City of Marshfield, MO
Webster County
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Cross Reference — As to building permits concerning zoning also see §410.200.

Section 505.010 Creation of Department.

[R.O. 2014 §505.010; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §8, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §7, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §6, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §6, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §7, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 869 §6, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §7, 3-25-1999]
The Department of Building Inspection is hereby created and the Mayor of the City of Marshfield, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, shall have the right to appoint the Building Inspector or building official responsible for insuring compliance with the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code.

Section 505.020 Conflict of Interest.

[R.O. 2014 §505.020; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §10, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §9, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §8, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §8, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §9, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 869 §8, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §9, 3-25-1999]
No Building Inspector shall be engaged directly or indirectly with the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of a building, or the preparation of plans or specifications therefore, unless he/she is the owner of the building; nor shall such officer or employee engage in any work which conflicts with his/her official duties or the interest of the Department of Building Inspection.

Section 505.030 Building Inspector Not Liable.

[R.O. 2014 §505.030; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §11, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §10, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §9, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §8, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §9, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §10, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §8, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §8, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §9, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §10, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §8, 3-25-1999]
The Building Inspector, or employee charged with enforcement of the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code, while acting for the municipality, shall not thereby render himself/herself liable personally and is hereby relieved from all personal liability for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his/her duties, and under the provisions of this Chapter he/she shall be defended as a legal representative of the municipality until the final termination of the proceedings. In no case shall the Building Inspector, or any of his/her subordinates, be liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding that may be instituted pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter or the Codes adopted in Chapter 500 hereof; any officer of the Building Department, while acting in good faith and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of the provisions of this Chapter or the Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code, or by reason of any act or omission in the performance of his/her official duties in connection therewith.

Section 505.040 Building Inspector To Issue Notices.

[R.O. 2014 §505.060; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §14, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §13, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §12, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §12, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §13, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 869 §12, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §13, 3-25-1999]
The Building Inspector shall issue all necessary notices or orders to remove illegal or unsafe conditions, to require the necessary safeguards during construction, to require adequate exit facilities in existing buildings and structures, and to insure compliance with all of the Code requirements for the safety, health and general welfare of the public.

Section 505.050 Inspections.

[R.O. 2014 §505.070; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §15, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §14, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §13, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §10, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §13, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §14, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §10, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §10, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §13, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §14, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §10, 3-25-1999]
The Building Inspector shall make all of the required inspections, or he/she may accept reports of inspection of authoritative and recognized services or individuals. All reports of such inspections shall be in writing and certified by a responsible officer of such authoritative service, or by the responsible individual, or he/she may engage such expert opinion as he/she may deem necessary to report upon unusual technical issues that may arise, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, Missouri.

Section 505.060 Building Inspector To Promulgate Rules.

[R.O. 2014 §505.080; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §16, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §14, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §14, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §11, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §14, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §14, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §11, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §11, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §14, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §15, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §11, 3-25-1999]
The Building Inspector shall promulgate rules under the procedures provided subsequently in this Chapter, establishing the conditions for use of new materials consistent with the provisions of the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code and with minimum requirements based upon accepted engineering practices. The Building Inspector shall have the power as may be necessary in the interest of the public safety, health and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and implement the provisions of the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code and to secure the intent and purpose thereof. All rules adopted by the procedures herein established shall have the same effect as the provisions of this Chapter or the Codes adopted in Chapter 500 hereof. Such rules may be amended or repealed at anytime by the same procedure herein prescribed for their adoption.

Section 505.070 Variations.

[R.O. 2014 §505.090; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §17, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §15, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §15, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §12, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §15, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §15, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §12, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §12, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §15, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §15, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §12, 3-25-1999]
Where there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out structural or mechanical provisions of the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code, or of an approved rule, the building official may vary or modify such provisions upon application of the owner, or his/her representative, provided that the spirit and intent of the Code shall be observed and public welfare and safety be assured. The application for modification and the final decision of the building official shall be in writing and shall be officially recorded in the application for the permit in the permanent records of the Department of Building Inspection.

Section 505.080 Examination of Building Before Issuance of Permit. [1]

[R.O. 2014 §505.100; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §18, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §16, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §16, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §13, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §16, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §16, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §13, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §13, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §16, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §16, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §13, 3-25-1999]
Before issuing a permit, the Building Inspector shall examine, or cause to be examined, all buildings, structures and sites for which an application has been filed for a permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, demolish or change the use thereof; or change the use of plumbing and drainage systems thereof or change or maintain mechanical systems; and he/she shall conduct such inspections from time to time during and at completion of the work for which he/she has issued a permit; and he/she shall maintain a record of all such examinations and inspections and of all violations of this Code. Upon completion of the building or structure before issuance of the certificate of use and occupancy required in this Chapter, a final inspection shall be made and all violations of the approved plans and permits shall be noted and holder of the permits shall be notified of the discrepancies.
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Cross Reference — As to permits and certificates, see §410.200.

Section 505.090 Unlawful To Alter Equipment.

[R.O. 2014 §505.110; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §20, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §18, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §18, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §15, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §18, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §18, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §15, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §15, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §18, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §18, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §15, 3-25-1999]
It shall be unlawful to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made, or the installation of which is regulated by this Code, without first filing an application with the Marshfield Building Department and obtaining the required permit therefore; except that ordinary repairs as defined in this Chapter, which do not involve any violation of the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code shall be exempt from this provision.

Section 505.100 Application For Permit.

[R.O. 2014 §505.120; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §21, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §19, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §19, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §16, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §19, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §19, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §16, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §16, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §19, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §19, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §16, 3-25-1999]
Application for a permit shall be made by the owner or lessee of the building or structure, or the agent of either, or by the licensed engineer or architect employed in connection with the proposed work. If the application is made by a person other than the owner, it shall be accompanied by a duly verified affidavit of the owner, or the qualified person making the application, that the proposed work is authorized by the owner and that the applicant is authorized to make such application. The full names and addresses of the owner, lessee, applicant or of the responsible officer, if the owner or lessee is a corporate body, shall be stated in the application. The application shall contain a general description of the proposed work, its location, the use and occupancy of all parts of the building or structure and of all portions of the site or lot not covered by the building and such additional information as may be required by the Building Inspector. The application for the permit shall be accompanied by not less than two (2) copies of the specifications and of plans drawn to scale with sufficient clarity, containing dimensions, to show the nature and character of the work to be performed. When quality of material is essential for conformity to the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code, specific information shall be given to establish such quality; and in no case shall the various Codes adopted in Chapter 500 of this Code be cited or the term "legal" or its equivalent be used as a substitute for the specific information. The Building Inspector may waive the requirement for filing plans when the work involved is of a minor nature. There shall also be filed a plot plan showing the scale, the size and location of all new construction and all existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines and the established street line. In case of demolition, the plot plan shall show all of the construction to be demolished, and the location and size of all existing buildings and constructions that are to remain on the site or plot. The Building Inspector may require adequate details of structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical work, including computations, stress diagrams and other essential technical data to be filed. All engineering plans and computations shall bear the signature of the engineer or architect responsible for the design.

Section 505.110 Amendments.

[R.O. 2014 §505.130; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §22, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §20, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §20, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §17, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §20, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §20, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §17, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §17, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §20, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §20, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §17, 3-25-1999]
Subject to the limitations of this Chapter, amendments to a plan, application or other records accompanying the same may be filed at any time before completion of the work for which the permit is sought or issued; and such amendment shall be deemed part of the original application and shall be filed therewith.

Section 505.120 Abandoned Application For Permit.

[R.O. 2014 §505.140; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §23, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §21, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §21, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §18, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §21, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §21, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §18, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §18, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §21, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §21, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §18, 3-25-1999]
An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned one (1) year after filing, unless such application has been diligently prosecuted or a permit has been issued.

Section 505.130 Fees. [1]

[R.O. 2014 §505.160; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §25, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §23, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §23, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §20, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §23, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §23, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §20, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §20, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §23, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §23, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §20, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 1713 §1, 7-28-2016]
Before receiving a building or plumbing permit, the owner or his/her agent shall pay the fees specified in the schedule of fees kept on file in the City Clerk's office and marked Exhibit "A" and made a part hereof expressly by reference. All fees for building permits or plumbing permits shall be paid to the City Collector, who shall issue a receipt in duplicate, giving the original copy to the owner or his/her agent, and the carbon copy to the City Building Inspector for his/her records. The Board of Aldermen, in its absolute discretion, is hereby authorized to waive applicable fees for public schools, governmental entities and charitable non-profit organizations, as incentives in furtherance of the economic development of the City, or in such other circumstances as may be in the best interests of the City.
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Cross Reference — As to permits and certificates, see §410.200.

Section 505.140 Appeals.

[R.O. 2014 §505.170; Ord. No. 377, 9-13-1979; Ord. No. 495 §26, 3-13-1986; Ord. No. 560, 8-24-1989; Ord. No. 615 §24, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 616 §24, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 617 §21, 2-27-1992; Ord. No. 687 §24, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 688 §24, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 694 §21, 5-12-1994; Ord. No. 868 §21, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 869 §24, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 873 §24, 3-25-1999; Ord. No. 874 §21, 3-25-1999]
An owner, lessee, agent, operator or occupant aggrieved by any order issued pursuant to this Chapter may file an appeal to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, within ten (10) days from the service of such order or the denial of a permit by the City Building Inspector and the Board of Aldermen shall set a time and place as to when and where such appeal may be heard by the Board of Aldermen. Such appeal shall stay the execution of said order until such time as it has been heard and revised, confirmed or rescinded. The Board of Aldermen shall at a hearing of an appeal, affirm, modify, revoke or direct that such order be withdrawn. Unless revoked or vacated, such order shall then be complied with. Nothing herein contained, however, shall be deemed to deny the rights of any person, firm, corporation, co-partnership or voluntary association to appeal from an order from the provisions contained herein, or a decision of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Marshfield, Missouri, to a court of competent jurisdiction.