City of Louisiana, MO
Pike County
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Cross References — Building codes, Ch. 500; dangerous buildings, Ch. 505.

Section 530.010 Inspections Required; Inspection Effective for Two (2) Years.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to conduct or operate or cause to be rented, either as owner, lessee, lessor, agent or manager within the City, any building or portion of a building, used for commercial purposes without having first obtained a safety and building code inspection. The permit so issued will be effective for two (2) years ensuring biennial inspection by the City Building Inspector.

Section 530.020 Correction of Violations After Inspection Failure.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
Any person, firm or corporation who fails such inspection shall have thirty (30) days to correct such violations forming the basis for such failure, providing such building code and safety violations do not pose a clear and present danger to the life of any person, or immediate threat of serious physical injury to any person.

Section 530.030 Orders of Immediate Closure.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
Building Code and safety violations that pose a clear and present danger to the life of any person, or an immediate threat of serious physical injury to any person shall constitute grounds for an order mandating the immediate closure of any business activity housed within the building until such violations are corrected. No order of immediate closure shall be made by the Building Inspector unless and until also signed by both the City Administrator and the Mayor.

Section 530.040 Appeals.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
Any person, firm, or corporation aggrieved by any decision or order made pursuant to this Chapter may appeal the decision to the Circuit Court of Pike County, Missouri.

Section 530.050 Fees.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
For purposes of this Chapter, property owners shall pay a fee structure of not less than thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for inspections. This fee may be adjusted from time to time as approved by City Council. Buildings existing at the time this Chapter becomes effective will have their first inspection fee waived.

Section 530.060 Time Frame for Inspection of Existing Buildings.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
Over a period of not more than three (3) years from the time this Chapter becomes effective, the Building Inspector will ensure that all existing commercial properties have undergone at least one (1) inspection and are thereafter on a biennial inspection schedule.

Section 530.070 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. No. 04-2015 §1, 1-12-2015]
Any person, firm, or corporation who shall be willfully fail to obtain an biennial inspection provided for in this Chapter or who shall fail to remedy cited violations within the time frames provided in the Chapter or who shall allow the conduct of business in violation of a cease operations orders issued under this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not more the five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or a combination of fine and imprisonment within that range. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.