City of Bel-Nor, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 1993 § 525.010; Ord. No. 549 § 1, 3-20-1995]
A. 
The Mayor, on behalf of the City, is hereby authorized to enter into agreements with St. Louis County and/or private parties, for the enforcement of the City's technical codes, including necessary inspection and permitting services, as adopted in this Title V.
B. 
Terms Of Agreements. The terms of agreements entered into pursuant to Subsection (A) of this Section shall continue from year to year; however, either party may terminate upon giving forty-five (45) days' prior written notice.
C. 
Compensation Procedures. In the event of a contract with St. Louis County, the County shall collect all fees for the services provided. In the event of a contract with a private party, the City shall collect all fees for the services provided.
[R.O. 1993 § 525.020; Ord. No. 549 § 1, 3-20-1995]
A. 
Schedule. A fee for each plan examination, inspection, permitting or other services to be provided by a private party pursuant to contract authorized by this Title V shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of this Section. The fee shall be paid in advance to the City Clerk in cash or by check payable to the City.
B. 
Construction Cost Estimates. The Building Official is authorized to estimate the total cost of construction of a structure, building or project by multiplying the volume of the structure by an appropriate cubic-foot cost rate. Structures or projects for which it is impractical to estimate the total construction cost by such cubic-foot cost method shall be estimated by applying current, commonly accepted unit cost figures to the various components in a commonly accepted manner. In lieu of determining the total cost of construction as outlined above, the Building Official may accept a bona fide contract or any affidavit of the owner of the building, structure or project, in which the total cost of construction, including site improvements related to the permit, is verified by applicant and owner. The Building Official is further authorized to accept a bona fide cost amount of subcontract for one (1) specialized trade or discipline of construction and determine the total assessable costs of construction for the different projects.
C. 
Building Permit Fees.
1. 
Residential. Thirty dollars ($30.00) for the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of total estimated cost of construction plus three dollars ($3.00) for each additional one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of total estimated cost of construction.
2. 
Non-Residential. Fees for a building permit for non-residential construction shall be in accordance with the following schedule:
Total Cost (Thousand Dollars)
Total Fee
Up to 1
94
Up to 2
98
Up to 3
116
Up to 4
134
Up to 5
167
Up to 6
190
Up to 7
200
Up to 8
222
Up to 9
232
Up to 10
234
Up to 11
234
Up to 12
234
Up to 13
234
Up to 14
234
Up to 15
234
Up to 16
235
Up to 17
244
Up to 18
244
Up to 19
257
Up to 20
257
Up to 21
257
Up to 22
257
Up to 23
257
Up to 24
257
Up to 25
257
Up to 26
279
Up to 27
279
Up to 28
289
Up to 29
289
Up to 30
289
Up to 31
300
Up to 32
300
Up to 33
300
Up to 34
311
Up to 35
311
Up to 36
322
Up to 37
323
Up to 38
334
Up to 39
335
Up to 40
345
Up to 42
356
Up to 44
367
Up to 46
377
Up to 48
391
Up to 50
400
Up to 52
413
Up to 54
433
Up to 56
435
Up to 58
444
Up to 60
457
Up to 62
468
Up to 64
479
Up to 66
490
Up to 68
502
Up to 70
513
Up to 72
524
Up to 74
535
Up to 76
546
Up to 78
556
Up to 80
568
Up to 82
580
Up to 84
591
Up to 86
601
Up to 88
613
Up to 90
635
Up to 92
646
Up to 94
658
Up to 96
667
Up to 98
679
Up to 100
690
$100,001.00 — $300,000.00
$6.00 per thousand
$300,001.00 — $400,000.00
$5.00 per thousand
$400,001.00 — $1,000,000.00
$4.50 per thousand
$1,000,001.00 — $4,000,000.00
$4.00 per thousand
$4,000,001.00 — $50,000,000.00
$3.50 per thousand
D. 
Demolition Permit Fees. Forty cents ($0.40) for each one hundred (100) cubic feet of demolished structure.
E. 
Interior Demolition Permit Fees. Fifty dollars ($50.00).
F. 
Footing Or Foundation Permit Fees. Fifty dollars ($50.00).
G. 
Fence Permit Fees. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first one hundred (100) linear feet or fraction thereof of fence and ten dollars ($10.00) for each additional one hundred (100) linear feet or fraction thereof.
H. 
Mechanical Permit Fees.
1. 
Residential. Thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for up to five (5) of the items of equipment listed below.
2. 
Non-Residential. Fifty dollars ($50.00) for up to five (5) of the items of equipment listed below. Five dollars ($5.00) additional for each equipment item over five (5).
Equipment Items:
a. 
Broiler.
b. 
Clothes dryer.
c. 
Duct furnace.
d. 
Duct heater.
e. 
Emergency generator.
f. 
Fan.
g. 
Fire damper.
h. 
Fireplace.
i. 
Forced air furnace.
j. 
Fryer, fat.
k. 
Gravity griddle.
l. 
Grill.
m. 
Incinerator.
n. 
Infrared heater.
o. 
Kettle (gas fired).
p. 
Kiln.
q. 
Make-up air heater.
r. 
Oven (baking or roasting).
s. 
Radiant heating system.
t. 
Range (commercial size).
u. 
Space heater.
v. 
Storage tank.
w. 
Tank over five hundred (500) gallons.
x. 
Unit heater.
y. 
Water heater over one hundred twenty (120) gallons.
I. 
Additional Inspection Fees. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) each.
J. 
Electrical Permit Fees.
1. 
Residential. Thirty dollars ($30.00) plus additional fees for each applicable fixture.
2. 
Non-Residential. Forty-five dollars ($45.00) plus additional fees for each applicable fixture.
3. 
Fixtures (in addition to permit fee).
Electrical Outlets
First outlet
$6.00
Each additional outlet
$0.50
Service Equipment
First Unit
Additional
Up to 200 amp
$10.00
$5.00
200 to 400 amp
$15.00
$10.00
Over 400 to 600 ampere service
$35.00
$15.00
Above 600 ampere service
$45.00
$20.00
Motors
Below 5 hp
$5.00
$0.50
5 hp and greater
$5.00
$4.00
Panel board switches & switchboard sections
$5.00
$3.00
Transformers
$7.00
$3.00
Residential Rewire Inspection
Service installed
$30.00
$13.00
Service not installed
Reinspections
$30.00
$7.00
Electric utility
$30.00
Disconnected service
$30.00
Communications Systems
Amplifiers
$7.00
$0.70
Telephone
$7.00
$0.70
Television antenna
$7.00
$0.70
Dish antenna
$7.00
$0.70
Burglar alarm
$7.00
Cable Television
Head end station (each street mile)
$3.00
N/A
Power booster
$36.00
$26.00
Electric Heat
Each 10 kw
$5.00
$1.00
K. 
Plumbing Permit Fees.
1. 
Residential. Thirty dollars ($30.00) plus additional fees for each applicable inspection or installation below.
2. 
Non-Residential. Forty-five dollars ($45.00) plus additional fees for each applicable inspection or installation below.
3. 
General.
Building water connection
$25.00
Building water pipe
$25.00
Building water connections to well, cistern, etc.
$25.00
Main, trunk, and lateral sanitary sewer
$25.00
Main, trunk, and lateral storm sewer
$25.00
Sanitary building sewer
$25.00
Storm building sewer
$25.00
Septic tank cleaning
$25.00
Foundation drain terminus or connection
$25.00
Sprinkler system connection
$25.00
Domestic water heater replacement
$25.00
Installation of water main
$25.00
Backflow preventer (first) (plus $15.00 each additional within same building)
$25.00
Manhole, lamphole, or catch basin (plus $3.00 each)
$25.00
Other fixtures (each)
$4.00
Openings for future fixtures (each)
$4.00
Soil absorption trenches:
Check layout
$25.00
Septic tank
$25.00
Completion of trench excavation
$25.00
Completion of drain tile installation
$25.00
Filter beds:
Check layout
$25.00
Septic tank
$25.00
Completion of filter bed excavation
$25.00
Completion of distribution (bottom) tile installation
$25.00
Completion of distribution (top) pipe installation
$25.00
Partial permits (new installations):
Ground rough-in per fixture
$25.00 plus $2.00
Stack rough-in per fixture
$25.00 plus $2.00
Final (finish) per fixture
$25.00 plus $2.00
Additional inspection fee
$25.00 each
L. 
Sign Permit Fees. Fifty dollars ($50.00).
1. 
Annual Sign Inspection Fees. Ten dollars ($10.00).
2. 
Additional Inspection Fees. Twenty-five dollars ($25.00) each.
M. 
Fees For Construction And Inspection Services.
[R.O. 1993 § 500.050; Ord. No. 530 § 1, 9-19-1994; Ord. No. 826 § 1, 7-16-2007]
1. 
In addition to any other fees for specific services or permits elsewhere in this Title, users of the construction plan review and building inspection services of the City shall be required to pay the following fees:
a. 
For pre-construction plan review and approval and for post-permit on-site construction inspections, the permit applicant or permittee shall pay such sums as may be incurred by the City for technical or professional service associated with the review, approval and inspection services and an additional sum of twenty dollars ($20.00) for administrative expenses.
b. 
For occupancy permit inspections and other Housing Code inspections associated with compliance with the provisions of the Housing Code of Chapter 510 of this Title, the fee for an initial inspection of a structure shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00). There shall be no additional fee for one (1) reinspection of the same property to determine satisfaction of any predications identified in the first inspection. If a second, third, or further reinspection is requested or required, the fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each subsequent reinspection.
N. 
Sewer Lateral Repair Program Fee. The sewer lateral repair program fee has been increased so that a maximum charge not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) may be assessed annually on residential property for each lateral sewer service line serving six (6) or less dwelling units on that property and condominiums that have six (6) or less condominium units per building and any condominium responsible for its own individual lateral sewer line to provide funds to pay the cost of certain repairs of those lateral sewer service lines. This fee may be billed on a quarterly or annually basis by the City.
[Ord. No. 1028, 12-16-2019[1]]
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Editor's Note: This fee was increased as set out herein at the election on 6-2-2020.