City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 510.010 Adoption of Plumbing Code.

[Ord. No. 2298 §8, 9-27-2001; Ord. No. 2546 §8, 10-25-2008]
A certain document, three (3) copies of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Shrewsbury, being marked and designated "The 2003 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code" as published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, and as adopted and amended by St. Louis County on September 1, 2005, be and is hereby adopted as the Plumbing Code of the City of Shrewsbury in the State of Missouri for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Uniform Plumbing Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in Section 510.020 of this Chapter.

Section 510.020 Amendments, Deletions and Insertions.

[Ord. No. 2546 §9, 10-25-2008]
A. 
The following Sections are hereby revised as follows:
1. 
The Municipal Code of the City of Shrewsbury Section 510.030(A)(2) is hereby amended to read as follows:
(2) License. Any individual desiring to install plumbing and other related installations as a contractor shall be licensed as a Master Plumber.
2. 
The Municipal Code of the City of Shrewsbury Section 510.030(A)(6) is hereby deleted.

Section 510.030 Administration.

[CC 1976 §510.050; Ord. No. 827 §16, 10-22-1963; Ord. No. 930 §1, 5-9-1967; Ord. No. 2383 §1, 12-11-2003]
A. 
Qualifications.
1. 
License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to work as a plumber or drainlayer unless such person has a valid license.
2. 
License. Any individual desiring to install plumbing as a contractor shall be licensed as a Master Plumber.
3. 
Firms or corporations. Any firm or corporation engaged in the business of installing plumbing or drainlaying shall employ a licensed Master Plumber or licensed Master Drainlayer as a responsible official.
4. 
Use of licensee's name by another. No person having obtained a plumber's or drainlayer's license shall allow his/her name to be used by another person either for the purpose of obtaining permits, or for doing business or work under the license.
5. 
License fees. Upon satisfactory proof of the qualifications and fitness of the applicant for a plumbing license, there shall be issued to such applicant a plumber's license entitling him/her to engage in the business of plumbing and drainlaying in the City of Shrewsbury for a period of one (1) year upon payment of a license fee of twenty five dollars ($25.00). Said license may be renewed annually thereafter under the same terms and conditions as above stated; provided however, such renewal of the license is effected prior to the license expiration date, a fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be paid.
6. 
Plumber's deposit required. In addition to the plumber's license fee, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be deposited with the City Clerk. Said money shall be held for the use and be subject to the order of the City Clerk, by whom it shall be used to pay any amount of inspection fee hereinafter prescribed, which at any time may become due in any way and be unpaid by such depositor. The City Clerk, upon written request, is empowered to return said deposit to the depositor, provided that a minimum period of ninety (90) days has elapsed following completion of the last plumbing or drainlaying work, and that said work has been approved and released by the plumbing inspector. Upon the return of the said deposit, the plumber's license is automatically canceled and the license fee forfeited.
B. 
Permit To Perform Plumbing Work.
1. 
Permit required. Before any plumbing or drainlaying work requiring authorization according to the provisions of this Chapter shall be started, a permit shall be obtained from the Plumbing Inspector, and the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid for each plumbing permit, along with twenty dollars ($20.00) for each inspection and five dollars ($5.00) for each fixture. All the work authorized by the issuance of the permit and the payment of the fee shall be done by the plumber or drainlayer in whose name the permit was issued. The City of Shrewsbury retains all plumbing permit fees paid to it. This permit shall be obtained by the Master Plumber or Master Drainlayer who or whose firm has been employed to do the plumbing or drainlaying work.
2. 
Submission of plans. No permit shall be issued until plans showing in detail the proposed work, have been submitted to the Plumbing Inspector and these plans checked to assure that the work will conform to the provisions of this Chapter.
3. 
Compliance of plans. If the plans indicate that any provision of this Chapter is not being complied with, they shall be rejected and no permit issued until they have been revised to comply with this Chapter.
4. 
Changes in plans. If, in the course of the work, it is found necessary to make any change from the approved plans, then amended plans shall be submitted and a supplementary permit shall be issued to cover the change.
5. 
Additions, alterations and changes to the plumbing or sewer system. Permits shall be required for additions, alterations and changes to a plumbing or sewer system except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.
C. 
Inspections Required. The Plumbing Inspector shall make the inspections and tests required by the Plumbing Code and for this purpose may employ registered, professional engineers, licensed plumbers or drainlayers who are qualified by their knowledge, training and experience to make such inspections and tests.
D. 
Penalties For Violation. Any person, plumber or drainlayer, or any firm, corporation, association, or other person, who shall violate any of the provisions of this Chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) for each offense. Each day which the Chapter is violated shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 510.040 Penalty.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter or the Code adopted in this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned in the City or County Jail for a period of 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.