The City of Gladstone regularly reviews it Building and Construction Regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment, and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operation.
Any owner or owner's authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by any of the City's Building and Construction Regulations, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
Work Exempt from Permit:
Exemptions from permit requirements shall not be deemed to grant authorization from any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provision of Gladstone's Building and Construction Regulations or any other laws or ordinances of Gladstone. Permits shall not be required for the following:
1. Fences not over six (6) feet high.
2. Oil derricks
3. Retaining walls that are not over four (4) feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or IIIA liquids.
4. Water tanks supported directly on grade if the capacity is not greater than 5,000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1. 5. Sidewalks and driveways not more than thirty (30) inches above adjacent grade, and not over any basement or story below, are not part of an accessible route, and are not located with the City or State Right-of-Way.
6. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
7. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery. NOTE: A Special Event Permit may be required.
8. Shade cloth structures constructed for nursery or agricultural purposes, not including service systems.
9. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one- and two-family dwellings.
10. Window awnings in Group R-3 and U Occupancies, supported by an exterior wall that does not project more than fifty-four (54) inches from the exterior wall and does not require additional support.
11. Non-fixed and movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters and partitions not over five (5) feet nine (9) inches in height.
1. Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.
2. Electrical equipment used for radio and television transmissions, excluding equipment and wiring for a power supply and the installation of the towers and antennas.
3. A permit shall not be required for the installation of any temporary system required for the testing or servicing of electrical equipment or apparatus.
4. Listed cord-and-plug connected temporary decorative lighting.
5. Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles but not the outlets therefor.
6. Replacement of branch circuit overcurrent devices of the required capacity in the same location.
7. Electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment operating at less than twenty-five (25) volts and not capable of supplying more than fifty (50) watts of energy.
1. Portable heating appliances.
2. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe.
3. Portable-fuel-cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid.
1. Portable heating appliance.
2. Portable ventilation equipment.
3. Portable cooling unit.
4. Steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by this jurisdiction.
5. Replacement of any part that does not alter its approval or make it unsafe.
6. Portable evaporative cooler.
7. Self-contained refrigeration system containing ten (10) pounds or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of one (1) horsepower or less.
1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe, provided however, that if any concealed trap, drain pipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove a replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided by adopted Regulations.
2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provide that such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.
Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the Building Official.
Application for Permit:
To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application in writing on a form furnished by the Community Development Department for that purpose. Permits are valid for 180-days from date of issuance.
For Permit Applications click here.
Permit fees are based on the valuation of the proposed work, this includes materials and labor.
For Permit Fee Schedule click here.
Adopted Building Codes:
The City of Gladstone is currently operating under the ICC 2018 Construction Code Series and the 2017 National Electric Code. These code books are kept on file in Community Development for viewing.
For Adopted Building Codes click here.
For additional information related to Commercial Permits click here. (Currently Unavailable)
For additional information related to Residential Permits click here.
Frequently Asked Questions About Permits Brochure
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