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File #: Ord 14-50    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/7/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 40 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to fire certificate of occupancy.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
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1/12/20151 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
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12/17/20141 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
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Amending Chapter 40 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to fire certificate of occupancy.



Sections 40.01, 40.04, 40.05, and 40.10 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code are hereby amended to read as follows:


Sec. 40.01. - Fire certificate of occupancy requirement.

(a) All existing buildings in the city are required to have and maintain a fire certificate of occupancy, issued by the department of safety and inspections. The fire certificate of occupancy shall be an indication that the building meets, at the time of inspection, all relevant codes to maintain the health, safety and welfare of the building's occupants and the general public.

(b) Provisional fire certificate of occupancy. When an owner-occupied dwelling changes to a rental dwelling unit, the owner of the dwelling must apply submit a completed Application for a Provisional Certificate of Occupancy, a completed Owner's Self Evaluation Affidavit and pay the fee for a provisional certificate of occupancy within thirty (30) days of the change in use.


Sec. 40.04. - Certification process.

(a) Buildings and occupancies requiring a fire certificate of occupancy.

(1) A building or portion thereof which receives a certificate of occupancy from the city's building official upon completion of construction or major rehabilitation shall simultaneously receive a fire certificate of occupancy if their use or occupancy so requires.

(2) Buildings which have a change in use or occupancy and become subject to the fire certificate of occupancy requirement.

(3) One- and two-family dwellings which have a change in status from owner occupied to non-owner occupied or rental.

(4) Commercial buildings and residential occupancies which have current fire certificates of occupancy on or after January 1, 2007 shall be subject to the ongoing requirement to maintain a fire cert...

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