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File #: Ord 16-34    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/28/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 40 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Fire Certificate of Occupancy.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Ward: Ward - all
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/30/20161 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/20161 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/21/20161 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/7/20161 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/24/20161 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video

Amending Chapter 40 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to Fire Certificate of Occupancy.





Sections 40.03 and 40.04 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:


Sec. 40.03. - Definitions.


Fire code official. The authority specifically designated by ordinance or regulation which is charged with the administration and enforcement of the fire code. For the purposes of this chapter the fire code official is the director of DSI fire safety manager and his or her designees. The fire code official shall include any enforcement officer under his or her supervision or direction. The director of DSI shall ensure that any designees under this provision are competent by virtue of certification as a fire inspector, training or experience in fire prevention inspections and enforcement.



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 certificate of occupancy. These buildings shall be issued fire certificates of occupancy and shall be subject to periodic inspection based on the date of the building's last complete fire certificate of occupancy inspe...

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