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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The information on each listing is furnished and deemed reliable to the best of St. Louis ASHI’s knowledge but should be verified prior to use. St. Louis ASHI assume no liability for typographical errors, misprints or misinformation. Please check with the individual Cities if you have any questions. These ordinances change daily; therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Occupancy Permit Requirements
- Residential Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Rental Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Commercial Occupancy Permit Required Yes
Occupancy Inspection Details
Before renting, selling or leasing your home, the owner must obtain a housing inspection from the City. Commercial properties are to obtain inspection after purchase of property. Also prior to approval, you may need the necessary permits to pass inspection.
The City of Moline Acres City Inspector is required to make an inspection and/or re-inspection on all residential and commercial properties for which there is a proposed change in occupancy and /or ownership before any work can be preformed on property. The initial inspection must be done before leasing, renting and/or selling any real property within City limits under Ord. No. 921 section 500.120. Commercial properties must follow the necessary procedures before an inspection can be done on property. After a business has been approved then an inspection can be performed on a commercial property. An inspection report shall be written by the City Inspector for compliance or violations on residential and commercial properties. A copy will be issued to the owner. The necessary permits needed to pass inspection will be list
Occupancy permit inspections are valid for 6 months. A residence can only remain vacant for 6 months after an approved inspection before owner is to pay for new inspection
As for Commercial occupancy permit inspections are valid for 6 months. A business can only remain vacant for 3 months after an approved inspection before owner is to pay for new inspection
If an agent and/or designee fill out this inspection form representing the owner, they are agreeing to be responsible for the property and all summonses if in violation will be issued to the signed applicant.
Sewer Lateral Insurance Program
- Reimbursement 5,000
- Limit of Coverage 50%
- Contact Information 314-868-2433
- What portion of lateral repair / replacement is covered by program? Between the foundation wall and the sewer main
Sewer Lateral Program Details
This sewer lateral program applies to single family home, duplex, condominium building or multi-family building containing not more than 6 dwelling units only and is not available to residential buildings with more than 6 units or commercial and industrial (as determined by the use of the land) property. The City will pay 50% of the authorized costs (up to $5,000.00) this price also includes the camera in repairing defective lateral sewer service lines.
A sewer lateral is defined as the portion of the sewage system, which carries household wastes to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and which lies between the structure foundation wall, or the exterior wall if construction is non-traditional, and the sewer main. The definition is the same whether the pipe is located in the front, side or rear yard. Damaged or blocked pipes located within the exterior walls of the unit are not covered under this insurance program policy. (The Sewer Lateral Program does not cover general maintenance such as branches, tree roots, foreign objects etc…..).
A sewer lateral is considered defective when there is sufficient evidence, to the satisfaction of the City, to prove that the lateral cannot be cleared to allow the lateral to function properly. Evidence includes, but is not limited to a video inspection, MSD dye test, plumber’s verification, sketches, etc. The City may require a homeowner to submit additional documentation as needed.
If a homeowner is experiencing a blockage of the sewer lateral, the owner must first contact a licensed plumber to have the line cabled. If cabling does not result in clearing the line, the owner should have a televised inspection performed showing the approximate location of the defect. The City will not reimburse owner for camera if problem is not considered to be a sewer lateral. After the television inspection is completed, the homeowner should contact the City of Moline Acres City Inspector between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday to secure and application and instructions for participating in the insurance program. The homeowner shall return the completed application, a copy of the paid personal property tax receipt, and the television inspection along with the paid receipt for the video to the City Inspector for review and determination of eligibility.
Once the application is approved, the homeowner is responsible for obtaining three bids from the list of licensed plumbers/drainlayers registered with the St. Louis County Plumbing Department. The owner must obtain at least three bids which are acceptable to the City of Moline Acres for the sewer lateral replacement/repair. The City will only accept bids which have been obtained from companies registered with the St. Louis County Plumbing Department. The City will only accept bids which are, in its opinion, responsive to the specifications. The City of Moline Acres reserves the right to deny any and all bids received from the homeowner. The City, at any time, may obtain bids for any part of the
corrective action for a defective sewer lateral from the list of plumbers/drainlayers registered with St. Louis County for the purpose of comparison and to determine current market conditions for any other City purposes.
Questions regarding any of the above should be directed to the city of Moline Acres Building Department at
*** 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 314-868-2433 Moline Acres Police Department
- Fire Department 314-867-8005 Riverview Fire Protection District (RFPD)
- Electricity Ameren Missouri
- Natural Gas Spire
- Water Missouri American Water Company
- Sewer MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District)
2449 Chambers Road Moline Acres MO 63136
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