Village of Twin Oaks, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 515.080 Site Work Permit Required.

[Ord. No. 475 §1, 2-3-2015]
A. 
No person shall fill, grade or excavate any portion of any lot, parcel, tract or right-of-way without first obtaining a site work permit from the Village Building Commissioner or that person's designee; provided that a permit under this Subsection shall not be required for:
1. 
Grading for the foundation or basement of any building, structure or swimming pool for which a building permit has been properly issued by the Code Official.
2. 
Grading in connection with a subdivision which grading has been duly approved by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the subdivision regulations of the Village of Twin Oaks.
3. 
Where a permit is required under Article II (Right-of-Way and Underground Utilities) or Section 407.020 of this Code (Land Disturbance Code).
B. 
No person shall make or cause to be made, or help, aid or assist therein, any grading on private property including a private easement for the purpose of installing utility poles, underground electric or telephone cable, sewer or water lines or other underground facilities, without first having made application to the Building Commissioner for a permit for such excavation and receiving from the Building Commissioner a written permit hereunder.
C. 
Work under a site work permit for a driveway shall meet the additional requirements of Section 400.255 (Driveway Setback, Property Line and Construction Requirements) of this Code and shall require submittal of such information with the permit application as to sufficiently depict the proposed location, property line, materials, grading limits and dimensions of the driveway (or work thereon).
D. 
Work under a site work permit for a sewer lateral replacement shall meet the additional requirements of Chapter 520 (Sewer Lateral Program) of this Code and shall require submittal of such information with the permit application as to sufficiently depict the proposed location, property line, materials, grading limits and dimensions of the driveway (or work thereon).
E. 
Application for a permit shall be, in writing, filed with the Village Administrator/Clerk and shall include the following information:
1. 
Accurate plot plan depicting location of the grading or excavation site, description of soil features and details of all structures, walls, cribbing and surface protection; and
2. 
Proposed schedule of operations and dates of start and completion.
F. 
Applicants using construction equipment shall make provisions for the protection and preservation of Village streets and right-of-way. The Village reserves the right to require a performance bond or cash deposit for any work in, upon or immediately adjacent to the right-of-way in such amount as may be necessary to place the Village in an assured position that the work will be completed and any damage to public property repaired at the cost of the permittee.

Section 515.090 Application; Permit Fee.

[Ord. No. 475 §1, 2-3-2015]
Application for a site work permit shall be on forms provided by the Village and accompanied by a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) application fee; provided that where application for a grading permit is made contemporaneously with any other permit related to the activity and issued by the Village, a single application fee shall apply which shall be the greater of the amounts of the individual permits. The permit fee hereunder shall be paid in anticipation of the Village's expenses incurred in processing the application or submission at issue, including, but not limited to, administrative and clerical costs, inspections, surveys, legal, engineering and plan review, and other investigations deemed necessary by the Village. Processing and all other actions related to the application or submittal shall not proceed until the applicable fee is paid in full. In the event the fee or deposit is insufficient to pay all such expenses incurred by the Village, the Village Clerk may document additional costs incurred by the Village in relation to inspecting or enforcing the permit provisions and request payment of same within thirty (30) days.

Section 515.100 Violation — Penalty.

[Ord. No. 475 §1, 2-3-2015]
Any person failing to apply for and be granted a permit, properly display the excavation permit or who shall violate any other provision of this Chapter shall be subject to a fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and to imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or to both such fine and imprisonment, in addition to civil damages. Each day of such non-compliance is considered a separate violation.