Spanish Lake Fire Protection District

Serving Northern St. Louis County, Missouri

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Permit Information

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS

WHERE TO APPLY: Building permits may be applied for at the Fire Marshals Office - Spanish Lake Fire District Administration Building - 11813 Larimore Road.

PERMIT APPLICATION: An application shall be submitted to the Fire Marshal for the following activities, and these activities shall not commence without a permit being issued:

1. Construct or alter a structure.
2. Construct an addition.
3. Demolish or move a structure.
4. Make a change in occupancy.
5. Install or alter any equipment which is regulated by the Fire Code.
6. Move a lot line which effects an existing structure.

REPAIRS: Application or notice to the Fire Marshal is not required for ordinary repairs to structures. Such repairs shall not include the cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof, the removal or cutting of any structural beam or load bearing support, or the removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements; nor shall ordinary repairs include addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any fire protection equipment, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical or other work affecting public health or general safety.

FORM OF APPLICATION: The application for a permit shall be submitted in the form prescribed by the Fire Marshal and shall be accompanied by the required fee.


CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS: The application for permit shall be accompanied by not less than two sets of construction documents (plans). The requirement for filing construction documents may be waived by the Fire Marshal when the scope of work is of a minor nature.

SITE PLAN: The application for permit shall be accompanied by a site plan showing to scale the size and location of all new construction and all existing structures on the site, distances from lot lines, the established street grades and proposed finished grades; and it shall be drawn in accordance with an accurate boundary line survey. In the case of demolition, the site plan shall show all construction to be demolished and the location and size of existing structures and construction that are to remain on the site or plot.

TIME LIMIT OF APPLICATION: An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned six months after the date of filing, unless such application has been diligently prosecuted. The Fire Marshal may grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each if there is reasonable cause.

SUSPENSION OF PERMIT: Any permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six months after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six months after the time of commencing the work.

REVOCATION OF PERMIT: The Fire Marshal shall revoke a permit or approval in case of any false statement or misrepresentation of fact in the application or on the plans on which the permit or approval was granted.

POSTING OF PERMIT: Proof of application shall be posted on the contruction site in a visible manner by use of the issued permit sticker.


DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES:

SERVICE CONNECTIONS: Before a structure is demolished or removed, the owner or agent shall notify all utilities having service connections within the structure such as water, electric, gas, sewer and other connections. A permit to demolish or remove a structure will not be issued until a release is obtained from the utilities, stating that their respective service connections and appurtenant equipment, such as meters and regulators, have been removed or sealed and plugged in a safe manner.

BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE: A fee for each plan examination, building permit, demolition permit, and inspection shall be paid in accordance with the following schedule:

         RESIDENTIAL
         Costs up to $5,000.00...........$100.00
         Each additional $1,000.00.......   2.50
         (Based on construction costs)

         COMMERCIAL
         Costs up to $5,000.00...........$150.00
         Each additional $1,000.00.......   3.00
         (Based on construction costs)

         DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE.........$150.00
        
         EXTRA INSPECTIONS (OVER TWO)....$ 35.00

    SUBCONTRACTOR TRANSFER .........$ 50.00

         PLAN ADDENDUMS .................$ 50.00

         MOVING STRUCTURES (Building permit schedule)

         BOARD OF APPEALS ...............$150.00

         TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY ............$ 50.00

         EXTRA INSPECTIONS ..............$ 35.00

PENALTY: Where any work for which a permit is required is started or proceeded with prior to obtaining required permits, the total normal fees applicable shall be doubled, but the payment of said double fee shall not relieve any persons from fully complying with the requirements for performance or execution of work.

INSPECTIONS: The first inspection must be performed before installation of any lathe, wall-board, drywall or other wall or ceiling covering. The second inspection shall be done upon completion of all work authorized.