This is a public service announcement for residents of the city of Moberly, MO. I continue to meet many people who are still unaware of an ordinance with the city pertaining to window replacement. When occupancy changes in a residence within the city limits, either due to sale or rental, the occupant must have an occupancy permit in order to obtain water service. In order to obtain the occupancy permit, the inspector from the Fire Department will come out (at a $45 cost) to inspect the premises.
Among other items, if any bedroom windows have been replaced since original construction of the house, at least one bedroom window in each bedroom needs to meet egress code in order to pass the occupancy inspection. We’ve had two homes we’ve sold very recently inside the city limits that the owners had already spent thousands to replace their windows. Make sure your contractor checks with the City authorities to make sure the right size windows are being installed before they get purchased and installed. It’s a sad day when replacement windows have to be replaced in order to obtain an occupancy permit. This most probably pertains to TV and internet companies selling windows to our residents who are unfamiliar with our codes. Help us spread the word!
Call our office at 660-263-3393 and we can provide the inspection list and contact information.