Guidelines

Duties & Powers
The following shall be the duties and powers of the Building Commission:
  • The commission shall have the power to develop, prepare, and recommend to the County Executive and County Council for adoption by ordinance a Building Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Fire Prevention Code, Private Sewage Disposal Code, Property Maintenance Code, and any other code deemed necessary for the purpose of promoting the public safety, health and general welfare, protecting life and property and preventing the construction of fire hazardous buildings in the unincorporated territory of the county.
  • The commission shall have the power to develop, prepare, and recommend to the County Executive and County Council for adoption by ordinance only procedures for the regulation and licensing of contractors and tradesmen deemed necessary by the Commission for the purpose of promoting the public safety, health and general welfare, protecting life and property, and preventing the construction of fire hazardous buildings in the unincorporated territory of the county.
  • The commission shall have the power to develop, prepare, and recommend to the County Executive and County Council for adoption by ordinance schedules of permit, license and inspection fees.
  • The commission shall serve as a Board of Code Appeals for appeals of decisions of the Chief Code Enforcement Officer regarding the manner of construction or materials used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure.
  • The commission shall have all powers given to county building commissions under Missouri law.
Rules
The commission may adopt rules of procedure consistent with the provisions of Federal and State law and the St. Charles County Charter and Ordinances.
  • The rules adopted by the commission must be deemed necessary to conduct its business.
  • The rules shall be adopted by a majority of the entire commission.
  • A copy of the rules adopted by the commission shall be filed with the County Registrar.
  • The commission may amend such rules of procedure by following the same requirements for the adoption of such rules.
  • In the event that the commission has not adopted Rules of Procedure or where the commission's own Rules of Procedure are lacking, the commission shall follow Robert's Rules of Order.
  • The rules adopted must provide for the keeping of appropriate records which are approved by the commission and signed by the Chair of the commission.
  • The rules adopted by the commission must provide that within 30 days following each meeting, the commission shall file with the County Registrar a record of its proceedings.