City of Plattsburg, MO
Clinton County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 1959 §1, 1-14-2009; Ord. No. 2058 §1, 12-8-2010]
A. 
A certain document, one (1) copy of which is on file in the office of the Building Inspector of the City of Plattsburg, being marked and designated as the International Residential Code for One- And Two-Family Dwellings, 2015 Edition, including all Appendix Chapters and all future amendments of or revisions to such code, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Residential Code of the City of Plattsburg in the State of Missouri for regulating and governing the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefore; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of such Residential Code on file in the office of the City of Plattsburg are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this Section, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, which are set out in the City offices. The City of Plattsburg specifically makes Section R313.2 of the International Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings relative to sprinkler systems optional and not mandatory. The builder must, however, offer to install the sprinkler system and the owner must decline the sprinkler system in writing. The City of Plattsburg specifically omits Section N1102.2.9 of the Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings relative to basement walls associated with conditioned basements, heated or cooled, required to be insulated.
[Ord. No. 2262 §1, 11-12-2015]
B. 
Penalties.
1. 
Any person, firm or corporation, whether as principal, owner, agent, tenant, employee or otherwise, who violates any provisions of this Title or violates or fails to comply with any order or regulation made hereunder, shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day's continuance after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
2. 
If, upon a trial for the violation of any Section of this Title or any part thereof, the Judge of the Municipal Court shall find that a violation exists and that the defendant has had proper notice as provided in this Title and that the defendant has failed to abate the violation, the Judge of the Municipal Court may, in addition to the penalty for violating this Title, make an order directing the Code Official to abate such violation forthwith and immediately report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court, who may, as part of the cost of such prosecution, render judgment against the owner or occupant of the property and against the property on which said violation is committed and a special tax bill may be issued against said property of the expenses which shall be collected as other fines and costs; provided that if the person who shall violate, neglect, fail or refuse to comply with any provision, regulation or requirement of this Title is a non-resident, the Code Official may immediately abate the nuisance and report the expense thereof to the Judge of the Municipal Court and the owner of such lands shall be civilly liable to the City for such costs.
3. 
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 liable to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 1015 §II, 7-11-1967]
The Code hereby adopted shall be enforced by the Building Inspector, so designated as Enforcement Officer, in this Code.