City of Oakland, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1997 §5-9; Ord. No. 156 §6, 6-14-1954]
Any person engaged in the business of supplying telephone or telegraph service or electric service in the City, upon the request of any person, shall remove, raise or lower its wires or cables temporarily to permit the moving of houses or other structures. The expense of such temporary removal, raising or lowering of wires and cables shall be paid by the party requesting the same and the person engaged in the business of supplying telephone or telegraph service or electric service may require such payment in advance. Notice to raise or lower wires or cables shall be given not less than forty-eight (48) hours before the change is so desired.
[Ord. No. 732 §1, 5-14-2007]
A. 
Any person authorized to install and maintain pipes, wires, cables, conduits, manholes, service boxes, poles, brackets or other appliances or conveniences in, over or upon the streets, alleys, ways, parks or other property of the City of Oakland shall so locate and maintain the facilities as not to obstruct or interfere with the normal or customary uses of the streets, alleys, ways, parks or other property or with similar facilities installed or maintained by others.
B. 
Any public utility shall, upon reasonable notice and without cost to the City, for public convenience change the location of any pipes, wires, cables, conduits, manholes, service boxes, poles, brackets or other facilities or conveniences.
C. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Code, all electrical, telephone, cable television and other utility service lines from the utility distribution system to newly erected buildings, other than two (2) or fewer adjacent new single-family dwellings on streets served by overhead utility distribution system(s), shall be installed underground at the developer's expense, except that the Mayor (or a designee of the Mayor), pursuant to administrative guidelines established by the City and approved by the Board of Alderman, may approve above ground installations in whole or in part for non-exempted residential or non-residential lines only when documentation is provided that proves the impracticability of installing such lines underground.
[CC 1997 §5-9.1; Ord. No. 331, 6-12-1978]
A. 
The plot plan shall be drawn to scale with correct dimensions and angles and shall indicate the following information:
1. 
The location of all front, side and rear building lines, together with all easements including utilities, drainage and roadways.
2. 
The location of the structure to be constructed with respect to Subsection (1) and the location of any other buildings or structures now existing on the property involved.
3. 
With respect to residential construction, one- or two-family or multi-family structures, the finished grade level at the foundation walls shall be at least six (6) inches below the top of all foundations and at least four (4) inches below basement doors when they open onto grade and shall be so noted on the plan.
4. 
All plot plans for other use groups shall properly depict the present and proposed grades of yards, driveways or walks for drainage in relation to the established first (1st) floor level.
5. 
For residential construction, one- or two-family or multi-family structures, the finish grade must provide surface slope downward away from the foundation at least one-half (½) inch per foot for a distance of ten (10) feet, except where restricted by the property line, to insure proper drainage away from the building. All areas shall be sloped to lower elevations off the lot or to drainage structures on or near the lot. The direction of slope or drainage shall be indicated with arrows on the plot plans. All plot plans for all other use groups shall follow the requirements of Subsection (4).
6. 
The lot number, block (if any), plat or addition to subdivision number, recorded subdivision name, front street and side streets where applicable and north direction shall be indicated.
7. 
The engineer's seal is required on plot plans if the building is constructed on compacted fill ground or if it has a special foundation.
[Ord. No. 717 §3, 6-14-2006; Ord. No. 763 §1, 11-13-2008]
A. 
A permit shall be required for all new, altered, extended or replaced building construction, electrical, plumbing, heating facilities or other mechanical systems. No such permit shall be issued until all permit and inspection fees shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule of fees:
Permit Fee
Inspection Fee
Building plan review
$100.00
$30.00 each
Demolition
$100.00
$30.00 each
Electrical
$30.00
$30.00 each
Plumbing
$30.00
$30.00 each
Mechanical
$30.00
$30.00 each
All such permits shall be valid for one (1) year. Should the work permitted not be completed within one (1) year, a new permit and inspection must be obtained which shall be valid for three (3) months and shall require a two hundred dollar ($200.00) fee per extension.
B. 
A permit shall be required for temporary storage containers and/or dumpsters to be stored on residential property. No container as described above shall be approved without submittal of an application to the Building Commissioner's office and a permit fee of fifty dollars ($50.00). Approval of such storage shall be for a period of time not to exceed six (6) months.
C. 
A permit and inspection shall be required for new development in which the demolition of trees is sought. A fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) along with a copy of the Tree Preservation Plan proposed is required before any demolition of trees may take place.
D. 
A permit and inspection shall be required for any new, altered, extended, replaced or repaired fence installation. No such permit shall be issued until a permit fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) and an inspection fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) each is accompanied with the application for such.
[Ord. No. 788 §1, 4-12-2010]
A. 
Any person who shall violate a provision of Article V of this Code or shall fail to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who shall erect, construct, alter or repair a building, structure or fence in violation of an approved plan or directive of the Code Official or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this Code, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation, punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense. In addition, any person who commences any work on a building, structure, fence, electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing, or fire protection system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to, in addition to any court-imposed fines or costs, a permit fee that is double the total regular calculated permit fee, including inspections.
B. 
Exception. Work being performed by a homeowner shall be charged for a permit fee based upon the normal permit fee for the construction project, provided the work ceases immediately upon issuance of a stop-work order, and a permit application for said work is filed within twenty-four (24) hours of issuance of a stop-work order, and the homeowner has not been previously issued a stop-work order for performing construction work without the appropriate permit.