St. Charles County, MO
 
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Editor's Note—Ord. no. 11-105 §1, adopted December 2, 2011, repealed section 505.010 "wells and septic tanks—fees for third party inspections" in its entirety. Former section 505.010 derived from ord. no. 95-89 §1, 6-28-1995.
[Ord. No. 96-6 §§1—3, 2-1-1996; Ord. No. 01-132 §§1-6, 10-31-2001; Ord. No. 04-201 §1, 12-22-2004; Ord. No. 05-151 §2, 10-25-2005; Ord. No. 09-070 §2, 6-29-2009; Ord. No. 10-040 §§4—5, 6-2-2010; Ord. No. 11-105 §1, 12-2-2011]
A. 
Basic Building Permit Fee.
1. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge a basic building permit fee for each plan examination, building permit or inspection for any construction subject to the Building Code of St. Charles County, Section 500.010, Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri ("OSCCMo") or the Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings of St. Charles County, Section 500.070, OSCCMo., and including modular structures, as defined in the Unified Development Ordinance, Section 405.060, OSCCMo., unless construction is subject to a miscellaneous building permit fee established in this Section.
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
2. 
The basic building permit fee shall be a minimum of sixty dollars ($60.00) or the product of three (3) factors:
a. 
The gross area of the building to be permitted,
b. 
The "square foot construction cost" of the building to be permitted, and
c. 
The current "permit fee multiplier" as provided in The International Code Council's "Building Valuation Data" as published in The International Code Council's Building Safety Journal, October, 2004, (or as later updated and reprinted in that periodical); or the actual cost of construction, whichever is greater.
3. 
The Director of the Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall compute the "permit fee multiplier" annually and by January thirtieth (30th) of each year post it at the offices of the Division and publish it on the Internet home page of St. Charles County.
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
4. 
A minimum charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or a charge of one-fourth (¼)/twenty-five percent (25%) of the permit fee, whichever is greater, shall be collected for the plan examination and administrative processing of a building permit application that has been canceled or abandoned by the applicant for any reason prior to a building permit being issued. An additional fee, to be determined by the Building and Code Enforcement Division Director and based on the costs of inspections completed, may be collected if the building permit is canceled or abandoned for any reason after a building permit is issued. Failure to pay this fee shall be subject to penalties authorized by the Building Code of St. Charles County, Section 500.010, and the Residential Code, Section 500.070, Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 13-087 §6, 11-25-2013; Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
B. 
(Reserved)
C. 
(Reserved)
D. 
Miscellaneous Building Permit Fees.
1. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for permits under the codes identified below, which fees are based on the Division's costs for issuing each type of permit and for performing inspections required to determine compliance with each type of permit. Beginning on January 1, 2012, the Division shall recalculate its costs each January first (1st) to determine whether they have changed. At that time, the Division shall adjust the fees set out below to ensure that they do not exceed recalculated costs, and the Division may increase fees to cover increases in costs that may have occurred since a fee's previous adjustment. However, no fee may be increased by more than four percent (4%) per annum for the year or years covered by the fee increase. The Division shall post current permit fees at the Division and on the Division's website each January first (1st).
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a. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for permits issued under the Mechanical Code, Section 500.020 of this Title:
(1) 
Sixty dollars ($60.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" established by Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for residential construction.
(2) 
Eighty dollars ($80.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for commercial construction.
b. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for permits issued under the Electrical Code, Sections 500.030 and 500.040 of this Title:
(1) 
Sixty dollars ($60.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for residential construction.
(2) 
Sixty dollars ($60.00) for a single- or double-wide mobile home or manufactured home.
(3) 
Eighty dollars ($80.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for commercial construction.
c. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for permits issued under the Plumbing Code, Section 500.050 of this Title:
(1) 
Sixty dollars ($60.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for residential construction.
(2) 
Eighty dollars ($80.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater, for commercial construction.
(3) 
For installation or repair of a lateral sewer line: Fifty dollars ($50.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(4) 
For installation of a lawn-sprinkler system: Fifty dollars ($50.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(5) 
For installation of a water service line: Fifty dollars ($50.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
d. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for permits issued under the Private Sewage Disposal Code, Section 500.080 of this Title: Sixty dollars ($60.00).
(1) 
For installation of a residential private sewage disposal system: One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(2) 
For installation of a commercial private sewage disposal system: Two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
e. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fees for miscellaneous permits issued under the Building Code, Section 500.010 of this Title:
(1) 
For an above-ground swimming pool: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(2) 
For an in-ground swimming pool: One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(3) 
For a deck: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(4) 
For an accessory structure: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(5) 
For a detached garage: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(6) 
For a pole barn: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(7) 
For a fence: Sixty dollars ($60.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(8) 
For a retaining wall: One hundred dollars ($100.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(9) 
For a temporary structure (i.e. tent, stand, structure, etc.): Sixty dollars ($60.00).
(10) 
For erection of a single-wide mobile home/manufactured home on a privately owned lot: One hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00).
(11) 
For erection of a double-wide mobile home/manufactured home on a privately owned lot: One hundred seventy-five dollars ($175.00).
(12) 
For placement of a single- or double-wide mobile home within a mobile home park: Seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
(13) 
For demolition of a house or of a house and a private sewage disposal system serving it: Seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
(14) 
For demolition of any structure smaller than a residence: Sixty dollars ($60.00).
(15) 
For demolition of a private sewage disposal system's septic tank: Fifty dollars ($50.00).
(16) 
For demolition of a lateral sewer line: Fifty dollars ($50.00).
(17) 
For demolition of a commercial structure: Seventy-five dollars ($75.00) or the estimated cost of construction multiplied by the "Permit Fee Multiplier" in Section 505.020(A)(2)(c) of this Chapter, whichever is greater.
(18) 
For any reinspection after three (3) inspections of work pursuant to any miscellaneous permit: Forty dollars ($40.00).
2. 
"Estimated cost of construction", as used in this Subsection, means the higher of the following: estimated cost of construction as stated by applicant for permit or the cost of labor and material for the work to be permitted as estimated by a plan review engineer of the Division of Building and Code Enforcement according to current data supplied by the Marshall Valuation Service as published by the Marshall and Swift Publication Company, Los Angeles, California.
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
3. 
A minimum charge of sixty dollars ($60.00) or a charge of one-fourth (¼)/twenty-five percent (25%) of the permit fee, whichever is greater, shall be collected for the plan examination and administrative processing of a miscellaneous building permit application that is ready for issuance, but has since been canceled or abandoned by the applicant for any reason. Failure to pay this fee shall be subject to penalties authorized by the Building Code of St. Charles County, Section 500.010, and the Residential Code, Section 500.070, Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri.
E. 
Application Fee for Modification.
[Ord. No. 13-087[1] §7, 11-25-2013]
1. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fee for processing applications for a modification request pursuant to the Private Sewage Disposal Code Section 105.1, Section 500.080 of this Title:
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
a. 
Fifty dollars ($50.00).
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections (E) through (G) as Subsections (F) through (H), respectively.
F. 
Application Fee For Operating Permit For Private Sewage Disposal Systems.
1. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fee for application for operating permits issued under the Private Sewage Disposal Code, Section 500.080 of this Title:
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
a. 
Seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
G. 
Inspection Fees For Occupancy Permits Required Under The Property Maintenance Code.
1. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following inspection fees for occupancy permits required under the International Property Maintenance Code, Section 500.090 of this Title:
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
a. 
Fifty dollars ($50.00) for each tenant space less than twelve thousand (12,000) square feet.
b. 
One hundred dollars ($100.00) for each tenant space of twelve thousand (12,000) square feet or more.
H. 
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall charge the following fee for a temporary occupancy certificate for a display home or inventory home used for show-case or office for subdivision development.
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
1. 
Fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
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Editor's Note—Ord. No. 11-105 §1, adopted December 2, 2011, repealed section 505.030 "permit and inspection fees waived for the historic buildings in the declared historic area of boonefield village" in its entirety. Former section 505.030 derived from Ord. No. 98-146 §§1—2, 7-30-1998.
[Ord. No. 99-72 §§1—2, 5-26-1999]
A. 
Notwithstanding Chapter 505, Section 505.020 of the Ordinances of St. Charles County, Missouri, the County shall waive the permit and inspection fees for the construction of affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity. The County Council hereby finds and declares a public purpose exists in the construction and sale of such housing by Habitat for Humanity.
B. 
The County Director of the Division of Building and Code Enforcement shall be authorized to grant permits for and authorize inspection of residential construction by Habitat for Humanity, without requiring the payment of such fees. Additionally, any fees paid prior to May 26, 1999, shall be refunded.
[Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
[Ord. No. 04-145 §2, 9-29-2004; Ord. No. 07-078 §3, 5-31-2007; Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement is authorized to receive payment by credit card for fees imposed by this Chapter 505 but shall charge a convenience fee reasonably calculated to recover all but no more than all administrative costs imposed by the credit card service under contract to process such payments.