City of Pasadena Hills, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2009 §500.130; Ord. No. 25 §§1 — 3, 5 — 6, 12-19-1938; Ord. No. 511 §1, 8-12-1997]
Permit Required. No person, firm or corporation shall alter, erect or construct any retaining wall, sidewalk, walkway or driveway or building or structure intended for the shelter, support or enclosure of persons, animals or chattels, including, but not limited to, fences and exterior walls, without first obtaining a permit authorizing same from the Building Commissioner and tendering payment therefor.
Application — Contents. Application for permit shall be accompanied by a copy of the plans and specifications of the structure or alteration for which a permit is sought and shall state clearly and fully the work to be done, the cost thereof, the location of the proposed structure or alteration by lot and block number and shall be signed by the owner or his/her agent seeking said permit and filed with the Building Commissioner.
Additional Requirement. The Building Commissioner may require that said application shall contain or be accompanied by a statement in writing, sworn to before a notary public, giving the full name and residence of the owner or owners of the ground and structure or alteration, or if the work is proposed to be done or executed by any person other than the owner or owners of the ground, then the Building Commissioner may require a statement in writing, sworn to as aforesaid, giving the full name and residence of such person or persons so acting as agent, lessee or in any representative capacity, and that he/she or they are duly authorized by the owner or owners to perform said work.
Revocation Of Permit. Building permits may be revoked if the construction of the structure or alteration for which it is granted is not begun within six (6) months from the date of its issuance, or if it appears to the Building Commissioner that the erection of said structure is being undertaken in violation of any ordinance pertaining thereto, or there is a material deviation from the plans and specifications filed with the application for the building permit.
[Ord. No. 868 §1, 8-26-2009]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine in an amount not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), imprisonment in the County Jail for a time not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder. ()
[R.O. 2009 §500.140; Ord. No. 458 §2, 11-1-1994; Ord. No. 511 §2, 8-12-1997; Ord. No. 868 §2, 8-26-2009; Ord. No. 948, 12-20-2017]
The following user fees are hereby established for the following construction and occupancy inspection and permitting services of the City of Pasadena Hills, Missouri:
Roofing permit and inspections: $35.00.
Deck permit and inspections: $70.00.
Driveway permit and inspections: $35.00.
Garage (new) permit and inspections: $70.00.
Siding permit: $17.50.
Room addition permit and inspections: $87.50.
Fence permit and inspections: $35.00.
Interior renovation permit and inspections: $52.50.
Air condition (window) inspection: $17.50.
Satellite antenna permit and inspections: $35.00.
New residential construction permit and inspections: $210.00.
Sidewalk or walkway permit and inspections: $5.00.
Exterior wall permit and inspections: $35.00.
Retaining wall permit and inspections: $35.00.
Storage shed permit: $25.00
Provided however, that such permit and inspection fees may be increased by an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) in the event that work was started prior to issuance of the appropriate building permit and the Building Commissioner or inspectors are required to conduct extra inspections or spend additional time in processing the requested permit. The Building Commissioner shall establish such additional fee based upon the extra inspections or time involved with regard to the particular work.
[Ord. No. 730 §1, 10-12-2004; Ord. No. 831 §1, 7-17-2007; Ord. No. 881 §1, 3-8-2010]
Deposit Required. Each applicant for a building permit listed herein shall be required, before such permit is issued, to make an escrow deposit with the City with respect to the proposed work to ensure completion of the work and compliance with all codes, approved site plans and other building requirements as provided herein. The sufficiency of the escrow deposited shall be in the sole discretion of the City. The construction, alteration or repair work which shall require such deposit shall include the following and the amount of said deposit shall be:
[Ord. No. 896 § 1, 11-16-2010]
New Residence
10% of the estimated cost of completion not to exceed $10,000.00
Room Addition
10% of the estimated cost of completion or $2,500.00, whichever is greater; minimum of $2,500.00 and not to exceed $5,000.00
The following work if such work is estimated to cost more than $5,000.00:
10% of the estimated cost of completion or $500.00, whichever is greater
Exterior Walls
Garages (detached)
10% of the estimated cost of completion or $500.00, whichever is greater
10% of the estimated cost of completion or $500.00, whichever is greater
10% of the estimated cost of completion or $100.00
Retaining Wall
Interior Renovations (plumbing, electrical, demolition)
10% of the estimated cost of completion; minimum of $500.00 and not to exceed $1,000.00
Agreement Required. As a condition of the issuance of a building permit allowing such construction and/or improvements, an executed agreement shall be filed with the City at the same time that the escrow deposit is made; such agreement shall be in the form approved by the City and shall be signed by both the property owner(s) and the contractor who shall be completing the work specified.
Use And Release Of Deposit.
Cash shall be deposited by the City in a separate account, and the City shall document the use, replacement or release of such funds, as deposited by each applicant, according to generally accepted accounting principles. Applicant shall not receive any interest on the funds deposited.
The City may use an applicant's deposited funds for expenses incurred to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, approved site plans, permit conditions, inspections and other building requirements. If the City so utilizes such funds, the applicant shall be obligated to deposit a sum equal to the amount so used so as to maintain full funding of the required deposit.
Upon final inspection by the City and satisfactory completion of all required work by the applicant, the deposit shall be released in favor of the applicant.
Any applicant aggrieved by the administration of this program shall file a written appeal to the Mayor within ten (10) days of the decision appealed from. The Mayor shall issue a written determination of the appeal within five (5) business days of the applicant's appeal, unless circumstances prevent a timely determination, in which case the determination shall be made as soon as reasonably possible.
In the event the applicant believes that the Mayor improperly denied such an appeal, the applicant must make a written notice of appeal to the Board of Aldermen. The Board shall hold a hearing affording the applicant notice and an opportunity to be heard and to offer evidence. The Board shall determine the merits of the appeal, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the hearing.
Additional Remedies. If an applicant fails to comply with any obligation of this Section, the City may withhold or withdraw any grading, building, occupancy or other permit until such non-compliance is cured. In addition, in the event that the deposit is insufficient to cover the costs of completing the construction and/or improvements in compliance with City Ordinance, the City may pursue any other legal remedy in order to enforce its ordinances.
If the applicant is completing certain work to remedy housing or building code violations in order to obtain a temporary occupancy permit conditioned upon the completion of such work, then the deposit requirements of this Section shall not apply. Instead, the applicant shall comply with the more stringent requirements set forth in this Code applicable to temporary occupancy permits.