St. Louis, MO. Surrounding Counties, and Municipal Information
Occupancy inspection information, sewer lateral insurance programs pertaining to cities, municipalities, and counties in the St. Louis region and surrounding counties.
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Occupancy Permit Requirements
- Residential Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Rental Occupancy Permit Required Yes
Occupancy Inspection Details
In the City of Ballwin, all occupied buildings must be inspected and certified for compliance with the Ballwin Housing Code before they can be sold or occupied by a new resident, tenant or business. New occupants are required to obtain an Occupancy Permit before taking up occupancy in any house, condominium, apartment or commercial building.
Building permits are required for all kinds of construction, including room and garage additions, basement finishes, sheds, barns, fences, decks, satellite dishes and swimming pools. Before beginning on any construction, of these items, it may be necessary that a building permit be applied for and obtained. If you have any questions about if a permit is needed or what to do to obtain a permit, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (636) 227-2129.
Sewer Lateral Insurance Program
- Reimbursement 100%
- Limit of Coverage Up to $3,000
- Contact Information 636-227-2129
- Website https://www.ballwin.mo.us/Sewer-Lateral-Repair-Program/
Sewer Lateral Program Details
Sewer Lateral Repair Program
In April of 1999, Ballwin voters approved the establishment of a $28.00 annual fee to be collected with the Real Estate property tax. The fees collected are deposited into a sewer lateral repair program fund, designated only for the repair of sewer laterals. In the first few years of the program, we have repaired an average of 100 sewer laterals each year before the money in the fund is exhausted.
The large number of applications and the demand for sewer lateral repairs has exceeded funding during the first 3 years of the program. As a result, the Board of Aldermen has instituted a cap of $3000 per job in order to be able to do more repairs each year. In addition, when funds are depleted for the current year, applicants will be put on the waiting list for the following year.
The program was never designed to be a sewer lateral warranty program. It is designed to help residents with problems that if not repaired, would be unable to live in their home due to sewer failure. As such, damage due to normal wear and usage is not covered if the lateral is still functioning.
How do I find out if I qualify?
Complete a Sewer Lateral Repair Program application form, available online or at the Ballwin Government Center. There is $150.00 application fee.
Payment or Reimbursement
If money is available from the program fund, the contractor will bill the City directly for the repair. If the repair exceeds the $3000 cap, the contractor will bill the homeowner for the excess.
If program funds have been exhausted for the year, the homeowner must pay the contractor directly for the repair and homeowner will be reimbursed up to $3000 when funds become available. When you make an application for a sewer lateral repair, you will be informed as to the availability of funds.
- Excavation and repair of the failed section of sewer lateral.
- Backfill and restoration of the backfill consisting of grading into a mound to allow for settlement and seeding and straw.
- Removal and hauling away construction and pavement materials that were removed to make way for the repair.
- Patching of private driveways, sidewalks, public sidewalks, curbs and street pavement.
*** 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 636-227-9000 (option #7)
- Fire Department 636-458-2100 Metro West Fire Protection District, 636-256-2000 West County EMS & Fire
- Building Permits 636-227-2129
- Parks and Recreation 636-227-8950
- Public Works 636-227-9000 (option#2)
- Electricity Ameren Missouri
- Natural Gas Spire
- Water Missouri American Water Company
- Sewer MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District)
- Garbage / Recycling Republic Services - Bridgeton
If you are in the Metro West Fire District boundaries, in addition to the municipal requirements, an inspection must be obtained from the fire district.
1 Government Ctr Ballwin MO 63011
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