City of St. James, MO
Phelps County
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[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019[1]]
The City of St. James hereby adopts the various building and technical codes set forth in this Chapter as the building regulations for the City.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Chapter 500, Building Regulations, containing Sections 500.010 through 500.240 was repealed 8-12-2019 by Ord. No. 1147.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions and amendments of the 2015 IBC, including Appendix Chapters NONE {see International Building Code Section 101.2.1}, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Building Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use, and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures in the City, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IBC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 1612.3. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
3. 
Section 1612.3. Insert: February 20, 2008 {of Flood Insurance Study}.
a. 
Section 103.1, Creation of enforcement agency, is hereby amended as follows: The Department of Building and Code Enforcement is hereby created and the official in charge thereof shall be known as the Code Official.
b. 
All mentions of the "building official" shall hereby be changed to "Code Official."
c. 
Section 105.1.1, Annual permit, is hereby repealed in its entirety.
d. 
Section 105.1.2, Annual permit records, is hereby repealed in its entirety.
e. 
Section 105.2, Work exempt from permit, shall be amended to read as follows: 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 (1) story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area is not greater than thirty-six (36) square feet. (six (6) feet by six (6) feet)
(2) 
Sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
(3) 
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
(4) 
Temporary motion picture, television and theatre stage sets and scenery.
(5) 
Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to any occupancy that are thirty-six (36) inches deep or less, are not greater than five thousand (5,000) gallons, are installed entirely above ground and are no less than ten (10) feet away from any powerline.
(6) 
Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
(7) 
Window awnings in any occupancy, supported by an exterior wall that does not project more than fifty-four (54) inches from the exterior wall, does not project into a public right-of-way and does not require additional support.
(8) 
Non-fixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counter and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches in height.
(9) 
Flag poles.
(10) 
Replacement of siding, doors and windows.
(11) 
Replacement of roof coverings that do not change the original roof size or roof line.
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 a power supply and 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 that does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
6.
Portable evaporative cooler.
7.
Self-contained refrigeration system containing ten (10) pounds or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of one (1) horsepower 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 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.
3.
Fixture replacement with similar fixtures where plumbing connections are not relocated.
f. 
Section 105.5, Expiration, is hereby amended to read as follows: Every permit issued shall become invalid and expired 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 work is commenced. The Code 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 shall be granted only upon a showing of justifiable cause and substantial progress. If a permit expires pursuant to this provision, the Code Official may issue a new permit upon advance payment of an administrative penalty of the original permit fee or one hundred dollars ($100.00), whichever is less. The reissued permit must be paid for and obtained within seven (7) days of the issued date.
g. 
Section 109.2, Schedule of permit fees, for the permit fee schedule, see Section 500.110, Permit Fees, of the St. James, Missouri, City Code.
h. 
Section 109.4, Work commencing before permit issuance, is hereby amended to read as follows: 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 that is one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of the actual permit fee cost in addition to the required permit fee.
i. 
Section 113.1, General, is hereby amended to read as follows: In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Code Official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, the Board of Adjustments shall serve as a Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the applicable governing authority (the Mayor) and shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business.
j. 
Section 113.3, Qualifications, is hereby repealed and deleted in its entirety.
k. 
Section 501.2, Address identification, is hereby amended to read as follows: "New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Address identification characters shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall not be spelled out. Each character shall be a minimum of four (4) inches high for residential structures and a minimum of six (6) inches high with a minimum stroke width of one-half (1/2) inch for business and commercial structures. Where required by the Code Official, address identification shall be provided in additional approved locations to facilitate emergency response. Where access is by means of a private road or driveway and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other approved sign or means shall be used to identify the structure. Address identification shall be maintained."
l. 
Section 1612.3, Establishment of flood hazard areas. See Chapter 420 of the St. James, Missouri, City Code.
m. 
Section 3109, Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, is hereby deleted in its entirety.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions, appendixes, and amendments of the 2015 IEBC, including Appendix Chapters NONE, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Existing Building Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition, and relocation of existing buildings, including historic buildings, as herein provided, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IEBC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 1401.2 Insert: "the effective date of the ordinance adopting the 2015 IEBC (8-12-2019)" at [DATE TO BE INSERTED BY THE JURISDICATION].
3. 
Section 103.1, Creation of enforcement agency, is hereby repealed in its entirety and modified, changed and amended to read as per Section 103.1 of the Building Code of the City of St. James, MO.
4. 
Section 105.2, Work exempt from permits, Work exempt from permits shall comply with Section 105.2 of the Building Code of the City of St. James, MO.
5. 
Section 105.5, Expiration, Expiration of permits shall be in accordance with Section 105.5 of the Building Code of the City of St. James, MO.
6. 
Section 112.1, General, For the purposes of this code, all appeals shall be in accordance with the procedure established for the Building Code of the City of St. James, MO, in Section 113.
7. 
Section 112.2, Limitation on authority, Delete in its entirety.
8. 
Section 112.3, Qualifications, Delete in its entirety.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions and amendments of the 2015 IRC, including Appendix Chapters NONE {see International Residential Code Section R102.5}, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Residential Building Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three (3) stories in height with separate means of egress as herein provided, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IRC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section R101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Table R301.2(1). Insert: Ground Snow Load: 20 PSF, Wind Design-Speed: 115 mph, Topographic effects: NO, Special wind region: NO, Wind-borne debris zone: NO, Seismic Design Category: C, Subject To Damage From Weathering: Severe, Frost Depth Line: 30 in., Termite: Moderate to Heavy, Winter Design Temp: zero degree (0°) — ten degrees Fahrenheit (10° F.), Ice Barrier Underlayment Required: NO, Flood Hazards: Refer to Chapter 420 of City Code, Air Freezing Index: 719, Mean Annual Temp: fifty-five and three-tenths degrees Fahrenheit (55.3° F.).
3. 
Section P2603.5.1. Insert: Section P2603.5.1, Sewer depth, shall be amended to read as follows: Building sewers shall be installed not less than thirty (30) inches below grade. No sewer shall connect to a private sewage disposal system within the City limits of St. James, Missouri.
4. 
Section R101.1 Title. These provisions shall be known as the Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings of St. James, Missouri, and shall be cited as such and will be referred to herein as "this code."
5. 
Section R103.1, Creation of enforcement agency, is hereby repealed in its entirety and modified, changed and amended to read as per Section 103.1 of the Building Code of the City of St. James, MO.
6. 
Section R105.2, Work exempt from permit, shall be amended to read as follows:
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 (1) story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area is not greater than forty-nine (49) square feet.
2.
Sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below and are not part of an accessible route.
3.
Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
4.
Temporary motion picture, television and theatre stage sets and scenery.
5.
Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to any occupancy that are less than twenty-four (24) inches deep, are not greater than five thousand (5,000) gallons, are installed entirely above ground and are no less than ten (10) feet away from any secondary power line.
6.
Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
7.
Window awnings in any occupancy, supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than fifty-four (54) inches from the exterior wall, does not project into a public right-of-way and does not require additional support.
8.
Non-fixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counter and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches in height.
9.
Flag poles.
10.
Replacement of doors, windows and roofs that do not change the roof line or increase roof area.
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 a power supply and 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 that does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
6.
Portable evaporative cooler.
7.
Self-contained refrigeration system containing ten (10) pounds or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of one (1) horsepower 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 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.
3.
Fixture replacement with similar fixtures where plumbing connections are not relocated.
4.
The Code Official shall be notified of any work or repairs being performed to existing sewer laterals prior to any excavations.
7. 
Section R105.5, Expiration, is hereby amended to read as follows: Every permit issued shall become invalid and expired 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 work is commenced. The Code 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 shall be granted only upon a showing of justifiable cause and substantial progress. If a permit expires pursuant to this provision, the Code Official may issue a new permit upon advance payment of an administrative penalty of the original permit fee or one hundred dollars ($100.00), whichever is less. The reissued permit must be picked up within seven (7) days of the issued date.
8. 
Section R112.1 General, is hereby amended to read as follows: For the purposes of this code, all appeals shall be in accordance with the procedure established for the Building Code of St. James, Missouri, Section 113.1.
9. 
Section R112.3 Qualifications, is hereby repealed and deleted in its entirety.
10. 
Section R113.4 Violation penalties, is hereby amended to read as follows: Any person who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Code Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and each day's continuance of a violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
11. 
Section R302.13 Fire protection of floors, is repealed and deleted in its entirety.
12. 
Section R303.5.2 Exhaust opening, is hereby amended to read as follows: Exhaust air shall not be directed below six (6) feet and eight (8) inches onto public walkways.
13. 
Section R309.2 Carports, is hereby repealed and deleted in its entirety.
14. 
Section R309.5 Fire sprinklers, is hereby repealed and deleted in its entirety.
15. 
Section R313 Automatic fire sprinkler systems, is hereby repealed and deleted in its entirety.
16. 
Section P2603.5.1, Sewer depth, shall be amended to read as follows: Building sewers shall be installed not less than thirty (30) inches below grade. No sewer shall connect to a private sewage disposal system within the City Limits of St. James, Missouri.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions, appendixes, and amendments of the 2015 IPMC, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Property Maintenance Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IPMC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 103.5. Insert: Repeal and delete Section 103.5, Fees.
3. 
Section 112.4. Replace text from "shall be liable . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.060(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
4. 
Section 302.4. Insert: seven (7) inches.
5. 
Section 304.14. Insert: April 1st to November 1st.
6. 
Section 602.3. Insert: October 1st to May 1st.
7. 
Section 602.4. Insert: October 1st to May 1st.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions and amendments of the 2015 IPC, including Appendix Chapters NONE, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Plumbing Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in the City, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IPC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 106.6.2. Insert: For the permit fee schedule, see Section 500.110, Permit Fees, of the City of St. James Code.
3. 
Section 106.6.3. Insert: Repeal and delete Section 106.6.3.
4. 
Section 108.4. Replace text from "shall be guilty of . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.070(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
5. 
Section 108.5. Replace text from "shall be liable . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.070(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
6. 
Section 305.4.1. Insert: Section 305.4.1, Sewer depth, shall be amended to read as follows: Building sewers shall be installed not less than thirty (30) inches below grade. No sewer shall connect to a private sewage disposal system within the City Limits of St. James, Missouri.
7. 
Section 903.1. Insert: Section 903.1, Roof extension, is hereby amended as follows: "Roof Extension. All open vent pipes that extend through a roof shall be terminated no less than six (6) inches above the roof, except where a roof is to be used for any purpose other than weather protection, the vent extension shall run at least seven (7) feet (214 mm) above the roof.
8. 
Section 106.1.1, Annual permits, is hereby deleted.
9. 
Section 106.1.2, Annual permit records, is hereby deleted.
10. 
Section 106.6.2, Fee schedule, is hereby amended to read as follows: "The fees for plumbing work shall be as set forth by the Public Works Director of the City of St. James, Missouri."
11. 
Section 106.6.3, Fee refunds, is hereby amended to read as follows: "The Code Official is authorized to establish a refund policy."
12. 
Section 108.5, Stop work orders, insert fine amount of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
13. 
Section 708.1.3 Building drain and building sewer junction, is hereby deleted.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions of the National Electrical Code (NEC), 2014 Edition, published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Electrical Code of the City of St. James, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2014 NEC are hereby revised:
"NONE"
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions and amendments of the 2015 IFGC, including Appendix Chapters NONE {see International Fuel Gas Code Section 101.3}, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Fuel Gas Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances as herein provided, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IFGC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 106.6.2. Insert: Section 106.6.2 Fee schedule, For the permit fee schedule, see Section 500.110, Permit Fees, of the City of St. James Code.
3. 
Section 106.6.3. Insert: Repeal and delete Section.
4. 
Section 108.4. Replace text from "shall be guilty of . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.090(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
5. 
Section 108.5. Replace text from "shall be liable . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.090(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
6. 
Section 106.3.1 Construction documents, exception, Add "Standard heating systems of one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) BTUs or less shall not require the design of a registered design professional.
7. 
Section 106.1.1 Annual permit, Shall be repealed in its entirety.
8. 
Section 106.1.2 Annual permit records, Shall be repealed in its entirety.
9. 
Sections 109.2, 109.2.1, 109.2.2, 109.2.3, 109.2.4, 109.2.5, 109.2.6, 109.3, 109.4, 109.4.1, 109.5, 109.6, 109.6.1, 109.6.2, 109.7, Delete in their entirety.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[Ord. No. 1147, 8-12-2019]
A. 
The provisions and amendments of the 2015 IMC, including Appendix Chapters NONE, published by the International Code Council, Inc., are for all intents and purposes incorporated into this Section as fully as if set forth herein and are hereby adopted as the official Mechanical Code of the City of St. James for regulating and governing the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of mechanical systems as herein provided, and providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor, and all provisions thereof shall be in full force and effect in the City of St. James as hereinafter provided. One (1) copy of said code is on file with the City Clerk, and it shall be construed, applied and enforced as modified and supplemented as set forth in this Section.
B. 
Modifications And Amendments To Code. The following Sections of the 2015 IMC are hereby revised:
1. 
Section 101.1. Insert: "City of St. James" at [NAME OF JURISDICTION].
2. 
Section 106.5.2. Insert: Fee schedule, For the permit fee schedule, see Section 500.110, Permit Fees, of the City of St. James Code.
3. 
Section 106.5.3. Insert: Repeal and delete this Section.
4. 
Section 108.4. Replace text from "shall be guilty of . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.100(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
5. 
Section 108.5. Section 108.5. Replace text from "shall be liable . . ." to the end with "shall be punishable as provided in Section 500.100(C) of the St. James Code of Ordinances."
6. 
Repeal and delete Sections 106.1.1 Annual permit and 106.1.2 Annual permit records.
C. 
Violations And Penalties.
1. 
For any violation of the code adopted hereby, the violator, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment in the City or County Jail not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
2. 
Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, by an amendment thereof, or by any rule or regulation adopted there under, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act. Whenever any act is prohibited by the code adopted hereby, an attempt to do the act is likewise prohibited.
3. 
Equitable Relief. In addition to any other remedies or penalties established for violations the code adopted hereby, or any rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the City under duly vested authority, the City Official responsible for the enforcement of the code adopted hereby, rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order may, on behalf of the City and after approval by the Board of Aldermen, apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for such legal or equitable relief as may be necessary to enforce compliance with the code or rule, regulation, notice, condition, term or order. In such action the court may grant such legal or equitable relief, including, but not limited to, mandatory or prohibitory injunctive relief, as the facts may warrant. Upon the successful prosecution of any such action the City may be awarded by the court reasonable attorney fees as allowed by law.
[CC 1985 § 5-13; Ord. No. 374 § 10, 12-1-1975; Ord. No. 905, 1-7-2008]
The fees to be charged for building permits from and after the passage of this Article shall be as follows:
For Work Costing
Calculated By
Multiplier
Total Cost
Construction Cost (Residential)
$0 - $2,500
Flat fee
$15.00
$2,501 - $10,000
Flat fee
$25.00
$10,001 - $50,000
Flat fee
$50.00
$50,001 - $100,000
Flat fee
$75.00
$100,001 and up
Actual cost x
0.00075 (0.075%)
Residential — 1 family
Actual cost x
0.00075 (0.075%)
Residential — 2 family
Actual cost x
0.00075 (0.075%)
Construction Cost (Commercial)
$0 - $2,500
Flat fee
$25.00
$2,501 - $10,000
Flat fee
$50.00
$10,001 - $50,000
Flat fee
$75.00
$50,001 - $100,000
Flat fee
$100.00
$100,001 and up to $500,000
Actual cost x
0.001 (0.1%)
(*1)
$500,000 and up to $1,000,000
Actual cost x
0.001 (0.1%)
(*2)
$1,000,000 and up to $5,000,000
Actual cost x
0.0015 (0.15%)
(*3)
$5,000,000 and up
Actual cost x
0.002 (0.2%)
(*4)
Residential — multi-family (3-4-plex, etc.)
See above
Condo / townhouse
See above
Commercial building / hotel / motel / business
See above
Factory / industry manufacturing
See above
Miscellaneous
Small sign (less than 30 square feet)
Flat fee
$25.00
Large sign (more than 30 square feet)
Flat fee
$50.00
Fence (residential)
Flat fee
$15.00
Fence (commercial)
Flat fee
$25.00
Demolition of building
Flat fee
$25.00
(*1)
Non-refundable one hundred dollars ($100.00) review fee credited to building permit fee
(*2)
Non-refundable two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) review fee credited to building permit fee
(*3)
Non-refundable one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) review fee credited to building permit fee
(*4)
Non-refundable two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) review fee credited to building permit fee