City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 500.010; CC 1968 § 5-1; Ord. No. 530 § 1, 3-1-1971; Ord. No. 607 § 1, 4-17-1972; Ord. No. 860 § 1, 10-18-1976; Ord. No. 1410 § 1, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 1713 § 1, 4-4-1988; Ord. No. 2255 § 1, 9-21-1992; Ord. No. 2428 §§ 1 — 2, 3-7-1994; Ord. No. 3079 §§ 1 — 2, 9-21-1998; Ord. No. 3487 § 1, 7-15-2002; Ord. No. 3557 § 1, 4-7-2003; Ord. No. 3797 § 1, 7-7-2004; Ord. No. 4028 § 1, 2-5-2007; Ord. No. 4396 § 1, 7-2-2012]
A. 
There is hereby adopted by the City Council of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri the following Uniform Codes, subject to the exceptions set forth herein and in Section 500.020, for the purpose of prescribing, regulating and governing the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, moving, removal, demolition, conversion, occupancy, equipment, use, height, area, maintenance and all matters relating thereto for the prevention of conditions hazardous to life and property, and for the common welfare, protection and benefit of the residents of the City.
1. 
2012 International Building Code, with a publication date of May 2011.
a. 
Section 105.2, Work Exempt From Permit, delete item number 9 and include new item 9 as follows:
"9 Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy that are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep."
b. 
Chapter 13, Energy Efficiency, Section 1301, General, [E] 1301.1, Scope, and [E] 1301.1.1, Criteria, shall be amended to read as follows:
"[E] 1301.1 Scope. This chapter governs the design and construction of buildings for energy efficiency."
"[E] 1301.1.1 Criteria. Buildings may be designed and constructed in accordance with the International Energy Conservation Code."
2. 
2012 International Fire Code, with a publication date of May 2011.
3. 
2006 ICC Electrical Code (Administrative Provisions), with a publication date of May 2009.
4. 
National Electrical Code NFPA 70, 2011 Edition.
5. 
2012 International Plumbing Code, with a publication date of April 2011, except for the following modification to Section 607.2 of the 2012 International Plumbing Code:
"607.2 Hot Or Tempered Water Supply To Fixtures. The developed length of hot or tempered water piping, from the source of hot water to the fixtures that require hot or tempered water, shall not exceed 100 feet (15 240 mm). Recirculating system piping and heat-traced piping shall be considered to be sources of hot or tempered water."
6. 
2012 International Mechanical Code, with a publication date of April 2011.
7. 
2012 International Fuel Gas Code, with a publication date of April 2011.
8. 
2012 International Residential Code (for One- and Two-Family Dwellings), with a publication date of May 2011, except for the following modifications to the 2012 International Residential Code:
a. 
Table R301.2(1) Climatic And Geographic Design Criteria (page 26) add the following items to this table:
Ground Snow Load
20
Wind Speed (mph)
90
Seismic Design Category
A
Weathering
Severe
Frost Line Depth
36"
Termite
M-H
Winter Design Temp
6° F.
Ice Barrier Underlayment Required
Not Applicable
Air Freezing Index
927
Mean Annual Temp
55° F.
b. 
Section R303.7.1, Light Activation, shall have added a new exception number 2, which shall read as follows:
"2. Sunken or raised area with steps and only one (1) access direction to the space; lighting may be activated at only one (1) point in the access area to the steps and space."
c. 
Part IV — Energy Conservation, Chapter 11 [RE], Energy Efficiency, Section N1101, General, N1101.1, Scope, is amended to read:
"N1101.1 Scope. This chapter is adopted for reference purpose only, and compliance with this chapter is not required but can be voluntarily partially or completely followed."
"Note: The text of the following Sections N1101.2 through N1105 is extracted from the 2012 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code — Residential Provisions and has been editorially revised to conform to the scope and application of this code. The section numbers appearing in parenthesis after each section number are the section numbers of the corresponding text in the International Energy Conservation Code — Residential Provisions."
d. 
Part IV — Energy Conservation, Chapter 11 [RE], Energy Efficiency, Section N1101, General, N1101.2 (R101.3), Intent, is amended to read:
"N1101.2 (R101.3) Intent. This chapter may regulate the design and construction of buildings for the effective use and conservation of energy over the useful life of each building. This chapter is intended to provide flexibility to permit the use of innovative approaches and techniques to achieve this objective. This chapter is not intended to abridge safety, health or environmental requirements contained in other applicable codes or ordinances."
9. 
Accessible And Usable Buildings And Facilities, ICC A117.1-2009, with a publication date of January 2011.
10. 
2012 International Existing Building Code, with a publication date of April 2011.
11. 
2012 International Energy Conservation Code, with publication date of July 2011, is adopted for reference purposes only, and compliance with that code is not required but can be voluntarily partially or completely followed.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.020; CC 1968 § 5-1.1; Ord. No. 2255 § 2, 9-21-1992; Ord. No. 2402 § 1, 12-20-1993; Ord. No. 2503 § 1, 10-5-1994; Ord. No. 3079 § 3, 9-21-1998; Ord. No. 3487 § 2, 7-15-2002; Ord. No. 3557 § 2, 4-7-2003; Ord. No. 3797 § 1, 7-7-2004; Ord. No. 4028 § 2, 2-5-2007; Ord. No. 4396 § 2, 7-2-2012]
A. 
The following Sections of the 2012 International Building Code and related codes are modified or amended in the following respects:
1. 
Chapter 1, Section 105, Permits, of the 2012 International Building Code is amended as follows:
a. 
Permits Required. Except as specified in Subsection (b) of this section, no building or structure regulated by this chapter shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the Community Development Department.
b. 
Work Exempt From Permit. A building permit shall not be required for the following:
(1) 
One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the projected floor area does not exceed two hundred fifty (250) square feet.
(2) 
Oil derricks.
(3) 
Movable cases, counters and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches high.
(4) 
Retaining walls which are not over four (4) feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class 1, 11 or 111A liquids.
(5) 
Platforms, decks and walks without any overhead structure that are not more than thirty (30) inches above grade and not over any basement or story below.
(6) 
Painting, papering and similar finish work.
(7) 
Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
(8) 
Window awnings supported by an exterior wall of Group R, Division 3, and Group U Occupancies when projecting not more than fifty-four (54) inches.
2. 
Section R313, Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems, of the 2012 International Residential Code is deleted in its entirety and is replaced by the language contained in Section R317 of the 2006 International Residential Code as required by Section 67.281, RSMo., and a builder of a one- or two-family dwelling or townhouse shall offer to any purchaser on or before entering into the purchase contract the option, at the purchaser's cost, to install or equip fire sprinklers in the dwelling or townhouse.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.030; CC 1968 § 5-2; Ord. No. 530 § 2, 3-1-1971; Ord. No. 1742 § 1, 6-20-1988; Ord. No. 1966 § 1, 7-16-1990; Ord. No. 3046 § 1, 4-6-1998; Ord. No. 3483 § 1, 7-1-2002; Ord. No. 3797 § 1, 7-7-2004; Ord. No. 3918 § 1, 10-3-2005; Ord. No. 4011 § 1, 12-18-2006; Ord. No. 4396 § 3, 7-2-2012]
A. 
Building permit fees for the Building Code adopted by the City of Blue Springs shall be determined using the Blue Springs Building Permit Fees Table.[1]
[Ord. No. 4675, 8-7-2017]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Blue Springs Building Permit Fees Table is on file in the City offices.
B. 
The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this Code shall be made by the Building Official.
C. 
Other inspections and fees shall be computed and charged using that portion of the Blue Springs Building Permit Fees Table denominated "Other Inspections and Fees," except that item Number 3, "Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated," will also include all miscellaneous permits for which no specific fee is indicated, and the "minimum charge" provision thereof shall not be applied.
[Ord. No. 4675, 8-7-2017]
D. 
The value to be used in computing the building permit and building plan review fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment.
E. 
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 fee. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit fee is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this Code. The minimum investigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in the Blue Springs Building Permit Fees Table. The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of this Code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.
[Ord. No. 4675, 8-7-2017]
[Ord. No. 4674, 8-7-2017]
A. 
Water system development charges, sewer system development charges, and water tap fees shall be determined using the following schedules:
Water System Development Charge Schedule
Meter Size
(inches)
Charge
3/4
$3,354
1
$4,907
1 1/2
$9,302
2
$13,697
3
$33,093
4
$55,133
6
$110,184
Water Tap Fee Schedule
Meter Type
Meter Size
(inches)
Charge
E-Coder
3/4
$333
E-Coder
1
$416
Water taps one and one-half (1 1/2) inches and above will be installed by a private plumber
Sewer System Development Charge Schedule
Meter Size
(inches)
Charge
3/4
$5,312
1
$7,749
1 1/2
$14,646
2
$21,543
3
$51,982
4
$86,570
6
$172,962
B. 
There shall be allowed a credit on sewer system development charges on parcels located within the South Area Neighborhood Improvement District based upon the total amount assessed on each property.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.040; CC 1968 § 5-3; Ord. No. 530 § 3, 3-1-1971: Ord. No. 563 § 3, 10-4-1971; Ord. No. 2255 § 3, 9-21-1992; Ord. No. 3797 § 1, 7-7-2004; Ord. No. 4637 § 8, 12-19-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use or occupy prior to passing a final inspection, or maintain any building or structure, or cause or permit the same to be done without first obtaining a valid, unrevoked construction permit and/or certificate of occupancy from the office of the Community Development Department, as provided in this Chapter, or to violate any other provision of this Chapter. Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any provision of this Article upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than that set out in Section 100.080(C) of this Code or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment, except that the court may not sentence a person to any confinement not exceeding a period of ninety (90) days unless it is a violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance, or a violation endangering the health or welfare of others, or a violation involving eluding or giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Each day upon which such a violation occurs shall constitute a separate violation.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.050; CC 1968 § 5-4; Ord. No. 608 § 1, 4-17-1972; Ord. No. 1927 § 1, 3-19-1990]
A. 
There is hereby established within the administrative structure of the City of Blue Springs, the position of Codes Administrator. Said Codes Administrator shall also serve as Chief Building Inspector and Deputy Zoning Administrator. Said Codes Administrator shall also be the Building Official.
B. 
The Codes Administrator and their designees shall have the duty and authority to enforce the Building Code of the City, as well as other duties given them administratively or by ordinance.
C. 
The Codes Administrator shall be appointed by the City Administrator or their designee. They may in turn designate other persons to make inspections. Neither formal appointment nor designation is required to confer the authority granted.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.060; CC 1968 § 5-5; Ord. No. 608 § 2, 4-17-1972; Ord. No. 3487 § 1, 7-15-2002]
The Building Inspector, or the person designated by them to make inspection, must be well informed on the International Building Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code, National Electrical Code and the International Plumbing Code, as adopted by the City of Blue Springs, and have an intelligent and constructive knowledge of the intent and literal interpretation of the provisions thereof.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.070; CC 1968 § 5-8; Ord. No. 608 §§ 5 — 8, 4-17-1972; Ord. No. 1749 § 1, 6-20-1988; Ord. No. 3487 § 1, 7-15-2002]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall perform any electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning or foundation work or contracting in the City of Blue Springs, unless a permit for such work has been obtained from the Community Development Department. No person, firm or corporation shall cause any connection to be made directly or indirectly with any water supply, electrical supply company, or sewer without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Community Development Department.
B. 
The Building Inspector shall provide an inspection record card with each permit required by this Section. No work requiring a building permit shall be commenced until such permit and inspection record card have been posted in a conspicuous place on the front of the premises. Said card shall be maintained in such position by the permit holder until the certificate of occupancy has been issued.
C. 
The cost of permits for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and foundation work shall be set forth in Section 500.030.
D. 
In addition to the inspections specified in this Section, the Building Inspector may make or require any other special inspections pursuant to the International Building Code of any construction work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of this Code and other laws which are enforced by the Building Inspector.
[R.O. 1996 § 500.080; CC 1968 § 5-10; Ord. No. 1410 § 3, 6-3-1985; Ord. No. 3487 § 1, 7-15-2002]
Whenever any of the Codes or standards adopted in this Chapter 500 shall provide an appeal to any person who is denied an application or a permit, or who claims the provisions of a Code contained herein do not apply, or that the true intent and meaning of the Code have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, or proposes alternate materials or methods of construction not permitted by the strict interpretation of these Codes, such application for appeal shall be to the Technical Review Committee of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, or its successor if one be named and such Technical Review Committee shall conduct the appeal as provided in the International Codes herein adopted with the expressed intent of the City Council to substitute and define said Technical Review Committee in lieu of and notwithstanding any other description or provision contained within said Codes for the Appeal Board.