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[Ord. No. 6930 §1, 10-28-2013[1]]
The International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, including all appendixes except A, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., one (1) copy of which was on file in the office of the City Clerk for a period of ninety (90) days prior to the adoption of this Chapter and available for public use, inspection and examination, and a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated by this reference as if fully set forth herein, is hereby adopted as the Fire Code of the City of University City, Missouri, subject to the amendments, additions, insertions, deletions and changes set out in Section 205.020 of this Chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 1 of this ordinance repealed former Ch. 205, Fire Prevention, as adopted and amended by R.O. 2011 §§8.08.010—8.08.030; Ord. No. 6548 §1 (part), 2005; Ord. No. 6569 §1, 2005.
[Ord. No. 6930 §1, 10-28-2013]
A. 
The following numbered Sections and Subsections of the International Fire Code, 2012 Edition, as published by the International Code Council, Inc., are hereby amended by additions, insertions, deletions and changes so that such Sections and Subsections shall read as follows:
1. 
(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 101 SCOPE AND GENERAL REQUIREMENTS)
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the "Fire Code of the City of University City, Missouri," hereinafter referred to as "this Code."
2. 
(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 103 DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PREVENTION)
103.1 General. The term "Department of Fire Prevention" whenever employed herein shall be construed to mean the Department of Community Development of the City of University City, Missouri. The term "Fire Code Official" shall be construed to mean the Building Commissioner of the City of University City, Missouri or the duly authorized representative of the Building Commissioner.
103.2 Appointment. The Fire Code Official shall be appointed by the City Manager, and the Fire Code Official shall not be removed from office except for cause and after full opportunity to be heard on specific and relevant charges by and before the appointing authority.
3. 
(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 104 GENERAL AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES)
104.6 Official records. The Fire Code Official shall keep official records as required by Sections 104.6.1 through 104.6.4. Such official records shall be retained for the period required for retention of public records.
4. 
(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 105 PERMITS)
105.1.2 Types of permits. There shall be two types of permits as follows:
1. 
Operational permit. An operational permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation or a business for which a permit is required by Section 105.6 for either:
1.1 
A prescribed period as determined by the Fire Code Official for operations that only occur once or are not ongoing.
1.2 
For ongoing operations, the operational permit shall be issued for a period not exceeding a year or until revoked.
2. 
Construction permit. A construction permit allows the applicant to install or modify systems and equipment for which a permit is required by Section 105.7. Construction permits will be administered by the applicable Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Fuel Gas Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code, Existing Building Code, Energy Conservation Code, or Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
105.6.90 Places of education. An operational permit is required to operate or occupy an educational occupancy.
105.6.91 Places of high residency or transient residency. An operational permit is required to operate or occupy any R-1 occupancy building, R-2 occupancy building with more than 8 dwelling units, and R-4 occupancy buildings.
105.6.92 Places of institutional care. An operational permit is required to operate or occupy an institutional occupancy.
5. 
(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 108 BOARD OF APPEALS)
108.1 General. University City Building Code Section 113 shall be applicable for all appeals involving this Code.
108.2 Limitations on authority. Delete in its entirety.
108.3 Qualifications. Delete in its entirety.
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(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 109 VIOLATIONS)
109.4 Violation penalties. Persons who shall violate a provision of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, install, alter or repair or do work in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Fire Code Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provision of this Code, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, punishable as provided in Section 100.190 of the University City Municipal Code. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
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(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 111 STOP WORK ORDER)
111.4 Failure to comply. Any person who shall continue any work after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, punishable as provided in Section 100.190 of the University City Municipal Code.
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(Chapter 1 - Scope and Administration) - (SECTION 113 FEES)
113.2 Schedule of permit fees. A fee for each permit shall be paid as required, in accordance with the following schedule:
1. 
Construction permit fees shall be paid as set forth in the Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Fuel Gas Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing Code or Energy Conservation Code, and the fee shall include the cost of ensuring compliance with this Code.
2. 
Operational permit applications shall include an application fee of $35.00.
3. 
Trips to the property where an inspection could not be performed because the work was not ready, the area of inspection could not be accessed, or similar situation, shall be billed at $35.00 per missed inspection.
4. 
Additional inspections in excess of the first inspection and one reinspection shall be billed at $35.00 per inspection.
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(Chapter 56 - Explosives and Fireworks) - (SECTION 5601 GENERAL)
5601.1.3 Fireworks.
The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited.
Exceptions:
1. 
Storage and handling of fireworks as allowed in Section 5604.
2. 
Manufacture, assembly and testing of fireworks as allowed in Section 5605.
3. 
The use of fireworks for fireworks displays as allowed in Section 5608.
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(Chapter 56 - Explosives and Fireworks) - (SECTION 5609 TEMPORARY STORAGE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS)
5609.1 General. Delete in its entirety.