City of Kennett, MO
Dunklin County
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[Ord. No. 2064 §§5 — 6,8 — 9, 12-20-1988; Ord. No. 2346 §1, 9-7-1993; Ord. No. 2628 §1, 9-4-2001; Ord. No. 2704 §1, 3-16-2004; Ord. No. 2734 §1, 5-17-2005; Ord. No. 2739 §1, 6-21-2005; Ord. No. 2815 §1, 6-17-2008; Ord. No. 2897 §1, 7-10-2012; Ord. No. 2901 §2, 9-4-2012]
A. 
No person, firm, corporation or partnership shall perform any construction, alterations or repairs to any structure without first having obtained a building permit therefor, except as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Building permits shall not be required for the following work:
1. 
Painting.
2. 
The construction, repair or resurfacing of any accessory surface, including, but not limited to driveways, parking areas, sidewalks or walk ways, any of which that do not involve the construction of any portion of the same above the general grade, or which do not involve the alteration of any public street surface or curbing.
3. 
Any alteration or construction, not including plumbing or electrical work, which said alteration or construction has a cost of less than five hundred dollars ($500.00), including labor and material charges or expenses.
4. 
Notwithstanding, the above provisions (1 through 5) the following work shall require a permit:
a. 
Any plumbing or electrical work in a commercial structure.
b. 
Any electrical work that involves the creation of a new circuit.
c. 
Any plumbing, including that of gas piping, that requires a change in the connection with any public utility service.
C. 
(Reserved)
D. 
Building permits must be conspicuously displayed on the front door of any premises being constructed or altered, or on the exterior of such structure in a location clearly visible from the front door. On new construction, prior to the erection of the structure, the building permit must be posted in a conspicuous location on the premises, which said location must be visible from the street. Contractors using a mobile facility for their job site office may display the building permit within that office.
E. 
The building permit shall include a building department inspection record, a copy of which is attached hereto and marked Exhibit A, which is on file in the City offices. Construction shall not proceed beyond any step set forth on the inspection record until such inspection record has been completed for the prior step.