Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 505.010 Building Permit Requirement.

Section 505.015 Requirements As To Earthquake Regulations.

Section 505.020 Plot Plan To Accompany Application.

Section 505.030 Permit Fees.

Section 505.040 Construction Inspections.

Section 505.050 Construction Requirements in Fire Limits.

Section 505.060 Permissible Structures in Fire Limits.

Section 505.070 Repairs To Frame Buildings in Fire Limits.

Section 505.080 Exit Requirements.

Section 505.090 Protection of Wall Openings.

Section 505.100 Chimneys.

Section 505.110 Chimney Construction Requirements.

Section 505.120 Limits of Area and Heights.

Section 505.130 Masonry Walls.

Section 505.140 Fire Stopping.

Section 505.150 Workmanship and Safety of Design.

Section 505.160 Parapet Construction.

Section 505.170 Domestic Gas-Fired Appliance Requirements.

Section 505.180 Other Domestic Fueled Appliance Requirements.

Section 505.190 Fireplace Construction Requirements.

Section 505.200 Clearances of Chimneys, Flues and Fireplaces.

Section 505.210 Floor Construction Under Heating Appliances.

Section 505.220 Clearances of Heating Appliances and Stacks.

Section 505.230 Smoke Pipe Construction.

Section 505.240 Electrical Installation Requirements.

Section 505.250 Garages Defined.

Section 505.260 Permit Required To Use Building As Garage.

Section 505.270 Special Structural Requirements For Garages.

Section 505.280 Repairs Made in Garages.

Section 505.290 Gas Appliance Piping Requirements.

Section 505.300 Outside Valve Required On Gas Service Pipes.

Section 505.310 Rigid Metal Gas Connections Required.

Section 505.320 Venting Requirements For Appliances.

Section 505.330 Air For Combustion of Gas Appliances.

Section 505.010 Building Permit Requirement.

[CC §610.010; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 459 §I, 4-8-2004]
A. 
Except as hereinafter exempted in this Section, no structure, wall, building or part thereof shall hereafter be built, enlarged, or altered within the corporate limits until a plan of the proposed work, together with a statement of the materials to be used, shall have been submitted in writing in duplicate to the City Clerk, who shall, in accordance with the provisions herein contained, upon the payment of the appropriate fee as hereinafter provided and after inspection of the plans or buildings and determining that the laws of the City are complied with, to issue a permit for the proposed construction. The permit herein required shall be made in duplicate and in such form as may be adopted by resolution of the Board of Aldermen and one (1) copy thereof shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
B. 
Ordinary repairs and minor alterations not involving any change in major structural parts such as walls, girders, chimneys and flues, or involving a cost of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) shall not require a permit. Any new unattached structures shall require a building permit regardless of cost. All building permits will expire six (6) months from the date of issuance. Extension of time will require authorization from the City Code Enforcement Officer.
C. 
No building shall be moved until a permit has been obtained from the City Clerk and such official shall not issue such permit if in his judgment the proposed new location would seriously increase the fire hazards of the surrounding buildings.
D. 
When any wall, structure, building, or part thereof shall be constructed within the corporate limits without a permit or contrary to the provisions of this Title, it shall be taken or torn down or removed, and the expense incident thereto shall be recovered of the owner of said property by a suit in a court of competent jurisdiction, and such construction in violation of this Title, shall constitute an offense subject to the penalties provided.

Section 505.015 Requirements As To Earthquake Regulations.

[Ord. No. 233 §§1 — 3, 12-13-1990]
A. 
Any new construction or major structural renovation begun after January 1, 1991, all buildings for which leases are executed by political subdivisions of the State after January 1, 1994, and all buildings for which leases are executed by the State or any institution of higher education after January 1, 1994, shall comply with the Standards for Seismic Design and Construction of the Building Officials and Code Administrators Code or of the Uniform Building Code.
B. 
This Section shall not apply to any building owned by the State, any institution of higher education, any political subdivision upon which construction was begun or finished before December 13, 1990, any private structure with less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet in total area, or any single family or duplex residence.
C. 
As used in this Section, the term "major structural renovation" means any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvement of an existing structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure before the start of construction of the major structural renovation.

Section 505.020 Plot Plan To Accompany Application.

[CC §610.020; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
There shall be submitted with all applications for building permits two (2) copies of a layout or plot plan drawn to scale showing the exact size and location on the lot of the building and accessory buildings to be erected and such other information as may be necessary to determine and provide for the enforcement of this Title.

Section 505.030 Permit Fees.

[CC §610.030; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959; Ord. No. 343 §I, 12-11-1997; Ord. No. 391 §I, 5-10-2001; Ord. No. 478 §I, 7-22-2004; Ord. No. 681 §I, 2-12-2009; Ord. No. 706 §I, 1-28-2010; Ord. No. 717 §I, 5-27-2010]
A. 
Building Permit Fees. A fee for each plan examination and permit shall be paid prior to issuance of the permit. The fee for each plan examination shall be the actual cost borne by the City in the event that a private firm is employed to review a plan. Additional fees will be charged to cover necessary special inspections and reinspection costs.
B. 
Fee Schedule. Permit fees shall be calculated using the estimated construction cost submitted by the applicant or as published in the most recent edition of "The Journal of Building Safety" magazine published by the International Code Council, whichever is greater. The building permit fee multiplier shall be applied to each type of construction as follows:
1. 
Building permit = estimated cost x .0039 (not including plan review fee).
2. 
Room addition permit = estimated cost x .0039 (not including plan review fee).
3. 
Finished basement permit = estimated cost x .0039.
4. 
Plan review = estimated cost x .0013.
C. 
Miscellaneous Charges. Miscellaneous permit fees shall include permits to alter, repair or construct in the following crafts. The permit applicant shall supply the estimated cost of that type of construction activity.
1. 
Electrical permit = Estimated cost x .0039.
2. 
Plumbing permit = estimated cost x .0039.
3. 
Mechanical permit = estimated cost x .0039.
4. 
Deck, shed, garage = estimated cost x .0039.
5. 
Swimming pool permits = estimated cost x .0039.
6. 
Fence permit = estimated cost x .0039.
7. 
The permit fee for moving a building or structure to a new location shall be as for new construction by the most recent published square foot schedule of construction valuation.
8. 
Private sewage disposal system permit = estimated cost x .0039.
9. 
The permit fee for demolition of a commercial building or structure shall be minimum fifty dollars ($50.00) for up to two thousand (2,000) square fee and thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per additional one thousand (1,000) square feet or part thereof and be in force for ninety (90) days. If demolition has not been completed in this time period, a renewal fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for ninety (90) days shall be assessed at that time.
10. 
The permit fee for demolition of a residential building or structure shall be minimum thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for up to two thousand (2,000) square feet and twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per additional one thousand (1,000) square feet or part thereof and be in force for ninety (90) days. If demolition has not been completed in this time period, a renewal fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for ninety (90) days shall be assessed at that time.
11. 
The permit fee for placing a mobile home in the City shall be a minimum of fifty dollars ($50.00) for up to a sale price of said mobile home of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) and one dollar ($1.00) per additional one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or fraction thereof of the sale price over twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00).
D. 
Minimum Permit Fees. The minimum permit fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be charged within the City of Wright City.
E. 
Extra Inspection. If by judgment of the Building Official an inspection requested is not ready or accessible for inspection or in the judgment of the Building Official the applicant has caused the City extra inspections other than typically required, a fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) may be assessed for each additional inspection or reinspection.

Section 505.040 Construction Inspections.

[CC §610.040; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
An official selected by the Board of Aldermen shall inspect all buildings or structures during construction to see that the provisions of this Title are complied with. Whenever in his opinion, by reason of defective or illegal work in violation of a provision of this Title, the continuance of a building operation is contrary to public welfare, he may order all further work to be stopped and may require suspension of work until conditions in violation have been remedied. If satisfactory evidence is shown to the City Clerk that the Veterans Administration or Federal Housing Administration inspection be passed, then no additional inspection fee shall be charged, otherwise an inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be paid the City.

Section 505.050 Construction Requirements in Fire Limits.

[CC §610.050; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
A. 
Every building hereafter erected or enlarged within the "fire limits" as set out in Section 500.010, shall except as provided for in Section 505.060, be enclosed on all sides with walls constructed wholly of brick, stone, hollow tile, hollow or solid concrete block, concrete or other equivalent non-combustible materials; and shall have the roof, also top, and sides of all roof structures, including dormer windows, covered with non-combustible or fire-retardant materials. All cornices shall be non-combustible material.
B. 
Buildings with wooden framework clad with sheet metal or stucco or veneered with brick or its equivalent shall be classed as frame.

Section 505.060 Permissible Structures in Fire Limits.

[CC §610.060; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
A. 
No frame, wooden or metal structure shall hereafter be built within the "fire limits" as given in this Title, or as they may be hereafter established or amended, except the following:
1. 
Temporary one (1) story buildings for use of builders, only in connection with a building operation for which a permit has been issued under Section 505.010;
2. 
Fences not exceeding ten (10) feet in height;
3. 
Porches, balconies and canopies not exceeding ten (10) feet in width, nor extending more than three (3) feet above the second story floor beams. No such structure shall be joined to any similar structure of another building;
4. 
Bay windows when covered with non-combustible or fire-retardant materials;
5. 
Small detached outbuildings not exceeding one hundred fifty (150) square feet in area and eight (8) feet in height, and not within five (5) feet of any lot line;
6. 
Dwellings not exceeding two (2) stores in height and separated by at least five (5) feet from lot lines of adjoining property;
7. 
A building occupied exclusively as a private garage or stable, not more than one (1) story in height, nor more than seven hundred fifty (750) square feet in area, located on the same lot with a dwelling; provided, that such building be placed at least three (3) feet from the lot line;
8. 
One (1) story metal buildings or other unprotected non-combustible construction, with no wood in walls or roof structure, having a horizontal separation of at least ten (10) feet on all sides, with area not exceeding twenty-five hundred (2,500) square feet when used for a business occupancy, or not exceeding one thousand (1,000) square feet when used for other occupancy. Business occupancy means the use of a building or structure for transacting of business or rendering or receiving of professional services; including among others, banks, barber shops, beauty parlors, offices, radio and television stations, telephone exchanges;
9. 
Coal tipples, ice houses, material bins, trestles and water tanks when built on planking and timbers of the dimension usual for heavy timber construction;
10. 
Cooling towers not in excess of two hundred fifty (250) square feet in base area and fifteen (15) feet in height;
11. 
Greenhouses not more than fifteen (15) feet in height, erected on the same lot, as an accessory to a dwelling or store;
12. 
Non-combustible display signs, or combustible display signs when not over fifteen (15) feet high and not attached to or forming part of any other structure;
13. 
No frame or metal building or other unprotected non-combustible construction not in conformity with this Section shall be moved from without to within the fire limits; or from one lot to another within the fire limits.

Section 505.070 Repairs To Frame Buildings in Fire Limits.

[CC §610.070; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Any existing frame building within the "fire limits" not in conformity with this Title, which may hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise to an amount greater than one-half (½) of its value, exclusive of foundation, shall not be repaired or rebuilt, but shall be removed.

Section 505.080 Exit Requirements.

[CC §610.080; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Every room of any building exceeding one thousand (1,000) square feet in area or occupied by more than one hundred (100) persons shall have at least two (2) exits. Every story of any building shall have at least one (1) exit and every story that exceeds twenty-five hundred (2,500) square feet in area shall have at least two (2) separate and independent exits. All doors in required exits shall swing in the direction of exit travel. The term "exit" and the required number of exits, their location, unobstructed width, illumination and indicating signs shall be in accordance with a national recognized standard and satisfactory to the Fire Chief.

Section 505.090 Protection of Wall Openings.

[CC §610.090; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
A. 
For the purpose of preventing the spread of fire from building to building communicating openings in fire walls and certain openings in exterior walls required by this Title, to be of masonry or equivalent construction shall be protected by approved fire doors, approved fire windows or other approved means satisfactory to the Fire Chief. Protection shall be required for conditions as follows:
1. 
When communicating openings are located in fire walls separating buildings. In such cases, communicating openings shall be protected on each side of the wall by fire doors approved for the protection of openings in fire walls;
2. 
When openings are located above the first story in an exterior wall facing on a street less than thirty (30) feet measured from building line to building line;
3. 
When openings in an exterior wall are less than thirty (30) feet distant in a direct unobstructed line from an opening in another building. Protection shall not be required where openings in exterior walls face in the same direction;
4. 
When openings in an exterior wall are above and less than thirty (30) feet distant from any part of a neighboring roof of a building of other than fire-resistive construction (reinforced concrete frame, floors and roof or their equivalent).

Section 505.100 Chimneys.

[CC §610.100; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
All chimneys, flues or fireplaces hereafter built or rebuilt in any building, within the corporate limits, regardless of the type of fuel used, shall conform to the provisions of this Title.

Section 505.110 Chimney Construction Requirements.

[CC §610.110; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Chimneys shall be built of brick, or solid block masonry, or of reinforced concrete not less than three and three-quarters (3 3/4) inches thick. Chimneys shall be lined throughout with fire clay, flue lining or with fire brick, provided that chimneys for gas appliances only may be lined with any approved corrosion resistant lining. Chimneys shall be built on concrete or masonry foundations. Chimneys shall not rest upon or be carried by wooden floors, beams or brackets, nor be hung from wooden rafters. Iron brackets or stirrups attached to wooden construction shall not be used to support chimneys. Footings for exterior chimneys shall start below the frost line. All chimneys shall be built as nearly vertically as possible and shall extend at least three (3) feet above the highest point at which they come in contact with the roof of the building and at least two (2) feet higher than any ridge within ten (10) feet of such chimney or flue.

Section 505.120 Limits of Area and Heights.

[CC §610.120; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
A. 
The floor area of buildings between fire walls shall not exceed the following:
Type of Construction
1 Story
Over 1 Story
Ordinary construction
9,000 sq.ft.
6,000 sq.ft.
Unprotected non-combustive construction
9,000 sq.ft.
6,000 sq.ft.
Wood frame construction
6,000 sq.ft.
4,000 sq.ft
B. 
If fronting on more than one (1) street, above areas may be increased twenty-five percent (25%) for each additional street. For the purpose of this Section "a street" shall be deemed to include any avenue, boulevard, street, alley or lane, twenty (20) feet or greater in width, or any court, parking space or yard with direct connection to a street, and not less than twenty (20) feet wide. Such court, parking space or yard shall be the property of the owner of the building and shall not be enclosed or roofed over. Non-fire-resistive building, fully equipped with approved automatic sprinklers, may be two hundred percent (200%) greater in area than the above. Fire-resistive building (reinforced concrete frame, floors and roofs or the equivalent) shall not be limited as to area or height. No building shall exceed three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet in height unless of fire-resistive construction.

Section 505.130 Masonry Walls.

[CC §610.130]
A. 
The walls which are required by this Title to be of masonry construction shall be continuous from foundation to the roof. The thickness of such walls shall be sufficient to carry safely all imposed loads and shall comply with minimum dimensions as specified in this Section.
1. 
Brick bearing walls, not common to more than one (1) building, shall have a minimum thickness of twelve (12) inches for one (1) story buildings or for the upper two (2) stories of buildings, more than one (1) story in height. This minimum thickness shall be increased four (4) inches for each two (2) stories or fraction thereof below the upper two (2) stories. (For example, minimum thickness required for a seven (7) story wall would be twenty-four (24), twenty (20), twenty (20), sixteen (16), sixteen (16) twelve (12) and twelve (12) inches. Brick bearing walls, not common to more than one (1) building, may be eight (8) inches in thickness under the following conditions:
a. 
Walls of dwellings not over two (2) stories in height, and,
b. 
Walls not over fifteen (15) feet in height, provided such walls are reinforced at intervals not exceeding twenty (20) feet by cross walls, piers or buttresses.
2. 
Brick non-bearing walls, not wholly supported by girders at each story, and not common to more than one (1) building, shall conform to minimum thickness of Subsection (1) above, except that the walls four (4) inches in thickness may be permitted where sixteen (16) inches or greater thickness is specified in Subsection (1). (For example, minimum thicknesses required for a seven (7) story wall would be twenty (20), twenty (20), sixteen (16), sixteen (16), twelve (12), and twelve (12) inches.
3. 
Brick non-bearing walls, wholly supported by girders at each story, may be twelve (12) inches in thickness where common to more than one (1) building or eight (8) inches in thickness where not common to more than one (1) building.
4. 
Brick walls which are common to more than one (1) building when not covered by Subsection (3) above, shall conform to the minimum thickness of Subsection (1), except that no such wall shall be less than sixteen (16) inches in thickness.
5. 
Natural stone walls shall be four (4) inches thicker than specified above for brick walls. Hewn or squared stone walls shall conform to the thickness specified above for brick walls.
6. 
Hollow masonry walls shall conform to the thickness specified above for brick walls except that no hollow block or hollow tile walls shall be used where common to more than one (1) building unless faced on both sides with not less than four (4) inches of brick properly bonded. Where structure members project into hollow masonry units, the hollow space shall be filled with non-combustible material the full thickness of the wall and six (6) inches or more above, between and below such members.
7. 
Reinforced concrete walls of monolithic construction shall be not less than two-thirds (2/3) the thickness specified above for brick walls except that no such wall shall be less than six (6) inches in thickness. Concrete walls not properly reinforced shall conform to the thickness specified above for brick walls.
8. 
Other non-combustible walls, where acceptable to the Fire Chief, other non-combustible materials of required structural stability may be used in walls, when conforming with the following minimum requirements:
Type of Wall
Horizontal Separation
Fire Resistance Rating, Not Less Than
Total Area of Window Openings
Fire wall, bearing or nonbearing
-
4 hours
None permitted
Bearing wall
Less than 3 ft.
3 hours
None
At least 3 ft
2 hours
Permitted
Non-bearing Walls
Less than 3 ft.
3 hours
40% of total wall area
At least 3 ft.
2 hours
40% of total wall area
At least 20 ft.
1 hour
60% of total wall area

Section 505.140 Fire Stopping.

[CC §610.140; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Fire stopping in all classes of buildings shall be arranged to cut off all concealed draft openings such as at floors, ceilings, roofs and attic spaces and shall form effectual fire barriers horizontally and vertically. In buildings of non-fire resistive construction, wood two (2) inches in thickness, nominal dimension, may be used; in other types of construction approved non-combustible material shall be used.

Section 505.150 Workmanship and Safety of Design.

[CC §610.150; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
All workmanship and building materials shall be of good quality and shall conform to specifications which the Fire Chief prescribes. The more generally standard specifications for quality of materials are those of the American Society for Testing Materials. All parts of every building shall be designed to safely carry loads to be imposed thereon and shall in all other respects conform to good engineering practices.

Section 505.160 Parapet Construction.

[CC §610.160; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
A. 
Parapets eight (8) inches or more in thickness shall be extended a minimum of eighteen (18) inches above the roof level on those walls which are required by this Title to be of masonry construction, except specifically exempted below. All parapeted walls shall be suitably coped. Parapets shall not be required on:
1. 
Walls terminating at roofs of fireproof or semi-fireproof construction;
2. 
A wall of a building, the roof of which is at least three (3) feet lower than the roof of, or any opening in an adjacent wall;
3. 
Walls facing on a street having a width of thirty (30) feet or more;
4. 
Walls of a building which is thirty (30) feet or more distant in all directions from other buildings;
5. 
Walls of a detached dwelling or of a building not exceeding one thousand (1,000) square feet in area;
6. 
Walls of a building where the roof has an angle of more than twenty degrees (20°) with the horizontal.

Section 505.170 Domestic Gas-Fired Appliance Requirements.

[CC §610.170; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Domestic gas consuming devices may be vented to special flues when such special flues are of a type listed and approved by the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or a similarly recognized testing laboratory and satisfactory to the Fire Chief; provided however, that such special vents shall not be permitted for incinerators, for devices or appliances which may be readily converted to the use of solid or liquid fuel, nor on boilers or furnaces except with specific approval of the Fire Chief.

Section 505.180 Other Domestic Fueled Appliance Requirements.

[CC §610.180; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Heating appliances fired with coal, oil, wood, or gas, may be vented to special flues in lieu of the above when such special flues are of a type listed and approved for such use by the Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc., or a similar nationally recognized testing laboratory or installed in accordance with the conditions of the approval and the circumstances of such use are satisfactory to the Fire Chief.

Section 505.190 Fireplace Construction Requirements.

[CC §610.190; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
The back and sides of fireplaces shall be solid masonry or reinforced concrete, not less than eight (8) inches in thickness. A lining of fire brick at least two (2) inches thick or other approved material shall be used unless the overall thickness is twelve (12) inches. Fireplaces shall have hearths of brick, stone or other approved non-combustible material supported on a fireproof slab or brick trimmer arches. Such hearths shall extend at least twenty (20) inches outside of the chimney breast and not less than twelve (12) inches beyond each side of the fireplace opening along the chimney breast. The combined thickness of hearth and supporting arch shall be not less than six (6) inches at any point. Wood forms or centers used in the construction of that part of the supporting construction which is below the hearth of the fireplace shall be removed when the supporting construction of the hearth is completed and before plastering on the underside.

Section 505.200 Clearances of Chimneys, Flues and Fireplaces.

[CC §610.200; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
All wooden and other combustible construction shall be kept at least two (2) inches from chimneys and flues and shall be kept at least four (4) inches from the back of a fireplace. Such spaces shall be fire stopped with non-combustible material.

Section 505.210 Floor Construction Under Heating Appliances.

[CC §610.210; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Heating appliances shall not be mounted on floors of combustible construction unless they are either approved by the Fire Chief as suitably designed for such mounting or are set on approved bases of insulated value sufficient to prevent overheating of the combustible construction. Ranges, stoves, heating furnaces and similar heating appliances without legs or with legs less than four (4) inches high, if on floors of combustible construction, shall have such floors protected by masonry at least eight (8) inches in thickness, topped with boiler iron and arranged in a manner that will provide air circulation throughout the masonry. Similar heating appliances with legs which provide not less than four (4) inches open space under the base of the appliance shall have such floors protected with non-combustible material. Protection shall be provided for at least that portion of the combustible floor which is under the heating appliance, and if the appliance uses solid fuel, suitable protection shall also be provided for a distance of not less than eighteen (18) inches at the front or side where ashes are removed.

Section 505.220 Clearances of Heating Appliances and Stacks.

[CC §610.220; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Ranges, stoves, heating furnaces, and all other heating appliances shall be installed to provide safe clearance to woodwork or other combustible material, whether plastered or not. Ranges, stoves, heating furnaces and similar heating appliances and smoke pipes from such devices shall have a clearance of at least eighteen (18) inches to walls, ceilings or partitions of combustible construction or to any other combustible material. Appliances of special types which have been tested and found safe for installation with lesser clearances may be installed with such clearances as the Fire Chief shall approve. Where a durable form of non-combustible heat insulating protection is applied to the appliance or to the combustible material, installation may be made with lesser clearance as the Fire Chief may approve.

Section 505.230 Smoke Pipe Construction.

[CC §610.230; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Every smoke pipe shall connect with a chimney or other approved flue. No smoke pipe shall pass through any floor, ceiling, roof or wall of combustible construction except that metal smokestacks from industrial heating or process devices may be extended through roofs when metal ventilated jackets or collars conforming to recognized good practices and acceptable to the Fire Chief are provided. Smoke pipes shall not pass through partitions of combustible construction unless they are guarded at the point of passage by metal ventilated jackets or collars not less than twelve (12) inches larger in diameter than the smoke pipe or by equivalent protection satisfactory to the Fire Chief.

Section 505.240 Electrical Installation Requirements.

[CC §610.240; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
All electrical wiring, apparatus or appliances shall be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code as approved by the American Standards Association.

Section 505.250 Garages Defined.

[CC §610.300]
For the purposes of this Title the term "garage" shall include any building or part thereof in which more than three (3) automobiles, trucks, tractors or similar self-propelled vehicles are stored, serviced or repaired. Detached structures auxiliary to dwelling or apartment buildings are specifically exempted from the provisions of Sections 505.260, 505.270, 505.280, and 505.290.

Section 505.260 Permit Required To Use Building As Garage.

[CC §610.310; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
No person shall use any building or part thereof as a garage without a permit.

Section 505.270 Special Structural Requirements For Garages.

[CC §610.320]
No garage as defined in Section 505.250 shall hereafter be located in any frame building exceeding one (1) story in height or exceeding twelve hundred (1,200) square feet in area. No such garage shall be located in a building containing other occupancy unless separated therefrom by a wall, partition, floor or ceiling assemblies or non-combustible materials having a fire resistance rating of not less than two (2) hours, with all connecting openings protected with approved self-closing fire doors. No such garage shall be located in any building not having concrete or similar non-combustible floors. Floors which drain to sewers or storm drains shall be provided with an oil separator or trap.

Section 505.280 Repairs Made in Garages.

[CC §610.340; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
No repairs of any kind shall be made in any basement or sub-basement garage.

Section 505.290 Gas Appliance Piping Requirements.

[CC §610.350; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Piping for any and all types of gas used for fuel or lighting purposes in buildings and structures shall be installed to conform with nationally recognized good practices.

Section 505.300 Outside Valve Required On Gas Service Pipes.

[CC §610.360; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
An outside valve shall be installed on every gas service pipe regardless of size that supplies large stores or factories or places of public assembly such as churches, theaters, motion picture theaters, schools and hospitals and on every service pipe two and one-half (2 ½) inches or larger in diameter.

Section 505.310 Rigid Metal Gas Connections Required.

[CC §610.370; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Gas connections to stoves, heaters and other appliances shall be made by metal pipe, or by approved metal tubing securely fastened in place, except that for devices which require a moveable connection, approved flexible tubing may be used provided that there is but one (1) shut-off valve and provided further, that such valve is located in the rigid pipe back of the point where the flexible tubing connects to the riding pipe and in no case at the device.

Section 505.320 Venting Requirements For Appliances.

[CC §610.380; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Draft hoods, flues or vents, vent connectors, clearance to combustible materials, size and height above roofs shall be in accordance with nationally recognized good practices. Compliance with National Board of Fire Underwriters Pamphlet Number 54 shall be deemed compliance with nationally recognized good practices.

Section 505.330 Air For Combustion of Gas Appliances.

[CC §610.390; Ord. No. 26, 10-8-1959]
Gas appliances shall be installed in a location in which the facilities for ventilation permit satisfactory combustion of gas and proper ventilation under normal conditions of use. Where appliances are installed in a confined space shall be submitted with all applications for building permits two (2) copies of a layout or plot plan drawn to scale showing the exact size and location on the lot of the building and accessory buildings to be erected and such other information as may be necessary to determine and provide for the enforcement of this Title.