City of Florissant, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 8487, 1-14-2019]
The International Building Code, 2018 Edition, including Appendixes C, E, F, and I 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 Building Code of the City of Florissant, Missouri, subject to the amendments, additions, insertions, deletions and changes set out in Section 500.050 of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 8487, 1-14-2019]
A. 
The following numbered Sections and Subsections of the International Building Code, 2018 Edition, including Appendixes C, E, F, and I as published by the International Code Council, Inc., are hereby amended by additions, insertions, deletions and amendments so that such Sections and Subsections shall read as follows:
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Section 101.1 Title (Amended). These regulations shall be known as the Building Code of the City of Florissant, Missouri, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
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Section 103.1 Creation of enforcement agency (Amended). The Building Department, a Division of the Department of Public Works, shall be the department in charge of the enforcement of this code.
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Section 105.2 Work exempt from permit (Amended).
Building.
1.
(Deleted)
2.
(Amended) Fence repairs if total linear feet of repair is twenty-five percent (25%) or less than the total fence length added together.
3.
(Unchanged from code text)
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(Amended) Retaining walls that are not over two (2) feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge load.
5.
(Unchanged from code text)
6.
(Amended) Sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches above grade and not over any basement or story above. However, any excavation in a public right-of-way requires an approval and/or excavation permit from the City of Florissant.
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(Amended) Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work, unless it interferes with another required system, component, safety condition or requirement.
8.
(Unchanged from code text)
9.
(Unchanged from code text)
10.
(Unchanged from code text)
11.
(Amended) Swings, playground equipment and other recreational structures or equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
12.
(Unchanged from code text)
13.
(Unchanged from code text)
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(Added) Removal and installation of exterior coverings, provided the work does not interfere with other required systems or components. All newly installed exterior coverings and roofing materials must match the existing in appearance and color, texture and profile so as not to promote visual blight and shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner.
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Section 105.2.1 Emergency repairs (Amended). Where equipment or system replacements and/or repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within forty-eight (48) working hours of said repair or replacement.
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Section 105.2.4 Fences (Added). The finished side of fences shall face all neighboring properties, including streets and alleys, so as to prohibit the view of fence posts and support rails from adjoining properties.
Exception: In cases where both sides of a fence are intended to be finished, i.e., shadowbox or basket weave construction, etc.
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Section 105.3.3 Integrated permits (Added). The Code Official shall be permitted to issue integrated building, plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical permits on a single permit application. The integrated permit primary applicant shall be responsible for providing the Department of Public Works copies of the plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical permit form with the name, signature and license number of the appropriate subcontractor. Any change in the identity of the named subcontractor after issuance of the permit shall result in the assessment of a transfer or revision fee in the amount specified in this Code.
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Section 105.7 Placement of permit (Amended). The building permit authorization card and stamped approved plans shall be kept on the construction site until completion of the work. The authorization card shall be placed in a window visible from the street upon which the structure or structures face or located on the exterior of the structure facing the street in a clear waterproof container.
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Section 113.1 General (Deleted and replaced). In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, the Board of Appeals shall be the Planning and Zoning Commission as established by the Code of Ordinances of the City of Florissant in Section 11.1.
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Section 114.4 Violation penalties (Amended). Any person, firm, corporation, limited liability company or other business entity who shall violate any provision of this code shall be subject to the penalties of Section 100.080 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Florissant.
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Section 114.5 Method of service (Added). Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served upon the owner, owner's agent or upon the person responsible for the structure if a copy thereof is:
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Delivered personally by leaving the notice with a responsible party of suitable age and discretion;
2.
Delivered by regular mail, certified mail, first class mail, registered mail, courier service, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, or any similar service with delivery confirmation, to the most recent known address or the mailing address according to the real estate property records of St. Louis County, Missouri.
3.
A copy thereof may be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice.
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Section 3107.2 Permits required (Added). A sign shall not be erected, constructed or altered except as herein provided and not until any applicable fees are paid by the applicant and the sign permit has been issued by the building official.
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Section 3308.3 Storage containers (Added). No dumpster or construction storage unit or portable on-demand storage container (POD) may be placed without first receiving a permit from the City's Public Works Department per City Code Section 210.1280.