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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 20.24 Structures Overhanging or Crossing Streets

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DIVISION II. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

Chapter 20.24
Structures Overhanging or Crossing Streets

Sections:

20.24.010 Permit required--Bridge or support.
20.24.020 Permit required--Fixed canopy.
20.24.030 Permit required--Fixed awning.
20.24.040 Permit required--Existing structures.
20.24.050 Work to be done under supervision of Directors of Streets and public safety.
20.24.060 Fee for permit.
20.24.070 Inspections.
20.24.080 Right to require removal.

20.24.010 Permit required--Bridge or support.

No person, firm or corporation shall erect nor cause to be erected, nor maintain nor cause to be maintained, any bridge, overhead passageway, arch, support for pipes, support for hoist nor any similar structure over or across any public highway or other public place without a permit from the Board of Public Service and subjects to reasonable conditions and regulations as the Board may specify.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.020 Permit required--Fixed canopy.

No person, firm or corporation shall erect nor cause to be erected nor maintain nor cause to be maintained any fixed canopy, as hereinafter defined, nor any other similar structure any supports of which rest in or upon any portion of a public highway without a permit from the Board of Public Service and subject to reasonable regulations and conditions as the Board may specify.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.030 Permit required--Fixed awning.

No person, firm or corporation shall erect nor cause to be erected, nor maintain, nor cause to be maintained any fixed awning, as hereinafter defined, which projects more than six feet three inches over the public highway, without a permit from the Board of Public Service and subject to reasonable regulations and conditions as the Board may specify.

A fixed awning projecting not more than six feet three inches over the public highway and not less than two feet from the curb line shall be not less than eight feet above the public sidewalk and not less than fourteen feet six inches over the public roadway.

"Fixed awning" means a rigid roof-like structure of noncombustible materials, supported entirely from the walls or frame of a structure which does not encroach on the public highway.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.040 Permit required--Existing structures.

Any person, firm or corporation now maintaining any bridge, overhead passageway, arch, support for pipes, support for hoist or any similar structure or fixed canopy or fixed awning over, on or across any part of a public highway or other public place without a permit from the Board of Public Service so to do shall before November 10, 1956, obtain from the Board a permit to continue to maintain such a structure, or failing to obtain a permit within the time limit, shall forthwith remove the structure from the public highway.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.050 Work to be done under supervision of Directors of Streets and public safety.

The work of construction of any structure in this chapter, in its relation to and effect upon the public highway, shall be done under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Director of Streets and as to structural details under the supervision and to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Safety.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.060 Fee for permit.

For the privilege of erecting and maintaining in the public highway any such structure as mentioned in this chapter, the fee to be paid for the permit issued by the Board of Public Service shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00) or, if an engineering review of the plans and structure is required, then the fee shall be based upon actual hours spent rendering the service. The fee shall accompany the application to the Board for such a permit. Such fee shall be for the use of the Department of Streets as reimbursement for investigations, examination of plans and supervision of construction of such structures.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.070 Inspections.

The Director of Streets shall cause a semi-annual inspection to be made of all fixed canopies and other structures, the supports of which rest in or upon any part of the public highways. The Director of Streets shall cause such additional inspection to be made as he deems necessary to public safety of all such structures to which the provisions of this chapter shall apply, but no fees shall be charged for such additional inspections.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

20.24.080 Right to require removal.

No permit shall be granted for the erection of any structure under authority of this chapter except on the condition that the City reserves the right on three months notice to require the structure to be removed from the public highway at the expense of the owner.
(Ord. No. 68604, 8, 3-16-2010.)

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