Chapter 6 BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS*
Section 6-231 Amendments.
The code adopted by this article is hereby amended by substituting the following
lieu of those sections with corresponding numbers in the code, or, where there is no
corresponding section in the code, the following sections shall be enacted as additions to the
101.1 Title. These regulations shall be known as the Fuel Gas Code of the City of Columbia,
Missouri, hereinafter referred to as "this code."
101.3.1 Appendices A, B, and C are hereby adopted as published.
101.6 Unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the installation, alteration
repair of any gas piping systems, fuel gas utilization equipment, gaseous hydrogen systems and
related accessories, appliances or components in or on any building, structure or premises within
the corporate limits of the City of Columbia, Missouri, unless issued a certificate of competency
by the board of mechanical examiners or the board of plumbing examiners.
Section 103 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - DIVISION OF BUILDING
AND SITE DEVELOPMENT
103.1 Director. The administration and enforcement of this ordinance shall be the duty of
director of community development , who is designated the code official for purposes of this
code. The code official is hereby authorized to take such action as may be reasonably necessary
to enforce the provisions of this code. Such persons may be appointed and authorized as
assistants or representatives of the director as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this
103.2 Appointment. Delete.
103.3 Deputies. Delete.
103.4 Liability: Any officer or employee charged with the enforcement of this code, while acting
on behalf of the city, shall not thereby render such individual liable personally, and is hereby
relieved from all personal liability for any damage accruing to persons or property as a result of
any act performed in the discharge of official duties. Any suit instituted against any officer
employee because of an act performed by that officer or employee in the lawful discharge of
duties and under the provisions of this code shall be defended by the legal representative of the
jurisdiction until the final termination of the proceedings. The officer or employee shall not
liable for costs in any action, suit or proceeding that is instituted pursuant to the provisions of
this code; and any officer or employee acting within the scope of employment and in good faith
and without malice, shall be free from liability for acts performed under any of its provisions or
by reason of any act or omission in the performance of official duties in connection therewith.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed a waiver of the immunities and protection afforded to
the city or officers and employees pursuant to state and federal law.
103.5 Restriction of employees: An employee connected with the Department of Community
Development - Division of Building and Site Development shall not be engaged in or directly or
indirectly connected with the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction,
alteration or maintenance of a building, or the preparation of plans or of specifications therefore,
unless such employee is the owner of the building; nor shall such employee engage in any work
which conflicts with such employees official duties or with the interest of the department.
106.1.1 Permit required. Application for a permit shall be made by a licensed master mechanical
HVACR mechanic, or a licensed master plumber, except as provided in section 106.2. Fuel gas
permits may be issued to the general contractor on behalf of the master plumber or master
mechanic for new one and two family dwellings and building alteration or building additions for
one and two family dwellings. All fuel gas work must be performed by a plumber, or mechanic
licensed by the City of Columbia, or as allowed by ordinance. Any permit required by this
may be issued to any person to do any work regulated by this code in a single-family dwelling
used exclusively for living purposes, including the usual accessory buildings and quarters in
connection with such buildings, provided the person is a bona fide owner of such dwelling and
that the dwelling will be occupied by the owner, and that the owner shall personally purchase all
material and perform all labor in connection therewith. Any person obtaining a permit under this
section shall not be issued another permit within two years.
106.6.2 Fee schedule. The fees for all fuel gas work covered by this code shall be as indicated
the following schedule:
$0.00 to $1,000.00 $10.80
$1,000.01 to $5,000.00 $10.80 plus $2.70 per thousand over $1,000.00
$5,000.01 to $10,000.00 $21.60 plus $2.16 per thousand over $5,000.00
$10,000.01 to $20,000.00 $32.40 plus $1.62 per thousand over $10,000.00
Over $20,000 $48.60 plus $1.08 per thousand over $20,000.00
106.6.3 Fee refunds. The code official shall authorize the refunding of fees as follows:
1. The full amount of any fee paid hereunder which was erroneously paid
2. Not more than seventy-five (75) percent of the permit fee paid when no work has been done
under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
3. Delete in its entirety.
The code official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid, except upon written
application filed by the original permittee not later than one hundred eighty days (180) days after
the date of fee payment.
108.4 Violation Penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code or shall fail
comply with any of the requirements thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon
conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)
or by imprisonment not exceeding one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each
day that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.
108.5 Stop work orders. Upon notice from the code official that work is being done contrary to
the provisions of this code or in a dangerous or unsafe manner, such work shall immediately
cease. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be given to the owner of the property, or to
owners agent, or to the person doing the work. The notice shall state the conditions under
work is authorized to resume. Where an emergency exists, the code official shall not be required
to give a written notice prior to stopping the work. Any person who shall continue any work on
the system after having been served with a stop work order, except such work as that person is
directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be liable to a fine of not less
than one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
109.1 Appeals. The owner of a building or structure or any person directly affected by a decision
of the code official may appeal to the building construction codes commission from a decision of
the official refusing to grant modifications of the provisions of this code covering the manner of
installation, or materials to be used in the installation. The procedure for appeal shall be
governed by Section 113.0 of the Building Code of Columbia, Missouri.
109.2 through 109.7 Delete.
403.5.2 Copper and brass tubing. Copper tubing shall comply with standard Type K of ASTM B
88 or ASTM B 280.
Copper pipe and copper tubing shall not be allowed for fuel gas piping systems.
404.14 Piping underground beneath buildings. Add last sentence to paragraph which states: Any
underground gas piping allowed by this section shall only be approved for gas that is less dense
than the atmospheric pressure and shall be installed in accordance with section 404.12.1 and
shall always terminate or vent to the outside.
404.14.2 Delete in its entirety
406.4.1 Test pressure. The test pressure to be used shall be not less than one and one half (1-1/2)
times the proposed maximum working, but not less than 30 psig, irrespective of design pressure.
408.4 Sediment trap. Change "any length" to "three and one-half (3-1/2) inch minimum
(Ord. No. 17506, § 1, 11-4-02; Ord. No. 19357, § 1, 1-2-07
; Ord. No. 20912, § 1, 3-21-11
No. 21095, § 2, 9-19-11
; Ord. No. 21810, § 1, 9-16-13
(Ord. 21810, Amended, 09/16/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 21095, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20912, Amended, 03/21/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 19357, Amended, 01/02/2007, Prior Text; Ord. 17506, Amended, 11/04/2002, Prior Text)