St. Louis, MO. Surrounding Counties, and Municipal Information
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Occupancy Permit Requirements
- Residential Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Rental Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Conditional Occupancy Permit Yes
Occupancy Inspection Details
Anyone who is moving into the City of Black Jack must apply for and receive an occupancy permit before moving in.
How to Apply:
Applications are made in person at the City Administration Window. There is a $50 charge for the application of all rental property and $20 for all owner-occupied property, which is not refundable. The occupancy permit will not be issued until the city inspects the dwelling and it is found to be free of any health, safety, and welfare issues.
The certificate of occupancy applicant must provide valid proof of the relationship between the family members to be listed on the certificate of occupancy, which proof may be by original or sealed copy of a marriage license, birth certificate(s), legal custody papers, adoption orders and/or other state-supervised documents.
Occupancy Space Requirements:
Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one (1) occupant shall have a minimum floor area of seventy (70) square feet; and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one (1) occupant shall have a minimum floor area of fifty (50) square feet for each occupant thereof.
No sleeping room may be used by two (2) children of opposite sex beyond the age of five (5) years nor may a minor child sleep in the same room as their parents on a permanent basis over five (5) years of age.
If an occupant is buying the dwelling unit, the cost for the occupancy permit is $20.00. If an occupant is renting or leasing the dwelling unit, the cost for the occupancy permit is $50.00. If the head of household is updating the occupancy permit for the first time, the cost is $10.00. For any subsequent update, the cost will be $5.00.
Required Lease Documents:
If an applicant is renting/leasing a dwelling unit, a completed and signed lease between lessee and lessor must be provided at the time of application.
Anyone who plans to sell their home or who plans to rent out an apartment or home should make arrangements to have it inspected upon changing use or occupancy. Inspections can be arranged by calling the receptionist at 314-355-0400, ext. 105. There is a charge of $100 for all occupancy inspections that include the initial inspection and first follow-up inspection. There is a fee of $25 for a third and fourth inspection if needed.
During an inspection, housing inspectors check to ensure compliance with the current property maintenance code and the city‘s Code of Ordinances. These are minimum standards set to preserve the health, safety, and general welfare of the public.
If the property fails inspection, correction work will be required. The property owner is allowed 30 days to complete repairs on the building while residents live there, and change of occupancy is not permitted during this time. If the work is completed within that time period, an occupancy permit will be issued to the resident. However, if work is not completed within the 30 days, the city will allow an additional 30 days and a second inspection for $25 on each request. Conditional occupancy is not allowed. If residents occupy the property after being notified, the city can take legal action against the property owner and its occupants.
Sewer Lateral Insurance Program
- Reimbursement 75%
- Limit of Coverage Up to 3,000
- Contact Information 314-355-0400
- Website https://www.cityofblackjack.com/DocumentCenter/View/282/Brochure-for-Sewer-Lateral?bidId=
- What portion of lateral repair / replacement is covered by program? Between the foundation wall, or exterior wall and the sewer main
Sewer Lateral Program Details
The sewer lateral repair program applies to a residential property having six or less dwelling units. Claims under this program may only be made for failures and defects that occur subsequent to January 1, 2003.
What is considered defective:
A sewer lateral is considered defective when there is sufficient evidence, to the satisfaction of the City, to prove that the lateral is damaged. Such evidence may include, but is not limited to, a TV inspection, MSD dye test, plumber’s verification and sketches.
If a property owner is experiencing a blockage of the sewer lateral, the property owner must first contact a plumber or drain-layer licensed by St. Louis County to have the line cabled. If cabling does not result in clearing the line, the property owner must then have a televised inspection performed and a sketch prepared showing the approximate location of the defect. After the television inspection and sketch is completed, the property owner should contact the City of Black Jack to obtain an application and instructions for participating in the program. If the property owner wants to make a claim under this repair program, the property owner shall deliver to the City of Black Jack a completed application, a copy of the paid cabling bill, the sewer lateral television inspection video, sketch and any other information requested by the Department of Public Works.
If the City determines eligibility, the City’s Public Works Department shall provide the property owner the specifications for the repair/replacement of the sewer lateral. The owner must then obtain at least three (3) bids from drain layers licensed by St. Louis County, which bids shall be consistent with the City’s specifications for the sewer lateral replacement/repair. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids received from the property owner which have not been obtained from a drain layer licensed by St. Louis County and/or which are not responsive to the City’s specifications. The sewer lateral repair/replacement project shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. The City may, at any time, in its sole discretion, obtain bids for the repair/replacement work from a drain layer licensed by St. Louis County for the purpose of comparison and to determine current market conditions or for any other City purposes.
Once the property owner’s application is approved and a bid accepted, the property owner shall schedule and shall be responsible for coordinating all repairs/replacements of the sewer lateral line using the drain layer whose bid was accepted. The property owner shall pay all of the costs of the
repair/replacement not covered by this repair program.
What is covered:
The repair program covers excavation, repair or replacement of the sewer lateral, backfilling,
seeding and strawing. The top six inches of the backfill will be topsoil. Any additional work desired by the property owner will be done at the property owner’s expense. The repair program will also cover the cost to replace sidewalk, driveway and street pavement removed to accomplish the repair. The cost of replacing all other improvements removed to accomplish the repair shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner.
The City will make the final decisions regarding all aspects of this repair program, including whether or not to repair or replace a sewer lateral, eligibility of expenses, responsibility of bidders, hazardous conditions, etc. The City has no obligation or responsibility for the performance of the contractor and no responsibility for any damages caused to the property owner’s property resulting from sewer lateral defects or the activities of the contractor on the property.
*** Please Note: Most municipalities, cities, and counties with sewer lateral programs limit reimbursements and expenses to the amount available in the Fund at any time. Some offer waiting lists and reimbursements out of the next year’s Fund revenue. Funds typically are on a first-come, first-served basis. You should always check on fund availability. Additionally, most municipalities will require proof of PAID real estate tax bills, city fees, taxes, including personal property taxes, and trash fees if applicable for eligibility to participate in any available programs.
City Services Phone Directory
- Police Department 314-615-5000 St. Louis County Police
- Fire Department (314)741-9905
- Public Works 314-355-7370
- Electricity Ameren Missouri
- Natural Gas Spire
- Water Missouri American Water Company
- Sewer MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District)
12500 Old Jamestown Road Black Jack MO 63033
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