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Department of Building Safety

 

 

The City of St. Peters Building Safety Department is charged with the oversight and enforcement of building and construction codes to effect minimum requirements that safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

 

 

Building Code

2015 IBC – Building Code (non-residential)

The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.

 

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Residential Code for One or Two Family Dwellings

2015 IRC – Residential One- and Two-Family Code

The provisions of the Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures.


Exception: Live/work units complying with the requirements of Section 419 of the Building Code shall be permitted to be built as one- and two-family dwellings or townhouses. Fire suppression required by Section 419.5 of the Building Code when constructed under the Residential Code for One- and Two-family Dwellings shall conform to Section 903.3.1.3 of the Building Code.

 

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Plumbing Code

2015 IPC – Plumbing Code

The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems within this jurisdiction. This code shall also regulate nonflammable medical gas, inhalation anesthetic, vacuum piping, nonmedical oxygen systems and sanitary and condensate vacuum collection systems. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel-gas-fired water heaters and water heater venting systems shall be regulated by the Fuel Gas Code. Provisions in the appendices shall not apply unless specifically adopted. Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.

 

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Electrical Code

2014 NEC – Electrical Code

The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repairs, relocation, and replacement, addition to, use or maintenance of electrical systems within this jurisdiction. Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.

 

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Mechanical Code

2015 IMC – Mechanical Code

This code shall regulate the design, installation, maintenance, alteration and inspection of mechanical systems that are permanently installed and utilized to provide control of environmental conditions and related processes within buildings. This code shall also regulate those mechanical systems, system components, equipment and appliances specifically addressed herein. The installation of fuel gas distribution piping and equipment, fuel gas-fired appliances and fuel gas-fired appliance venting systems shall be regulated by the Fuel Gas Code. Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.

 

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Fire Prevention Code

2015 IFC – Fire Code

This code establishes regulations affecting or relating to structures, processes, premises and safeguards regarding:

 

 1. The hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or devices;

2. Conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises;

3. Fire hazards in the structure or on the premises from occupancy or operation;

4. Matters related to the construction, extension, repair, alteration or removal of fire suppression or alarm systems; and5. Conditions affecting the safety of fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

 

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Fuel Gas Code

2015 IFGC – Fuel Gas Code

This code shall apply to the installation of fuel-gas piping systems, fuel gas appliances, gaseous hydrogen systems and related accessories. Exception: Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories high with separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the Residential Code.

 

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Energy Conservation Code

2015 IECC – Energy Conservation Code

 

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Property Maintenance Code

2015 IPMC – Property Maintenance Code

 

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Guides

Deck Guide

Fence Guide

Residential Finished Basement Guide

Residential Swimming Pool Guide

Shed Guide

 

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Rental Housing Program

Requires an completed application with fees, inspection along with issuance of an Occupancy permit for all residential properties in the City that are rented or leased, which shall be defined as any residential dwelling unit, rooming unit or such other residential building or structure wherein the owner or owner's agent allows an individual or individuals to occupy space while charging a monthly, quarterly or annual fee. All areas of the residential dwelling unit to which the lessee or renter has the right of use or access shall be subject to inspection for compliance with the applicable codes and ordinances of the City.

 

Note: This shall not apply to any contract for sale or any other property transaction wherein the new occupant has legally committed to acquire legal title to the property and has occupied the premises within 60 days of the date of the contract.

 

Click here to be directed to the Rental Housing Inspection and Census forms.

 

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