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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 25.60 Carbon Monoxide Detectors*

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Chapter 25.60
Carbon Monoxide Detectors*

Sections:

25.60.010 Definitions.
25.60.020 Required--Single-family residential buildings.
25.60.030 Required--Multiple-family residential buildings.
25.60.040 Compliance--Rules and regulations.
25.60.050 Unlawful to make detector inoperable.
25.60.060 Maintenance.
25.60.070 Penalty for violation.

* Prior ordinance history: Ord. 63673.

25.60.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:

(1) "Fossil fuel" shall include coal, natural gas, kerosene, oil, propane and wood.

(2) "Rehabbed" shall mean any repair or reconstruction of the interior of the building or structure which requires a permit under the applicable building code.
(Ord. 63842 1, 1996.)

25.60.020 Required--Single-family residential buildings.

The owner of every new building or structure within the City of St. Louis which is intended to be occupied for residential purposes by a single family and every single family residential building or structure which is rehabbed after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, and which is heated by a fossil fuel powered heating unit which is fully contained within the interior of the building or structure, shall install not less than one (1) approved carbon monoxide detector outside the area of sleeping rooms and additional units as required by the Fire Marshal.
(Ord. 63842 2, 1996.)

25.60.030 Required--Multiple-family residential buildings.

The owner of every new building or structure within the City of St. Louis which is intended to be occupied for residential purposes by more than one family and every multiple-family residential building or structure which is rehabbed after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, and which is heated by a fossil fuel powered heating unit which is fully contained within the interior of the building or structure, shall install not less than one (1) approved carbon monoxide detector in each unit of said building or structure.
(Ord. 63842 3, 1996.)

25.60.040 Compliance--Rules and regulations.

A carbon monoxide detector is deemed approved for purposes of this ordinance if it complies with all applicable state and federal regulations, and bears the label of a nationally recognized standard testing laboratory, and meets the revised standard of at least UL 2034 dated October 1, 1995 and subsequent revision or its equivalent. The Fire Marshal shall issue rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, for the implementation and administration of the provisions of this chapter relating to carbon monoxide detectors.
(Ord. 63842 4, 1996.)

25.60.050 Unlawful to make detector inoperable.

It shall be unlawful for any person to, in any way to make inoperable a carbon monoxide detector required under this chapter, except that this provision shall not apply to any building owner, manager, and/or agent of said building owner or manager in the normal procedure of maintenance including replacement of batteries.
(Ord. 63842 5, 1996.)

25.60.060 Maintenance.

The owner of a building or structure which is subject to the provisions of this ordinance, shall supply, install, test, as per the manufacturers specifications, and maintain required carbon monoxide detectors. The owner shall also supply all necessary equipment required for the operation of said detectors.
(Ord. 63842 6, 1996.)

25.60.070 Penalty for violation.

Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 and/or confinement for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. Each day that said violation continues shall constitute a separate violation of Section 25.60.010.
(Ord. 63842 7, 1996.)

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