Chapter 500 – Building Regulations

Chapter 500



Building Permits

Section 500.010. Construction, Alteration, Etc., of Structures Requires Building Permit — Exceptions. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §1, 5-1-1994]

A. It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter or demolish a structure; to excavate dirt, refuse or ground area for the purpose of the installation of or altering of any equipment utilized for the sanitary provisions of a home or the construction of a home in the nature of foundation work or water line installation without first filing for and obtaining a permit to do so.

B. Exceptions. For clarification purposes, it shall not be necessary to obtain a permit for completion of cosmetic activity to any structure including, but not limited to, the interior or exterior of homes, gardening activity, lawnmowing, shrubbery/tree maintenance, leaf removal or any other activity designed to affect the cosmetic view of a premises.

Section 500.020. Form of Application — Fee. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §2, 5-1-1994; Ord. No. 2007-389 §1, 4-2-2007; Ord. No. 2009-417 §1, 8-4-2009]

The application for a permit shall be in writing and shall be submitted in the form on file in the City offices and shall be accompanied by a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00). A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for inspection fees shall also accompany the application for the construction of any new homes or new businesses.

Section 500.030. Application Is To Be Made — By Whom. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §3, 5-1-1994]

Application for a building permit shall be made by the owner of the building or structure or land or the agent or by a licensed contractor who is to perform the work. If the application is made by a person other than the owner in fee, it shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the owner to the effect that the proposed work is authorized by owner in fee and the applicant is authorized to make such application. The full names and addresses of the owner and applicant shall be stated in the application.

Section 500.040. Application Contents — Description of Work. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §4, 5-1-1994]

The application shall contain a general description of the proposed work to be done, the location of the proposed work, a description of the building or parts of the building to be effected by the work, a general description of the structure or the ground upon which the work is to performed including the approximate size, shape and location of building or the structures upon the lot or tract or parcel of ground and the intended use to be made thereof.

Section 500.045. Street Addresses. [Ord. No. 2006-382 §1, 9-5-2006]

A. All street numbers inside the City limits of the City of Goodman shall be assigned by the designated employee at City Hall. No street number shall be assigned to a new or remodeled building before a building permit application has been completed.

B. All residences and commercial business shall have their street addresses as assigned by the City Hall conspicuously posted so that providers of fire protection services or other emergency services shall better find the proper location when responding to an emergency call.

C. The City Hall shall provide notice of the correct address and of this requirement to the resident or occupant of each premise. Said notice shall stipulate the time they have to comply which shall not be less than fifteen (15) days.

D. To be conspicuously posted, the address shall be posted on part of the house visible from the road with numbers not less than four (4) inches in height and be of a color that contrasts with the house. If not visible and conspicuous from the road, the address shall be displayed on a sign at the driveway entrance to the residence or commercial building with numbers that are no less than four (4) inches in height and of contrasting color.

E. Residents or occupants shall keep said number free of shrubbery or other interferences at all times.

F. Any incorrect house number or other numbers that may be confused with the street address shall be removed by the owner or occupant of said premise.

Section 500.050. Site Plan. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §5, 5-1-1994]

A. There shall be further a site plan not required to be drawn to scale which will note the location of all new construction and all existing structures on the site, approximation of distances from lot lines.

B. In the case of demolition of a building or land excavation, the proposed plan shall further depict the structure to be demolished and all land upon which digging or excavation shall occur. The plan shall indicate the location of any private or public sewage disposal system or water supply.

Section 500.060. Action On Application For Permit. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §6, 5-1-1994]

The Code Official as designated hereafter by the Board of Aldermen shall examine or cause to be examined all applications for permits and amendments thereto within a reasonable time after filing. If the application or plans do not confirm with the requirements of all pertinent laws, the official shall reject such application in writing stating the reasons therefore. If the proposed application and work conforms with requirements with the laws and ordinances of the City, the official shall issue a permit therefore as soon as practicable.

Section 500.070. Suspension of Permit. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §7, 5-1-1994]

Any permit issued hereunder shall be invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within sixty (60) days after issuance of the permit or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of sixty (60) days after the commencement of the work.

Section 500.080. Signature On Permit. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §8, 5-1-1994]

A. The official signature approving the permit shall be attached on every permit. The official shall further stamp or endorse in writing two (2) plans. One (1) plan shall be retained by the official at City Hall and the other plan shall be kept on the building site open for inspection. The plans herein are the site plans heretofore specified. The City is hereby authorized to revoke any permit or approval issued hereunder in case of any false statement or misrepresentation of fact in the application or plan upon which the permit or application was based.

B. A true copy of the building permit shall be kept on site of operations open to inspection during the entire time of prosecution of the work and until completion.

Section 500.090. Compliance With Laws. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §10, 5-1-1994]

The permit shall be a license to proceed with work and shall in no manner be construed as authority to violate, cancel, set aside or waive any provision of any code or laws of the City of Goodman, Missouri, except as specifically stipulated by modification or legally granted variance by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Goodman, Missouri, in writing specifically, there shall be no work on City property unless approved in writing by the Board and signed by the Mayor.

Section 500.100. Compliance With Permit. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §11, 5-1-1994]

All work performed by the permit shall conform to the application and plans for which the permit was issued and any approved amendments thereto.

Section 500.110. Right of Entry. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §12, 5-1-1994]

The City Official through any of its authorized representatives shall have authority to enter at any reasonable hour any building, structure or premises within the City of Goodman, Missouri, to ensure that the work is progressing in compliance with the permit as heretofore provided.

Section 500.120. Workmanship. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §13, 5-1-1994]

All work performed shall be conducted, installed or competed in a workmanlike manner so as to secure the results intended by this Article.


Contractor’s Regulations

Section 500.130. Contractors — In General. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §14, 5-1-1994]

A. The term “contractor” shall mean any person or corporation or business entity that shall engage in the business for hire of erecting, repairing, remodeling, constructing or reconstructing houses or buildings or other structures or any part thereof. The term shall also include any specialty or subcontractor who shall contract to construct or do the following: siding installation; brick and masonry installation; roofing repairs or installation; painting or paper contracting; ditching; sewer construction; curb and gutter construction; tree trimming; tree and shrubbery removal; pavement construction; plastering; flooring; floor sanding; and any other construction work of a specialized nature or performed by contract under the contract of a general contractor or builder.

B. A contractor shall not include any person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age, any not-for-profit organization including, but not limited to, church groups, school groups and recognized civic groups and clubs.

C. No contractor’s license shall be required of any person who volunteers their time or services to assist a friend or family member, provided however, that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a person is acting as a contractor and in the business of contracting if the person holds himself/herself out for hire for such profession or advocation or regularly engages in such activity on behalf of other persons within the City limits of Goodman, Missouri, who are not members of that person’s immediate family, i.e., related within the second degree of affinity or consanguinity.

Section 500.140. License Required. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §15, 5-1-1994]

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of contracting or hold himself/herself out as a contractor in Goodman, Missouri, without first obtaining a license therefore from the City.

Section 500.150. Requirements For License. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §16, 5-1-1994]

A. Before any person shall be granted a contractor’s license, such person shall file a surety bond in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with the City conditioned that such person shall observe the ordinances of the City and not violate any of the provisions thereof and will pay all taxes, license fees, fines, penalties and forfeitures that may be adjudged against him/her under such ordinances of the City and that he/she will not damage any City property and will pay any and all fees and costs assessed should any property of the City be damaged in any manner whatsoever.

B. Such person shall further file an insurance certificate reflecting liability insurance in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for property damage liability and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) bodily injury liability. A contractor shall further file a certificate reflecting Workmen’s Compensation insurance if under the laws of the State of Missouri he/she is required to carry such insurance.

Section 500.160. Fees. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §17, 5-1-1994]

No license shall be issued, to any contractor under the provisions of this Article until a fee in the sum of five dollars ($5.00) has been paid.

Section 500.170. Condition Precedent To Building Permit. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §18, 5-1-1994]

No building permit shall be issued by the City to any contractor for the construction, erection or remodeling of any house or the performance of any labor of any type including, but not limited to, ditching, sewer construction, curbing, guttering, tree trimming, tree or shrubbery removal, pavement construction, plastering, flooring, sanding or any other type of construction work whether specialized in nature or not until such contractor shall first have obtained a license and paid the fee for said license as previously required.

Section 500.180. Revocation of License. [Ord. No. 1994-280 §19, 5-1-1994]

Failure by a contractor to comply with any of the provisions of this Article or other codes of the City of Goodman, Missouri, shall be cause for the revocation of his/her license. The City, through the City Clerk, in the event of failure on behalf of the license holder to observe any of the conditions of this Article shall give five (5) days’ notice to said contractor of the violation complained of before making revocation of the license. If the contractor requests a hearing before the Board of Aldermen, then the revocation shall be stayed until the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen when the issue shall be presented. A contractor shall have the right to be represented by an attorney at such hearing.