When is a Dock Installation/Repair Permit Required?
A dock permit is required whenever a new commercial dock is built on a river inlet. (If on the river, the Army Corps of Engineers has jurisdiction.) A dock permit is also required for any dock that has electrical service.
What Will I Need to Submit?
Construction plans (PDF format preferred) including electrical, if any.
The plan review process typically takes about 10 working days. When the permit is ready, you will be notified via email that the permit is ready for pick up as well as the final amount of the permit fee.
Building permit fees are based on cost of construction. At the time of application, you will provide us with your estimated cost of construction and our plan reviewers will calculate an estimated cost of construction per ICC Building Safety Journal. The higher of these two estimates will be multiplied by 0.73%; this amount, or the minimum permit amount, whichever is higher, is the building permit fee that will be charged. There may be other fees associated with your permit, such as floodplain permit fees, land disturbance fees, and other fees as applicable.
At least one inspection will be required. When the permit is issued, the necessary inspections required will be listed on your permit card. At the inspector's discretion, some inspections may not be applicable to the particular permit in question. The inspector will note those inspections are "N/A" at a later date.
Inspections must be called into the office by 3 p.m. the business day prior to your requested inspection date. To schedule your inspection, call 636-949-7345. If it is necessary to cancel or change your inspection, please do so as soon as possible. Also, please remember to post your permit so that it is visible from the street.
Please contact the St. Charles County Building and Code Enforcement Division at 636-949-7345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.