City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.

Section 490.010 Definition.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
As used in this Chapter, the following term shall mean:
SATELLITE DISH
Satellite dishes or any apparatus capable of receiving communications from a transmitter or a transmitter relay located in planetary orbit.

Section 490.020 Permit Required.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
It shall be unlawful to commence or to proceed with the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or enlargement of any satellite signal receiving station without having applied for a building permit and a building permit having been granted therefore.

Section 490.030 Building Permits.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The provisions of Sections 430.010, 500.120 and 500.130 pertaining to building permits shall apply to all satellite dishes.

Section 490.040 Satellite Dish Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
General Provisions (Residential And Commercial). A building permit for a satellite dish on residential or commercial property may be granted in accordance with this Zoning Code, provided that:
1. 
The satellite dish and its attachment to a building or the ground meet the applicable requirements of any City codes and the requirements of Section 500.010 of this Code as adopted by the City of Fenton.
2. 
The satellite dish is located in the rear setback, provided that when on a corner lot, it cannot be closer to the side street than the building located on the lot.
3. 
The satellite dish is located not less than ten (10) feet from any property line.
4. 
No advertising or signage of any type is permitted on a satellite dish.
5. 
Satellite dishes shall be finished in a non-garish, non-reflective color and surface which shall blend into the surroundings.
6. 
In no case shall a satellite dish be permitted to be attached to a portable device for the purpose of relocating the entire dish on the property in order to circumvent the intentions of this Section.
7. 
Every dish must be adequately grounded for protection against a direct strike of lightning.
8. 
Dishes shall meet all manufacturer's specifications, shall be of non-combustible and corrosion-resistant material and shall be erected in a secure, wind-resistant manner.
9. 
If the dish is placed on a roof, it should be placed in such a manner as not to detract from the aesthetic appearance of the surrounding area and it shall be located and designed to reduce visual impact from public streets.
10. 
The City may require screening and/or landscaping surrounding the satellite dish.
B. 
Residential Districts (Excluding Multiple-Family Districts). A building permit for a satellite dish in a residential district, excluding multiple-family districts, may be granted in accordance with this Zoning Code, provided that:
1. 
The satellite dish is not located on the roof of a residential dwelling unless such dish is less than three (3) feet in diameter and unless the total height of the dish and stand does not exceed five (5) feet.
2. 
The satellite dish, when installed, except on the roof of a building, is not, at its highest point, fifteen (15) feet above the ground.
3. 
Only one (1) satellite dish shall be permitted on any lot or parcel of land.
C. 
Commercial And Multiple-Family Districts. A building permit for a satellite dish in a commercial or multiple-family district may be granted in accordance with this Zoning Code, provided that:
1. 
The satellite dish is not located on the roof of a commercial building, unless such dish is less than eight (8) feet in diameter and unless the total height of the dish and stand does not exceed ten (10) feet.
2. 
The satellite dish, when installed, except on the roof of a building, is not, at its highest point, twenty (20) feet above the ground.
3. 
Not more than two (2) satellite dishes shall be permitted on any lot or parcel of land.
4. 
Any satellite dish not used for daily operations of the business shall be removed within thirty (30) days of the date that the satellite dish is taken out of service.
5. 
Satellite dishes shall not exceed eight (8) feet in diameter.

Section 490.050 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or ninety (90) days in jail, or both.
B. 
Any corporation violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day a violation continues shall be considered a separate violation.