City of Florissant, MO
St. Louis County
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Charter Reference—Power of city and council to regulate construction and maintenance of buildings, §3.10(24).
Cross References—Landmarks commission, §120.280; regulation of video service providers, ch. 610; emergency management, ch. 240; electricity, §§505.040 et seq.; fire prevention and protection, ch. 215; flood damage prevention and control, ch. 415; garbage, rubbish and litter, ch. 220; health and sanitation, ch. 225; parks and recreation, ch. 245; planning and community development, ch. 400; plumbing, §§505.060 et seq.; streets and sidewalks, ch. 530; utilities, ch. 535; subdivision regulations, ch. 410; zoning regulations, ch. 405.

Section 500.010 Building Permit and Other Fees.

[CC 1990 § 5-2; Ord. No. 1980 § 6-4, 8-12-1968; Ord. No. 5409, 10-26-1992; Ord. No. 5462, 1-25-1993; Ord. No. 5482, 4-12-1993; Ord. No. 6416, 6-26-2000; Ord. No. 7122 § 1, 1-25-2005; Ord. No. 7248 § 1, 12-16-2005; Ord. No. 7358 § 2, 11-29-2006]
A. 
The permittee of any permit for the erection, alteration, enlargement, repair or removal of any structures or buildings shall pay the City a fee for such permit as set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) below or alternatively by use of the schedule of unit prices set forth in paragraphs (3), (4) and (5) below:
1. 
Commercial and industrial construction permit fees. The fee for a building permit and inspection of commercial and industrial construction shall be determined by applying the table of fee rates as set forth below to the total estimated cost of construction as determined by Section 500.020 of this Article. Permit processing, plan review and inspection charges are included in the fee rate. However, the minimum permit fee shall be fifty-five dollars ($55.00) where no plan review is required and eighty dollars ($80.00) where a plan review is required.
Building and Inspection Fee Schedule from $1,000 to $1,000,000
Total Cost Thousand $
Total Fee
Up to 1
80
Up to 2
109
Up to 3
129
Up to 4
149
Up to 5
185
Up to 6
211
Up to 7
222
Up to 8
246
Up to 9
257
Up to 10
261
Up to 11
261
Up to 12
261
Up to 13
261
Up to 14
261
Up to 15
261
Up to 16
262
Up to 17
271
Up to 18
271
Up to 19
286
Up to 20
286
Up to 21
286
Up to 22
286
Up to 23
286
Up to 24
296
Up to 25
296
Up to 26
320
Up to 27
320
Up to 28
322
Up to 29
322
Up to 30
322
Up to 31
334
Up to 32
334
Up to 33
334
Up to 34
346
Up to 35
346
Up to 36
358
Up to 37
359
Up to 38
371
Up to 39
373
Up to 40
384
Up to 42
396
Up to 44
408
Up to 46
419
Up to 48
434
Up to 50
445
Up to 52
458
Up to 54
481
Up to 56
482
Up to 58
493
Up to 60
508
Up to 62
519
Up to 64
532
Up to 66
543
Up to 68
557
Up to 70
569
Up to 72
581
Up to 74
593
Up to 76
606
Up to 78
618
Up to 80
630
Up to 82
643
Up to 84
655
Up to 86
667
Up to 88
680
Up to 90
704
Up to 92
716
Up to 94
730
Up to 96
741
Up to 98
754
Up to 100
765
Up to 105
791
Up to 110
827
Up to 115
851
Up to 120
889
Up to 125
913
Up to 130
953
Up to 135
977
Up to 140
1,014
Up to 145
1,038
Up to 150
1,075
Up to 155
1,100
Up to 160
1,125
Up to 165
1,161
Up to 170
1,186
Up to 175
1,224
Up to 180
1,249
Up to 185
1,273
Up to 190
1,310
Up to 195
1,334
Up to 200
1,359
Up to 210
1,421
Up to 220
1,482
Up to 230
1,539
Up to 240
1,595
Up to 250
1,656
Up to 260
1,705
Up to 270
1,768
Up to 280
1,817
Up to 290
1,879
Up to 300
1,926
Up to 310
1,950
Up to 320
2,040
Up to 330
2,086
Up to 340
2,148
Up to 350
2,199
Up to 360
2,260
Up to 370
2,311
Up to 380
2,359
Up to 390
2,421
Up to 400
2,471
Up to 420
2,570
Up to 440
2,681
Up to 460
2,781
Up to 480
2,891
Up to 500
2,990
Up to 520
3,089
Up to 540
3,201
Up to 560
3,298
Up to 580
3,399
Up to 600
3,496
Up to 620
3,595
Up to 640
3,695
Up to 660
3,793
Up to 680
3,892
Up to 700
3,992
Up to 720
4,090
Up to 740
4,189
Up to 760
4,287
Up to 780
4,386
Up to 800
4,486
Up to 820
4,585
Up to 840
4,670
Up to 860
4,769
Up to 880
4,867
Up to 900
4,966
Up to 920
5,053
Up to 940
5,151
Up to 960
5,249
Up to 980
5,436
Up to 1,000
5,436
Building and Inspection Fee Schedule from $1.1 Million to $50,000,000
Total Cost Per Million $
Total Fee
Up to 1.1
5,879
Up to 1.2
6,334
Up to 1.3
6,790
Up to 1.4
7,232
Up to 1.5
7,675
Up to 1.6
8,117
Up to 1.7
8,549
Up to 1.8
8,979
Up to 1.9
9,410
Up to 2.0
9,839
Up to 2.1
10,257
Up to 2.2
10,675
Up to 2.3
11,095
Up to 2.4
11,513
Up to 2.5
11,931
Up to 2.6
12,338
Up to 2.7
12,741
Up to 2.8
13,146
Up to 2.9
13,554
Up to 3.0
13,961
Up to 3.1
14,366
Up to 3.2
14,760
Up to 3.3
15,154
Up to 3.4
15,561
Up to 3.5
15,953
Up to 3.6
16,339
Up to 3.7
16,727
Up to 3.8
17,122
Up to 3.9
17,504
Up to 4.0
17,897
Up to 4.2
18,659
Up to 4.4
19,433
Up to 4.6
20,185
Up to 4.8
20,948
Up to 5.0
21,696
Up to 5.2
22,449
Up to 5.4
23,185
Up to 5.6
23,924
Up to 5.8
24,661
Up to 6.0
25,386
Up to 6.2
26,124
Up to 6.4
26,851
Up to 6.6
27,550
Up to 6.8
28,289
Up to 7.0
29,003
Up to 7.2
29,716
Up to 7.4
30,428
Up to 7.6
31,143
Up to 7.8
31,843
Up to 8.0
32,545
Up to 8.2
33,247
Up to 8.4
33,947
Up to 8.6
34,649
Up to 8.8
35,338
Up to 9.0
36,026
Up to 9.2
36,716
Up to 9.4
37,404
Up to 9.6
38,092
Up to 9.8
38,781
Up to 10.0
39,458
Up to 10.5
41,154
Up to 11.0
42,840
Up to 11.5
44,512
Up to 12.0
46,185
Up to 12.5
47,834
Up to 13.0
49,483
Up to 13.5
51,117
Up to 14.0
53,843
Up to 14.5
54,377
Up to 15.0
55,988
Up to 15.5
57,900
Up to 16.0
59,767
Up to 16.5
61,633
Up to 17.0
63,501
Up to 17.5
65,367
Up to 18.0
67,234
Up to 18.5
69,102
Up to 19.0
70,969
Up to 19.5
72,835
Up to 20.0
74,577
Up to 20.5
76,443
Up to 21.0
78,305
Up to 21.5
80,172
Up to 22.0
82,031
Up to 22.5
83,898
Up to 23.0
85,759
Up to 23.5
87,626
Up to 24.0
89,487
Up to 24.5
91,354
Up to 25.0
93,215
Up to 25.5
95,082
Up to 26.0
96,942
Up to 26.5
98,810
Up to 27.0
100,669
Up to 27.5
102,536
Up to 28.0
104,397
Up to 28.5
106,264
Up to 29.0
108,125
Up to 29.5
109,992
Up to 30.0
111,663
Up to 30.5
113,523
Up to 31.0
115,385
Up to 31.5
117,246
Up to 32.0
119,106
Up to 32.5
120,967
Up to 33.0
122,827
Up to 33.5
124,687
Up to 34.0
126,548
Up to 34.5
128,408
Up to 35.0
130,269
Up to 35.5
132,131
Up to 36.0
133,992
Up to 36.5
135,852
Up to 37.0
137,713
Up to 37.5
139,572
Up to 38.0
141,433
Up to 38.5
143,294
Up to 39.0
145,154
Up to 39.5
147,016
Up to 40.0
148,624
Up to 40.5
150,484
Up to 41.0
152,338
Up to 41.5
154,199
Up to 42.0
156,053
Up to 42.5
157,913
Up to 43.0
159,769
Up to 43.5
161,630
Up to 44.0
163,484
Up to 44.5
165,344
Up to 45.0
167,198
Up to 45.5
169,060
Up to 46.0
170,913
Up to 46.5
172,775
Up to 47.0
174,629
Up to 47.5
176,490
Up to 48.0
178,345
Up to 48.5
180,204
Up to 49.0
182,059
Up to 49.5
183,920
Up to 50.0
185,458
A thirty-one dollar ($31.00) fee shall apply for each additional or extra inspection, as defined herein, including inspections for compliance with approved development or site plans. An "additional inspection" is defined as an inspection which is required as a result of unusual or complicated construction. An "extra inspection" is defined as an inspection which is made as a result of non-compliance, not ready, lock out or similar circumstances.
2. 
Residential construction permit fees. The fee for a building permit and inspections of residential construction or new structures, alterations and additions on one- or two-family residential structures, apartment structures, residential swimming pools and all other miscellaneous residential construction shall be determined by applying the table of fee rates set forth below to the total estimated cost of construction as determined in Section 500.020 of this Article. Permit processing, plan review and inspection charges are included in the fee rate. However, the minimum total permit fee shall be fifty-five dollars ($55.00) where no plan review is required and eighty dollars ($80.00) where plan review is required.
Residential Construction Permit Fees
Total Cost Per Thousand $
Total Fee
Up to 1
80
Up to 2
89
Up to 3
100
Up to 4
114
Up to 5
133
Up to 6
146
Up to 7
153
Up to 8
170
Up to 9
175
Up to 10
179
Up to 11
179
Up to 12
179
Up to 13
179
Up to 14
179
Up to 15
179
Up to 16
180
Up to 17
185
Up to 18
185
Up to 19
193
Up to 20
193
Up to 21
193
Up to 22
193
Up to 23
193
Up to 24
202
Up to 25
202
Up to 26
211
Up to 27
211
Up to 28
216
Up to 29
216
Up to 30
216
Up to 31
226
Up to 32
226
Up to 33
226
Up to 34
234
Up to 35
234
Up to 36
242
Up to 37
243
Up to 38
249
Up to 39
251
Up to 40
258
Up to 42
266
Up to 44
275
Up to 46
281
Up to 48
291
Up to 50
296
Up to 52
305
Up to 54
322
Up to 56
322
Up to 58
331
Up to 60
338
Up to 62
346
Up to 64
353
Up to 66
363
Up to 68
371
Up to 70
378
Up to 72
386
Up to 74
396
Up to 76
403
Up to 78
410
Up to 80
417
Up to 82
427
Up to 84
435
Up to 86
441
Up to 88
450
Up to 90
468
Up to 92
475
Up to 94
482
Up to 96
492
Up to 98
499
Up to 100
508
Up to 105
522
Up to 110
547
Up to 115
562
Up to 120
588
Up to 125
602
Up to 130
628
Up to 135
643
Up to 140
667
Up to 145
683
Up to 150
706
Up to 155
724
Up to 160
739
Up to 165
764
Up to 170
782
Up to 175
804
Up to 180
821
Up to 185
836
Up to 190
858
Up to 195
876
Up to 200
893
Up to 210
933
Up to 220
973
Up to 230
1,010
Up to 240
1,045
Up to 250
1,086
Up to 260
1,117
Up to 270
1,157
Up to 280
1,190
Up to 290
1,230
Up to 300
1,262
Up to 310
1,303
Up to 320
1,334
Up to 330
1,366
Up to 340
1,405
Up to 350
1,439
Up to 360
1,477
Up to 370
1,510
Up to 380
1,540
Up to 390
1,584
Up to 400
1,615
Up to 420
1,680
Up to 440
1,751
Up to 460
1,829
Up to 480
1,888
Up to 500
1,952
Up to 520
2,016
Up to 540
2,087
Up to 560
2,154
Up to 580
2,217
Up to 600
2,280
Up to 620
2,346
Up to 640
2,410
Up to 660
2,473
Up to 680
2,540
Fees for any additional or extra inspections, as defined herein, that may be required are not shown here and shall be added to the total permit fee at the rate of thirty-one dollars ($31.00) for each inspection. An "additional inspection" is defined as an inspection which is required as a result of unusual or complicated construction. An "extra inspection" is defined as an inspection which is made as a result of non-compliance, not ready, lock out or similar circumstances.
3. 
Electrical permit fees. At the option of the permittee, the residential electrical permit fees may be calculated by either the cost of construction method, as set forth in paragraph (2) above or by use of the following schedule of unit prices:
Minimum permit fee
$55.00
Permit processing fee
$24.00
Additional or extra inspection charge
$31.00
Electrical Outlets: (Each and every point on the electrical system where power or light is derived for any purpose whatsoever. In computing outlets for fluorescent fixtures, each fixture shall be counted as an electrical outlet.)
1st outlet
$8.00
Each additional
$0.65
Service Equipment (Electrical): (Each and every point on the electrical system where power is derived from the public utility system or a private generating plant).
Applied to service up to and including 200 ampere
1st unit
$12.00
Each unit additional
$7.00
Service over 200 ampere and up to and including 400 ampere
1st unit
$19.00
Each unit additional
$12.00
Service over 400 ampere and up to and including 600 ampere
1st unit
$43.00
Each unit additional
$19.00
Service over 600 ampere
1st unit
$55.00
Each unit additional
$24.00
Motors:
Less than 5 HP
1st unit
$7.00
Each unit additional
$0.70
5 HP or greater
1st unit
$7.00
Each unit additional
$5.50
Panel Board Switches and Switchboard Sections (Each and every point on the electrical system where switches or protective devices are mounted or individual panel or single framework).
1st unit
$7.00
Each unit additional
$4.40
Transformers (Each and every point on the electrical system where the primary voltage is either increased or decreased).
Increased
$9.00
Decreased
$4.40
Residential Rewire (Inspection of rewiring, rehabilitation, additions and alterations to existing electrical wiring and equipment installation to residential "R-2" and "R-3" use group)
Service installed (same site)
1st service
$37.00
Additional on same site
$15.00
Service not installed—Reinspections (same site)
1st service
$37.00
Additional on same site
$9.00
AmerenUE Service
Install
$37.00
Disconnected service
$37.00
(Reinspection of buildings on which service wires have been removed or in the commercial installations, when a change in tenancy has taken place or residential installation which may not have been in use for a period of six (6) months. This does not apply to cases of discontinuance of service company's initiative pending payment of delinquent bills.)
Old installations
$37.00
(Inspection of old installations of electrical work, made upon request of the owner and issuance of certificates thereon.)
Communications Systems
Amplifiers
1st
$9.00
Each additional
$1.00
Telephones
1st
$9.00
Each additional
$1.00
Television antenna
1st Unit
$9.00
Each additional
$1.00
Burglar alarm
1st Unit
$9.00
Each additional
N/A
Cable Television System
Head end station (per street mile)
$4.40
Power booster
1st Unit
$45.00
Each additional
$32.00
Electric heat—per 10 K.W.
1st unit
$7.00
Each additional
$2.20
4. 
Mechanical permit fees. At the option of the permittee, the residential mechanical permit fee may be calculated by either the cost of construction method, as set forth in paragraph (2) above or by use of the following schedule of unit prices. Items not listed below are priced on cost of construction.
Permit processing fee
$24.00
Additional or extra inspections
$31.00
Permit processing, plan review and inspection for first 5 of item of listed equipment
$80.00
Each additional item
$4.40
Broiler
Clothes dryer
Duct furnace
Duct heater
Emergency generators
Fan
Fire damper
Fireplace
Force air furnace
Fryer, fat
Gravity
Griddle
Grill
Incinerator
Infrared heater
Kettle (gas-fired)
Kiln
Make up air heater
Oven (baking or roasting)
Radiant heating system
Range (commercial size)
Space heater
Storage tanks
Tanks over 500 gallons
Unit heater
Water heaters more than 120 gallons
5. 
Plumbing and sewer permit fees. At the option of the permittee, the residential plumbing or sewer permit fees may be calculated by either the cost of construction method as set forth in paragraph (2) above or by use of the following schedule of unit prices.
All permits except domestic water heater replacements shall be subject to a twenty-two dollar ($22.00) permit processing fee.
The minimum total permit fee shall be fifty-five dollars ($55.00) where no plan review is required and eighty dollars ($80.00) where plan review is required.
GENERAL INSPECTION FEES FOR EACH INSPECTION PERFORMED
Building water connection
$31.00
Building water pipe
$31.00
Building water connections to well, cistern, etc.
$31.00
Main, trunk and lateral sanitary sewer
$31.00
Main, trunk and lateral storm sewer
$31.00
Sanitary building sewer
$31.00
Storm building sewer
$31.00
Ground rough-in
$31.00
Stack rough-in
$31.00
Final (finish)
$31.00
Septic tank*
$31.00
Septic tank cleaning
$31.00
Absorption trench
$31.00
Filter bed
$31.00
Foundation drain terminus or connection
$31.00
Sprinkler system connection
$31.00
All domestic water heater replacements (total fee)
$31.00
Installation of water main
$0.16/foot
Installation of Backflow Device. Initial backflow prevention device shall be $31.00, each additional device located within the same building shall be $19.00.
*The building sewer from the building to the septic tank shall be inspected before any part of the sewer pipe is covered. All filter trenches, absorption trenches and filter beds shall be inspected as the work progresses and in accordance with the schedule outlined below. The result is a minimum permit fee for installation of a septic tank of $171.00. ($80.00 permit plus three (3) additional inspections).
SOIL ABSORPTION TRENCHES
Check layout
$31.00
Septic tank
$31.00
Completion of trench excavation
$31.00
Completion of drain tile installation
$31.00
FILTER TRENCHES
Check layout
$31.00
Septic tank
$31.00
Completion of trench excavation
$31.00
Completion of underdrain (bottom) tile installation
$31.00
FILTER BEDS (OPENED)
Check layout
$31.00
Septic tank
$31.00
Completion of filter bed excavation
$31.00
Completion of distribution (bottom) tile installation
$31.00
Completion of distribution (top) pipe installation
$31.00
FILTER BEDS (COVERED)
Check layout
$31.00
Septic tank
$31.00
Completion of filter bed excavation
$31.00
Completion of distribution (bottom) tile installation
$31.00
Completion of distribution (top) pipe installation
$31.00
EXTRA OR ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS FEES
Inspection of pipes for sewer mains—trunks, lateral and appurtenances
In addition to general inspection fee of $31.00, $0.19 per foot with a minimum charge of $19.00.
Inspection of manholes, general lampholes or catch basins
In addition to general inspection fee of $31.00, $4.40 per manhole, lamphole or catch basin with a minimum charge of $19.00.
Plumbing fixtures
$5.50
Openings for future fixtures
$5.50
Advisory or investigative inspections
$31.00
Any additional inspection or reinspections of any work listed on the above schedule
$31.00
The estimated amount to cover general inspection fees set forth in the above schedule shall be paid when a permit is issued. Extra or additional inspection fees shall be paid upon completion of the work. In case the estimated amount is insufficient, the balance due shall be paid upon completion of the work.
No tests or inspections shall be required where a plumbing system or part thereof is set up for exhibition purposes and is not used for toilet purposes and is not directly connected to a water supply or sewage system.
6. 
Partial permits.
a. 
Plumbing permits for new plumbing installation shall be considered to consist of three (3) parts.
(1) 
Ground rough-in.
(2) 
Stack rough-in.
(3) 
Final inspection.
Any or all of these parts shall be issued at the request of the permit applicant if sufficient documentation is submitted in support of a permit application.
Fees for partial permits shall be charged as follows:
Ground rough-in
$3.30 per fixture
Stack rough-in
$3.30 per fixture
Final inspection
$3.30 per fixture
Each permit or part thereof shall be charged a thirty-one dollar ($31.00) permit processing fee.
Minimum charge shall be eighty dollars ($80.00).
Permits issued for partial installations shall be considered completed when the segment issued is inspected or approved.
It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder to maintain proper records of partial permit fee payment.
Applicants for additional permits involving previously installed rough-in installations shall produce records of payment regarding partial permit claims.
Failure to produce payment and permit records shall result in the full fee being charged for any installation performed under a previously issued partial permit.
b. 
Plumbing permits shall be issued on the merit of the plans, specifications and documentation submitted in support of the permit application.
Permits issued for partial installations shall be considered completed when the segment issued is inspected and approved.
It shall be the responsibility of the permit holder to maintain proper records of partial permit fee payment.
Applicants for additional permits involving previously installed rough-in installations shall produce records of payment regarding partial permit claims. Failure to produce payment and permit records shall result in the full fee being charged for any installation performed under a previously issued partial permit.
c. 
The estimated amount to cover general inspection fees set forth in the above schedule shall be paid when a permit is issued. Extra or additional inspection fees shall be paid upon completion of the work. In case the estimated amount is insufficient, the balance due shall be paid upon completion of the work.
d. 
No tests or inspections shall be required where a plumbing system or part thereof is set up for exhibition purposes and is not used for toilet purposes and is not directly connected to a water supply or sewage system.
7. 
Miscellaneous permits. The following fees are for the delineated miscellaneous permits:
TYPE
FEE
Demolition
$55.00
Footing
$55.00
Foundation
$55.00
The above fees include cursory plan review and one (1) inspection. Each additional inspection shall be thirty-one dollars ($31.00).
8. 
Miscellaneous fees.
a. 
The following miscellaneous fees shall apply to all permits.
TYPE
FEE
Permit amendment
$24.00
Refund service charge
$24.00
Permit extension
$24.00
Subcontractor transfer
$55.00
Extra inspection
$31.00
Additional inspections
$31.00
b. 
The following miscellaneous fees shall apply to the noted activities:
TYPE
FEE
Processing of annual backflow preventor inspection report
$11.00
B. 
The number and type of building inspections shall be as required by the Building Commissioner.
C. 
Administration Costs.
1. 
Administration costs shall also be charged to the owner, his/her developer and/or agent(s) for any major development. Administration's cost shall include, but shall not be limited to, the current hourly rate for the Director of Public Works, City Engineer, Building Commissioner, City Attorney, Building Inspectors, secretaries, clerk typists, draftsperson, copy equipment operators or any other City employee(s) and shall also include the current duplicating charge(s) as set by ordinance. Major developments shall include subdivision projects, special permit projects and all non-residential rezoning projects.
2. 
Prior to reviewing building plans and issuing building permits for any major development, the Director of Public Works or his/her designee shall estimate the administration costs and shall require the owner, his/her developer and/or agent(s) to deposit with the City this estimated amount for their particular project. All administration costs associated with a particular project (including all preliminary and subsequent consultations prior to Planning and Zoning and City Council approvals) will be charged against the funds on deposit on a monthly basis. During the course of a particular project, if funds are not adequate to cover administration costs, then the owner (his/her developer and/or agents) will be required to deposit an additional estimated amount with the City. If at the end of a particular project there are excess funds and all administration costs have been covered, then these excess funds will be returned to the owner, his/her developer and/or agents.
3. 
If the owner, his/her developer and/or agents(s) fails to deposit adequate funds required to cover actual (not estimated) administration costs, then an occupancy permit(s) will be withheld (where applicable) or revoked until the matter is resolved.
D. 
Shed Permit Fee. A permit fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) shall be assessed for sheds one hundred forty-four (144) square feet or less. Sheds over one hundred forty-four (144) square feet shall be assessed a permit fee in accordance with the building permit fee schedules set out in Subsections (A)(1) and (2) above.
E. 
Satellite Dish Permit Fee. A permit fee of eighty dollars ($80.00) shall be assessed for a satellite dish.
F. 
Fence Permit Fees. The application for a permit to erect or replace a fence shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00).
G. 
Land Disturbance Permit Fees.
Major
$500.00
Ordinary
$250.00
Additional inspections
$30.00 each
H. 
Plan Review Fees. The filing fee for the review by the Planning and Zoning Commission of all plans submitted to ensure that all buildings comply with the minimum standards shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for residential buildings and fifty dollars ($50.00) for non-residential projects.
I. 
Administrative Fees For Various Zoning Applications And Permits.
1. 
The filing fee for a petition for change of zoning district, boundaries, district classification or special permit shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00);
2. 
The application fee for a residential designed development permit shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00);
3. 
The application fee for a planned environmental unit permit shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00), plus one dollar ($1.00) for each dwelling unit contained in the proposed development;
4. 
The application fee for a commercial industrial design permit shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00);
5. 
No application fee shall be charged for an application under the density development procedure other than the normal fees required for processing of the subdivision under the Subdivision Regulations (see Chapter 410 of this Code) and other ordinances.
6. 
The aforementioned fees to be charged for the various procedures are not refundable, except where petitions or applications are withdrawn before substantial processing has been undertaken, and then only be order of the City Council. In addition to all other fees set out herein, the petitioner for a change of zoning district, district boundaries, district classification, or special permit shall pay to the City any and all costs of publication necessary to comply with the provisions of the Florissant Zoning Ordinance. Such fees shall be paid prior to the time any permit is issued under the Zoning Ordinance.

Section 500.020 Calculation of Estimated Value of Construction for Determining Permit Fee.

[Code 1980 § 6-5; CC 1990 § 5-3; Ord. No. 5409, 10-26-1992; Ord. No. 7122 § 1, 1-25-2005]
A. 
The method to be used for calculating the estimated value for the construction of any building for the purpose of a building permit fee calculation shall be by one (1) of the following methods in which the highest figure shall be used:
1. 
The construction cost may be taken as that cost which was submitted on the permit application.
2. 
The construction cost may be a calculation using the most recent building valuation data report as published by the International Code Council (ICC). This cost shall be determined by using one hundred percent (100%) of the square footage cost given in the table.

Section 500.030 Maintenance of Unoccupied Freestanding Commercial or Industrial Buildings.

[Code 1980 § 6-7; CC 1990 § 5-4]
A. 
Any freestanding commercial or industrial building which remains unoccupied for one hundred twenty (120) days shall be maintained in accordance with the following provisions:
1. 
All exterior openings shall be boarded up with not less than one-quarter (1/4) inch tempered masonite or three-eighths (3/8) inch plywood, cut to fit within the openings, fastened in place as securely as possible and suitably coated with an appropriate neutral color harmonizing with the exterior colors of the building as inconspicuously as possible. Such work shall be performed in a neat and workmanlike manner.
2. 
All signs and signposts, other than real estate signs, relating to such premises shall be removed.
3. 
Every window, glazed exterior door, exterior transom or exterior sidelight of an unoccupied building shall be provided with properly installed glass or other approved glazing material and in the event of breakage the owner shall immediately remove all broken glass and temporarily board up with suitable materials.
B. 
Any such building which had been used as a service station shall have all above ground pumps and pump islands removed and all underground tanks shall be filled with sand.
C. 
The owner of any building or structure subject hereto who shall fail to comply with these requirements, ten (10) days after written notice thereof from the Building Commissioner, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to the penalties provided for violation of City ordinances.
D. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any building or structure designated as a landmark under the provisions of Sections 120.280 and Article XII of Chapter 405 of this Code (Sections 405.425 et seq.).

Section 500.040 Frame Construction in "R-6", "B-1", "B-2", "B-3", "B-4", "B-5", "M-1", "M-2" and "M-3" Zoning Districts.

[Code 1980 § 6-8; CC 1990 § 5-5; Ord. No. 4926 § 1, 7-11-1988; Ord. No. 5318, 1-27-1992; Ord. No. 6224, 1-25-1999; Ord. No. 7437 § 1, 8-20-2007; Ord. No. 7671 § 1, 1-13-2010]
A. 
Any building as defined in the Building Code, as adopted by Chapter 505, which is located in an "R-6", "B-1", "B-2", "B-3", "B-4", "B-5", "M-1", "M-2" or "M-3" zoning district shall have exterior finished walls composed of one hundred percent (100%) masonry on all sides of structure, except as otherwise permitted by this Section. There shall be no exposed non-masonry surfaces in the first (1st) three (3) feet above grade except doors and windows.
Exceptions:
1. 
Accessory buildings if otherwise permitted by ordinance and approved by the planning and zoning commission;
2. 
Buildings specifically excepted from such requirement under provisions of a special permit or a "B-5" zoning ordinance granted by the Council in accordance with provisions of Chapter 405 of the Code;
3. 
ilt-up construction is allowed on buildings of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or greater provided that the front tilt-up face of the building shall be constructed with traditional masonry material unless otherwise determined by the City Council. "Traditional masonry" is defined as hand-laid in place traditional block back-up, brick, stone or any other masonry material as a face. Decorative and/or embossed tilt-up panels may be required on all other portions of the building. Tilt-up construction is the process of forming, pouring and curing Portland cement concrete panels on the job site and tilting/raising them up into place usually as the exterior wall of a building or structure. Tilt-up is different than pre-cast panels which are constructed off site.
4. 
Any buildings legally existing on or for which building permits have been legally issued prior to March 1, 1992, or any reconstruction thereof or any alterations and expansion thereof if approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
B. 
"Masonry", as used in this Section, shall be defined as exposed face brick or natural building stone which is used as a facing component which is applied over exterior wall back-up construction. Face brick shall be prismatic units in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Brick shall be manufactured from clay, shale or similar naturally occurring earthy substances and subjected to firing in a kiln. Brick shall be solid masonry units, having a minimum thickness of three and five-eighths (3 5/8) inches and meeting all the requirements of ASTM Designation C-216, Standard Specification for Facing Brick. Ceramic glazed facing brick are specifically excluded. Natural building stone shall include stone that is sawed, cut, split or otherwise finished or shaped having a minimum thickness of one (1) inch. Natural building stone shall include granite, limestone, marble, slate, soapstone, sandstone or other natural stones of similar characteristics and physical properties. Molded, cast or otherwise artificially aggregated units composed of fragments are specifically excluded. Materials specifically excluded from the definition of exposed masonry construction shall include, but shall not be limited to: all hollow masonry units (i.e., structural clay tile, facing tile, customized architectural concrete masonry units, hollow brick units, etc.), all concrete masonry units, glass blocks, plastic and/or composite blocks, metal panels, plastic panels, plaster exterior insulation-finish system, precast concrete panels or any composition and all cast-in-place concrete walls, tilt-up concrete panels.
C. 
Restrictions On Use Of Masonry.
1. 
Masonry shall not be painted, but clear sealers may be applied if approved by the Building Commissioner.
2. 
Any masonry that was lawfully painted may only be repainted for maintenance purposes and only with written permission from the Director of Public Works. In cases where there is a need to perform maintenance on a painted area, the Director of Public Works or their designee may review and approve any repainting for maintenance reasons, provided that there is no change in color or texture.
3. 
Repainting for reasons other than for maintenance of current painted surfaces upon the approval of the Director of Public Works and requests to change the color or texture of the existing brick or masonry surface may not be done without the review and recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission and approval of City Council.
4. 
Nothing contained herein shall excuse or authorize the unlawful painting or repainting of brick or masonry surfaces.
5. 
Exemption for Landmark and Historic Homes: All buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designated Florissant landmarks or structures eligible to be designated Florissant landmarks which were painted prior to the adoption of this Section would be excluded from its provisions.

Section 500.050 Washroom and Lavatory Facilities in Business Establishments. [1]

[Code 1980 § 6-9; CC 1990 § 5-6]
A. 
"Business" Defined. For the purpose of this Section, the term "business" means and includes any person, firm, partnership or corporation engaged in the carrying out of any commercial activity.
B. 
Cleanliness—Supplies. All business establishments which are open to the general public and which provide washroom and lavatory facilities for customer usage shall keep such facilities in a clean, neat and orderly manner and shall keep same equipped at all times with an adequate supply of toilet tissue, soap, towels and containers for disposable items.
C. 
Lighting—Ventilation—Plumbing. All washroom and lavatory facilities provided by business establishments shall be adequately lighted and ventilated and shall meet all plumbing requirements of the Plumbing Code.
D. 
Penalties. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to the penalties provided for violation of City ordinances. In addition thereto the Director of Public Works shall be empowered to close such business establishment upon twenty-four (24) hours written notice of violation of such provisions and any business establishment closed pursuant thereto shall remain closed until full compliance with the terms of such provisions shall be achieved.
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Cross Reference—Sewers and drains, §§535.010 et seq.