[Ord. No. 3905, § 2, 5-24-2005]
The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of Crestwood, Missouri, including:
To protect the character and stability of residential areas;
To correct and prevent housing conditions that adversely effect the safety, general welfare and health of residents;
To preserve the value of land and structures throughout the City; and
To provide certain minimum housing standards necessary to the health and safety of residents.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 3, 5-24-2005]
In addition to the definitions set forth in the property maintenance code of the City, Chapter 7, Article II, the following term(s), as used in this article, shall have the following meaning(s):
- EXISTING DWELLING UNIT
- A dwelling unit legally occupied prior to the effective date of this article.
- RE-OCCUPANCY PERMIT
- A permit from the City to re-occupy an existing dwelling unit by a new person or persons.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 4, 5-24-2005; Ord. No. 4634, § 9, 3-8-2016]
No person or persons shall re-occupy or permit the re-occupancy of any existing dwelling unit by a new person or persons that let, lease or rent said dwelling unit within the City of Crestwood, Missouri, unless a re-occupancy permit has been issued by the City for said person or persons to re-occupy the dwelling unit. Persons who, at the time this article shall become effective, occupy dwelling units that are let, leased, or rented within the City shall not be required to obtain permits to continue to occupy the dwelling unit under the provisions of this article. Re-occupancy permits are required for the first and each subsequent change of occupancy following the effective date of this article.
No person shall occupy a dwelling unit constructed after the effective date of this section, or permit the occupancy of a dwelling unit constructed after the effective date of this section by a person or persons that let, lease or rent said dwelling unit within the City of Crestwood, Missouri, unless an occupancy permit has been issues by the City for said person or persons to re-occupy the dwelling unit.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 5, 5-24-2005; Ord. No. 4634, § 9, 3-8-2016]
Fees for activities and services performed by the City in carrying out its responsibilities under this article are to be set in an amount established by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 6, 5-24-2005]
The owner of a dwelling unit shall be responsible for obtaining permits necessary to re-occupy a dwelling unit. Applications for permits shall be made on forms provided by the City. Fees, as established by the City, shall be paid at the time permit applications are made.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 7, 5-24-2005]
The issuance of a permit for re-occupancy of any dwelling unit regulated by this article shall be governed by the standards set forth in the City's property maintenance code and all rights and obligations set forth therein shall apply, including but not limited to, those sections pertaining to inspections, appeals, violations, prosecutions and penalties.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 8, 5-24-2005]
Upon completion of the inspection of the dwelling unit, if the code official finds the requirements of the property maintenance code have been met, a permit certifying such fact shall be issued. In the event a dwelling unit is re-occupied by another person or persons within six months of a permit being issued, no new re-occupancy permit will be required. If the code official finds that the requirements of the Code have not been met, a denial specifying the noncompliance shall be provided to the applicant. When a permit application has been denied, no occupancy of the dwelling unit shall be permitted until a permit has been issued.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 9, 5-24-2005]
Owner-occupied dwelling units of any kind, including but not limited to, single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, villas and other owner-occupied single-family dwelling units shall be exempt from the provisions of this article requiring permits for a new person or persons to re-occupy an existing dwelling unit. Hotels, motels and dormitories are also excluded from the permit requirements of this article.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 10, 5-24-2005]
No re-occupancy permit shall be issued for a dwelling unit as required by this article when the owner or occupant or prospective occupant denies access to the premises for any inspection or re-inspection or takes other action or fails to take necessary action that has the effect of precluding inspection or re-inspection by the code official or his designee.
[Ord. No. 3905, § 11, 5-24-2005]
That this article and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect on the first day of the month following 90 calendar days from and after the date of its adoption by the Board of Aldermen and approval by the Mayor of the City of Crestwood, Missouri.