sufficient showing of good cause and subject to the limitations set forth in Subsections (1) through (5), the Building Official is empowered, with the advice and consent of the Community Development Director, to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy for the use or occupancy of a portion(s) of a building or structure prior to the completion of the entire building or structure as follows:
a. 
Limitations. No temporary certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any incomplete requirements of the Building Code or Municipal Code which would result in substantial hazards or be injurious to the health, safety or welfare of any person or which would result in the violation of any ordinance of the City of Parkville, Missouri, or of the State of Missouri.
b. 
Procedure. In order to obtain a temporary certificate of occupancy, the applicant must complete an application for temporary certificate of occupancy to use or occupy portions(s) of a structure prior to completion of the entire structure. If the Building Official finds no substantial hazard will result, the portion(s) complying with the provisions of the technical codes and other applicable codes and standards, the Building Official shall then issue a temporary certificate of occupancy.
c. 
Time period. The applicant must fully complete, repair and/or replace improvements or work within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy.
d. 
Extension. An applicant holding an unexpired temporary certificate of occupancy may apply in writing for a thirty (30) day extension of time within which work may be completed showing that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken within the time required. Upon sufficient evidence the Building Official may extend the time for completion. Except for seasonal work, no temporary certificate of occupancy shall be extended for more than a total of ninety (90) days from the date of issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy. Up to a total of one hundred eighty (180) days may be allowed for seasonal work.
e. 
Fees. Prior to the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy a, non-refundable fifty dollar ($50.00) issuance fee must be paid, along with any other applicable fees associated with determining building compliance for temporary occupancy. Prior to issuance of any extension of said temporary certificate of occupancy, a non-refundable twenty-five dollar ($25.00) issuance fee must be paid.
f. 
Breach. In the event the applicant fails to timely and fully complete, repair and/or replace said improvements in a satisfactory manner, the City of Parkville, Missouri, shall pursue all civil and criminal legal remedies as set forth in Sections 500.100 and 500.110 of the Parkville Municipal Code.
3. 
Posting of certificate. The Building Official shall issue the certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy to the owner or applicant through appropriate means including hand delivery, mailing or posting.
4. 
Revocation of certificate. The Building Official may suspend or revoke any certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy whenever the certificate is issued in error on the basis of incorrect information supplied, where conditions or requirements contained within the certificate have not been met or when it is determined that the building or structure or portion thereof is in violation of any provisions of the currently adopted technical codes or any other applicable law.

Section 500.060 Licenses Required.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
Prior to commencing any work requiring a building permit, every person who shall maintain, operate or conduct any of the businesses, trades, vocations, avocations or places of amusement or exercise the privileges specified in Chapter 605 of the Parkville Municipal Code shall obtain a license to do so in accordance with the requirements therein.
B. 
All electrical work in the City of Parkville shall be performed or signed off by an electrician licensed in any City in the area encompassed by the Mid America Regional Council or performed and signed off by an electrician certified by the City Administrator of the City of Parkville.
C. 
Any false representation made in the application for this license shall be considered a violation of Section 215.560 of the Criminal Code and penalties as prescribed therein shall apply.

Section 500.070 Sanitary Facilities At Worksites.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
Definitions. References to the following words in this Section shall have definitions as shown.
CONSTRUCTION SITE
Site of any construction. A "construction site" is also a worksite and subject to the rules for worksites as well as the rules for construction sites.
GARBAGE
Animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, cooking, preparation or consumption of food.
WORKER(S)
Any person(s) employed to carry out any responsibility at any worksite, including general contractors, subcontractors and their employees.
WORKSITE
Site of any construction, demolition, excavation or grading work.
B. 
Toilet Facilities. At every worksite, portable toilets shall be required from the first (1st) day of work until the Building Inspector affirms the work is complete. The ratio of portable toilets provided shall be one (1) toilet for every ten (10) workers on the premises at any one time.
C. 
Combined Toilet Facilities. If two (2) or more worksites are located within two (2) lots of each other or directly across the street from each other and the number of workers at these multiple sites at any one time does not number more than ten (10), the Building Inspector may, at his discretion, allow one (1) portable toilet to be used for these multiple sites.
D. 
Approval And Servicing Of Portable Toilets. Each portable toilet shall be approved by the Building Inspector and shall be serviced at least once a week.
E. 
Alternate Facilities. If alternate sewered toilet facilities are available to workers, the Building Inspector may, at his discretion, waive the requirement for portable toilets.
F. 
Construction Debris And Garbage Receptacles. Each construction site shall have receptacles for construction debris and each worksite shall have covered receptacles for garbage. These receptacles shall be sufficient in number and size to keep construction debris and garbage from littering the worksite or neighboring properties. Garbage shall be removed at least once a week by a trash hauler licensed by the City of Parkville or removed by the contractor or subcontractor to a licensed collection site. Construction debris and garbage shall not be intermingled.
G. 
Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the contractor on any job to assure that the requirements of this Section are carried out. Failure to provide these facilities shall be grounds for the Building Inspector to stop work.

Section 500.080 Limitation On Hours of Certain Outdoor Construction.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
Operating or permitting the operation of any tools or equipment used in construction, drilling, earthmoving, excavating or demolition work that create noise that can be clearly heard from a distance of thirty (30) feet or more by any person of normal sensitivity shall be prohibited between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. Monday through Friday and allowed only between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Saturdays and the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Sundays. Exceptions include:
1. 
Construction operations conducted by the City of Parkville.
2. 
Operation of safety and emergency equipment
3. 
Emergency construction work authorized by the City Administrator or Building Official of Parkville.
B. 
Any property owner, building owner, business owner, tenant, firm, partnership, corporation, architect, builder, contractor, subcontractor, tradesman, authorized agent or any other person or entity employed by or in connection therewith engaging in above activity during prohibited time periods shall be cited under the provisions of the Parkville Criminal Code, Section 215.020(A)(3), Peace Disturbance.

Section 500.090 Electrical Work.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
All electrical work in the City of Parkville shall be performed or signed off by an electrician licensed in any City in the area encompassed by the Mid American Regional Council.

Section 500.100 Violations.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation or any architect, builder, contractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith to:
1. 
Erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, remodel, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use or occupy prior to passing a final inspection or maintain any building or structure or cause or permit the same to be done without first obtaining a valid, unrevoked building permit and/or temporary certificate of occupancy or certificate of occupancy as provided in this Chapter.
2. 
Enter, occupy, remain or permit or cause any other person to enter, occupy or remain in any building or structure which has been posted as unfit to occupy until such building or structure has been inspected and been issued a certificate of occupancy pursuant to the provisions of the City Building Code.
3. 
Remove or deface any order to stop work or to vacate which is posted upon any premises, building or structure.
4. 
Fail, neglect or refuse to obey any subpoena or final order of the Board of Zoning Adjustment or Board of Housing Appeals.
5. 
Violate any other provision of this Chapter.

Section 500.110 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 2289 §1, 9-19-2006]
Any person or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this Title or fail to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) and costs or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or both such fine and imprisonment and each day such violation shall be permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. The owner or owners of any property, building, structure or premises or part thereof, where anything in violation of this Title shall be placed or shall exist and any architect, builder, contractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith and who has assisted in the commission of any such violation shall be guilty of a separate offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined as hereinabove provided.