St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 95-146 §1, 9-27-1995; Ord. No. 01-113 §1, 9-26-2001]
Whether of a temporary or permanent nature, every campground or travel trailer park as defined by the Unified Development Ordinance, campsite, building, group of buildings or other structure, or any field, playground or other open ground kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished for pay for any form of consideration or at no charge to transients, tourists, or persons traveling by automobile or other mode in which one (1) or more campsites or sleeping areas are supplied for the accommodation of such guests, whether furnished or unfurnished, with or without meals, shall for the purpose of this Chapter be deemed a "tourist camp", except that in no circumstance shall this Chapter apply to permanent or temporary non-motorized structures containing five (5) or more sleeping areas for rent, or to any charitable organization providing accommodations for the homeless or impoverished residents of the County.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §2, 9-27-1995; Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
No tourist camp shall be operated, maintained or conducted without a permit issued by the Director of the Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. Except as set out in Section 610.040, any tourist camp open and operating without such a permit shall be closed or fined or both.
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Editor's Note—Ord. No. 13-050 §7, adopted June 28, 2013, repealed section 610.025 "no permits issued to tax-delinquent applicants or property owners" in its entirety. Former section 610.025 derived from Ord. No. 13-001 §7, 1-3-2013.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §3, 9-27-1995; Ord. No. 01-113 §1, 9-26-2001]
A tourist camp established for a specific event shall not be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter or from the Unified Development Ordinance.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §4, 9-27-1995; Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
No owner or manager of a tourist camp established after September 27, 1995, shall lease or let the premises until the camp shall have been inspected and approved for such purpose by the St. Charles County Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development. Tourist camps in existence at the effective date of this Chapter, September 27, 1995, shall have notice of this Chapter mailed to them individually and shall have one (1) hundred twenty (120) days from such effective date to apply for the permit required by this Chapter. No tourist camp without a permit shall be allowed to operate one hundred eighty (180) days after the effective date of this Chapter unless a permit shall have been issued.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §5, 9-27-1995; Ord. No. 16-054 §11, 7-25-2016]
The St. Charles County Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development shall establish such conditions for the issuance of the permit as are necessary for the protection of the public health and safety and these conditions shall, at a minimum, contain a plan for the provision of adequate security, traffic control and sanitary measures. The plan developed by the Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development will set out in objective standards the number of security staff, bathrooms, road access requirements and parking spaces based on the applicant's estimate of possible crowd size at the tourist camp, and may establish rules for incremental increases in these measures where the tourist camp varies in the number of users. The Division of Building and Code Enforcement of the Department of Community Development shall publish these standards within sixty (60) days of the passage and approval of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §6, 9-27-1995]
A. 
Any owner or manager of a tourist camp at which the capacity established by permit is exceeded by twenty-five percent (25%) shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) per day nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per day for each day that the violation occurs or no more than ninety (90) days imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment. Violations continuing more than two (2) days shall be cause for revocation of the permit to operate and legal action to shut the tourist camp.
B. 
Other violations of this Chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each and every day that the violation occurs.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §7, 9-27-1995]
The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any "tourist camp" as defined herein that holds a license pursuant to Chapter 315, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 95-146 §8, 9-27-1995]
Enforcement of this Chapter shall be the responsibility of the County Counselor.