[R.O. 2008 §500.020; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992]
The provisions of this Code shall delete the administrative organization and enforcement rules and regulations for the technical codes and demolition code and substitute in lieu thereof, those codes which regulate the site preparation and construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, use and occupancy of buildings, structures and building service equipment within this jurisdiction.
[R.O. 2008 §500.030; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992; Ord. No. 5098 §1, 11-9-1992; Ord. No. 6024 §1, 1-26-1998; Ord. No. 6692 §§1 — 2, 9-27-2004]
Electrician License Required. No person shall install, repair or remove any electrical wiring or equipment or otherwise engage in the practice or business of electrical work without first securing a license therefor from the City Clerk.
Mechanical Installer's License Required. No person shall install, repair or remove any mechanical equipment or an integral part thereof or otherwise engage in the practice or business of mechanical work without first securing a license from the City Clerk.
Plumbing License Required. No person shall engage in the practice of plumbing or otherwise engage in the practice of business of plumbing without first securing a license from the City Clerk.
Contractor's License Required. No person or firm shall engage in the practice of building, roofing, siding or concrete work without first securing a license from the City Clerk. A contractor's license shall also be required for any person or firm engaging in any land disturbing activity, including, but not limited to, bulldozing, grading or any land-disturbing activity where the area of land actually disturbed by the activity is in excess of three thousand (3,000) square feet.
Exception Single-Family Dwelling Owner. No license shall be required for a bona fide owner/ occupant of a single-family dwelling which is to be occupied exclusively for living purposes, to do any work regulated by the Plumbing Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code or Building Code of the said dwelling and any of its accessory buildings and quarters on the condition that the said owner personally occupies the structure for one (1) year and purchases all material and permits, call for proper inspection, and perform all labor in connection therewith. No more than one (1) permit will be issued within a five (5) year period unless the owner/occupant has occupied the structure at least one (1) year after the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Responsibility Of Licensed Professional. All electrical, plumbing, building and mechanical work performed by any partnership, firm or corporation engaged in the business of performing such work shall be supervised by one (1) or more licensed professionals who shall be responsible for all work performed, and said licensed professional shall be a partner, member or officer of such partnership, firm or corporation.
[R.O. 2008 §500.040; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992; Ord. No. 6956 §1, 11-26-2007]
Application For License. Any person, firm or corporation desiring to secure an electrician's, plumber's, mechanical or contractor's license shall make written application to the City Clerk on forms provided therefore stating the name and address of said person or employee in whose name said license is to be issued, together with such additional information concerning his/her qualifications that may be reasonably required. Any person, firm or corporation holding an electrician, plumber, mechanical or contractor's license from the City upon the effective date of this Chapter (November 26, 2007), those holding a valid trade or business license are "grandfathered" in.
Term Of License. All licenses issued during any year, unless sooner revoked, shall expire on December thirty-first (31st) of that year and may be renewed during the month of January of the year following its issuance upon payment of the renewal fee herein specified. No electrician, plumber or mechanical license shall be renewed more than six (6) months after its expiration, but may be reissued by examination. Such license shall not be transferable.
Code Updates. At such time the City accepts the Code updates, the City shall conduct seminars one (1) day a week for one (1) month on alternate days. All contractors shall be required to attend their respective trade seminar. Failure to attend will result in the mandatory retesting for their respective license.
[R.O. 2008 §500.050; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992; Ord. No. 5081 §1, 8-10-1992; Ord. No. 6956 §1, 11-26-2007]
Annual License. The annual license fee shall be paid to the City Clerk before any license or renewal thereof is issued. Every license holder must maintain a place of business known to the City Clerk.
Examination. The applicant shall be examined by a written objective examination in compliance with State Statutes and approved by the City Manager to determine that the applicant is knowledgeable of the practice of electrical, plumbing or mechanical work and the provisions of the applicable building codes of the City. If the applicant correctly answers at least seventy percent (70%) of the questions, he/she shall be promptly certified as passing.
Before any first (1st) time license is issued, the applicant shall possess the appropriate, code book and make payment for examination as follows:
Any person who fails to pass a written examination may be re-examined twice at intervals of at least thirty (30) days. If an applicant fails after three (3) attempts to obtain a passing score on the written examination, no further examination shall be made except upon payment of a new examination fee.
The City Clerk shall not issue a license without examination passage for the electrical, plumbing and mechanical licenses.
[R.O. 2008 §500.070; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992; Ord. No. 5081 §1, 8-10-1992; Ord. No. 6956 §1, 11-26-2007]
All contractors shall show proof of general liability insurance of no less than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) prior to issuance of license.
Such insurance coverage shall indemnify the City and save it harmless against any and all claims, demands or causes of action whatsoever which might arise or accrue against it by reason of the granting of such permit or the exercise of any privilege thereby conferred and to repay all damages which may be suffered by the City or by any other person by reason of the exercise of the permit.
[R.O. 2008 §500.080; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992]
The City Manager or his/her appointed representative shall have the power and authority to suspend or revoke any license issued pursuant to this Chapter for any violation, upon written notice containing grounds therefor, which notice shall be by certified mail to the licensee. Licenses may be removed if the license was obtained through error or fraud; or the licensee shall have been found by the Code Enforcement Officer to have willfully violated any provisions of the Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing or Building Codes of this Chapter; or shall have forfeited the bond required herein; or shall refuse or neglect, within a reasonable time, after notification to make such corrections to electrical, mechanical, plumbing or construction work as ordered by the inspector; or shall have permitted the use of his/her name by another person to obtaining permits for doing electrical, mechanical, plumbing or construction work under the license; or for any other good or sufficient cause. A person or firm whose license has been revoked shall not be permitted to apply for a new license within one (1) year from the date of revocation. A person whose license has been revoked and who is reapplying for a new license shall be re-examined and pay such fees as required for a new license.
Appeal. Any individual aggrieved by the actions of the City Manager or his/her appointed representative pursuant to the authority set forth in Section 500.060 of the Municipal ordinances of the City of Maryville shall be entitled to appeal said determination in accordance with the procedures set forth in this Section. Said appeal shall be filed within thirty (30) days from the date of service of the suspension or revocation of license pursuant to this Chapter.
Form of appeal. The appeal filed pursuant to this Section shall be instituted by filing at the office of the City Clerk a written appeal containing the following:
A heading in the words: "Appeal of ........of......... "
A caption reading: "Appeal of ........." giving the names of all appellants participating in the appeal.
A brief statement setting forth the legal interests of each of the appellants as it relates to the determination of the City Manager or his/her appointed representative in suspending or revoking the license.
A brief statement in ordinary and concise language of the specific order or action protested, together with any material facts claimed to support the contentions of the appellant.
A brief statement in ordinary and concise language of the relief sought and the reasons why it is claimed the protested order or action should be reversed, modified or otherwise set aside.
The signatures of all parties named as appellants and their official mailing addresses.
The verification (by declaration under penalty of perjury) of at least one (1) appellant as to the truth of the matters stated in the appeal.
Processing of appeal. Upon receipt of any appeal filed pursuant to this Section, the City Clerk shall present it at the next regular or special meeting of the Board of Appeals.
Scheduling and noticing appeal for hearing. As soon as practicable after receiving the written appeal, the Board of Appeals shall fix a date, time and place for the hearing of the appeal by the Board. Such date shall not be less than ten (10) days nor more than sixty (60) days from the date the appeal was filed with the City Clerk. Written notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be given at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing to each appellant by the Secretary of the Board either by causing a copy of such notice to be delivered to the appellant personally or by mailing a copy thereof, postage prepaid, addressed to the appellant at the address shown on the appeal.
Effect of failure to appeal. Failure of any person to file an appeal in accordance with the provisions of this Section shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing and adjudication of the notice and order or any portion thereof.
Scope. Only those matters or issues specifically raised by the appellant shall be considered in the hearing of the appeal.
Enforcement. Enforcement of any order of revocation or suspension pursuant to this Section shall be stayed during the pendency of an appeal therefrom which is properly and timely filed.
[R.O. 2008 §500.090; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992]
Whether individually or as a member or employee of a partnership or as an officer, agent or employee of a corporation who directs or knowingly permits any violation of any of the provisions of the Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical or Building Code of this Chapter, or who aids or assists therein or so violates any prohibition or mandate of this Chapter, shall upon conviction thereof in Municipal Court, be guilty of a ordinance violation punishable as provided in this Municipal Code. The practice of said work on each separate job or at separate premises in violation of this Code shall constitute a separate offense.
[R.O. 2008 §500.100; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992]
New construction work requiring a permit shall not be commenced until the permit holder or his/her authorized agent shall have posted or otherwise made available a weatherproof depository adjacent to the public right-of-way with the proper street addresses thereon in which inspection record cards (inspection work orders) will be deposited with the required entries thereon regarding the inspection work. This depository shall be maintained by the permit holder until the final approval has been granted by the Code Enforcement Officer.
[R.O. 2008 §500.110; Ord. No. 5073 §1, 7-13-1992; Ord. No. 5167 §1, 9-13-1993; Ord. No. 6590 §1, 9-29-2003; Ord. No. 6617 §1, 2-9-2004]
Building Permit Fees.
Electrical Permit Fees.
Mechanical Permit Fees.
Plumbing Permit Fees.
An electrical, plumbing, mechanical or building installation or repair that involves total labor and materials less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) shall not require a permit. However, use of this exception to the permit requirement shall be limited to only one (1) such use at any one (1) address within any thirty (30) day time period. In the event a second (2nd) electrical, plumbing, mechanical or building installation or repair shall occur at said address within a thirty (30) day time period, a permit shall be required even if said second (2nd) repair involves less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) in total labor and material.
[R.O. 2008 §500.120; Ord. No. 5374 §1, 1-15-1996]
Any individual, business, company, corporation or organization which files for permits under the ordinances of the City of Maryville, Missouri, shall be responsible for satisfying the applicable costs of said use as established by the City of Maryville, Missouri. Unless the entity using said facility has complied with the further provisions of this Section and has been granted periodic billing status, the costs incurred shall be satisfied at the time the permit is requested.
A user may apply for periodic billing status by filing an application for periodic billing status with the City Treasurer of the City of Maryville, Missouri.
Within seven (7) days of the receipt of said application, the City Treasurer or his/her designated assistant shall notify applicant of the granting or denial of period billing status.
Periodic billing status shall be granted only to applicants who meet at least one (1) of the following:
The applicant has incurred charges at the City of Maryville, Missouri, in a cumulative amount of at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) during the eighteen (18) months immediately preceding the filing of the application, provided that said applicant has satisfied the charges when incurred and does not have any financial balance with the City of Maryville, Missouri, which is past due; or
The applicant deposits with the City Treasurer an irrevocable cash deposit, payable to the City of Maryville, Missouri, in the amount set forth by this Section, or files an irrevocable letter of credit in favor of the City of Maryville, Missouri, as approved by the City Attorney, in an amount not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
In the event an applicant is granted periodic billing status, the debts incurred shall be billed to the applicant by the City Treasurer or his/her designated agent on not less than a monthly basis and shall be satisfied by the applicant within thirty (30) days of the date of the billing statement.
The periodic billing status granted to an applicant may be revoked, withdrawn or terminated by the City Manager of the City of Maryville, Missouri, upon occurrence of any of the following:
Failure to satisfy any billing statement for debts incurred at the City of Maryville, Missouri, within thirty (30) days of the date of the billing statement.
Incurring charges equal to or in excess of the irrevocable cash deposit or irrevocable letter of credit.
Good cause as documented by the Director of Public Works, City Treasurer or City Manager.
Any entity whose periodic billing status is revoked, withdrawn or terminated shall be notified of said act by certified mail to the entity at their last known address or the address on their application for periodic billing status, whichever is more recent. Said notice shall be mailed within five (5) days of the revocation, withdrawal or termination of said status.
Any entity, including any individual, business, company, corporation or organization which has been denied periodic billing status or has had its periodic billing status revoked, withdrawn or terminated pursuant to this Section may appeal said decision to the Council of the City of Maryville, Missouri, by filing a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk within thirty (30) days of said denial, revocation, withdrawal or termination. The Council of the City of Maryville, Missouri, shall then hold a hearing, receive evidence under oath, and render a decision either affirming or reversing the decision to deny, revoke, withdraw or terminate periodic billing status. Said hearing shall be rendered within thirty (30) days thereafter, unless said times are extended by mutual agreement or for good cause shown.