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Occupancy Permits

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Download the Tenant Permit 

 

Occupancy Permit Required 

  • Occupancy Permits are required per the Lakeshire Property Maintenance Code Section 500.040 upon change of occupancy of any house or dwelling unit in the City of Lakeshire.
  • These reoccupancy inspections are part of a St. Louis County Neighborhood Preservation Program established to protect against neighborhood deterioration and blight; and, therefore, protect your investment in your home or building.
  • Inspections are made by Lakeshire's Inspector to determine whether dwellings or dwelling units comply with Electrical, Plubming, and Property Maintenance Codes.

 

How To Request An Inspection For An Occupancy Permit

  • Call the Building Inspection Coordinator at Lakeshire City Hall (314) 631-6222 and press option six.
  • Leave the following required information:
    • Your name, address, city, and ZIP code
    • The property address and apartment number to be inspected for rental property
    • The property address for any single or multiple family building being sold in Lakeshire
    • A telephone number where the Lakeshire Inspector can reach you between 7:00AM and 10:00AM Monday through Friday to schedule an inspection date and time

 

How Your Inspection Request Is Processed

  • The Lakeshire Building Inspection Coordinator will contact the Lakeshire Inspector requesting him to contact the property owner to schedule an inspection
  • The Inspector will contact the owner within 48 hours after receiving the Lakeshire inspection request betwen 7:00AM and 10:00AM Monday through Friday to schedule an inspection date and time.
  • Inspection requests must be processed through the Lakeshire Building Inspection Coordinator in order to maintain accurate billing records for the City of Lakeshire. Any direct requests by you to the Lakeshire Inspector will be declined.
  • If you are not contacted by the Inspector within three (3) business days of having made your inspection request, please call the Lakeshire Building Inspection Coordinator and the Inspector will be contacted to determine the cause of the delay.

 

Inspection Fees

  • Checks for the inspection fee should be made payable to the City of Lakeshire. The check can be placed in an envelope marked to the attention of the Building Inspection Coordinator and dropped in the mail slot of the door at Lakeshire City Hall or mailed to the following address: Lakeshire City Hall, 10000 Puttington Drive, Lakeshire, MO 63123, ATTN: Building Inspection Coordinator.
  • The inspection fee includes the initial inspection and one required reinspection for compliance when deficiencies are cited. The inspection fee schedule is as follows:
    • HOUSES - $96.00
    • DUPLEXES - $96.00
    • CONDOMINIUMS - $96.00
    • APARTMENTS - $75.00 
  • If a third inspection is necessary, each additional inspection charge is $43.67 per hour.

 

Inspection Reports and Code Compliance

  • If the property passes the first inspection, a letter will be sent to the property owner indicating that the property has been found to be in compliance, stating the maximum occupancy load for the dwelling unit, requesting prompt payment of the inspection fee to the City of Lakeshire, and requesting completion of the tenant information form for a rental or owner information form for the sale of a building.
  • If the property fails the first inspection, a letter will be sent to the property owner along with a copy of the inspection report citing the violations to the Property Maintenance Code and stating the maximum occupancy load for the dwelling unity. The letter will request prompt payment of the inspection fee to the City of Lakeshire and completion of the tenant information form.
  • All deficiencies must be corrected within 90 days and a compliance deadline date will be stated in the Lakeshire letter to the property owner.
  • The property owner must contact the Lakeshire Building Occupancy Coordinator prior to the 90 day deadline date to request the required reinspection for code violations. The Coordinator will contact the Inspector and request that the owner be contacted to schedule a reinspection.
  • If this deadline date is not met, the inspection process will be cancelled and the case will be turned over to teh Lakeshire Police Chief to be placed on the next Lakeshire court docket for code violation prosecution and possible fine of up to $1,000.

 

Issuing A Lakeshire Occupancy Permit

  • Lakeshire will issue an occupancy permit only after the Lakeshire Inspector has issued an inspection compliance report, payment of the inspection fee has been received, and the tenant information form or owner information form has been returned to the Building Occupancy Coordinator.
  • Lakeshire requires the completion of the tenant information form for rental property. This form requires teh name, age, sex, date of birth, driver's license number and relationship of all occupants of the dwelling unit not to exceed the maximum occupancy load as stated by the Lakeshire Inspector.
  • It is the property owner's responsibility to have this for filled out and returned to Lakeshire and not the tenant.
  • If the property owner fails to comply with these requirements for an occupancy permit, the case will be turned over to the Lakeshire Police Chief to be placed on the next Lakeshire court docket for code violation prosecution and possible fine of up to $1,000.

 

Sale of Property

  • It is the responsibility of all owners selling their single or multiple family property to contact the Lakeshire Building Occupancy Coordinator to request an inspection prior to their closing date. 
  • If any code violations are cited in the inspection report, the buyer and seller must agree who will be responsibility for inspection compliance.  If the buyer assumes this responsibility it must be stated in their sales contract, and a copy of that portion of the contract given to the Occupancy Coordinator.
  • Upon receipt of a copy of that portion of the sales contract, payment of the inspection fee, and new owner information sheet from the buyer; the Building Occupancy Coordinator will issue a Conditional Occupancy Permit so that the sale of the property will not be held up. 
  • This Conditional Occupancy Permit gives the new buyer 90 days to correct the violations as agreed in the sales contract.  The buyer must then contact the Building Occupancy Coordinator to request a final compliance reinspection so that a formal Occupancy Permit can be issued.

 

Bright Orange Reoccupancy Notice

  • As part of the reoccupancy process, a bright orange notice will be placed on the door of all apartment units/buildings that have been vacated so everyone is aware that the property must be inspected prior to occupancy.
  • The orange notice will remain on the door until the following requirements have been met:
    • An initial inspection has been made
    • A completed tenant information form has been turned in
    • Payment for the inspection has been received
  • The police are the only individuals authorized to remove the notice.