City of New Haven, MO
Franklin County
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[CC 1984 §§6.230, 6.370; Ord. No. 402 §5, 6-9-1975; Ord. No. 775 §1, 9-9-2002]
A. 
Except as hereinafter exempted in this Section, no wall, structure, building or part thereof shall be built, enlarged or altered within the City until a plan of the proposed work, together with a statement of the materials to be used, shall have been submitted in writing in duplicate to the Building Inspector who shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Article, issue a permit for the proposed construction. The permit required by this Section shall be made in duplicate and in such a form as may be adopted by a resolution of the Board of Aldermen and one (1) copy thereof shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
B. 
Ordinary repairs and minor alterations not involving any change in major structural parts such as walls, beams, girders, chimneys and flues or involving a cost of not more than twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or minor changes or repairs in electrical wiring or equipment shall not require the issuance of a permit.
C. 
Application. To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefor in writing on a form furnished for that purpose. Every such application shall:
1. 
Identity and describe the work to be covered by the permit for which application is made;
2. 
Describe the land on which the proposed work is to be done by lot, block, tract and house and street address or similar description that will readily identify and definitely locate the proposed building or work;
3. 
State the estimated date of commencement of construction and the estimated completion date which latter date shall be the expiration date of the permit;
4. 
Indicate the use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended;
5. 
Be accompanied by plans and specifications as required in Subsection (D) of this Section;
6. 
State the valuation of the proposed work;
7. 
Be signed by the permittee or his/her authorized agent who may be required to submit evidence to indicate such authority;
8. 
Give such other information as reasonably may be required by the Building Inspector.
D. 
Information On Plans And Specifications. Plans and specifications shall be drawn to scale upon substantial paper or cloth and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of this Chapter and all relevant laws ordinances, rules and regulations. The first (1st) sheet of each set of plans shall give the house and street address of the work and the name and address of the owner and person who prepared them. Plans shall include a plot plan showing the location of the proposed building and of every existing building on the property. In lieu of detailed specifications, the Building Inspector may approve references on the plans to a specific Section or part of this Chapter or other ordinances or laws.
E. 
High-Type Surface Street. If a permit is required for construction, the street in front of the structure is required to be a high-type surface street and approved for maintenance by the City of New Haven Public Works Department. If the builder is required to build a street following City specifications that has adjacent property owners, the builder and the adjacent property owners shall participate in the construction of said street.
[Ord. No. 1277, 5-13-2019]
[Ord. No. 993 §1, 1-11-2011]
The following building permit fee schedule is hereby adopted:
BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE
Administrative fee1
$30.00
Fee multiplier, new construction (all types)2
.00457
Additions, alterations, renovations3
$20.00 per 100 square feet; $30.00 minimum
Deck or porch (not enclosed)
$50.00
Electrical service upgrade
$50.00
New furnace, water heater, other appliance4
$30.00
Electrical or plumbing extensions
$30.00
Demolition
$10.00 per 100 square feet; $30.00 minimum
Swimming pool, above-ground
$45.00
Swimming pool, in-ground
$90.00
Manufactured housing
$200.00
Communications towers
$200.00
Permanent signs
$45.00
Accessory buildings5
$50.00
Retaining walls6
$100.00
Temporary structure
$50.00
Re-inspection fee, residential
$25.00
Re-inspection fee, non-residential
$25.00
1
The administrative fee is collected at the time of the permit application and is non-refundable. For building permits that are issued, the administrative fee will be applied toward the total cost of the permit. Permit fees must be paid in full prior to issuance of the permit.
2
The permit fee multiplier is applied to all new residential, commercial and industrial construction. Permit fees are figured using the following formula: Gross square footage x construction cost per square foot x fee multiplier. For example: 1,500 square foot house x $100.95 construction cost per square foot x 0.00457 = $692.01. The construction cost is determined by the most recent published IBC Building Valuation Data, Square Foot Construction Costs.
3
"Additions, alteration and renovations" includes construction work to an existing building, up to a maximum of 500 square feet. For projects greater than 500 square feet, the permit fee will be figured using the fee multiplier formula. Construction cost for projects greater than 500 square feet shall be as determined by the Building Inspector.
4
A permit is required only for those appliances that require a change in utility service (electric or gas) or for new services, such as a new gas fireplace. Example: a gas furnace that is being replaced with a gas furnace does not require a permit. A new gas fireplace, which requires installation of new gas service, does require a permit.
5
Accessory buildings less than 120 square feet in floor area do not require a permit.
6
Retaining walls 7 feet or less in height do not require a permit. Height is measured from bottom of footing to top of wall.
[CC 1984 §6.260; Ord. No. 754 §§1 — 8, 1-8-2001]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen upon finding that when certain buildings presently being used for one (1) business change users or business use, the purpose of the new use may be valid under zoning restrictions, however, the new use may violate code, electrical, plumbing and other codes which were not necessary under the old use. The building must be brought up to code standards prior to the new use.
B. 
Prior to each new usage of a commercial or industrial building or site, an inspection be made to determine if the building meets code requirements for the usage.
1. 
Each owner or occupier of a commercial or industrial site, prior to occupancy or change of commercial or industrial use, shall apply for and obtain an occupancy permit.
2. 
A permit form prepared by the Building Inspector, setting forth the type of use, amount and type of utilities to be used, the quantity of utilities to be needed, the number of personnel to be on site and expected number of public to be on site.
3. 
The Building Inspector shall review each of the permits and if necessary inspect the premises to ascertain if the building is to code concerning the usage.
4. 
Codes referred to shall be the following: International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Fire Code, National Electrical Code, International Residential Code.
5. 
Permit may be incorporated into the application for business licenses, however, a separate permit form is necessary for those commercial or industrial establishments that are not required to obtain a license from the City.
6. 
Fees paid with the application of the permit as follows:
a. 
Permit included with the application for business license: $15.00
b. 
Permit applications other than (a) above: $15.00
c. 
Permits requiring inspection premises: $30.00
7. 
No occupancy or business license will be issued until the occupancy permit has been approved