City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 06-35 §1, adopted July 5, 2006, repealed ch. 500 "building code" and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 500 derived from ord. no. 383 §110-1, 10-21-1959; ord. no. 442 §§3, 5 — 6, 8 — 10, 10-5-1960; ord. no. 90-19 §1, 2-21-1990; ord. no. 90-67 §1, 7-5-1990; ord. no. 95-03 §§1 — 2, 2-1-1995; ord. no. 01-65 §1, 11-29-2001; ord. no. 02-75 §1, 12-18-2002; ord. no. 04-34 §12, 5-19-2004; ord. no. 04-50 §5, 10-6-2004; ord. no. 05-42 §2, 9-21-2005.
Cross References — Swimming pool and bathhouse construction, ch. 235; excavations, ch. 530; as to dangerous buildings, see ch. 505.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
A. 
The Building Official shall issue no building permit for the erection, construction, conversion, establishment, alteration or enlargement of any building, structure or improvement, including fences, without the approval in writing of the Design and Review Board, if:
1.
Same is commercial, industrial, institutional or multiple dwelling in character; or
2.
Same is a new design for a single-family dwelling or fence for construction in the City; or
3.
The Building Official finds that the proposed building, structure, improvement or fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto, is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property or is inconsistent with the zoning plan and map and regulation thereunder.
Exception:
1. 
That the Building Official or his designated representative have the authority to approve all swimming pools, residential additions, garage and carport additions. All residential additions will require exterior wall and roof materials to match the design of the residence and colors and material that coordinate with the residence.
2. 
That the Building Official or his designated representative will also have the responsibility for the approval of residential fences, provided that:
a. 
A privacy fence on or near the property line must have a letter from adjoining neighbors. If letters are not submitted, the Design and Review Board will review the application. Privacy fences shall have finished side to face out, unless circumstances preclude this construction. If finished side is facing in, the permit must be approved by the Design and Review Board.
b. 
Construction of fence will be of professional quality and materials will be of materials that will withstand all weather conditions, such as wolmanized, redwood or cedar. If erected, would not be detrimental, inharmonious or inconsistent with the property in the surrounding area; that its erection shall not injure the rights of adjacent property owners nor shall the welfare and safety of the public be adversely affected.
c. 
Applicant will be informed that chain link fences with material such as wooden slats or plastic or metal strips woven through the chain link will not be accepted as aesthetically pleasing in a residential district and must be approved by the Design and Review Board.
d. 
Construction of four (4) foot picket fences, split rail fences, cyclone and chain link fences, with letters from adjoining neighbors, will be approved by staff.
e. 
If any fence which legally existed on January 1, 1995, is removed as a result of any road construction or any utility construction adjacent to a public road, the owner of such fence shall have the right to replace such fence within six (6) months after removal thereof, regardless of whether such replacement fence shall conform with the requirements of the Bridgeton zoning ordinance applicable at the time such fence shall be removed or replaced. The Director of Public Works shall have the right to extend the period to replace such fence by an additional six (6) months.
f. 
A building permit for a fence or fence repair is required when the total linear footage exceeds twenty-four (24) feet in length consisting of three (3), eight (8) foot sections installed continuously. A maximum of three (3) sections may be replaced without the issuance of a building permit.
3. 
Patio enclosures that are of standard designs, full length glass or screen panels, white in color and/or matching the residence in trim color or would otherwise match the design of the residence may be processed by the staff.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
In the event the approval of the Design and Review Board is required under Section 500.010, the Building Official shall, upon receipt of legal processing fee, as specified in this Title, from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after the filing of the application for the building permit, certify such application, together with all attached plans, specifications, plot, diagrams and other instruments required by law to the Design and Review Board by delivering same to the Chairman thereof. Within sixty (60) days of receipt by the Building Official of an application requiring Design and Review Board approval, the Board shall approve, conditionally approve or disapprove such application. Failure of the Board to act within said sixty (60) day period shall constitute approval of said application. Such approval shall be deemed to include any stipulations made by the Building Official as the result of his plan examination. Under the terms of this Section, resubmission by the applicant of a conditionally approved, rejected or disapproved application shall constitute a new application.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
Following the certification of such application and attached documents to the Board, said Board shall consider same and may hold a hearing on the matter, written notice of which shall be given the applicant at least five (5) days in advance of said hearing as to time, place and purpose and at which the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
A. 
The Board shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
1. 
The application conforms to the zoning plan and map; and
2. 
With respect to single-family dwellings and structures, the subject matter of the application, if erected, would not be detrimental, inharmonious or inconsistent with the property in the surrounding area. Such finding shall be based on a determination that neither of the following conditions will be created by erection of the proposed dwelling or fence:
a. 
Excessive similarity to any other structure existing or for which a permit has been issued, or any other structure included in the same permit application, facing upon the same side of the street and within two hundred fifty (250) feet of the proposed site unless differing substantially in overall exterior design or in four (4) or more of the following features of exterior design and appearance:
1.
Landscaping.
2.
Combination of materials.
3.
Texture of materials.
4.
Site setting.
5.
Location of carports and garages.
6.
Finished grade levels.
7.
Type of roof.
8.
Height of roof.
9.
Number and size of windows.
b. 
Excessive and unreasonable dissimilarity or inappropriateness in relation to any other structure existing or for which a building permit has been issued, or to any other structure included in the same permit application, facing upon the same side of the street and within two hundred fifty (250) feet of the proposed site in respect to one (1) or more of the following features:
1.
Cubical contents.
2.
Gross floor area.
3.
Height of building or height of roof.
4.
Other significant design features such as material or quality or architectural design, provided that a finding of excessive dissimilarity or inappropriateness exists, but further that it is of such a nature as to be expected to provoke beyond reasonable doubt an adverse affect on the stability and value of surrounding property, and that finding is not based on personal preference as to taste or choice of architectural style.
3. 
With respect to the erection, improvement or alteration of commercial, industrial, institutional or multiple dwelling buildings and structures, that same shall be in the interest of the public health, welfare, safety and morals; and harmonious and consistent with the property in the surrounding area with respect to the following factors:
a. 
Use of space.
1.
Ratio of structures to the building site.
2.
Position of structures and other improvements on the site.
3.
Relation of structures and other improvements to adjoining properties and streets.
4.
Landscaping.
5.
Effective screening, such as fences, walls or landscaping.
6.
All other factors contributing to the most desirable use of space.
7.
Parking facilities.
b. 
Design.
1.
Plans and elevations.
2.
Color, material and texture.
3.
Relation to the site and to adjoining properties.
4.
Signs as related to proposed structures and adjoined properties.
5.
Landscaping, fences, garden walls and entrances.
6.
Other factors pertaining to overall design and appearance.
c. 
Future development.
1.
Proposed highways.
2.
Street widenings.
3.
Public buildings, schools and churches.
4.
Parks, parkways and other proposed or contemplated developments.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
Appeals from the granting or denial of a building permit by the Building Official shall be to the Board of Adjustment as is in such cases provided by law.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
The Design and Review Board shall to the greatest extent practicable, upon request, furnish advice and consultation to applicants for building permits or other persons contemplating building or development in the City.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, move, remove, demolish, use, add, replace, occupy or maintain any building or structure in violation of any provisions of this Chapter, including the codes herein adopted, or to cause, permit or suffer any such violation to be committed. Any such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Section 100.080. It shall be the responsibility of the offender to abate the violation as expeditiously as possible, and each day that such violation is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
Any plant materials installed to satisfy a condition of a building permit and which die shall be replaced no later than the next planting season. Replacement materials shall conform in kind, size and spacing with that shown on the landscaping plan for the project.
[Ord. No. 06-35 §1, 7-5-2006]
A. 
Section 101 General.
1. 
Section 101.1 Title (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of the City of Bridgeton, hereinafter referred to as "this code".
2. 
Section 101.2 Exception #2 (page 10) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.2 Scope. The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.
Exceptions:
1.
Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (town houses) not more than three (3) stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the International Residential Code.
2.
Existing buildings undergoing repair, alterations or additions and change of occupancy shall be permitted to comply with either Chapters 1 through 33 or Chapter 34 of this code.
3.
Home occupations carried on in a residence as provided for in Chapter 410 of the Bridgeton Zoning Regulations shall not be required to obtain an occupancy permit under the regulations of this code.
3. 
Section 101.2.1 Insert:
Appendix C, F, I shall be governed by this code.
101.2.1 Appendices. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted.
4. 
101.3 Intent. The purpose of this code is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
5. 
101.4 Referenced codes. The other codes listed in Sections 101.4.1 through 101.4.7 and referenced elsewhere in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference.
Section 101.4.1 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.4.1 Electrical. The provisions of the adopted St. Louis County Electrical Code shall apply to the installation of electrical systems, including alterations, repairs, replacement, equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.
Section 101.4.2 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.4.2 Gas. The provisions of the adopted St. Louis County Mechanical Code shall apply to the installation of gas piping from the point of delivery, gas appliances and related accessories as covered in this code. These requirements apply to gas piping systems extending from the point of delivery to the inlet connections of appliances and the installation and operation of residential and commercial gas appliances and related accessories.
Section 101.4.3 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.4.3 Mechanical. The provisions of the adopted St. Louis County Mechanical Code shall apply to the installation, alterations, repairs and replacement of mechanical systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and/or appurtenances, including ventilating, heating, cooling, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, incinerators and other energy-related systems.
Section 101.4.4 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.4.4 Plumbing. The provisions of the adopted St. Louis County Plumbing Code shall apply to the installation, alterations, repairs and replacement of plumbing systems, including equipment, appliances, fixtures, fittings and appurtenances thereto.
Section 101.4.5 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
101.4.5 Property maintenance. The provisions of the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code shall apply to existing commercial structures and premises; equipment and facilities; light, ventilation, space heating, sanitation, life and fire safety hazards; responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants; and occupancy of existing premises and structures.
Section 101.4.6 (page 1) Insert:
101.4.6 Fire prevention. The provisions of the International Fire Code as adopted by local fire districts shall apply to matters affecting or relating to structures, processes and premises from the hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or devices; from conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises; and from the construction, extension, repair, alteration or removal of fire suppression and alarm systems or fire hazards in the structure or on the premises from occupancy or operation.
101.4.7 Energy. The provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code shall apply to all matters governing the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency.
B. 
Section 102 Applicability.
1. 
102.1 General. Where, in any specific case, different Sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern. Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall be applicable.
2. 
102.2 Other laws. The provisions of this code shall not be deemed to nullify any provisions of local, State or Federal law.
3. 
102.3 Application of references. References to Chapter or Section numbers, or to provisions not specifically identified by number, shall be construed to refer to such Chapter, Section or provision of this code.
4. 
102.4 Referenced codes and standards. The codes and standards referenced in this code shall be considered part of the requirements of this code to the prescribed extent of each such reference. Where differences occur between provisions of this code and referenced codes and standards, the provisions of this code shall apply.
5. 
102.5 Partial invalidity. In the event that any part or provision of this code is held to be illegal or void, this shall not have the effect of making void or illegal any of the other parts or provisions.
6. 
102.6 Existing structures. The legal occupancy of any structure existing on the date of adoption of this code shall be permitted to continue without change, except as is specifically covered in this code, the International Property Maintenance Code or the International Fire Code or as is deemed necessary by the Building Official for the general safety and welfare of the occupants and the public.
C. 
Section 103 Department of Public Works.
1. 
Section 103.1 (page 1) delete in its entirety. Insert:
103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The Department of Public Works is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the Building Official.
2. 
103.2 Appointment. The Building Official shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority of the jurisdiction.
3. 
103.3 Deputies. In accordance with the prescribed procedures of this jurisdiction and with the concurrence of the appointing authority, the Building Official shall have the authority to appoint a Deputy Building Official, the related technical officers, inspectors, plan examiners and other employees. Such employees shall have powers as delegated by the Building Official. For the maintenance of existing commercial properties, see the International Property Maintenance Code.
D. 
Section 104 Duties and Powers of Building Official.
1. 
104.1 General. The Building Official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The Building Official shall have the authority to render interpretations of this code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code.
Section 104.1.1. (page 2) add a new Section. Insert:
Subsection 104.1.1. Building Official. The Building Official is the City Engineer/Director of Public Works of the City of Bridgeton or his duly authorized representative who is vested with executive and administrative authority to enforce all laws, ordinances and codes regulating construction.
2. 
Section 104.2 (page 2) delete in its entirety. Insert:
104.2 Applications and permits. The Building Official shall receive applications, review construction documents and issue permits for the erection, alteration, replacement, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use and moving of buildings and structures, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures pursuant to this code.
3. 
104.3 Notices and orders. The Building Official shall issue all necessary notices or orders to ensure compliance with this code.
4. 
104.4 Inspections. The Building Official shall make all of the required inspections or the Building Official shall have the authority to accept reports of inspection by approved agencies or individuals. Reports of such inspections shall be in writing and be certified by a responsible officer of such approved agency or by the responsible individual. The Building Official is authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that arise, subject to the approval of the appointing authority.
5. 
104.5 Identification. The Building Official shall carry proper identification when inspecting structures or premises in the performance of duties under this code.
6. 
104.6 Right of entry. Where it is necessary to make an inspection to enforce the provisions of this code or where the Building Official has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in a structure or upon a premises a condition which is contrary to or in violation of this code which makes the structure or premises unsafe, dangerous or hazardous, the Building Official is authorized to enter the structure or premises at reasonable times to inspect or to perform the duties imposed by this code, provided that if such structure or premises be occupied, that credentials be presented to the occupant and entry requested. If such structure or premises is unoccupied, the Building Official shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or other person having charge or control of the structure or premises and request entry. If entry is refused, the Building Official shall have recourse to the remedies provided by law to secure entry.
7. 
104.7 Department records. The Building Official shall keep official records of applications received, permits and certificates issued, fees collected, reports of inspections and notices and orders issued. Such records shall be retained in the official records for the period required for retention of public records.
8. 
104.8 Liability. The Building Official, member of the Board of Appeals or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting for the jurisdiction in good faith and without malice in the discharge of the duties required by this code or other pertinent law or ordinance, shall not thereby be rendered liable personally and is hereby relieved from personal liability for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of any act or by reason of an act or omission in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against an officer or employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by legal representative of the jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The Building Official or any subordinate shall not be liable for cost in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted in pursuance of the provisions of this code.
9. 
104.9 Approved materials and equipment. Materials, equipment and devices approved by the Building Official shall be constructed and installed in accordance with such approval.
104.9.1 Used materials and equipment. The use of used materials which meet the requirements of this code for new materials is permitted. Used equipment and devices shall not be reused unless approved by the Building Official.
10. 
104.10 Modifications. Wherever there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out the provisions of this code, the Building Official shall have the authority to grant modifications for individual cases, upon application of the owner or owner's representative, provided the Building Official shall first find that special individual reason makes the strict letter of this code impractical and the modification is in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code and that such modification does not lessen health, accessibility, life and fire safety or structural requirements. The details of action granting modifications shall be recorded and entered in the files of the Department of Building Safety.
11. 
104.11 Alternative materials, design and methods of construction and equipment. The provisions of this code are not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by this code, provided that any such alternative has been approved. An alternative material, design or method of construction shall be approved where the Building Official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the provisions of this code and that the material, method or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in this code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability and safety.
104.11.1 Research reports. Supporting data, where necessary to assist in the approval of materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this code, shall consist of valid research reports from approved sources.
104.11.2 Tests. Whenever there is insufficient evidence of compliance with the provisions of this code or evidence that a material or method does not conform to the requirements of this code or in order to substantiate claims for alternative materials or methods, the Building Official shall have the authority to require tests as evidence of compliance to be made at no expense to the jurisdiction. Test methods shall be as specified in this code or by other recognized test standards. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the Building Official shall approve the testing procedures. Tests shall be performed by an approved agency. Reports of such tests shall be retained by the Building Official for the period required for retention of public records.
12. 
Section 104.12 (page 3) add a new Section. Insert:
104.12 Rule-making authority. The Building Official shall have authority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and implement the provisions of this code, to secure the intent thereof and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions. Such rules shall not have the effect of waiving structural or fire performance requirements specifically provided for in this code or of violating accepted engineering practice involving public safety.
E. 
Section 105 Permits.
1. 
105.1 Required. Any owner or authorized agent 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.
105.1.1 Annual permit. In lieu of an individual permit for each alteration to an already approved electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing installation, the Building Official is authorized to issue an annual permit upon application therefore to any person, firm or corporation regularly employing one (1) or more qualified tradepersons in the building, structure or on the premises owned or operated by the applicant for the permit.
105.1.2 Annual permit records. The person to whom an annual permit is issued shall keep a detailed record of alterations made under such annual permit. The Building Official shall have access to such records at all times or such records shall be filed with the Building Official as designated.
2. 
Section 105.2 (page 3) delete in its entirety. Insert:
105.2 Work exempt from permit. Exemptions from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:
Building:
1.
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).
2.
Oil derricks.
3.
Retaining walls which are not over four (4) feet (1,219 mm) in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or III-A liquids.
4.
Water tanks supported directly on grade if the capacity does not exceed five thousand (5,000) gallons (18,925 L) and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed two to one (2:1).
5.
Sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches (762 mm) above grade and not over any basement or story below and which are not part of an accessible route.
6.
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
7.
Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
8.
Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are less than twenty-four (24) inches (610 mm) deep, do not exceed five thousand (5,000) gallons (18,925 L) and are installed entirely above ground.
9.
Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes and not including service systems.
10.
Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
11.
Window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than fifty-four (54) inches (1,372 mm) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support of Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2 and Group U occupancies.
12.
Movable cases, counters and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches (1,753 mm) in height.
Electrical:
Repairs and maintenance. Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
Radio and television transmitting stations. The provisions of this code shall not apply to electrical equipment used for radio and television transmissions, but do apply to equipment and wiring for power supply, the installations of towers and antennas.
Temporary testing systems. A permit shall not be required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
Gas:
1.
Portable heating appliance.
2.
Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
Mechanical:
1.
Portable heating appliance.
2.
Portable ventilation equipment.
3.
Portable cooling unit.
4.
Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this code.
5.
Replacement of any part which does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
6.
Portable evaporative cooler.
7.
Self-contained refrigeration system containing ten (10) pounds (4.54 kg) or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of one (1) horsepower (746 W) or less.
Plumbing:
1.
The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drain pipe, 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 this code.
2.
The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or 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.
105.2.1 Emergency repairs. 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.
105.2.2 Repairs. 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 cutting 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 requirements; 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
105.2.3 Public service agencies. A permit shall not be required for the installation, alteration or repair of generation, transmission, distribution or metering or other related equipment that is under the ownership and control of public service agencies by established right.
3. 
Section 105.3 (page 4) Insert:
105.3 Application for permit. To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefore in writing on a form furnished by the Department of Public Works for that purpose.
Such application shall:
1.
Identify and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made.
2.
Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by legal description, street address or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work.
3.
Indicate the use and occupancy for which the proposed work is intended.
4.
Be accompanied by construction documents and other information as required in Section 106.0.
5.
State the valuation of the proposed work.
6.
Be signed by the applicant or the applicant's authorized agent.
7.
Give such other data and information as required by the Building Official.
105.3.1 Action on application. The Building Official shall examine or cause to be examined applications for permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application or the construction documents do not conform to the requirements of pertinent laws, the Building Official shall reject such application in writing, stating the reasons therefor. If the Building Official is satisfied that the proposed work conforms to the requirements of this code and laws and ordinances applicable thereto, the Building Official shall issue a permit therefor as soon as practicable.
105.3.2 Time limitation of application. An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the Building Official is authorized to grant one (1) or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding ninety (90) days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
4. 
105.4 Validity of permit. The issuance or granting of a permit shall not be construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of this code or of any other ordinance of the jurisdiction. Permits presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. The issuance of a permit based on construction documents and other data shall not prevent the Building Official from requiring the correction of errors in the construction documents and other data. The Building Official is also authorized to prevent occupancy or use of a structure where in violation of this code or of any other ordinances of this jurisdiction.
5. 
105.5 Expiration. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within one hundred eighty (180) days after its issuance or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days after the time the work is commenced. The Building Official is authorized to grant, in writing, one (1) or more extensions of time for periods not more than one hundred eighty (180) days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
6. 
105.6 Suspension or revocation. The Building Official is authorized to suspend or revoke a permit issued under the provisions of this code wherever the permit is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information or in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.
7. 
105.7 Placement of permit. The building permit or copy shall be kept on the site of the work until the completion of the project.
F. 
Section 106 Construction Documents.
1. 
Section 106.0 Insert:
Section 106.0 Construction documents. The application for a permit shall be accompanied by four (4) complete sets of plans drawn to scale with sufficient clarity and detailed dimensions to show the nature and the character of the work to be performed together with four (4) complete sets of descriptive specifications. The number of sets, the scope and the detail of said plans and specifications shall be specified by the Building Official; provided however, that the Building Official may waive any aforementioned requirements for submitting plans and specifications where the work is minor in nature and the building project is adequately described in the application; provided however, that the Building Official may not waive the aforementioned requirements when the remodeling, alteration, rehabilitation work or additions to buildings are of a nature which may affect the structure or structural members of the original building or when the work is of a character involving the safety of the occupants of the building.
2. 
Section 106.1 (page 5) delete in its entirety. Insert:
106.1 Submittal documents. The construction documents for new construction, alteration, repairs, expansion, addition or modification for buildings or structures shall be prepared by a registered design professional. All construction documents shall be prepared by the appropriate registered design professional consistent with the professional registration laws of the State of Missouri. The construction documents shall include the name and address of the registered design professional and shall be signed, sealed and dated by the registered design professional in accordance with Section 106.1.1.
Exception:
1.
The nature of work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
2.
The Building Official is authorized to waive the submission of construction documents and other data not required to be prepared by a registered design professional if it is found that the nature of the work applied for is such that review of construction documents is not necessary to obtain compliance with this code.
Section 106.1.1 (page 5) delete in its entirety. Insert:
106.1.1 Application of seals. When construction documents are submitted, the application of seals and signatures on those documents shall be required as follows:
1.
All construction documents submitted with an application for a building permit shall bear an original embossed or wet ink seal and original signature on the front sheet of each discipline within each set of construction documents unless stated elsewhere in this ordinance; or
2.
The registered design professional for each discipline shall place his original seal and signature upon the cover sheet of each set of construction documents.
All other sheets of the construction documents, other than specifications or calculations, shall bear the original embossed, wet ink or mechanically reproduced seal of the registered design professional. Any addenda or modifications submitted for changes to the construction documents shall also bear an original seal and signature by the registered design professional. Such changes shall be clearly indicated.
3.
Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted when approved by the Building Official.
4.
All plans and specifications filed for building permits shall be compiled, stamped or signed by a registered architect or engineer licensed in the State of Missouri if estimated cost of construction, as shown on the application for permit, exceeds thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) in the case of buildings intended for residential use. In the case of commercial or public buildings, all plans and specifications shall be signed and sealed by a registered architect or engineer licensed in the State of Missouri.
All of the above requirements may be waived by the City Engineer or his delegate.
Section 106.1.1.1 (page 5) delete in its entirety.
106.1.2 Means of egress. The construction documents shall show in sufficient detail the location, construction, size and character of all portions of the means of egress in compliance with the provisions of this code. In other than occupancies in Groups R-2, R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2 and I-1, the construction documents shall designate the number of occupants to be accommodated on every floor and in all rooms and spaces.
106.1.3 Exterior wall envelope. Construction documents for all buildings shall describe the exterior wall envelope in sufficient detail to determine compliance with this code. The construction documents shall provide details of the exterior wall envelope as required, including flashing, intersections with dissimilar materials, corners, end details, control joints, intersections at roof, eaves or parapets, means of drainage, water-resistive membrane and details around openings.
The construction documents shall include manufacturer's installation instructions that provide supporting documentation that the proposed penetration and opening details described in the construction documents maintain the weather resistance of the exterior wall envelope. The supporting documentation shall fully describe the exterior wall system which was tested, where applicable, as well as the test procedure used.
3. 
106.2 Site plan. The construction documents submitted with the application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing to scale the size and location of new construction and existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the established street grades and the proposed finished grades and, as applicable, flood hazard areas, floodways and design flood elevations; and it shall be drawn in accordance with an accurate boundary line survey. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show construction to be demolished and the location and size of existing structures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot. The Building Official is authorized to waive or modify the requirement for a site plan when the application for permit is for alteration or repair or when otherwise warranted.
4. 
106.3 Examination of documents. The Building Official shall examine or cause to be examined the accompanying construction documents and shall ascertain by such examinations whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws or ordinances.
Section 106.3.1 (page 5) delete in its entirety. Insert:
106.3.1 Approval of construction documents. When the Building Official issues a permit, the construction documents shall be approved, in writing or by stamp, as "Approved". Two (2) sets of construction documents so reviewed shall be retained by the Building Official. One (1) set shall be returned to the applicant. This set shall be kept at the site of work and shall be open to inspection by the Building Official or a duly authorized representative. The fourth (4th) set shall be delivered to St. Louis County Public Works Department.
106.3.2 Previous approvals. This code shall not require changes in the construction documents, construction or designated occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully authorized and the construction of which has been pursued in good faith within one hundred eighty (180) days after the effective date of this code and has not been abandoned.
106.3.4 Design professional in responsible charge.
106.3.4.1 General. When it is required that documents be prepared by a registered design professional, the Building Official shall be authorized to require the owner to engage and designate on the building permit application a registered design professional who shall act as the registered design professional in responsible charge. If the circumstances require, the owner shall designate a substitute registered design professional in responsible charge who shall perform the duties required of the original registered design professional in responsible charge. The Building Official shall be notified in writing by the owner if the registered design professional in responsible charge is changed or is unable to continue to perform the duties. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall be responsible for reviewing and coordinating submittal documents prepared by others, including phased and deferred submittal items, for compatibility with the design of the building. Where structural observation is required by Section 1709, the inspection program shall name the individual or firms who are to perform structural observation and describe the stages of construction at which structural observation is to occur (see also duties specified in Section 1704).
106.3.4.2 Deferred submittals. For the purposes of this Section, deferred submittals are defined as those portions of the design that are not submitted at the time of the application and that are to be submitted to the Building Official within a specified period. Deferral of any submittal items shall have the prior approval of the Building Official. The registered design professional in responsible charge shall list the deferred submittals on the construction documents for review by the Building Official. Documents for deferred submittal items shall be submitted to the registered design professional in responsible charge who shall review them and forward them to the Building Official with a notation indicating that the deferred submittal documents have been reviewed and been found to be in general conformance to the design of the building. The deferred submittal items shall not be installed until the design and submittal documents have been approved by the Building Official.
Section 106.3.3 (page 5) delete in its entirety.
5. 
106.4 Amended construction documents. Work shall be installed in accordance with the approved construction documents and any changes made during construction that are not in compliance with the approved construction documents shall be resubmitted for approval as an amended set of construction documents.
6. 
106.5 Retention of construction documents. One (1) set of approved construction documents shall be retained by the Building Official for a period of not less than one hundred eighty (180) days from date of completion of the permitted work or as required by State or local laws.
G. 
Section 107 Temporary Structures and Uses.
1. 
107.1 General. The Building Official is authorized to issue a permit for temporary structures and temporary uses. Such permits shall be limited as to time of service, but shall not be permitted for more than one hundred eighty (180) days. The Building Official is authorized to grant extensions for demonstrated cause.
2. 
107.2 Conformance. Temporary structures and uses shall conform to the structural strength, fire safety, means of egress, accessibility, light, ventilation and sanitary requirements of this code as necessary to ensure the public health, safety and general welfare.
3. 
Section 107.3 (page 6) delete in its entirety. Insert:
107.3 Temporary power. The Building Official is authorized to give permission to temporarily supply and use power in part of an electric installation before such installation has been fully completed and the final certificate of completion has been issued. The part covered by the temporary certificate shall comply with the requirements specified for temporary lighting, heat or power in the ICC Electrical Code as adopted by St. Louis County.
4. 
107.4 Termination of approval. The Building Official is authorized to terminate such permit for a temporary structure or use and to order the temporary structure or use to be discontinued.
H. 
Section 108 (page 6) delete in its entirety. Insert:
1. 
Section 108 Fees.
108.1 Payment of fees. A permit shall not be valid until the fees prescribed by law have been paid, nor shall an amendment to a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, has been paid.
2. 
108.2 Schedule of permit fees. On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid, as required, in accordance with the schedule as established by the applicable governing authority.
Section 108.2.1 (page 6) add a new Section.
108.2.1 Permit fees. Commercial and Industrial Construction. The fee for a building permit for commercial and industrial construction shall be determined by applying the following table of fee rates to the total estimated cost of construction as determined by the Building Official. Permit processing, plan review and ten (10) inspections are included in the fee rate.
108.2.2 Fee schedule. A fee for each plan examination, building permit and inspections shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:
Building fees. The Building Official is authorized to estimate the total cost of construction of a structure, building or project by multiplying the volume of the structure by an appropriate cubic foot cost rate. The latest edition of the Building Valuation Data Report published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International shall be used as a guide in determining the current average construction cost. Structures or projects for which it is impractical to estimate the total construction cost by said cubic foot cost method shall be established by applying current, commonly accepted unit cost figures to the various components in a commonly accepted manner. In lieu of determining the total cost of construction as outlined above, the Building Official may accept a bona fide contract or any affidavit of the owner of the building, structure or project in which the total cost of construction, including site improvements related to the permit, is verified by applicant and owner. The Building Official is further authorized to accept a bona fide cost amount of subcontract for one (1) specialized trade or discipline of construction and determine the total assessable cost of construction for the different projects.
Permit fees.
a)
Commercial and industrial construction. The fee for a building permit for commercial and industrial construction shall be determined by applying the following table of fee rates to the total estimated cost of construction as determined by the Building Official. Permit processing, plan review and ten (10) inspections are included in the fee rate.
Total Cost Thousand $
Total Fee
Up to 1
73
Up to 2
100
Up to 3
118
Up to 4
137
Up to 5
170
Up to 6
194
Up to 7
204
Up to 8
226
Up to 9
236
Up to 15
239
Up to 17
240
Up to 18
249
Up to 23
262
Up to 25
272
Up to 27
284
Up to 30
295
Up to 33
306
Up to 35
317
Up to 36
328
Up to 37
329
Up to 38
340
Up to 39
342
Up to 40
352
Up to 42
363
Up to 44
374
Up to 46
384
Up to 48
398
Up to 50
408
Up to 52
430
Up to 54
441
Up to 56
442
Up to 58
452
Up to 60
466
Up to 62
476
Up to 64
488
Up to 66
498
Up to 68
511
Up to 70
522
Up to 72
533
Up to 74
544
Up to 78
567
Up to 80
578
Up to 82
590
Up to 84
601
Up to 86
612
Up to 88
624
Up to 90
646
Up to 92
647
Up to 94
670
Up to 96
680
Up to 98
692
Up to 100
702
Up to 105
726
Up to 110
759
Up to 115
781
Up to 120
816
Up to 125
838
Up to 130
874
Up to 135
896
Up to 140
930
Up to 145
952
Up to 150
986
Up to 155
1,009
Up to 160
1,032
Up to 165
1,065
Up to 170
1,088
Up to 175
1,123
Up to 180
1,146
Up to 185
1,168
Up to 195
1,224
Up to 200
1,247
Up to 210
1,304
Up to 220
1,360
Up to 230
1,412
Up to 240
1,463
Up to 250
1,519
Up to 260
1,562
Up to 270
1,622
Up to 280
1,667
Up to 290
1,724
Up to 300
1,767
Up to 310
1,789
Up to 320
1,872
Up to 330
1,914
Up to 340
1,971
Up to 350
2,017
Up to 360
2,074
Up to 370
2,120
Up to 380
2,164
Up to 390
2,221
Up to 400
2,267
Up to 420
2,358
Up to 440
2,460
Up to 460
2,551
Up to 480
2,652
Up to 500
2,743
Up to 520
2,834
Up to 540
2,937
Up to 560
3,026
Up to 580
3,118
Up to 600
3,207
Up to 620
3,298
Up to 640
3,390
Up to 660
3,480
Up to 680
3,571
Up to 700
3,662
Up to 720
3,752
Up to 740
3,843
Up to 760
3,933
Up to 780
4,024
Up to 800
4,116
Up to 840
4,284
Up to 860
4,375
Up to 880
4,465
Up to 900
4,556
Up to 920
4,636
Up to 940
4,726
Up to 960
4,816
Up to 980
4,897
Up to 1,000
4,987
Total Cost Million $
Total Fee
Up to 1.1
5,394
Up to 1.2
5,811
Up to 1.3
6,229
Up to 1.4
6,635
Up to 1.5
7,041
Up to 1.6
7,447
Up to 1.7
7,843
Up to 1.8
8,238
Up to 1.9
8,633
Up to 2.0
9,027
Up to 2.1
9,410
Up to 2.2
9,794
Up to 2.3
10,179
Up to 2.4
10,562
Up to 2.5
10,946
Up to 2.6
11,319
Up to 2.7
11,689
Up to 2.8
12,061
Up to 2.9
12,435
Up to 3.0
12,808
Up to 3.1
13,181
Up to 3.2
13,541
Up to 3.3
13,903
Up to 3.4
14,276
Up to 3.5
14,636
Up to 3.6
14,990
Up to 3.7
15,346
Up to 3.8
15,708
Up to 3.9
16,059
Up to 4.0
16,419
Up to 4.2
17,118
Up to 4.4
17,828
Up to 4.6
18,518
Up to 4.8
19,218
Up to 5.0
19,905
Up to 5.2
20,595
Up to 5.4
21,271
Up to 5.6
21,949
Up to 5.8
22,625
Up to 6.0
23,290
Up to 6.2
23,967
Up to 6.4
24,634
Up to 6.6
25,276
Up to 6.8
25,953
Up to 7.0
26,608
Up to 7.2
27,262
Up to 7.4
27,916
Up to 7.6
28,595
Up to 7.8
29,214
Up to 8.0
29,858
Up to 8.2
30,502
Up to 8.4
31,144
Up to 8.6
31,788
Up to 8.8
32,420
Up to 9.0
33,051
Up to 9.2
33,684
Up to 9.4
34,316
Up to 9.6
34,947
Up to 9.8
35,579
Up to 10.0
36,200
Up to 10.5
37,756
Up to 11.0
39,303
Up to 11.5
40,837
Up to 12.0
42,372
Up to 12.5
43,884
Up to 13.0
45,397
Up to 13.5
46,896
Up to 14.0
48,397
Up to 14.5
49,887
Up to 15.0
51,365
Up to 15.5
53,119
Up to 16.0
54,832
Up to 16.5
56,544
Up to 17.0
58,258
Up to 17.5
59,970
Up to 18.0
61,683
Up to 18.5
63,396
Up to 19.0
65,109
Up to 19.5
66,821
Up to 20.0
68,419
Up to 20.5
70,131
Up to 21.0
71,839
Up to 21.5
73,552
Up to 22.0
75,258
Up to 22.5
76,971
Up to 23.0
78,678
Up to 23.5
80,391
Up to 24.0
82,098
Up to 24.5
83,811
Up to 25.0
85,508
Up to 25.5
87,231
Up to 26.0
88,938
Up to 26.5
90,651
Up to 27.0
92,357
Up to 27.5
94,070
Up to 28.0
95,777
Up to 28.5
97,490
Up to 29.0
99,197
Up to 29.5
100,910
Up to 30.0
102,443
Up to 30.5
104,150
Up to 31.0
105,858
Up to 31.5
107,565
Up to 32.0
109,272
Up to 32.5
110,979
Up to 33.0
112,685
Up to 33.5
114,392
Up to 34.0
116,099
Up to 34.5
117,809
Up to 35.0
119,513
Up to 35.5
121,221
Up to 36.0
122,928
Up to 36.5
124,635
Up to 37.0
126,342
Up to 37.5
128,048
Up to 38.0
129,755
Up to 38.5
131,462
Up to 39.0
133,169
Up to 39.5
133,877
Up to 40.0
136,352
Up to 40.5
138,059
Up to 41.0
139,760
Up to 41.5
141,467
Up to 42.0
143,168
Up to 42.5
144,875
Up to 43.0
146,577
Up to 43.5
148,284
Up to 44.0
149,985
Up to 44.5
151,692
Up to 45.0
153,393
Up to 45.5
155,101
Up to 46.0
156,801
Up to 46.5
158,509
Up to 47.0
160,210
Up to 47.5
161,917
Up to 48.0
163,619
Up to 48.5
165,325
Up to 49.0
167,027
Up to 49.5
168,734
Up to 50.0
170,145
A building permit and inspection fee for commercial or industrial construction with a total estimated cost of construction in excess of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000.00) shall be computed at the rate of three dollars forty cents ($3.40) per thousand dollars of the total estimated cost of construction.
The minimum total permit fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) where no plan review is required and seventy-three dollars ($73.00) where plan review is required.
A twenty-eight dollar ($28.00) fee shall apply for each additional inspection required including inspections for compliance with approved development or site plans.
Residential construction permit fees. A building permit and inspection fee for residential construction with a total estimated cost of construction in excess of six hundred eighty thousand dollars ($680,000.00) shall be computed at the rate of three dollars forty-three cents ($3.43) per thousand dollars of the total estimated cost of construction.
The minimum total permit fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) where no plan review is required and seventy-three dollars ($73.00) where plan review is required.
A twenty-eight dollar ($28.00) fee shall apply for each additional inspection required including inspections for compliance with approved development or site plans.
Fees for any additional inspections that may be required shall be added to the total permit fee at the rate of twenty-eight dollars ($28.00) for each inspection.
b)
Apartment construction permit fees.. The fee for a building permit for apartment construction shall be determined by applying the following table of fee rates to the total estimated cost of construction, as determined by the Building Official. Permit processing, plan review and ten (10) inspections are included in the fee rate.
Total Cost Thousand $
Total Fee
Up to 1
73
Up to 2
100
Up to 3
118
Up to 4
137
Up to 5
170
Up to 6
194
Up to 7
204
Up to 8
226
Up to 9
236
Up to 15
239
Up to 17
240
Up to 18
249
Up to 23
262
Up to 25
272
Up to 27
284
Up to 30
295
Up to 33
306
Up to 35
317
Up to 36
328
Up to 37
329
Up to 38
340
Up to 39
342
Up to 40
352
Up to 42
363
Up to 44
374
Up to 46
384
Up to 48
398
Up to 50
408
Up to 52
430
Up to 54
441
Up to 56
442
Up to 58
452
Up to 60
466
Up to 62
476
Up to 64
488
Up to 66
498
Up to 68
511
Up to 70
522
Up to 72
533
Up to 74
544
Up to 78
567
Up to 80
578
Up to 82
590
Up to 84
601
Up to 86
612
Up to 88
624
Up to 90
646
Up to 92
647
Up to 94
670
Up to 96
680
Up to 98
692
Up to 100
702
Up to 105
726
Up to 110
759
Up to 115
781
Up to 120
816
Up to 125
838
Up to 130
874
Up to 135
896
Up to 140
930
Up to 145
952
Up to 150
986
Up to 155
1,009
Up to 160
1,032
Up to 165
1,065
Up to 170
1,088
Up to 175
1,123
Up to 180
1,146
Up to 185
1,168
Up to 195
1,224
Up to 200
1,247
Up to 210
1,304
Up to 220
1,360
Up to 230
1,412
Up to 240
1,463
Up to 250
1,519
Up to 260
1,562
Up to 270
1,622
Up to 280
1,667
Up to 290
1,724
Up to 300
1,767
Up to 310
1,789
Up to 320
1,872
Up to 330
1,914
Up to 340
1,971
Up to 350
2,017
Up to 360
2,074
Up to 370
2,120
Up to 380
2,164
Up to 390
2,221
Up to 400
2,267
Up to 420
2,358
Up to 440
2,460
Up to 460
2,551
Up to 480
2,652
Up to 500
2,743
Up to 520
2,834
Up to 540
2,937
Up to 560
3,026
Up to 580
3,118
Up to 600
3,207
Up to 620
3,298
Up to 640
3,390
Up to 660
3,480
Up to 680
3,571
Up to 700
3,662
Up to 720
3,752
Up to 740
3,843
Up to 760
3,933
Up to 780
4,024
Up to 800
4,116
Up to 840
4,284
Up to 860
4,375
Up to 880
4,465
Up to 900
4,556
Up to 920
4,636
Up to 940
4,726
Up to 960
4,816
Up to 980
4,897
Up to 1,000
4,987
Total Cost Million $
Total Fee
Up to 1.1
5,394
Up to 1.2
5,811
Up to 1.3
6,229
Up to 1.4
6,635
Up to 1.5
7,041
Up to 1.6
7,447
Up to 1.7
7,843
Up to 1.8
8,238
Up to 1.9
8,633
Up to 2.0
9,027
Up to 2.1
9,410
Up to 2.2
9,794
Up to 2.3
10,179
Up to 2.4
10,562
Up to 2.5
10,946
Up to 2.6
11,319
Up to 2.7
11,689
Up to 2.8
12,061
Up to 2.9
12,435
Up to 3.0
12,808
Up to 3.1
13,181
Up to 3.2
13,541
Up to 3.3
13,903
Up to 3.4
14,276
Up to 3.5
14,636
Up to 3.6
14,990
Up to 3.7
15,346
Up to 3.8
15,708
Up to 3.9
16,059
Up to 4.0
16,419
Up to 4.2
17,118
Up to 4.4
17,828
Up to 4.6
18,518
Up to 4.8
19,218
Up to 5.0
19,905
Up to 5.2
20,595
Up to 5.4
21,271
Up to 5.6
21,949
Up to 5.8
22,625
Up to 6.0
23,290
Up to 6.2
23,967
Up to 6.4
24,634
Up to 6.6
25,276
Up to 6.8
25,953
Up to 7.0
26,608
Up to 7.2
27,262
Up to 7.4
27,916
Up to 7.6
28,595
Up to 7.8
29,214
Up to 8.0
29,858
Up to 8.2
30,502
Up to 8.4
31,144
Up to 8.6
31,788
Up to 8.8
32,420
Up to 9.0
33,051
Up to 9.2
33,684
Up to 9.4
34,316
Up to 9.6
34,947
Up to 9.8
35,579
Up to 10.0
36,200
Up to 10.5
37,756
Up to 11.0
39,303
Up to 11.5
40,837
Up to 12.0
42,372
Up to 12.5
43,884
Up to 13.0
45,397
Up to 13.5
46,896
Up to 14.0
48,397
Up to 14.5
49,887
Up to 15.0
51,365
Up to 15.5
53,119
Up to 16.0
54,832
Up to 16.5
56,544
Up to 17.0
58,258
Up to 17.5
59,970
Up to 18.0
61,683
Up to 18.5
63,396
Up to 19.0
65,109
Up to 19.5
66,821
Up to 20.0
68,419
Up to 20.5
70,131
Up to 21.0
71,839
Up to 21.5
73,552
Up to 22.0
75,258
Up to 22.5
76,971
Up to 23.0
78,678
Up to 23.5
80,391
Up to 24.0
82,098
Up to 24.5
83,811
Up to 25.0
85,508
Up to 25.5
87,231
Up to 26.0
88,938
Up to 26.5
90,651
Up to 27.0
92,357
Up to 27.5
94,070
Up to 28.0
95,777
Up to 28.5
97,490
Up to 29.0
99,197
Up to 29.5
100,910
Up to 30.0
102,443
Up to 30.5
104,150
Up to 31.0
105,858
Up to 31.5
107,565
Up to 32.0
109,272
Up to 32.5
110,979
Up to 33.0
112,685
Up to 33.5
114,392
Up to 34.0
116,099
Up to 34.5
117,809
Up to 35.0
119,513
Up to 35.5
121,221
Up to 36.0
122,928
Up to 36.5
124,635
Up to 37.0
126,342
Up to 37.5
128,048
Up to 38.0
129,755
Up to 38.5
131,462
Up to 39.0
133,169
Up to 39.5
133,877
Up to 40.0
136,352
Up to 40.5
138,059
Up to 41.0
139,760
Up to 41.5
141,467
Up to 42.0
143,168
Up to 42.5
144,875
Up to 43.0
146,577
Up to 43.5
148,284
Up to 44.0
149,985
Up to 44.5
151,692
Up to 45.0
153,393
Up to 45.5
155,101
Up to 46.0
156,801
Up to 46.5
158,509
Up to 47.0
160,210
Up to 47.5
161,917
Up to 48.0
163,619
Up to 48.5
165,325
Up to 49.0
167,027
Up to 49.5
168,734
Up to 50.0
170,145
A building permit and inspection fee for apartment construction with a total estimated cost of construction in excess of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000.00) shall be computed at the rate of three dollars forty cents ($3.40) per thousand dollars of the total estimated cost of construction.
The minimum total permit fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) where no plan review is required, and seventy-three dollars ($73.00) where plan review is required.
A twenty-eight dollar ($28.00) fee shall apply for each additional inspection required including inspections for compliance with approved development or site plans.
c)
Pier permit fee. Residential projects constructed with piers shall be charged pier inspection fees, in addition to other building permit fees, at the rate of thirty dollars ($30.00) as follows: Inspection for each ten (10) piers or fraction thereof.
Commercial and industrial projects constructed with piers shall be charged pier inspection fees at the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) as follows: Inspection for each five (5) piers or fraction thereof.
d)
Parking lot permit fee. Parking lot permits shall be charged a fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) which will cover the permit processing, plan review and inspections in connection with the grading and paving to be performed in the project.
3. 
R108.3 Administrative Enforcement Fees. Fees for administrative activities necessary for the enforcement of the various codes are listed in the following table:
Permit extension = $70.00 or one-half (1/2) of the original permit fee, whichever is greater.
Residential Permits:
a)
Additional work = $50.00 plus fee based upon additional cost of construction.
b)
Without added work (no refund for new figure) = $50.00.
Commercial and Industrial Permits:
a)
Additional work = $100.00 plus fee based upon additional cost of construction.
b)
Without added work (no refund for new figure) = $100.00.
Reinspection = $50.00.
Commercial occupancy permit, new or existing structure = $80.00.
Commercial temporary occupancy permit, new or existing structure = $80.00.
Residential occupancy permit, new or existing structure = $30.00.
Commercial reoccupancy permit inspection = $50.00 (includes the initial inspection and one (1) reinspection).
Exterior appearance compliance permit and inspection = $40.00 (includes the initial inspection and one (1) reinspection).
Demolition permits = $150.00.
Moving of building = regular permit fee plus $10.
Service charge for refund (maximum refund of fifty percent (50%) of total permit fee, excluding escrowed funds) = $50.00.
R108.3.1 Fees for amending permits. After a permit has been issued and an amendment or supplemental revision is applied for, the fee or service charge shall be as follows:
a)
All amendments which involve additional work not originally applied for to complete the project shall be charged the appropriate fee for the additional work calculated in the normal manner plus the partial permit fee. The minimum fee shall be as established in this Article.
b)
All amendments or supplements not involving additional work either by volume or dollar value shall be charged a minimum fee as a service charge even though the project dollar value or building volume may decrease. The fee shall be established in this Article.
R108.3.2 Permit extension fee. Permits that are extended in accordance with this code are charged an extension fee at the rate prescribed in this Article.
R108.3.3 Pier permit. Structures that are to be constructed upon piers shall be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of the additional inspections required. The amount of the permit fee shall be as prescribed in this Article. If the pier permit is issued as a separate permit, then the partial permit fee described in this Chapter shall be added to the normal fee.
R108.3.4 Extra inspection fee. An extra inspection fee shall apply for each reinspection that the Building Official must perform due to non-compliance with the approved plans or the applicable requirements of this code. The amount of such extra inspection fee shall be as prescribed in this Article.
R108.3.5 Building permit valuations. The applicant for a permit shall provide an estimated permit value at time of application. Permit valuations shall include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being issued, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment and permanent systems. If, in the opinion of the Building Official, the valuation is underestimated on the application, the permit shall be denied, unless the applicant can show detailed estimates to meet the approval of the Building Official. Final building permit valuation shall be set by the Building Official.
4. 
R108.4 Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to a fee established by the Building Official that shall be in addition to the required permit fees.
R108.4.1 add a new Section.
R108.4.1 Work commencing before the building permit is issued shall be subject to a minimum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per offense per day and a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per offense per day or the total normal fees applicable shall be doubled; but the payment of said doubled fee shall not relieve any persons from fully complying with the requirements of this code nor from other penalties prescribed herein.
5. 
R108.5 Related fees. The payment of the fee for the construction, alteration, removal or demolition for work done in connection to or concurrently with the work authorized by a building permit shall not relieve the applicant or holder of the permit from the payment of other fees that are prescribed by law.
6. 
R108.6 Refunds (page 7) delete in its entirety. Insert:
R108.6 Portion returnable for permit surrender. If a permit is surrendered within one (1) month from the date of issuance, one-half (1/2) of the original permit fee shall be returned to the applicant provided no work has commenced.
I. 
SECTION 109 (page 7) delete in its entirety. Insert:
1. 
Section 109 Inspections.
109.1 General. Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the Building Official and such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved. Approval as a result of an inspection shall not be construed to be an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction. Inspections presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction shall not be valid. It shall be the duty of the permit applicant to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the Building Official nor the jurisdiction shall be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow inspection.
2. 
109.2 Preliminary inspection. Before issuing a permit, the Building Official is authorized to examine or cause to be examined buildings, structures and sites for which an application has been filed.
3. 
109.3 Required inspections. The Building Official, upon notification, shall make the inspections set forth in Sections 109.3.1 through 109.3.10.
109.3.1 Footing and foundation inspection. Footing and foundation inspections shall be made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place. For concrete foundations, any required forms shall be in place prior to inspection. Materials for the foundation shall be on the job, except where concrete is ready mixed in accordance with ASTM C 94, the concrete need not be on the job.
Section 109.3.1.1 (page 7) Insert:
109.3.1.1 Soil inspection. A soil inspection is to be made after excavation for the structure is complete and trenches for footings, column pads, spread footings or other types of footings are ready for concrete. Reinforcing steel, if required, shall be in place. No concrete is to be placed without this inspection.
Section 109.3.1.1.1 (page 7) Insert:
109.3.1.1.1 Pier inspection. Where special foundations are required, such as drilled and poured-in-place concrete piers, driven piles of all types, caissons and other extraordinary types, the Building Official shall make at least one (1) inspection and more if the size of the job warrants it. Reinforcing required in the above cases shall be set to allow adequate inspections.
109.3.2 Concrete slab and under-floor inspection. Concrete slab and under-floor inspections shall be made after in-slab or under-floor reinforcing steel and building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor.
109.3.3 Lowest floor elevation. In flood hazard areas, upon placement of the lowest floor, including the basement and prior to further vertical construction, the elevation certification required in Section 1612.5 shall be submitted to the Building Official.
109.3.4 Frame inspection. Framing inspections shall be made after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, fireblocking and bracing are in place and pipes, chimneys and vents to be concealed are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing, heating wires, pipes and ducts are approved.
109.3.5 Lath and gypsum board inspection. Lath and gypsum board inspections shall be made after lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before any plastering is applied or gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
Exception: Gypsum board that is not part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly or a shear assembly.
109.3.6 Fire-resistant penetrations. Protection of joints and penetrations in fire- resistance-rated assemblies shall not be concealed from view until inspected and approved.
109.3.7Energy efficiency inspections. Inspections shall be made to determine compliance with Chapter 13 and shall include, but not be limited to, inspections for: envelope insulation R and U values, fenestration U value, duct system R value and HVAC and water-heating equipment efficiency.
109.3.8 Other inspections. In addition to the inspections specified above, the Building Official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this code and other laws that are enforced by the Department of Building Safety.
109.3.9 Special inspections. For special inspections, see Section 1704.
Section 109.3.9.1 (page 7) add new Section. Insert:
109.3.9.1 Supplemental inspections. In addition to the required inspections hereinbefore specified, the Building Official may make other inspections which in his judgment are reasonably necessary due to unusual construction or circumstances. The Building Official shall have the authority to inspect any construction work to verify compliance with the Building Code and to properly enforce the rules promulgated by this code. These inspections may include, but are not limited to, examination to determine whether zoning requirements are being met and may include all other phases of building construction including forms, backfill, masonry, floors, floor slabs, wall panels, fire/smoke walls, racking and site grading. Fees for additional inspections shall be specified in this Article and shall be assessed in accordance to this Article.
Section 109.3.9.1.1 (page 7) Insert:
109.3.9.1.1 Extra inspections. In addition to the inspections otherwise required, the Building Official is authorized to perform extra inspections or reinspections which in his judgment are reasonably necessary due to non-compliance with Building Code requirements or work not ready or accessible for inspection when requested. Fees for extra inspections shall be as specified in this Article and may be assessed when incurred.
109.3.10 Final inspection. The final inspection shall be made after all work required by the building permit is completed.
4. 
109.4 Inspection agencies. The Building Official is authorized to accept reports of approved inspection agencies, provided such agencies satisfy the requirements as to qualifications and reliability.
5. 
Section 109.5 (page 7) add additional text. Insert:
109.5 Inspection requests. It shall be the duty of the holder of the building permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the Building Official when work is ready for inspection. It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code. A twenty-four (24) hour notice shall be provided to the building inspector prior to the scheduled inspection.
6. 
109.6 Approval required. Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the Building Official. The Building Official, upon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed or notify the permit holder or his or her agent wherein the same fails to comply with this code. Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the Building Official.
J. 
Section 110 Certificate of Occupancy.
1. 
110.1 Use and occupancy. No building or structure shall be used or occupied and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the Building Official has issued a certificate of occupancy therefore as provided herein. Issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall not be construed as an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of the jurisdiction.
2. 
110.2 Certificate issued. After the Building Official inspects the building or structure and finds no violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are enforced by the department of Public Works, the Building Official shall issue a certificate of occupancy that contains the following:
1.
The building permit number.
2.
The address of the structure.
3.
The name and address of the owner.
4.
A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
5.
A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code for the occupancy and division of occupancy and the use for which the proposed occupancy is classified.
6.
The name of the Building Official.
7.
The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
8.
The use and occupancy, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3.
9.
The type of construction as defined in Chapter 6.
10.
The design occupant load.
11.
If an automatic sprinkler system is provided, whether the sprinkler system is required.
12.
Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.
3. 
Section 110.3 (page 8) delete in its entirety. Insert:
110.3 Temporary occupancy. Temporary occupancies are issued under Section 410.060(D). The Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton.
4. 
110.4 Revocation. The Building Official is authorized to, in writing, suspend or revoke a certificate of occupancy or completion issued under the provisions of this code wherever the certificate is issued in error or on the basis of incorrect information supplied or where it is determined that the building or structure or portion thereof is in violation of any ordinance or regulation or any of the provisions of this code.
5. 
Section 110.5 (page 8) add a new Section. Insert:
110.5 Certificates required. Failure of the owner or tenant of a building to obtain the certificate of occupancy and to pay the fees set forth shall be deemed a violation of this Section of the Municipal Code and shall subject said owner or tenant the penalties described in Section 113.4.
K. 
Section 111 Service Utilities.
1. 
111.1 Connection of service utilities. No person shall make connections from a utility, source of energy, fuel or power to any building or system that is regulated by this code for which a permit is required, until released by the Building Official.
2. 
111.2 Temporary connection. The Building Official shall have the authority to authorize the temporary connection of the building or system to the utility source of energy, fuel or power.
3. 
111.3 Authority to disconnect service utilities. The Building Official shall have the authority to authorize disconnection of utility service to the building, structure or system regulated by this code and the codes referenced in case of emergency where necessary to eliminate an immediate hazard to life or property. The Building Official shall notify the serving utility and wherever possible the owner and occupant of the building, structure or service system of the decision to disconnect prior to taking such action. If not notified prior to disconnecting, the owner or occupant of the building, structure or service system shall be notified in writing as soon as practical thereafter.
L. 
Section 112 Board of Adjustment.
Section 112 shall be governed by the Zoning Regulations Section 410.180 in the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton.
M. 
Section 113 Violations.
1. 
Section 113.1 delete in its entirety. Insert.
113.1 Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, move, remove, demolish, use, replace or occupy any building, structure or equipment regulated by this code, or cause same to be done, in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this code.
2. 
113.2 Notice of violation. The Building Official is authorized to serve a notice of violation or order on the person responsible for the erection, construction, alteration, extension, repair, moving, removal, demolition, use, replace or occupancy of a building or structure in violation of the provisions of this code or in violation of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code. Such order shall direct the discontinuance of the illegal action or condition and the abatement of the violation.
3. 
113.3 Prosecution of violation. If the notice of violation is not complied with promptly, the Building Official is authorized to request the legal counsel of the jurisdiction to institute the appropriate proceeding at law or in equity to restrain, correct or abate such violation or to require the removal or termination of the unlawful occupancy of the building or structure in violation of the provisions of this code or of the order or direction made pursuant thereto.
4. 
Section 113.4 (page 8) delete in its entirety. Insert:
113.4 Violations, penalties. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Article or who shall erect, construct, alter, occupy, change, use, move, replace or repair a structure in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Building Official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this Article or shall start any work requiring a permit without first obtaining a permit therefore or who shall continue any work in or about a structure after having been served a stop work order, except for such work which that person, firm or corporation has been directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, or any owner or tenant of a building or premises or any other person who commits, takes part or assists in any violation of this code or who maintains any building or premises in which such violation shall exist shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine or not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day and each offense that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
5. 
Section 113.5 (page 8) add new Section, Insert:
113.5 Civil Action. Notwithstanding the provisions hereof, the Building Official, with the approval of the Board of Adjustment, may cause to be instituted in the name of the District, a civil action for injunction or other appropriate relief shall not be denied on the grounds that an adequate remedy at law exists through the imposition of criminal sanctions.
N. 
Section 114 Stop Work Order.
1. 
114.1 Authority. Whenever the Building Official finds any work regulated by this code being performed in a manner either contrary to the provisions of this code or dangerous or unsafe, the Building Official is authorized to issue a stop work order.
2. 
114.2 Issuance. The stop work order shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property involved or to the owner's agent or to the person doing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited work shall immediately cease. The stop work order shall state the reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited work will be permitted to resume.
3. 
114.3 Unlawful continuance. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
O. 
Section 115 Unsafe Structures and Equipment.
1. 
115.1 Conditions. Structures or existing equipment that are or hereafter become unsafe, unsanitary or deficient because of inadequate means of egress facilities, inadequate light and ventilation or which constitute a fire hazard or are otherwise dangerous to human life or the public welfare or that involve illegal or improper occupancy or inadequate maintenance shall be deemed an unsafe condition. Unsafe structures shall be taken down and removed or made safe as the Building Official deems necessary and as provided for in this Section. A vacant structure that is not secured against entry shall be deemed unsafe.
2. 
115.2 Record. The Building Official shall cause a report to be filed on an unsafe condition. The report shall state the occupancy of the structure and the nature of the unsafe condition.
3. 
115.3 Notice. If an unsafe condition is found, the Building Official shall serve on the owner, agent or person in control of the structure a written notice that describes the condition deemed unsafe and specifies the required repairs or improvements to be made to abate the unsafe condition or that requires the unsafe structure to be demolished within a stipulated time. Such notice shall require the person thus notified to declare immediately to the Building Official acceptance or rejection of the terms of the order.
4. 
115.4 Method of service. Such notice shall be deemed properly served if a copy thereof is (a) delivered to the owner personally; (b) sent by certified or registered mail addressed to the owner at the last known address with the return receipt requested; or (c) delivered in any other manner as prescribed by local law. If the certified or registered letter is returned showing that the letter was not delivered, a copy thereof shall be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice. Service of such notice in the foregoing manner upon the owner's agent or upon the person responsible for the structure shall constitute service of notice upon the owner.
5. 
Section 115.5 delete in its entirety. Insert:
115.5 Restoration. The structure or equipment determined to be unsafe by the Building Official is permitted to be restored to a safe condition. To the extent that repairs, alterations or additions are made or a change of occupancy occurs during the restoration of the structure, such repairs, alterations, additions or change of occupancy shall comply with the requirements of Section 105 and Chapter 34.
P. 
Section 116.0 Demolition of structures.
1. 
Section 116.1 Requirements for demolition permit. Before a demolition permit is issued for any structure, the owner or agent shall provide to the Building Official a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) covering property damage and bodily injury. In addition, a performance bond by an acceptable insurer or other adequate security to guarantee that the premises upon which the building is located shall be leveled and debris removed shall be posted. The bond for a single-family residential structure shall be in the amount of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) and the bond for any other structure shall be in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) and shall be returned to the applicant upon full compliance with the permit and applicable ordinances. Any expenses incurred by the City of Bridgeton with regard to enforcement of the demolition permit shall be paid by the permit holder before the performance bond can be released or any additional permits issued. No building which is an historic building under the Historic Building Ordinance of Bridgeton may be demolished except in accordance with the Historic Buildings Ordinances of Bridgeton.
Section 116.1.1 Insert:
Section 116.1.1 Service Connections. Before a structure is demolished or removed, the owner or agent shall notify all utilities having service connections within the structure such as water, electric, gas, sewer and other connections. A permit to demolish or remove a structure shall not be issued until a release is obtained from the utilities, stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators, have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner and approved by the governing agency.
2. 
Section 116.2 Notice of removal.
a) 
Pre-permit notice to adjoining owners. A permit shall be granted for the removal of a building or structure only after written notice has been given by the applicant to:
1.
The owners of adjoining lots which would have to be encroached upon or to which any utility service would be interrupted for the removal, and
2.
To the owners of wired or other facilities of which the temporary removal may be necessitated by the proposed work.
b) 
Twenty-four (24) hour notice period to residents. Demolition shall not commence on a building within one hundred eighty-five (185) feet of an existing occupied residence until the later of (1) at least twenty-four (24) hours after the issuance of the demolition permit for such building, and (2) at least twenty-four (24) hours after the owner of the building to be demolished has delivered to each occupied residence within one hundred eighty-five (185) feet from the lot of the building to be demolished, to which notice has not already been given under Section 116.2(a), a written notice that the building is to be demolished.
c) 
Notice to public works of commencement of demolition. Within twenty-four (24) hours before the commencement of demolition, the applicant shall give the Public Works Department of the City of Bridgeton a written notice that demolition will commence on the building to be demolished.
3. 
Section 116.3 Lot regulation. Whenever a structure is demolished or removed, the premises shall be maintained free from all unsafe or hazardous conditions by the proper regulation of the lot, restoration of established grades and the erection of the necessary retaining walls and fences in accordance with the provisions of Section 500 in the Municipal Code - The City of Bridgeton. All driveways shall be removed and curbs restored to match adjoining curb; sidewalk, if removed or broken, shall be replaced before release of performance bond. Siltation control shall be erected and removed at the times and in the manner directed by the Department of Public Works.
4. 
Section 116.4 Removals. delete item "b". Insert:
Section 116.4 Removals. Whenever a building is being removed and where no permit has been issued for a replacement building, the following shall be removed:
a)
All driveways shall be removed and curbs restored to match adjoining curbs;
b)
On slab buildings, all floor slabs, foundations, footings and piers shall be removed to a depth of three (3) feet below the established grade of the lot;
c)
All parking lots and associated facilities shall be removed; and
d)
All fences and retaining walls shall be removed.
Any sidewalks removed or damaged shall be replaced before the performance bond is released.
5. 
Section 116.5 Completion of work. delete item "e". Insert:
Section 116.5 Completion of work. All persons removing, demolishing or tearing down any building or structure must adhere to the minimum requirements hereinafter set forth. The owner or lessee of the property is liable and responsible for completion of the work in conformance with the provisions of this Section and is liable for any violation of this Section. If the demolition is being performed as part of a continuous project to redevelop the property with new building or buildings, the City Engineer may grant an exemption from any of the following requirements which the City Engineer may determine are not necessary for the completed project.
a) 
All buildings for which a demolition or removal permit is secured shall have basement excavation leveled and filled within forty-eight (48) hours of demolition or removal of the building from the premises. Excavations shall be filled with clean aggregate or soil with no combustible or hazardous materials of any kind.
b) 
Final grading, seeding and removal of all foreign materials shall be completed within thirty (30) days after issuance of the demolition permit or ten (10) days after demolition or removal, whichever occurs first. The Building Official may, after receiving a written request from the applicant, extend the permit for one (1) additional thirty (30) day period if, in his opinion, conditions such as weather may have prevented the completion of the work within the prescribed allotted time.
c) 
All seed planted must germinate and provide continuous grassy areas. All erosion which takes place as a result of demolition must be repaired and reseeded. Sidewalks and streets must be kept free of soil or other erosion products from the site.
d) 
All material which will cause any dust will be wetted down with water to prevent the creation of a nuisance.
e) 
Clean fill. Filling or grading with anything other than clean earth type material is prohibited. "Clean earth type material"is defined as earth with reasonable amounts of inert materials such as rock, sand, gravel, asphalt, brick and/or concrete without re-enforcing rods. No demolition type materials such as plaster, metals, wood, shingles, plastics, paper, electrical wiring, conduit, etc., may be used. A "final" cover of at least three (3) feet of earth soil shall be used such as to support vegetation, grass, shrubs and trees. No inert materials with a maximum dimension greater than eight (8) inches shall be buried or placed in any fill unless permitted by the City Engineer after receipt of a report by a soil engineer certifying that he or she has investigated the property and the fill material and that a fill including such greater size material may be constructed to meet the requirements of this paragraph. When such greater size material is placed in fills, it shall be done under the direction and supervision of a soil engineer.
f) 
Concrete floors shall be broken up to allow drainage and concrete steps and entrance walks or driveways to public streets or sidewalks shall be removed.
g) 
All public utilities shall be notified in order for disconnection or turn off of utilities.
h) 
Street rights-of-way cannot be used for storage or materials.
i) 
Barricades, warning lights, signs or any other devices to warn and safeguard pedestrians and vehicular traffic shall be provided.
j) 
All debris accumulated as the result of demolition shall be removed from the site and properly disposed of with the exception listed in "e".
k) 
It shall be unlawful to use as fill material or to dump or place on any property any construction material or debris from another site.
Q. 
Section 117.0 add Section:
1. 
Section 117.0 Boarded-up structures.
a) 
For the purpose of this Section, a "boarded-up building or structure" shall mean any existing building or structure which is altered by the placement of boards over or upon more than half of one (1) or more of its external windows or doors.
b) 
The term "board"shall mean wood, vinyl, masonite or other solid opaque, flat, sheet-like material.
c) 
Boarded-up buildings or structures are declared a public nuisance for the reason that they reduce property values and property tax revenues, create blight, decrease neighborhood safety, promote vandalism and detract from the aesthetics of a neighborhood, all to the detriment of the City.
d) 
No existing building or structure shall be altered by placing boards made of any material over or upon a portion of any window or door, except as required as a result of vandalism, fire, tornado, storm or other casualty.
e) 
The owner of any boarded-up building must submit in writing to the City Engineer their intentions to either repair or demolish any building that is boarded-up. This must be done within ten (10) working days after such boarded-up condition occurs.
f) 
The owner of any boarded-up building that indicates intentions to demolish shall secure the necessary demolition permit within thirty (30) days after submittal of intentions. Demolition permits issued for boarded-up buildings shall be subject to all provisions specified in Section 116.0 of Section 500.120 of the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton.
g) 
If the City Engineer or his delegate determines that a building has been boarded-up in violation of this Section or that any person who owns or controls the property is not proceeding with reasonable promptness and diligence to correct damage which required such boarding up, he shall notify the property owner. The notification shall be in writing and shall be delivered to the property owner or his legally authorized representative or mailed to his last known address via certified mail, return receipt requested or by posting the notification in some prominent place on the property.
h) 
It shall be unlawful for any owner or other person responsible for any boarded-up building to fail to abate the violation within fifteen (15) days after such notification by either removing the boards from such building or by promptly commencing and diligently pursuing action to correct any damage which required such boarding up.
i) 
Any person convicted of violation of this Section of the code shall be subject to punishment as provided in Section 113.0 of the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton. Each day the violation continues shall be a separate offense.
j) 
The terms and provisions of this Section shall be deemed to be severable and, if any provision shall be declared to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of any other provision of the ordinance.
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A. 
Section 500.130 (pages 11-21) Insert:
B. 
Section 202.0 (pages 11-21) Insert:
All words and phrases and their definitions as set out in Chapter 2 of the "ICC, International Building Code, 2003 Edition" are hereby adopted by reference as though fully set out herein with the following exceptions:
Family day care home; add a new definition as follows:
FAMILY DAY CARE HOME
A family home occupied as a permanent residence by the day care provider, in which family-like care is given for more than four (4) children, but not more than ten (10) children, not related to the day care provider, for any part of the twenty-four (24) hour day.
FENCE
Any wood, metal, concrete, cable, boards, post, pole, wire, barrel or like materials used to separate, confine, block, store any space, roadway, parking area, lot, entrance or similar areas.
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A. 
Table 302.1.1 (page 23) delete furnace room requirements and replace with the following:
Table 302.1.1 Incidental Use Area
Room or Area
Separation
Furnace Room
One (1) hour or provide automatic fire-extinguishing system
B. 
Section 308.3 (page 35) delete in its entirety. Insert:
308.3 I-2. This occupancy shall include buildings and structures used for medical, surgical, psychiatric, nursing or custodial care on a twenty-four (24) hour basis of more than five (5) persons who are not capable of self-preservation. This group shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
Hospitals
Nursing homes (both intermediate-care facilities and skilled nursing facilities)
Detoxification facilities
Mental hospitals
A facility such as the above with five (5) or fewer persons shall be classified as Group R-3 or shall comply with the International Residential Code 2003 in accordance with Section 101.2. A family day care home shall be classified as a residential use group.
Section 308.3.1 (page 35) delete in its entirety. Insert:
308.3.1 Child care facility. A child care facility which accommodates more than ten (10) children two and one-half (2 1/2) years of age or less for any length of time shall be classified as Use Group I-2.
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A. 
Section 903.3.7.2 (page 169) add a new Section. Insert:
903.3.7.2 No parking areas at fire department connections. When Fire Department connections are located in an area where vehicles may be parked or standing, said parking or standing shall be restricted for ten (10) feet in each direction from the Fire Department connection.
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A. 
Section 1009.3 Exception 5 (page 204) delete in its entirety. Insert:
1009.3 Exception 5:
5.
In occupancies in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, within dwelling units in occupancies in Group R-2, as applicable in Section 101.2, and in occupancies in Group U, which are accessory to an occupancy in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, the maximum riser height shall be eight and one-fourth (8.25) inches (197 mm) and the minimum tread depth shall be ten (10) inches (254 mm), the minimum winder tread depth at the walk line shall be ten (10) inches (254 mm) and the minimum winder tread depth shall be six (6) inches (152 mm). A nosing not less than seventy-five hundredths (0.75) inch (19.1 mm) but not more than one and one-fourth (1.25) inches (32 mm) shall be provided on stairways with solid risers where the tread depth is less than eleven (11) inches (279 mm).
1009.3 Exception 6 (page 204) delete in its entirety.
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A. 
Section 1612.3 (page 300) delete in its entirety. Insert:
Section 1612.3 Establishment of flood hazard areas. To establish flood hazard areas, the governing body shall adopt a flood hazard map and supporting data. The flood hazard map shall include, at a minimum, areas of special flood hazard as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study for St. Louis County, Missouri and incorporated areas of Volume 1 through 4" dated August 23,2000, as amended or revised with the accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Boundary and Floodway Map (FBFM) and related supporting data along with any revisions thereto. The adopted flood hazard map and supporting data are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this Section.
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A. 
Section 1805.2.1 (page 364) delete #1 in its entirety. Insert:
1. 
The minimum depth of a footing, pier or foundation wall shall be thirty (30) inches below the finish grade.
B. 
Section 1805.5.2 (page 369) add a new Section to be designated as 1805.5.2.1 as follows:
All foundation walls exceeding four (4) feet in height for structures in residential use groups shall contain a minimum of three (3) continuous horizontal rows of two (2) #4 reinforcement bars, at the top, middle and bottom of the wall.
Section 1805.5.2.1 Residential Foundation Reinforcement.
C. 
Section 1806.2 Insert:
Section 1806.2 Retaining walls/guards. Where retaining walls with differences in grade level on either side of the wall in excess of four (4) feet (1,219 mm) (measured three (3) feet horizontal from the base of the wall) are located closer than four (4) feet to a patio, walk, path, parking lot or driveway on the high side, such retaining walls shall require a building permit and shall be provided with guards that are constructed in accordance with Section 1012.
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A. 
Section 2114.0 (page 436) add a new Section to be designated as 2114.0 Prefabricated Fireplaces. This Section shall contain the following:
Prefabricated fireplaces shall bear the seal of a nationally recognized testing or inspecting agency. Imitation fireplaces shall not be used for burning gas, solid or liquid fuel.
Section 2114.1 General.
B. 
Section 2114.2 Required Enclosure for Installation.
All prefabricated fireplaces shall be enclosed in a drywall enclosure. It shall be constructed of one-half (1/2) inch type "X" drywall. It shall enclose the prefabricated fireplace on the back, sides, front, at ceiling level and underneath the firebox. All joints are to be tight or taped. A minimum of two (2) inches of clearance shall be maintained between the prefabricated fireplace and the drywall enclosure walls and ceiling. If the flue extends through the attic space, then it shall be enclosed in a drywall enclosure from the ceiling to the bottom of the roof deck. If the flue extends up along the exterior of the structure, then it shall be separated from, with no openings into the structure or attic space.
C. 
Section 2114.3 Chimney.
All prefabricated fireplaces shall be connected to an approved chimney.
D. 
Section 2114.4 Chimney Clearance.
An approved firestop spacer shall be installed at the ceiling level of the enclosure so as to maintain a minimum clearance to combustibles of two (2) inches. It shall be installed on the bottom side of the ceiling.
E. 
Section 2114.5 Hearth.
The hearth shall be constructed of non-combustible material or approved equivalent. A strip of twenty-four (24) gauge sheet metal shall be provided to span the gap between the fireplace box and the hearth and shall extend under both the fireplace and the hearth. The hearth shall be constructed on non-combustible material or approved equivalent.
F. 
Section 2115.0 (page 436) add a new Section to be designated 2115.0 Solid Fuel Burning Room Heaters and Furnaces. This Section shall contain the following:
Section 2115.0 General.
The Fire Official may approve the installation of solid fuel burning room heaters or furnaces which bear the seal of a nationally recognized testing or inspecting agency.
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A. 
Section 2304.6 (page 449) add a new Section to be designated as 2304.6.1.1 as follows:
Section 2304.6.1.1 Use Group R Wall Sheathing.
All exterior walls of buildings in Use Group R shall be sheathed with one (1) of the materials specified in Table 2304.6 or any other approved material of equivalent strength and durability.
Exceptions:
1. 
When stucco or plaster construction complying with Sections 2510 and 2512 is installed.
2. 
Accessory and utility structures, provided they comply with Section 1405.2 for weather protection.
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A. 
Section 3106 (page 558) delete in its entirety, Insert:
Section 3106 Install per Section 515 in The Municipal Code City of Bridgeton.
B. 
Section 3107.0 (page 558) delete in its entirety and replace with the following:
Section 3107.0 Signs.
Signs shall meet the requirements of Chapter 515 of The Municipal Code City of Bridgeton.
C. 
Section 3108.3 (page 558) delete in its entirety. Insert:
Section 3108.3 Construction. Towers shall be constructed of approved corrosion-resistant non-combustible material. The minimum type of construction of isolated radio towers not more than the maximum height allowed in the zoning district and Chapter 555 of this code. It shall be Type IIB.
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A. 
Section 3303 (page 563) delete in its entirety.
B. 
Section 3304 Site work (page 563) delete in its entirety. Insert:
Section 3304 Street cleaning. Mud and debris on streets caused either directly or indirectly by construction shall be removed. This maintenance must be performed at all times during construction. The responsibility for ensuring the streets leading to and from the construction site are kept clean will be with the owner being cited with a violation subject to penalties specified in Section 113 or being served with a stop work order per Section 114.0 or both.
CHAPTER 35
Referenced Standards (page 591) delete:
IEBC-03 (International Existing Building Code 2003)