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CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS ............... S4
CHAPTER II. FIRE DEPARTMENT .................. S
CHAPTER m. POLICE DEPARTMENT ................ S
CHAPTER IV. CITY WATER DEPARTMENT.......... S4
CHAPTER V. MUNICIPAL COURT ................. Se
CHAPTER VI. BUILDING AND ZONING REGULATIONS So
CHAPTER VII. ELECTRICAL CODE .................. Se
CHAPTER VIII. PLUMBING REGULATIONS ........... Se
CHAPTER IX. SANITATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH... Se
CHAPTER X. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ............. S
CHAPTER XI. POLICE REGULATIONS .............. Se
Air Vessels, Animals,
Circulars, Cpirfw *Law,
Uapgipusu .Bud iigs, Disorderly
.: 'I^and and DlstaA bii the.Ptape,
: ; Diyage, Fences, Fire PvqwfiQi' ,
Guides, Motor Boat#, Moving '
Piqtueej;q X6iyfi* hedhbWld Goods, ,
a ,t Ndlsah.,-P dl'f;..AP bl.* ,
Property, Railroads, Soli.tng, .
Sunday Closing, Vital StaW"ic.
CHAPTER XI. MATANZAS RIVER HIGHWAY BRIDGE Sea
CHAPTER XIII. GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTIONS Sea
TAXES ............................... Sea
FRANCHISES ......................... Se
SPECIAL LAWS ............. ........ Sei
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS........... Seci
, 02-186 '
AN ORDINANCE TO CONFIRM THE REVISION AND COD
THE GENERAL AND PIRXANENT ORDINANCES OF
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, AND TO ENACT THE "G
NANCES OF THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORID
Where it was ordered by Resolution of the City Commi
t S.ugustine, Florida, dated the 16th day of Ma, A. D. 1
Resolution No., 64, that the General Ordinances of the City
Florida, be codified, and
Whereas, the City Attorney of the City of St. Augustine,
plead mddirected to codify ad ordinances under the up
Whereas the City Attorney has completed aid codfleati
iddre=ision and codiication before this Commission:
Therefore, beit enacted by the People of the City of St. Au
Section L That the company General Revision and
public ordinances of the City of t. Augof a
manent nature, revised and reported b N. oun,
tan resolution dated May 16, A. 19 and numbered
be and the sme is hereby enacted as Ordinance law under the
Ordinances of the City of St. Augustine,.Florida" Every o
eal and permanent nature e ted y the City of St. Augustine,
f such !rdnaes not included i the General Ordinances, or
continued in force by reference therein, .s hereby repealed: b
local ordnance is repealed hereby, nor any ordinance entitled "S
Section 2. The collection, rangement and distribution of
as by said report appears, the ssn of all words, such as "w
aad aftt the pse and arval f th is ordinance," this
effect," and o all other words and phrases, punctuation, ty
Smas deemed unnecessary to said completion, and
other wards, punctuation mas, etc, deemed necessary to ren
nuances more plain and concse, i hereby confirmed and appro
stances where the words "City Clerk" appear, the same is deem
be the same as "City Auditor and Crapd shall be construed
nmes of all other officer andp te h to. rwh ia th same in
Sectio. Nothing i-f thlp rdirae e i te al
numberlag of the sectJon or-,ther divisions of or
of any omissions qrV cfetlm O any omissions of anifest cleric.
it should be found.in sary o ep l mnt to publish the s '.
Section 4. ^J'eneral O=rtiAaito affect and '
and operated thty days after iassge aa oval of this.
Section 5. The repeal of any ordinance by said General Ord
shall not affect any right accrued before any such repeal, nor asn
where slt is pending.
Section 6. Unless the City Commssionby an ordinance orders
Ordinances of the City of St. Augustine published, it shall not be
them to be published in order to become elective.
Section 7. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict w
liSa of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Passed by the City Commission, in open session, this................
................................................................. A. D. 1928.
City Auditor and Clerk
ICATION OF I
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rida, as em-
a of his omce,
and has laid
Bcation of the
erl and Per-
der that er-
Ition No. 642,
Ie of "Genera
no of a gen-
ad every part
no special or
ce shall take
hical or ler-
ertion of all
r said Ordi-
In all in-
Sand held to
nationn of the
in the event
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Seetieo 1. The limit s the several wards in the City of ugatine
Florida, shall be as hereby defined and designated by the foll utdarles
Ward No. 1.
Beginningata northwest corner of the city limits, thece alone the
north corporate lie to the Atlantic Ocean, thence south following meander
of the Atlantic Ocean to a point due eat from enter Orne extended,
thence west to center of said Orane Street and follow the e O
Street extended to the est bank of the San Sbastian a north-
westerly direction n a straight line to a pointwhere ws'intersects
Horn Road, thence northwsleang said Lewis to the
point of beginni g4hall be known as Ward Na 1.
Ward No. I
Begn toi the center of Cordoa reet at the intersection of sad
Orange trts theme t on a ostraig line eixt ended from Street to
low water mar of the atn ,vr on Anastasia Island thence other
direction llowin the ander of the Mataas River to the of Ma
tansas River Brie th weterly ao Said bridge to the of King
Street, to center ftenectlqn of King aa Corda Street,ort
in the center of Coadova Otreet k th meander adid *Pna the point
of beginning, hall be known as Ward No. .
Ward No. L
Begl at thenter ofCordova Streetand King Street, talog
center in Strt tanmas River Bridge to the banks of atanaa
River on Anastasia land, then. otheriy along the bank of atasas
River to a point the southat corner of the ol r it opposite mouth
of the San Sebatian Rier, thence d west to a at t m the San
Sebastian River at Cordeda Street extended, thence north to adnd
following the center of Crdova Street to the point of beginag,, known'
Ward N& L
Beginning at the oeter of the Intersn tion ao Bridge and Streets,
then south along the center of Cordova Street and Cordova Street ded to
a point on. the west bank of the San Sebastian Rtver and Oouth of
Ward No. 8,thee in a ortherly direction following the meander west
bank of the Sn Sebastian River to a point due west from ex-
tended, thence eat to Bride Street and following the center line e point
of beginning, shall be known as Ward Not 4.
Ward No. 5.
Beging at the center of the interaction of Bridg and Streets,
thence westa central line of Bridge Street and Bridge street ded to
the west bank of the San Sebastian River, then northern foll mean-
der of said river on west bank to a point due west of r t x-
tended, thene east to cater Orange Street and following said Street
to the center intersection of Orange and Cordova Streets, therly
alon~ ter line of Cordova Street to the point of beginning, shall own as
I Ward No. L .
Ward N. L.
Beginning at orthwet corner of ity limits, thence in a so reaction
Sfollowin city imits to southriest corner ty limit thence ian direc-
tion following the City mits line to a point on east bank of the Ma Rivbr
on Anataia Iland, then in a northerly direction following the of
the Matansa Rver to the southeast corner of the old city limit the west to
the west bank of the San ebastian River at the southwest corner No.
8, thence in a northerly direction following the meander of the a
River to a point the northwest corner of Ward No. 5, thence north i di-
rectib to a point where Lewis' Speedway intersects the H Road, thence
northerly direction along Lewis' Speedway to the plc of shall be
known as Ward No. 6.
Ward No. 7.
An Anastasa Island from the North po tt thereof to son er limits
shall be known as Ward No. 7. (See. 1, Ordinance 184, Novem 27, 192.)
Section 2. The boundaries within which shall be eomprehen d and included
the territory of the City of St. Augustine, Florida shall be as lows:
Commencing at the northwest corner of the Eat pillar of e City ates;
thence N. 270 8' W. 4540 feet along San Marco Avenue to a int S. 61 .88
W. 49.1 feet from a concrete monument at the east side of S Marco Avenue
and the present north line of the city;
Thence N. 16 08' W. 1879.4 feet along the west side of th xie Highway
to a point; ,
Then N. 15* 49'W. 846.7 feet along the Dixie H a point;
Thence N. 288 54' W. 801.2 feet along the Dixie g to a point at
the intersection of the Dixie Highway with the Golf LinksBr Driveway and
the hard surfaced County Road No 1;
Thence 8. 62' 58' E. 766.6 feet to the northwest corner pf Township 7
South, Range 80 Eat, which is the point of beginning
Be9innng at the northwest corner of Township South, e 80 East;
Thee N. 88' 80' E. 10,076 feet more or less along the n th line of said
township to the beach of the Atlantic Ocean at low water mark;
Thence southerly alo the beach of the Atlantic O at water mark
to the eastermost point of North Beach Point;
Thence on a line running in a southeastern direction cross St. Augustine
Inlet to easternmost point of Bird Island;
Thence following the east shore of Bird Island at low t mark to the
southernmost point of Bird Island;
Thence on a line running in a southerly direction to the ernmost point
of Anatasia Island at Jack Mound Point;
Thence South4ely along the low water mark on the east a of Anastasia
Island to the south line of Township 7 South, Range 80 East;
Thence continuing along the low water mark on the east s of Anastasia
Island to the south line of Section 8, Township 8 South, Range East;
Thence 8. 88' 20' W. 6800 feet more or less along the so h line of.Sec-
tions 8 and 4, Township 8 South, Range 80 East, to a point on east edge of
the Marsh of Matanzas River;
ThenceN, 85'. 51' W. 7000 feet more or less, to the south ost point of
land known as "Lewis Point" the said "Lewis Point" being the test point
of land in the J. Bosley and G. Dupont grant which is U. S.S on 47, Town-
ship 8 South, Rnge 80 east;
Thence northerly along the west side of the Marsh west o the Matanas
River to the west side of the Marsh west of the San Sebastian at the june-
tion of the San Sebastian River with the Matansas River;
Thence northerly along the west side of the Marsh west of e San Sebas-
tian Riwer to the south side of the Marsh south of Gonzales
Thence westerly along the south side of the Marsh south of zalex Creek,
to the northeast corner of San Lorenzo (Roman. Catholic) Cem ;
Thence S. 87 15' W. along the north line of the said San o Cemetery
to the northwest corner of the Cemetery at the east side of M Road;
Thene ontinuing S. 87' 15' W. 401 feet more or less to point on the
Bange Line betweenTowhi 7 South, Range 29 East, and T 7 South,.
ange 80 East said point ben S. 1' 0' E. 407 feet from the th t corner
of ctin 24. Township 7 o Range 29 East;
Thence N. 1 80'W. along the Rage line 82 feet to a point;
Thenee S. 87 15' W. 182 feet on a line parallel with and feet south
of the south line of Section 24, Township 7 South, Range 29 E a point;
Thence N. 1 80' W. 825 feet to the southeast corner of U. .t 2, Section
24, Township 7 South, Range 29 East; -
Thence S. 870 15' W. 4786 feet m;r or or lssalong the south of Section
, Township 7 South, Range 29 East to a point, said point 847.6 feet
east of the southwest corner of U. S. Lot 2, Section 24, Township Range
Theae N. 5* S' W. 5528 feet through U. 8. Lot 2, tio Township 7
Soul Rmth,t, through the AUatPe Hua rts M Towa*
ship 7 RoutReaB Bt and throw aprtlon of a otyA i grami
Section 41. Townsh 7 South., Ban W tto ao intS feet o t
coter Un Ke S t m o the center le of Rodrig St tt
between blos 87 and S8 of the Dmncy Tract, a subdivision of i on f the
Avice and Vial r Section 41 Tonship 7 South, Range
Thence N. I B8 W. s166. feet aloo the center line of the
Street to a point on the west line of "Ravenswood", a subdivison the Avi.
and Viel grant, Section 41, Township 7 South, Range 2 Eaat;
Thence N. 40* 19' W. 4650 fet along the west line of the "avens-
wood" to a point on the west line of Section 12, Township 7 Range 9
Thel e N. l' 82' W. 4489 feet alone the in between Sects U ad 12,
Township 7 South, Range 2 East, to the northwest corner of Sec 2, Town-
sThnce 1i 82' W. 6W feet alion the line between 1 and 2,
Township 7 South, Rand e 29 East, and through the Joseph Del Grant,
Sections 51 and h 6, Township 7 Soath, m t, and the P. J.
Patio or Delespine grant Section 62, 1 South, Range to a
point on the north Me Township 7 South, R ge 29 ast;
Thence N. 88 80' 5267 feet along th north line of To 7S
Range 29 East to the northeast rner thereof, which is also orh
corner of Township 7 South, Range s0 East, and the place of o
(section 6 of Chapter 11148, Laws of Florida, 1925, of
the City of St Augustine, Flotids.)
Official Map of City.
Section L The City of St. Augustine, Florida, does heseby decl rocla
designate, determine and adopt the Tracings and Maps known as Ekan
Plan for Sewers of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, and which consist
of Fourteen Sections, to-wit: One Front Page of Outlined City Thirteen
Pages of Districts know as Sewer Districts One to Thirteen in ive. and
which said map of the City of St. A uste, Florida, is on file in of
the City Auditor and Clerk of the City ofF t. A ustine, Fd i
said map is hereby adopted from and after the passage o this Act he
cial Map of the City of St Augustine Florida. t
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 164, June 13 .)
Former Map Obsolete.
Section 4. That the former Offleial Map of the City of St. A e, Flor-
ida, dated J ry 1s 905, be, and the same is her declared o and
no loge the oi l Map of the City of St. Augustine, Florida.
Copy-rightlaig and Filing New Map.
Section 5. That the City Manager immediately proeed to have official
Map so designated by Section 8 officially opy-righted by the States
Government, and that a copy of said Official Map be ed in the of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for St. Johns County, Florida.
SuperLsor 4f Plate.
Section The office of Supervisor of Plats is hereby it is
hereby prescribed that the City Manager of the City of St. Arda,
shall be the Supervisor of Plate of the City of St. Augustine, i
(Sec. 1, Oranc March 81,
Regulations for Plattir.
Section 7, The Supervisor of Plats shall provide regulations the
plattin of all land so as to require all streets and aly to be of p width
and to be co-terminous with the adjoining streets and alleys, and to
conform to such regulations prescribed by said Supervisor. (See. )
Approval of Plata.
Section 8. Whenever the Supervisor of Plats shall deem it to
plat any portion ofthe t territory within the cit limits, for which the
or convenient streets or alleys have not already been a ted by so
as to become public streets or alleys, or when anypeo any within
the corporate limit of the City of St. Augustine, lorida the City Ras
per of late shall if such plat are in seacordance with e pr-
sr by him, endorse his written approval there. (ee. )
Plats Approved Before Belng Reorded.
Section 9. No plates subdividing lands within the corpra
City of St. Agstie, Florida, shall be entitled to record in i
Clark of the Circuit Court of St. Johns County,'or in the offie
editor mid Clerk of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, without i
provalof the City Manager as Supervisor of Plats so endorsed ti
Streets and Alleys.
Section 10. No streets or alls, except those laid down oi
the approval of the Supervisor of Plats as provided for in Secti
equently in any way be accepted as public streets or a by
Augustine, Florida; nor shall any public funds be expended n
provement of such streets or alleys subsequently laid out and n
or plates; providing, however, that this restriction shall not appli
alley laid out by the City of St. Augustine, Florida, nor to stA
pblc rounds laid out on a plat by or with the approval of thl
Plotting Regulations Ratiied.
Section 11. It shall be the duty of the City Manager as Sup4
to prepare rules and regulations in refernc to plotting the hai
and which said rules shall be delivered to and read before the Cl
but before said rules shall go into effect, said rules shall be ratifl4
by the City Commission of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, b
the City Commission. (
Section 1. The City Commission of the City of St. August
hereby authorized and empowered to, from time to time, prove
contract for lhting the C at oS Augustine Florida, its st
and public buildings, with ga or electric or other means of il
to pay for the same. (ee. 1, Ordinance 46, Oct.
Section 18. Such lighting shall be done by contract, such
signed for on behalf of the City by the Mayor, and to be attest
Auditor and Clerk, and to be under the sel aof the city. No ca
for a longer period than is now or may hereafter be provided by
Cal for Bids.
Section 1 Before any such contract or contracts for lighting
or entered into by the City, the City Commission shall, by reso
bids for such lighting, which resoluti shall state the period i
lighting shall be done, stating the comencement of such perl
to when, and the place where such bids shall be filed, and time
where such bids shall be opened and also the newspaper in said
such call for bids shall be published, and the period of such publ
such call shall be published for a less period than t days. The
slon shall cause the City Auditor and.Clark to publish such call I
I limits of the
Le office of the
f the CityAu-
ch written ap-
e. 4, Id.)
n 9, shall sub-
;he City of St.
I repair or im-
t on such plat
to a street or
sets, alleys or
. 5, Id.)
visor of Plats
da of the City
ec. 6, Id.)
me, Florida, is
le for and to
entract to be
d by the City
tract shall be
s. 2, Id.)
shall be given
nation, can for
r which such
the time up
-en and place
city in which
a tion but no
. 8, Id.)
Section 15. The City Commission shall, before the publ i of such call
for bids, prescribe and adopt specifeations fully ex g call for bids,
and such speciications shall be and remain on ile in the oe the City Au-
ditor and Clerk during the whole of the time during which such for bids is
being published. .4, Id.)
Section IS. At the time appointed for the opening of such dsthe City
Commission shall meet and open such bids; and the City isson shall
award such contract to the lowest bidder. 5, Id.)
Forfeiture of Contract.
Section 17. In such call for bids the City shall reserve th right to, by
resolution, declare all rights of the successful bidder forfeited, in event such
successful bidder fails to commence the lighting of the City dg to the
eoste .and in the ewnt of such delarationt forft the
ion sha liproeod to pftvbde for calling sad to adil for anw bid
Ri3gh to Aeept at Rejeet.
Seetie1 IL In sa call for bids thb City Commi ilon
right to as"p" any such prh at a bi it may desire, sad to
minlr -sad tn any ach call the City Commison may re
reject al bids (
Meas of Illaslnlam.
Section 1. In the Iuhting of the city, the City Commission
quired to light th whole th ity, its streets, avenues and
wholly by yone meanm of llumination, but may under o
bids or part tbr and contract with the same or diterent
ing p n thee by one means of illumination, ad other
by oth means of llumination, for the seam period covered by t
Slasi s of Ofelets.
Sectles 2O. The oacials of the City of St. Augustine, Florida,
a monthly slary payable smi-monUty on the first and ffteenth
and every month. (See. 1, Ordinance 5, August
Seetion 21. Upon the written request at the persons orrp
cleties havei the cae and management of the cemetery for te
dead aituted ar the City Gates, and of the Tolomato Cme
Street, or either of said eemter imt s hall be the duty of the Cit
to do and perform uech acts a shallseem beat adapted to improve
said cemetery or cemeteries.
Ptvided, that the city shall never at any time claim to
rights or title of said cemetriels, or either of them, or of the
thereia, by reason of havint assumed the care or care of keep
and the rglhtr of indivals heretofore aured shall never be
nfringed upon by reasonthereof. (Ordance 819, February
Cancellaeiotn a ies.
Settia 21-A. All les now held and to be held by the City
tine, lrid, against now or hereafter of record on the
of St. Johns Cout, Florid, and upon the records of the City of
Florida, and whih said liens have heretofore been paid or may
paid, should ho canceled and discharged.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 194, January 1,
Authority to City Aditor and Clerk to Cancel
ectlea 21-B. That the Ct Auditor and Clerk of the City of
thne, Floi, be, and he is heey authorized and empowered to dia
canc id liens in the nme o the City of St. Augustine, Florl~
City Auditor and Clerk, upc* the public records of St. Johns Counm
and upathe orfs t ty of St. Augustine, Florida. (Sec.
t the re-
a right to
not be re.
Seqlon 22. There is hereby created for the purpose of frt
department to be known as the Fireeparent f the City of
Florida. (Section 1, ordinance 886, Septembe
Section 28. The Fire Department shall consist of fifteen (15)
bes, one of whom shall be appointed as the Chief of the Fire I
the City Manager. There shall be an Assistant Chief of the FiP
to be appointed by the Chief of the Fire Department, and the
many Captains and drivers appointed by the Fire Chief as ma
time be necessary in the judgment of said Fi Chief.
Employed by City Manager.
Section 24. The Chief of the Fire Department and member
Department shall be employed by the City Manager of the City
Authority of Fire Chief.
Section 25. The Chief of the Fire Department of the City of.
Florida, shall have exclusive control of the stationing and trans
men and other officers and employees of the fire forces of the City
tine, Florida, and he shall have exclusive management and contri
cers and employees as may be employed in the administration of
his fire forces. (8
Section 26. In case of riot, conflagration or like emergency,
ager may appoint additional firemen for temporary service. (S
Suspension of Employees.
Section 27. The Fire Chief shall have the right to suspend
employee of the fire forces because of incompetency, neglect of d
ness or failure to obey orders given by proper authority, or for i
or reasonable cause. Upon the recommendation of the Fire C
Manager may discharge any member of the fire fighting forces ol
City Manager to Prescribe Rules.
Section 28. The City Manager shall, from time to time, presc
and regulations as may be necessary for the administration of the
Section 29. There shall be provided.by the City Commission i
St. Augustine, Florida, a fire station in the City of St. Augua
which shall be the Fire Depattment headquarters, and it shall b
the Chief of the Fire Department and the members of the Fire I
keep all fire apparatus, trucks nd appliances used for the prevy
housed nd protected in said fire staton, and which fire station
home of the fire fighting forces of the City of St. Augustine, Flo
Section 30. It shall be the duty of the City Commission of tl
Augustine, Florida, each year. to prescribe in the annual budget ol
salaries o the Fire Chief and members of the Fire Department
St Augustine, Florida. (S8
e shall be as
from time to
c. 2, Id.)
i of the Fire
f St Augus-
c. 8, Id.)
er of all fire-
of St. Augus-
I of such Loff-
the affairs of
c. 4, Id.)
he City Man-
ic. 5, Id.)
my officer or
ny other just
dief the City
e. 6, Id.)
be such rules
c. 7, Id.)
f the City of
Sthe duty of
ntion of fire,
shall be the
ida, when on
e. 8, Id.)
a City of St.
said ,ity the
I the Cityof
i. 9, Id.)
Members t Police Force.
Secti S.L The Police force of the City of St. Agatine, ts hereby
created, and said Police force or Police Department shall consist a Chief
Police, to be appointed by the City Manager to serve during easu of
the City Manager, oneAssistant Chief, to be appointed by e
and to Desk Sergeants, to be appointed by the C Mana he -ir
regular police f e shall consist o fifteen (1) men, including ef.
(Se. 1, Ordinance 888, Septener 1928.)
Duties of Chief of Pollce.
Section eS The Chief of Police shall have exclusive control e station-
ing and transfer of all patrolmen and other officers of the force empl
constituting the Police force or Police Department of the City of
Florida, and he shall promulgate and see that all rules, subject ppro
of the City Manager, ae carried out. He shall take charge of s oee force
in the case of riot or other grave emergency; he shall attend tings of
the City Commission and aid in the enforcement of order under of
the presiding officer; he shall execute the commands of the Co mmisa
and all procesess issued by the authority thereof which shall be to him
Sthe Mayor; he shall attend in person or by deputy all the of the
municipal Court ad he shall execute the commands and of said
court and aid in the enforcement of order th i and shall perfo other
duties appropriate to his oie as may be imposed upon him by nd the or-
dinances of the city, and by direction of the City Manager, conis with Sec-
tions 81 to 46, inclusive; he shall have the right to suspend any or G-
ployee of the Police force because of incompetency, neglect of morality,
drunkenness, failure to obey orders given b proper authority, or any other
just or reasonable cause, and he shall Immediately report the f such sus-
pension to the City Manager for Anal action. ( Id.)
City Manager to Employ mad Discharge.
Section 83. The City Manager shall employ and discharge and all
members of the Police force or Police Department of the City of t
Florida. In the case of riot or other grave emergency, d d
and other elections, or similar occasions, the Cit Man r may it
tional patrolmen and ofcers for temporary service on the Police but no
person shall act as special patrolman, special detective or any police
officer for any purpose whatsoever, except upon written athor the City
Manager, and such authority shall be exercised only under the on and
control of the Chief of Police for the specified time. ( Id.)
Section 4. There hall be established in the City Building City of
St. Augustine, Florida, a Police Department in which shall be ted the
office of the Chief of Police and Sereant of Police on duty. The Commis
sion of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, shall provide for the as
said offices. ( Id.)
City JaH. I
Section 85. The City Commission of the City of St. Augus Florida,
shall provide for and establish the City Jail or house of detenti the City
Building of the City of St. Auustne, Florida, for the purpose of on
and detaining offenders a nst the ordinances of the City ofstie
Florda, who shall be placed there by the police offers of said ne u-
able to give bond, or r the purpose of serving sentence. ( Id.)
Seetsle &. The Chief of Police and officers of the police f oaem
in charge ofat the ail. or house of detention shall have authority from
pemrn arrested a bond or other security for aupeeraMe btforee uaipal
^50.0o. mor, i.)
b no s b or security ha beor less tfa or 1oweth( 6 Id.)
Section 87. The police jris on granted under the is hereby
determined to be the entire Ct of St. A tie, Florida w the city lim
its thereof, and all existing or ance and a which ma be enacted
dealing with the police powers of said city, shall be of force effect in said
City. T( ', Id.)
Section 88. Any person violating any of the ordinances of City of St.
Augustine, Florida or who may commit a breach of the peace Anastasia
bland, within the City Limits shall be subject to arrest by the n brs of the
Police Force or Police Deprtment of the City of St. August Florida, and
shall be taken by said officer thereof to trial before the Mun~c Court of the
City of St. Augustine, Florida. ( 8, Id.)
Power to Make Arrests.
Section 39. The Police force of the City of St. Augstine, orida, as or-
ginized in this Code, shall have the right and power and authori to make ar-
rests for violations of ordinances of the City ofSt. Augustine, Fl da.
( 9, Id.)
SSection 40. The salaries of members of the Police force of City of St.
Augustine, Florida, shall be fixed in the annual budget by the Ci Commission
of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, from time toti (Se 10, Id.)
'Qualefiations for Appointment.
Section 41. No person is eligible to be appointed as a mmbe the Police
force or patrolman of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, unless is possessed
of the following qualifications He is to be a cities of the U states of
America, of good moral character, able-bodied, shall be able to and write
intelligently m the English language. ( 11, Id.)
Section 42. The Assistant Chief shall, during the sickness a tce or dis-
ability of the Chief of Police, act as Chif of Polie under the oof the
City Manager. (See 12, Id.)
Prisoners to Work on Streets or Public Works.
Section 48. All persons imprisoned in the City Jail under ea nee of the
Municipal Court, or for failure to pay a fine, may be employed b direction of
the City Manager at work and labor on the public streets or p works of
said City, and all persons imprisoned for no-payment of lines receive
credit at the rate of One Dollar per day and shall be given subsist e for such
work and labor, and which said allowance of One Dollar per day be pro
rated on,the amount of the fine charged against him or her, and p dn that
such labor and work shall not exceed eight (8),working hours ac day.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
City Manager to Direct Labor of PrIsoners.
Section 44& When any person or persons are convicted in tb M ici
Court for violation of any of the ordinanees of the City the pal Judge
may sentence said person or persons to work and labor or the e, and when
said sentence is imposed it shall be the duty of the City Manager direct the
work and labor of such person or persons, on the public streets or lie works
of said City under the supervision and control of the Police De ent, such
work and labor to be done under the supervision of the Chief of or other
Police officer, and providing such work and labor,shall not q eight (8)
hours each day. (See. 4, Id.)
Chief of Pollee in Charge of City Jil.
Section 45. The Chief of Police hall have charge, direction, upervilon
and control of the City Jail and all the.-risoner confined therein, shall be
responsible for their care, safe-keeping and health, and. all pers arrested
bythe police force of this city for any offense against a city od e, either
with or without a warrant, shall immedae be deivered by the makg
such arrest to Polic headquarters in the ty Building, t to placed
Jafl nd bhd in cuatoy, unlem ball is'tvea to await the action
pl Court, and y a p*rcer givi- bc to the pdoice and daul
aid bond shall be et td by the Mauicipal Court upon the fai
pendant to ppear for trial. (SI
Beetles 4 The Cef f Polfee and Desk Sergeant shall kee
and books as may be described by the City Manager and shall
of all prisoae coined in the City Jail ivi the at of theo
and dicharge and by what authority for hat abuse, and sh
through hms 1 or thou his pay to the City Auditor and
Clerk of the Municipal Court ech morntac, of al prisoners re
during the preceding twenty-four (24) hours, with a brief states
of the cause of the arrest of each person, an the Clerk of the M
shall water said police charges oan the docket f the Municipal Co
iof th de-
ip a record
give a lit,
irk, who is
red by him
CITY WATER DEPARTMENT.
Water Wrks Advisory Board.
Section 47. In addition to the officers and ofcials named in e charter of
the City of St. Augustine, A. D. 1915, and in pursuance of Sec 84 of said
City Charter there is hereby created an Advisory Board to be wn and des-
ignated as sater Works Advisory Board; this said Board is h by declared
necessary and proper for the exercise of the corporate powers o said City.
(See. 1, Ord. 8, Jly 1915.)
Section 48. The members of said Advisory Board shall be ap hinted by the
City Commission and shall serve without compensation at the p sure of the
Commission. (S. 2, Id.)
Section 49. The duties of the members of said Advisory Bo shall be to
consult and advise with the City Commission and municipal office of the City
of St. Augustine, Florida, and make recommendations which a become a
part of the records of the City of St. Augustine, Florida. 8, Id.)
Section 50. The said Water Works Advisory Board shall eons of five (5)
citizens who are qualified to act in an advisory capacity to the City Jommision,
and within ten (10) days from the date of the appointment of th members of
said Board, said Water Works Advisory Board shall meet and ect one of
their number as Chairman and one of their number as Secretary, d then and
there notify the City Commission in writing, of the selection of s b chairman
and such secretary. (S 4, I.)
Applications for Water Service.
Section 51. All persons desiring water service sha make a ligation for
the same at the office of the City Water Department. All applies ns shall be
signed by the owner of the property, place or premises or by the 'nt for the
property. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 295, November 1 1926.)
Permit to Make Connection.
Section 52. No person, firm or corporation, unless properly a horized by
written permission of the City Water Department shall be pe ted to tap
or make any connections with the mains or distribution system of ipes of the
City Water Department. (Se 2, Id.)
Section 58. All users of water, furnished by the City Water department
shall keep their service pipes, stops, and other fixtures in repair free from
leaks and properly protected. (Se 8, Id.)
Regulations for Making Street Connections.
Section 54. Every street connection at the time of making sl be pro-
vided with a separate corporation cock at the main stop cock andbox at the
curb or sidewalk, also with a stop and waste cock at least eighteen hes inside
the property line. All pipe from. main to sidewalk must be either or gal-
vanized iron, and laid at least twelve inches under ground. ( 4, Id.)
Plumbing from Main to Property Line.
Section 55. All plumbing from the main inward to property l must be
done by the City Water Department at the expense of the pop and each
dwelling or business house must be supplied by a separate pipe from
a point betweedithe meter and the service (Sec. I)
Inspection of Premises.
Section 56. The Superintendent of thi City Water Departmet, any per-
son delegated by him. shall have free access t all reasonable hours all part
of bildingor premises for the purpose of inspecting to ascertainhe udi-
tion of the plumbing and uses of water. (See. Id.)
Interfering with yrente. ite., M r Mating Unasthelrld Co-se
Beetim- 5. It s Mnlawful for am pUari, Brm or intaeree,
or in war intermeddle, with any of the doe hydriats, reservoir,
bains, or with e wter mn th same. or with the water pugs
meter or eennetiona in or out of the City t St. Augstine of Water
Department o maid CIt or to make ay connection therwith b p ay
of the mid pips or man without the knowed ore City
Water Depurtent of'said City, or to kno permit such or
tapping to be a o their promise, eor prm tse in pheir as aaget,
tenant, or otherwise, or to knowingly us water from una con-
nection. ( Id.)
SectlIon 8. In the event of water on account of defective or plumb-
ing the City Water Department shall notify the se to ha v repaired,
and i the user fails to repair same within Ae days, water will be of from
premises until such repay have been made. ( ,Id)
Permit to TWra oe Water.
Section b5. No perao except duly authorized employees of ty Water
Department shall be perttted to turn ao water, without a from
the City Water Departent ( Id.)
Sector 6. No csed plumber will e permitted to turn on for any
consumer except for tb p o of testing bs work, service pipe d tures.
After testing the he whall dial tarn of water. ( Id.)
Property Owners Pay All Ceti.
Setie L The expense of taping the main, main onn placing
valvec, .or ur protective dvice tt may be deemed to pre-
vent the illegal e of water, most n all cases be borne by the frms or
corporations, owning the property to be benetted. ( ,Id.)
Notice to Diseentiue Water.
Section S2. Parties wishing to discotinue the use of water v notice
thereof at the City Water Department. A failure to do this wi r them
liable for the payment at water rents ontil such notice has been
Fire Proteed serice.
Sectioa 6. No connection of any kind shall be made to a tection
service other than those that are necessary for fre protection. terthat
is used for the purposes other than fre protection most be taken a sePa-
ate meter connected diretly to the City main. No person, firm
having a private re tti system on their premises shall game for
the purpose of fllIng tag wuhng, flashing, or sprinklina, or f y other
purpose other than for actually extngoishing a fre.
Regalationa r Private Fire Protection Service.
A valve must be placed Just inside the premises on all protec-
tion ystes for the control of the entane pply, nd all other on the
premi es shall be e with w d bas ca an such
valve d eald by some ri employee of t Water
Department and in no ea shall these al be broken except in actual
tre. After notifation of the seals having been broken, it shall be duty of
the City Water Department to have the valves and caps revealed.
Failure to Cromp.
Upon the failure f any person fir or orporatio, having a are
protection service on their premises to comply with all the rules and oas
governing such service, shall be the dty of the City Water D to
eat off the spply, and it hall remain cut off nt such time as all and
regulations governing sh service shall have been complied with.
Water Suppied Fee.
The City Water Department wi apply water ndr er Cit to all
re service as above deerled, free o harge but the Ct Water
assumes no part of the risk, and wl net be repoaible any that
ay be caused by thehe supply, ither from be
Sfrom ny other came whatever. (I
No Claim for Damages fr utiparA of Ma.
ectionl 64. It is stipuated between the City W D
after consumers that there shall be no claim for
busting of any street main, ser pipe or cock, or b the
Water for repairs, extensions, or connect, or from the
the supply of water from ay cause whatsoever. (
Section 65. Property owned by separate parties shall t b
water except through separate services or meters, which us
pendent cut-off in the street, and inno ase will ibe a th
Reporting Occupancy to City Water Department.
Section 66. It shall be unlawful for any person Atrm o co
cupy any house or premises that is supplied with C Wa
portal same to the City Water Department, and p n a
charg as may be due on such house or premises,
SPenlty for Failing to Report
When any person, irm or corpraton is found violating
be the duty of the City Water Departmnt to immediately
of water, and it shall not agin be turned on until all
accrued against such house or promises shall have been
firm or corporation guilty ofviolatig this section
penalties a may be hreafter pei~d in Section 79. (
Permission to useWater Not. Cotracted FPr.
Section 67. Contractors, plasters, brick-layers, stone
walk builders, or any one us after not already c
quired to get permission from te City Water Department. 1
cupants of premises-are prohibited from furnishing water
to, or allowmg the same to be taken therefrom by any person
of the City Water Department. -
Section 68. No plumber shall allow his name to be used
party, either for the purpose of obtaining permits or doing
license, neither shall any plumber loan any water user his ke
of turning on or off water, without a permit from the City
Unlawful to Allow Water to ran Contnually.
Section 69. It shall be unlawful for any person, irm or
mit water to run continually ro any hydrant, water ock,
whether in the yard or building. plumbing shall be
waste cocks, that pipes may be thoroughly dried during
Shutting of Water.
Section 70. The City Water Department shall have the
the water from any of the mains upon notice, while making
pairs; also to shut of water without notice when the exigenies
quire, and to keep it shut off only so long as it may be n ay
retin oft abue,
ment and Its
Sreaon of the
shutinOr of a
lent failure of
ee. 14, Id.)
t have an inde.
rough the same
lee. 15, Id.)
portion, to oi-
without drst to.
dvance or other
section it shall
t off the supply
that may have
and the person,
subject to such
iee. 16, Id.)
for, will be re-
owners and oc-
ee. 17, Id.)
7 any person or
work under his
for the purpose
oration to per-
ht to shut of
Lons and re-
f the case re-
Joint Service Pipe.
Section 71. The laying of joint service pipe to supply more baone house
or premises is prohibited, except where a special arrangement is with the
City Wster Department. ( 21, Id.)
Section 72. No taps largr than one inch (1") in diameter be permit-
ted and this only on pipes six inches (") or larer in diameter. o taps shall
be closer than eighteen inches (18) from center to center. ( 22, Id.)
Rates and Charges.
Section 7S. There shall be a charge of $1.80 for the first. tallatlon of
residence maeta sil u S ah ad % tlha. Far metn % teeh r ta.
stalled for bousles or comnmercil use the harge for i i at
Residence rates: .00 pe r payable in advance, for 15,000
gallon of wate wlbl e lowd' Foa water used over the aof
15,000 gallo per quarter, the fdPlowin rates wll be charged:
Over 15,000 g and ot exceeds 000 gals........... c gl
Over 85,000 g and Lot ending 100,00 al..... l... i8 ,000 ga.
Over 100,000 ga. and vot exceeding 80,000 gal,.......... 1e ,000
Over 8 ,000 ga. and not exceeding 500,000 gals... .......14e 000 a
Business Bates: hotels, Apartment Houses, Restaurants, Soda
Fountains, Garage, Schools, Hospt Barber Sho, Boarding 1Office
Buildings, Manufactures, Industrial P t, etc., w be purchase
meters m the City Water Department which wMi be the City
Water Department at cst There shall be a service charge for of
meter and service lines as follows:
%-l ch mter ...................... ..$00 per mo
1 ...................... 1.00 permo
2 ...................... 00 per mo
8 .................... 00 permon
.4 + .................... .000 per mo
Seeth 74. That the followim rates for the charge and sale the use
of munca owned aer by the City of St. A Florida,
through if City Water Works Department be, and the same is by pre-
sacrbd ced ad fid as follows: All s upon water co by com-
mer consumers in the Cityof St Augtie, lorida, and rate is
known as business rate, shallbe rendered mnthy and become e within
ten days from date billed, and which water bills be based e actual
amount of water consumed, and the charge shall be as follows:
$1.00 per month for which 6,000 g ons of water will be allowed.
Over 5,000 gal. and not ex 12000 gals per month,c 000 gal
Over ,1000M gl. and ot exceeding 86000 gals. per month, 18c 000 gals.
Over a6,000 ng ad not exeedin 100,000 ga. per month, lfe gals.
Over 1o00,000 g an d _not ec g 1t0 gl per month, 14e 000 ga
Ove 1r0,00 p. per month. ................. ......... ..e l.
Seatin 7TL The above rates set forth in Section 74 shall effective
and take nd t d on January lst, A. D. 1927, as to all within
the City of St Augustine, Florida, which have been and are metered water
meters at sa da ( See. d.)
Rates Charged ntil Meters are Instled.
Seetio 7.T That in the event any person or persons, fir or
tion or orporations, or oerty holders are si m pally o of
the City oSt. Augusti Flori, on January 1, A D. 1 dr not
have been furnishd by the City of St. Agust Florida, with a meter
to register the amount and quantity of water used or consumed e con-
sumer, then and in that vent the consumer shall only be charged um
rate for ne opening of $12.00 pe annum and $1.00 per annm for addi
tional opening. artments under one roof when more than one will be
rated as ididual ldences. This rate i to be charged until eter i
installed and immediately upon the installation of the meter and water
being turned on under the meter system, then the meter rates p for
In Sections 78 and 74 shall be immediately charged to consumer.
Meters Installed by Chy.
Section 7. It shall be the duty of the ty of St. Au dti to
furnish all consumers of water within the City of St. Aoustine, who
make app atn for water, with water meters st as pdilyand quickly
as posse for the City of t. Augustine so to do, and which said meters
esall e stalled for ewh mid consumer by the agents, servants and loses
Sthe Cty of St. Augustin Florlds, aad for which said
St. Augustin Florid, hall be paid the tallation
NBles to be Made by aSperintendent
staltsatlon the (Cy
fe as set forth in
(See. 27, Id.)
Section 78. It shall be the duty of the Sperintende the Water Works
D0partaeut of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, to rules for the regu-
la g and working of said water works department n rfi to the sale and
of water of the City of St. Augustine Florida, and w said rules when
dby resolution of the City Commii of the of St. Augustine,
promlgted by said superintendent of said er Wor D
ment shall be in fioe and effect. (See. 28, Id.)
Section 79, That any person, irm or corporation convicted of violating any
provision of Sections 51 to 78, inclusive, small be punished, ct where other
penalties are provided herein, by a fine not exceeding ( ) Dollars,
or by imprisonment not exceeding Thirty (80) days, or by such fine and
irsonment. I (Se. 29, Id.)
Creatosm of Mulddea Curt.
Section 8. There is hereby established in the City of St. A Florida,
a Municipal Court to be known as the "Municipal Court of the Cl St. Au-
gustine, Florida," or the trial of all offenders against and w late the
nipal ordinance of the City of St. Augustine, Florida
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 888, August 928.)
Section 81. The Municipal Court of the City of St. Auguse, shall
be presided over by a un l Judge who shall be apintedserve
during the pleasure of the City Commissioners of the City of St uus
Florida. (,, ld.)
Absence of Judge.
Section 82 In the case of the absence of, or disability of, t unidpl
Judge of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, the County Judge Joh
County, Florida, or a Justice of the Peace of St. Johns County da, may
perform the funetioins of the Municipal Judge. ( Id.)
Section 88. The sessions of the Municipal Court of the City Augus-
tine, Florida, shall be held daily except upon Sunday and Stae national
holidays. (Se Id.)
Powers of Judge
Section 84 The Municipal Jde of the Municipal Court of of St.
Augustine, Florida, shallave n he is hereby vested with, owe of
discretion in all matters eore him for trial, inclu wer to
hold any and all person in o and to fix the therefor,
provided, however, that any punisment ed or imposed by the Mu
for contempt of ourt shall not exceed unishment w may
inflicted or imposed pon any person o erso rsons found guilty of ordi-
nance. The Munipal Judge shall have power by his warrants w he shall
isue, to have brought before him any person or personsth any
violation of the city ordinances and he shall have exclusive origin di
over all proceedings of a criminal nature for the violation of any e ordi-
nances of the city. In the proper exercise of the functions of uniipal
Court within its ursdlcton as erenafer defined, the Municipal shall
have power and authorized to have issued and served any and t and
processes such as are issued and used in the Justice Courts by the J of the
ea n theState of Florida. ( d.)
Polee to Serve Write.
Section I8 The poliee of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, hereby
authorized, and it is made their duty, to execute and serve any writs
and proee issued out of the Municipal Court by the Munei judge of
the ty of St. Augustine, Florida, and the said members of the PolF ore are
to mae proper, return upon same to such court in the same n as is
required of constables and sheriffs in the execution of similar
Further Powers of Jaudg.
Section 8. The Municipal Judge shall also have power and ority to
take bafl for the appearance of any accused person; to require the
of witnesses for the ity and for the accused person in the trial of before
him; to oathstake amdavits, and to inquire into the tra f
of all charge e rred, and to decide on the guilt or innocence of
and to fix an such peltie by sentence as are prescribed
for under the fthe ty, and tohave all powers inclden usual
to the due enfereement f aid city ordinance. (See. d.)
Section 87. The City Attorney of the City of St. AugM
when designated b the Mayor or the City Manager, pro
law in the Munidal Court.
Section 88. All person convicted in the Municipal
forthwith pay all fines and costs assessed against them, t
payment thereof shall be committed to the prison or ci
ever that if such person shall appeal within three days fr
the Municipa Court, they sha be released upon entering
and sufiient security, in double the amount of the fine
been assessed against them, conditioned that they will ap
to which the cause is appealed and to abide by and
thereof; such appeal bond shall be approved by the Munici
said bond shall act as a.supersedeas.
Duties of Clerk of Court.
Section 89. The City Auditor and Clerk of the City of
ida, shall be the Clerk of the Municipal Court and shall a
the same. He shall keep a docket in which shall bb entered
tried in such court, the nature of the offenses charged, the
sworn, and by whom called, the finding and dgmentof th
the cost incurred and by whom, whether the judgment of
and if so, how satisfied, and the date of appal if any
tion or acquittal of any defendant, the said Clerk shall p
office the complaint, warrant or other process, and all
a copy thereof, and of the entries upon the docket afore
tiled to by him as being a true copy of the original in his
of the city, shall be prima facie evidence thereof and of the
and shall have the same force and efect in all the courts in
the original if produced and proven a such.
Section 90. In all cases of appeal the City Auditor and
and file the papers with the eler of the appellate court with
shall endorse bn the warrant in every case the names of the
of the City.
tine, Plerida, shall
ecute violations of
(Sec. 8, Id.)
art foresaid, hall
i n default of the
il; provided, how-
m the t of
to btnd *ith good
i costs which hae
ur before the court
orm the judgment
Judge, and which
(Sec 9, Id.)
nd a sessions of
he title of all cases
ne of all witnesses
court and the fine,
court is satiied,
uand file in his
in the case, and
tioned, when cer
ping under seal.
e State as would
(See. 10, I.)
perk shall return
Three days, and
tnesses on behalf
t(Se 11, ld.)
Section 91. All persons arrestedfor the violation of any a i ce or breach
of the peace committed within the city limits, or upon the perty of the city
outside of the city limits, or upon Anastaa Island, and wth the Jurisdiction
of the Municipal Court as defined under te charter, shall bey con-
fined in the city jail or house of detention and there remain ti a hearing as
been had before the Municipal Court, unless such person or sons sagive
proper security, in which event they may be released. Sec. 12, Id.)
Section 92. The Chief of Police and all police officers in arge of the Jail
or house of detention shall have authority to take from perns so arrested a
bond or other security for appearance before the Municpal Court, all police
officers shall give written receipts to persons who deposit with police officer
a cash bond, but no such bond or security shall be for less Five Dollars
($5.00) nbr more than Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2 00).
Section 98. In all cases where accused persons have be4i released pon
bond or other security, and they fail to appear, the Muncipal t shall declare
such bond or security estreated and forfeited to the t St. Augustine,
Florida, and such action shall be recorded upon the do in ach eases
the Municipal Judge may, in his discretion, issue a caplas or bch warrant for
the rearrest of said accused person. ( 1, Id.)
Powers of Municipal Court.
Section 94. The Municipal Coui shall have authority to praerve order and
decorum, and shall be invested with the samepowers to that d, by fine and
imprisonment, as are possessed and authorisd to be M ld by Criminal
Courts of Record within the State of Florida. All ns, p a f eeol-
pena am foso 001-
elected within the Muniipal Court andby the Pols ao md Csity be a part
of the veue of the ty of St Auutas, Florida, ad hl to the
City Treasurer ad Co orf aid Cit th day on which and
receipt shall be taken therefore. The moneys so pida into the city
by ornan t the City Commissi, be appropriated to any
and shall thereafter b need in aceordane with such ordinance.
Section 95. The o the npal Court of th City of gte,
Florida all sentence a prison and which said eviction
al be required to work for the City of St. Augustine, Flor the
hlits of the City of St. Augustin Floridaot exceeding eight ours each
day, and for not exceeding sixty (60) consecutive day for one o
Remislson of Pines.
Section 9I No fine or penalty imposed b the Municipal Cob re-
mitted except by a three-fifths vote f the City Commsson, recom-
mendation of the Muniipal Judge, providing, however, that not be
construed as precluding the Municipal Judge fro spe im-
posed by hm. ( Id)
Chief of Pelce.
Section 97. The Chief of Police shall attend all sessions of unipal
Court. (Sec. Id )
Seetio 9. All pereens arrested upon warrants duly iewoed by uniepal
Judge based upon amidavts filed with said Judge aad taken hef shal
upon private or public prertk shall also b d t he n Curt of
the City of St. Augustin, Florida. 20,Id.)
Absence of Clerk.
Seethe 99. The City Treasurer and Collector of the Ct of
Florida hereby authored and empo d to act as C of
Court of the City of St. Augustine, F i the event of the death
or disqualification of the Clerk of the Municipal Court, and is
in such event to perform the duties thereof. (Sec. Id)
Payment in Advance for Costs.
Section 10. It shll be lawful for the Judge of the Municipal of tha
City of St. Augustine, Florida, to require payment in advance or for
cost of process or service of the same, before e ay be compelled e said
process a vided, however that the party applir for a for the
eo subpoena, shall make affidavit of InslDvenc before the Judge,
including therein a statement that there has been substantial person
orproperty by him suffered, and in that event the Judge shall issue process
without prepayment of costs. (Se.
City and County Olers not Required to Prepay Casts.
Section 1t1. It shall be the duty of the Judge of the Muni upon
application of the Chiet ef Poliee or any member of the Polce eat,or
upon application of any Sheriff or sheriff officer or constable of ty of
St. Johns, to issue process before him upon probable caus without
ofcosts. (See. )
BUILDING AND ZONING REGULATION&
CITY PLAN BOARD.
Creation of Board.
Section 102. Under and by virtue of Section 82 o Chapter 1148, of the
LaWs of Florida, A. D. 1925 there is hereby crested aCity Pan Board, to be
known and designated as CITY PLAN BOARD. .
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 28January 4,1916.)
Section 108. The members of the City Plan Board stall be appointed by the
City Commission and shall serve without compensation at the pleasure of the
Commission. (See. 2, Id.)
Section 104. The duties of the members of said City lan Board shall be to
procure and suggest plans fr the arrangement of the ty with a view to its
general improvement and probable future growth and d mnds these plans to
take into consideration the extension of the City works to adjacent territory,
improvement and changes in public utilities and lines of sportation bysur-
face and by water; the location, widths.and grades of ways necessary for
the best treatment of the City the development and imp vement of the water
front with the sea wall and walls, the location and desi g of public buildings
and municipal decorations and ornamentations and such or extensions of
and additions to the parks and boulevard system as may deemed advisable.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 105. The said City Plan Board shall consist ot not less than fifteen
or more than twenty-one citizens who are qualifed act in an advisory
capacity to the City Commission, and, within ten days of date of the appoint-
ment of the members of said Board, said City Plan Board hall meet and select
one of their number as Chairman and one of their numb as Secretary. The
City Treasurer and Collector shall be the Treasurer of e City Plan Board.
Upon the selection of said Chairman and Secretary it s be the duty of the
City Plan Board to notify the City Commission of such election. The City
Plan Funds may be disbursed at the order of the City Pl Board.
(Sec. 4, Id.)
Section 106. For the purpose of this ordinance certain terms and words are
herewith defined as follows:
Wherever the context so requires, words used in the sent tense include
the future; words in the singular number include theplura number and words
in the plural number include the singular number; the wordbulding" includes'
the word "structure;" the word "shall" is mandatory and directory.
ALLEY: A public thoroughfare not over eighteen (181 feet wide.
ALTERATIONS, STRUCTURAL: Any change in th supporting mem-
bae of a building, such as bearing walls or partitions, lumns, beams or
APARTMENT: See "Dwelling Multiple."
APARTMENT HOTEL: A building occupied by p nent or semi-
ermanent guests where the rate is by the week or month their than by the
day, and where the rooms are furnished in suites for the of U family as a
temporary or permanent home An Apartment Hotel may y not have a
dining room or restaurant for the accommodation of its gu s.
BASEMENT: A story partly tinder ground, but having least one-half of
ts heght above the highest level of the adjoining ground basement, if not
oc upied for living purposes by other than the Janitor ori family, shall not
be incded as a story forth purpose of height meauremen
BUILDING: A structure havsin rof supported by co walls ft
the shelter, ampt or elomre om f p*racas animals or ett ad whm
separated by disn f such bdin* bhu be deemed a pa building
except as provided for n Area Exs
CELLAR: A cellar is a story having more than one-half of ght be-
low the highest level of the adjoining ground and not occupied f in r-
poses. A cllar shall jot be counted as a story for the p ofie
COURT, OR YARD, HEIGHT OF: The vertical distance o e lowest
level of puch court or yard to the highest point of any building
COURT, INNER: An open unoccupied space surrounded on sides by
walls, or by walls and a lot line.
COURT, OUTER: An open unoccupied space on the samn t with a
building, extending to and opening upon a street, alley or yard.
COURT OUTER; LENGTH OF: The mean horizontal between
the open and dosed ends of the court.
CURB LEVEL: The mean level of the curb is the level of t bshe
curb in front of the building measured at the center of such fron ehre no
curb has been established the City Engineer shall establish such level or
its equivalent for the purpose of theme regulations.
DWELLING, ONE FAMILY: A building occupied as dw by not
more than one family.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE: A building or portion thereof wh used or
intended to be used as a dwelling by three or more families.
DWELLING, TWO FAMILY: A building used or intended used as
a dwelling by two families alone.
GARAGE, PRIVATE: A garage with a capacity for not mo four
steam or motor-driven vehicles; for storage only, for private use ot more
than one space in which shall be rented to persons not occupants of remiss.
A private may exceed a four vehe capacity provided the of the
lot whereon such a private garage is to be located shall contain ess than
1500 square feet for each vehiclestored.
GARAGE, PUBLIC: Any premises used for housing or care o re than
four steam or motor-driven vehicles, or where any such vehicles pped
for operation, repaired or kept for remuneration, hire or sale.
HEIGHT, BUILDING: The vertical distance measured from level
to the highest point of the roof for flat roofs; to the deck line for roofs;
and to the mean height level, between eaves and ridge for gable, d gable
roofs. Where a building is located upon a terrace the height may measured
from the average ground level of the terrace at the building wall.
HOTEL: A building occupied as a more or less temporary place
for individuals who are lodged with or without meals and rooms ,oed
singly for hire in which provision is not made for cooking on
plan and in which there are more than fifty sleeping rooms, a p ding
room for the accommodation of at least fifty guests and a general
HOUSE, BOARDING: A boarding house is a building or p herein
table board is provided for five or more individuals pursuant to previo
meant and not to any one who may apply.
HOUSE, LODGING: A lodging house is a building or place p lodg-
ings to individuals pursuant to previous arrangement and not to who
HOb 4 T flEN NT: See "Multiple Dwelling."
LOT. Land occupied or to be occupied by a building and build-
ings and including suh open spaces as are required mrer this and
having its principal frontage upon a public street or ofelally app
LOT, CORNER: A let situated at the junction of two.r more t or
at the Junction o street and place and having a width not greater forty
LOT. DEPTO O: The man horasontal dista+ between the froat and
rear lot lines.
LOT, INTERIOR: A lot other than a corner lotU
LOT, LINS: The linesbounding a lot asdned ein.
LOT, THROUGH: An interior lot having fo on two streets.
PLACE: An open unoccupied space dedicated purposes of access for
SETBACK: The Minimum horizontal distance ween the front line of
the building (excluding steps and unenclosed po and the front line of
STABLE, PRIVATE: A stable with a capacity or not more than.four
STABLE, PUBLIC: A stable with a capacity for lore than four horses.
STORY: That portion of a building included bet sen the surface of any
foor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if the be no floor above it,
then the space between such floor and the ceiling next aove t.
STORY, HALF: That portion of a building in the thry-flve foot height
district, between the eaves and ridge lines of a pitched of, which may or may
not be used for tenant purposes.
STREET: A public thoroughfare thirty-three (88) feet or more in width,
excepting sheets now existing and established.
TERRACE: A natural or artificial earthen e a nt between a build-
ing and its street front. The "height of terrace" shall be differencein eleva-
tion between the average curb level and the average ev tion of the terrace at
the building wall.
TOWER: A subordinate enclosed structure projecting above the roof line
of a main building and having a roof supporteby o ns or walls. Such
tower may or may not be used for tenant purposes
USE, NON-CONFORMING: A building or pr ss occupied by a use
that does not conform with the regulations of the use strict In which it is
YARD, REAR: An open unoccupied space (excud& A accessory building
such as garages of certain size) on the same lot with a dn between the
rear line of the building and the rear line of the lot, for t full wdh of the lot.
YARD, REAR-DEPTH OF: The mean horizontal stance between the
ear line of the building and the center line of the alley, # ere an alley exists,
otherwise the rear lot line
YARD SIDE: An open unoccupied space on the samm lot with a building
extending for the full length of side of the building, between the building and
theide lot line. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 29, Novnber 28, 192.)
Section 107. (1) USE DISTRICT: For the purpose classifying, regu-
a ad rstricing the location of trades adnd dustries d the location of
bildm designed for specific uses, the City of St Augustl, Florida, is hereby
divided into four classes of Use Districts:
1. "A" Residence Districts.
2. "B" Residence Districts.
8. Local Business Districts.
4. Commercial and Industrial Districts.
as shown on the Use District Map filed in the oece of the City Auditor and
Clar of the City of St. Augustine and the office of theCon Clerk of St. Johns
County, Florida, and by reference made a part and parel e as fully and to
all latents and purposes as i said map wa attached hereto. No building shall
be erected, altered, or used, and no prmiseshall be used f r purpose ex.
colt in conformity with all the regulations herein prescribe forte Use Dis-
trct in which such building or premises are located
(2) "A" RESIDENCE DISTEBCTS: In any "A" RDistriet, except
u einafter provided, no being or premises shall be uad no building
.sha b ereted or altered except for one or more of the foUl ing uses:
.& Park, rrton Buldlage.
9. Temporary building ed for construction purposes for r
not not to exeed one y t r.
10. Acsessory usesr incident to tHe above uses, including tate
10.arae home ocepations and signs seri eag mie ale
or rent, but not the conduct of any retail or whole bu or
(8) 'B" RESIDENCE DISTRICTS: In any OB" Reidence except
as hereinafter proved, no building or premise shall be used building
hall be ted or altered accept for one or more of the following :
1. Any e permitted in the "A" Resldence Districts.
a WroadN vStations.
8. Police Stations.
4. Golf Clb Buildings.
S. Buildings connected with farming, track gardening and e.
Apartment Roses and Multiple Dwelling
7. LodgIg and boarding houses.
& Htl apartment or otherwise
9. Clubs and Frataty Houses.
When no portion is used for a store or shop.
11. Telephone Exchand nge o
12.L Pb Sevice s nations.
(4) LOCAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS: In any local District,
except as hereinafter provided, no building or premises shll be and no
building shall be erected or altered except for one or more of following
1. Any use permitted in the Besidente Districts.
2. Amusement Places.
8. Auction Rooms.
4 Bakeries, employing not more than five persons.
6. Barber Shops.
7. Battery Service Stations.
8. Billboards and
9. Catering Estabi mnt.
11. Dancing Academies.
18. D g Cleaning Works, employing not more than five
14. E p Shops
I. Employment Agec&s
17. and Oil Stations.
19. Laundries employing not more than five persons.
21. Locksmith Shops.
28. Messenger or Telegraph service Stations.
24S Millinery Shops.
S2 Painting and Decorating Shops.
27. Photograph alleries.
28. Pa Shops.
80. Printig Shops.
82. Recreation Buildings and Structures.
34. Roofing and Plastering Shops.
8. Sales or Show Rooms.
86. Sharpeninor Grinding Shops.
87. Shoe- epairng Shops
88. Stores and shops for the conduct of etafl Businen
89. Studios. .
40. Tailor Shops employing not more thn five persons.
41 Telephone xhng.
S42. Tinsmithing Shops. $
4 4. Tire Re ir Sh ops.
45. Upholstering Shops.
(5) COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS: any Commercial
a Industrial District, except as hereinafter provided, no nor premises
shal be used, and no building shall be erected altor atrer any of the
following specified trades, industries or uses:
2. Acetylene Gas Manufacture.
8. Acid Manufacture
4. Ammonia, Bleaching Powder or Chlorine manufa
6. Asphalt Manufacture or Refining.
7. Blast Furnace.
8. Boiler Works.
9. Brick, Tile or Terra Cotta Manufacture.
10. Candle Manufacture.
11. Carting, Express, Hanlingor Storage Yard.
12. Celluloid Manufacture or Treatment.
18. Coke Ovens.
15. Cresote Treatment or Manufacture.
6. Distillation of Bones, Coal or Wood.
17. Disinfectant, Insecticide or Poison Manufacture.
18. Dyestuff Manufacture.
19. Emery Cloth and Sand Paper Manufacture.
20. Electrical Central Station Power Plant.
21. Fat Rendering.
22. Fertilizer Manufacture.
28. Fish Smoking and Curing.
24. Forge Plants.
25. Gas (illuminating or heating) Manufacture and Storae.
26. Glue Size or Gelatine Manufacture.
27. Gunpowder Manufacture or Storage.
28. Fireworks or Explosive Manufactre or Storae.
29. Incineration oor Reduction of Garbage, Dead Anima, Offal or Ref-
use except for Municipal Purposes.
80. Iron, Steel, Brass or Copper Works or Foundries.
81. Lamp Black Manufacture.
82. Lime Cement or Plaster of Paris Manufacture.
88. Oil Cloth or Linoleum Manufacture.
84. Oiled Rubber or Leather Goods Manufacture
86. Ore Reduction.
86. Paint, Oil, Shellac, Turpentine or Varnish Manufacture
87. Paper or Pulp Manufacture.
88. Petroleum Refining or Storage.
89. Planing Mill or Saw Mill
40. Potash Works.
41. Printing Ink Manufacture.
42. Pyroxlyn Manufacture or the manufacture of articles ererm.
48, Rock Crusher.
44. Rolling Mil.
45. Rubber Caoutchouc or Gutta Percha Manufacture or
46. Salt Works.
47. Sauerkraut, Sausage or Bog~ gna Manufacture.
48 Ship Yard.
19. Shoe Blacking Manufacture.
61. Soda and C pund Manufacture. .
6M Stone Mill or I.M
4. Stve Polisha
6b. Slphi Ntri, Hydrochloric or Pierle Aed H n
Soa80p Manufactur a
57. Stone Yards or Monument Works.
68. Tallow, Grease or Lard Manufacture or Refiing.
69. Tanni Curing orStoge of Leather, ftwhides, or
6. Tar DilMationor [an 7kctore
61. Tar Roofing or Waterproofing anufactur.
62 Tobacco (chewing) Manufacture or Treatment.
08. Vinegar nufacurea
64. Woof Plling or Scouring.
66. Yeast Plant.
(6) UNRESTRICTED DISTRICTS; Any premises or bull may be
used for any purpose whatsoever, provided, however, the future
ordinances of the City of St. Augustin, including Ordinance the
creation, maintenance and operation of nuisances, are fully comply ith. No
use permitted in a residence or local business district shallbe excl, from the
Commercial and Industrial Districts.
(7) NON-CONFORMING USES: The lawful use of building premises
listing at the time of the adoption of this ordinance may be ued, al-
though such use does not conform with the provisions here, and 'use may
be extended throuhout the building or the premises lawfully a previous
to the passage of ordinance.
A non-conforming use may be changed to a use of the same or classi-
fication according to the provisions of this ordinance. Whenev District
shall be hereafter changed, any then existing non-conforming in such
changed district may be continued'or changed to a useof a simil higher
lassification, provided all other regulations governing the new com-
plied with. Whenever a non-conforming use of a building or pr has been
discontinued, or changed to a higher classification or to a conorm such
use shall not thereafter be changed to a use of a lower classifcatio
Height and Area District Regulation.
Section 108. In order to regulate and limit the height and bulk buildings
hereafter erected or altered, to regulate and limit the percent of lot
occupancy, to regulate and determine the area of yard, courts and er open
spaces and to limit and restrict the maximum number of families may be
housed in dwellings hereafter erected or altered, the City of St. is
hereby divided into districts of which there shall be four, known as
"A" HEIGHT and AREA DISTRICT
"B" HEIGHT and AREA DISTRICT
"C" HEIGHT and AREA DISTRICT
"D" HEIGHT and AREA DISTRICT
The City of St Augustine is hereby divided into the four (4) afore-
said, and the boundaries of such districts are shown upon the ted
as "The Height and Area Distr Map" filed in the oice of the Auditor
and Clerk of the City of St. Au t Florida, and in the oice of County
Clerk of St. Johns County, lorid which said map and all ons,
references and other things set forth thereon shall be by reference a part
and parel hereof as fully and to all intents and purposes if p, to-
gether with all notations, references and other things set forth n, was
Except as hereinafter provided, no building shall be erected to
exceed n height ad area the limit herein estlished for the distri which
such building is located. Provided further, that nonew building or
rebuilt, nor sal any opera spaces surrounding any building be en upon
or reded in manner except in conformit with the gulat hereby
established for the district in which such building is located.
1. "A" HEIGHT AND AREA DISTRICT: In the "A" High d Area
District the height of buildings, the maximum number of ftmillees shall
be as follows:t
HEIGHT: No building hereafter erected shall thirttgrl (85) fet
a two and one-half (2%) stories.
REAR YARD: There shall be a rear yard having a th of not less than
fifteen (16%) per cent of the depth of the lot, provided rear ard shall ot
b less than fifteen (15) feet in depth.
SIDE YARD: There shall be a side yard on each ad of the lot havng a
width of not less than fve (6) feet, provided, however, on a lot having a
width of twenty-five (25) feet or less at thete of the option of this ordi-
nance, the width of a side yard shall not be lees than (8) feet. A side
yard shall in no case be less than one and one-quarter (1% inches in width for
each foot of building height.
OUTER COURT: An outer court shall not be less t five (5) feet, nor
1es than two and one-half (2%) inches wide for each o of helht of such
court nor less than two and one-half (2%) inches in w for each foot of
lngth of such court from the closed end.
INNER COURT: An inner court shall have a width inot less than six
(6) feet, nor less than two and one-half (2%) inches w for each foot of
height of such court, nor shall its area be less than twice square of its re-
quired least dimension. s
SETBACK: There shall be a setback of not less twenty (20) feet.
Where a new building is erected near listing buildings have setbacks
gmater than twenty (20) feet the new buildings shall set at least a dis-
'ance equal to the average setback of the buildin within block.
LOT OCCUPANCY: No building with its accessory ding shall occuw
in excess of forty (40%) per cent of an interior lot nor n of fifty (50%)
per cent of a corner lot. No dwelling shall hereafter be or altered to
accommodate nor make provision for more than twelve ( dwellings on a
acre of land; nor make provision for more than a prop umber of dwell-
ings of any fractional part of an acre of lan. number of
dwellings which may hereafter be erected on any plot of gro d shall not exceed
tbe integral number obtained by multiplying the acreage of ch plot of ground,
exclusive of the area within street tine, by twelve (12).
2. In the "B" Height and Area District the height of iildings, the mini-
mum dimensions of yard and courts, the maximum percent of lot occupancy
and the maximum number of families per acre shabe as fo ows:
HEIGHT: No building hereafter erected shall exceed rtyve (45) feet
or three (8) stories.
REAR YARD: There shall be a rear yard having a dep of not less than
fifteen (15) per cent of the depth of the lot, provided that o a rear yard shall
not be less than fifteen (15) feet and need not exceed twenty20) feet in depth.
SIDE YARD: There shall be a side yard on each side f the lot not less
than four (4) feet in width. Provided, however, that on a lot avin a width of
twenty-five (25) feet or less at the time of the adoption of o the
width of a side yard shall not be less than three (8) feet. A de yad sh in
no ease be less than one and one-quarter (1%) inches in wi for each foot of
OUTER COURT: An Outer Court shall not be less than five (6) feet, nor
less than two and one-half (2%) inches wide for each foot f height of such
court, nor less than two and one-half (2%) inches wide for e*ch f of length
of such court from the closed end.
INNER COURT: An Inner Court shall have a width oftot less than six
6) feet, nor less than two and one-half (2%) inches wide, or each foot of
height of such court, nor shall its area be ess than twice the'quare of its re-
quired least dimension.
SETBACK: Where used for dwelling purposes theresh be setback of
not l than twenty (20) feet. Where a newbu is near the
existing buildings which have setback greater than ) feet, the new
building shall set back a distance equal to the average set of the buildings
within one hundred (100) feet on either side.
LOT OCCUPANCY: No building with its accessory build i shall oupy
in exees of sixty (60) per oent ofu n telor ot, aor in exess of (70)
pr cent of a roonr lt.
8. "C" HEIGHT AREA DISTRICT: In the "C" Hei d Area
District the height of butdings, the minimum dlmens1.os ofa courts,
the maximum of lot occupancy sad the maxum families
per acre shall au no :
BEIGHT: No building hereafter erected shall exceed ifty-l 55) feet
or five () store.
SETBACK: There shall be a setback of not less than thirty ( from
the center line of the Stee, xcept in the area from St. Orange
street and Eat of, but nt including Cordova.
REAR YARD: There shall be a rear yard of not less than 10) feet
which shall not be occupied by an accessory building.
SIDE YARD: A side yard if provided, shall not be less than (5) feet
nor lae than one (1) Inch in width for each foot f building height.
OUTER COURT: An Outer Court shall be not les than ve (5 wide,
nor leo than two ) inches wide for each foot of hghtof nor
less than two (2) inches wide for each foot of lenth of such o om the
INNER COURT: An Inner Court shall be not ls than sx (6 wide,
nor less than two (2) inches wide for each foot of height of so nor
shall its area be les than twice the square of its required lest
LOT OCCUPANCY: A building with its accessory buildings occupy
the entire lot on the first floor provided the required proven or yard
is complied with. Above the h foor, build shall not occu css of
eighty (80%) per cent of an interior lo nor in excess of ninety 0 cent
oa corner lot. Buildings used forsdtl purposes may ocp t more
thansevety (0) per cent of a corner lot nor more than sxty %) per
cent of an interior lot.
4 "D" HEIGHT AND AREA DISTRICT: In the "D" Heigh Area
District the height of buildings, the minimum dimensions of yard courts,
the mamum percentage of lot occupancy, and the maximum num of fam-
lies per are all be as follows:
HEIGHT: No building hereafter erected shall exceed seven e (75)
feet or six (6) stories, or two and one-half (2%) times the wi street,
unless stepped back four (4) inches for each foot of height in of two
and on-half (2%) time the width of the street
REAR YARD: There shall be a rear yard of not less than 0) feet,
which shall not be occupied by an accessory building.
SIDE YARD: A side yard, if provided, shall be not less than f 5) feet,
nor less than three-fourths (%) of an inch wide for each foot of bull height.
OUTER COURT: An Outer Court shall not be less than five (5) wide,
nor less than one and one-half (1%) inches wide for each foot of hei of such
court, nor leus than one and on (1) inches wide for each length
of such court from the enclosed end.
INNER COURT: An Inner Court shall be not less than six (6) wide,
nor le than one and one-half (1) inches wide for each foot of ofsuch
court, nor shall its are be leus than twice the square of its least
LOT OCCUPANCY: A building with its accessory building occupy
the entire lot on the first floor provided t required provision for a yard
is complied with. Above the rat floor a building shall not occupy i cem of
ninety (90) per cent of a corner lot nor in excess of eighty (80 cent
of an interior lot. Buildings used for residential purposes may occup t more
than seventy (70) er cnt of a corner lot nor more than per
cent of an Inteo ,,lo., (See.
Helght and Area Distr lt Exceptieos
Section 1o. The foregoing retirement in the height and
shall be subject to the tfolwing exceptions and regulations:
HEIGHT: First, that in the "A" and "B" Height
or semi-public buildings, hospitals, sanitariums or
eight not exceedingsity (0) feet, when set
than one foot for each foot uch building exceeds
(45) feet respectively in height.
Second: One-family dwellings n the "A" Height
increased in height by not more than ten (10) feet wh
not less than ffteen (15) feet each are provided, such
not exceed three (8) stories in height.
Third: Chimneys, cooling towers, elevators,
tanks, grain elevators, lighthouses, pent houses, stacks a
lofts, sugar refineries, tanks, water towers, ornamental
less towers or necessary mechanical appurtenances may
height in accordance with existing or hereafter adopt
of St. Augustine. A tower may be erected on a bi
frontage of one hundred (100) feet on a street, provide
not more than fifty (50) per cent of the frontage of
twenty-five (25) feet from adjoining property lines and
horizontal area not to exceedthirty-six hundred (8600) a
A tower may be on a building having a frontage on
but such tower shall have a maximum horizontal dimeni
fifty (50) per cent of the average frontage of the building
be removed at least twenty-five (25) feet from all adjoini
shall have a maximum horizontal area not to exceed thirl
Area Districts, public
s may berecte to a
aall lot lines not lass
ve (85) and forty-Afve
Area District may be
two (2) side yards of
ellings, however, shall
ads, fire towers, gas
ge towers, or scenery
ers and spires, wire-
erected as to their
ordinances of the City
having a minimum
such tower occupies
e street, Is removed
have a maximum
or more streets,
n of not more than
on all streets, shall
r r lines, and
Fourth: On "through lots" one hundred and twenty-*e (125) feet or less
in depth, the height of a building may be measured from curb level on either
street. On through lots more than one hundred and twety-fve (125) feet in
depth the height regulations and basis of height me ent for the street
permitting the greater height shall apply to a depth o not more than one
hundred (100) feet from that street
AREA: First, for purposes of the area regulations, a e-detached build-
ing in the "A" Residence District or group houses or r houses in the "B"
Residence District shall be considered as one building and cupyi one lot.,
Second: Buildings on through lots and running from reet to street may
waive the requirements for a clear yard when complying the percentage
of lot occupancy by furnishing other open spaces in eu such required rear
Third: In computing the depth of a rear yard or the idth of a side yard
or open court for any building where such yard or court pens onto an alley
or street, one-half of such alley or street may be assume to be a portion of
the yard or court.
Fourth: Every part of a required yard or court shall from its lowest
point to the sky unobstructed, except for the ordinary p ons of sky-line
above the bottom of such yard or court, and except, for th rejection of sills,
belt courses, cornices and ornamental features not to exceed our (4) inches.
Fifth: No cornice shall project over the street line mo than five (5) per
cent of width of such street and shall in nocase project mo than five (5) feet.
Sixth: Open or lattice enclosed fire escape, fire proof out de stairways and
solid floored balconies, opening upon fire towers, project into a yard not
more than five (5) feet or into a court not more than three d one-half (8%)
feet, and the ordinary projections of chimneys and flues be permitted by
the Buildin Inspector where same are so placed as to not bstruct the light
Seventh: All of the above requirements and regulations forth in Section
108 as to the height and area shall not apply to uldings greater erected,
fronting on the Plaza, Cathedral street on the North, King et on the South,
Cordova street on the West, and Bay street on the East, d on Ft. Marion
Circle fronting Ft Marion Military Reservation from Bay to Orange
street, providing said buildings so hereafter erected shall be greater L
height than one hundred and ive (106) feet.' (See. Id.)
Section 110. No land shall be occupied or used and no hereafter
erected or altered shall be occupied or used in whole or in afor any purpose
.1 :% '
whatsoever ntil a certifate shall ave been issed by the Bul p or
station that the building complies with ., the building and he ws and
ordinances and with the provisions of thee regulation.
No chm ge of m shall be made in any buildlni or part th now or
hereafter erted or alteed that is not consistent with the pro of these
Nothing in this section shall prevent the continuance of the n t oen-
pancy or se of any existing building; except as may be necessary safety
of life and property.
Certificate for occupancy and compliance shall be appliedident
with the application for building permit and such certificate shall attached
to and be apart of the building permit No building may be altered
until such permit and certificate sha have been issued by the Bull pector.
A record of all such certificates and permits shall be kept e in the
office of the Building Inspectorand shall be furnished on request to persons
having a propriety or tenancy interest In the building affected. of two
(2.00) dollars shal be charged for each original certificate and f .00)
dollar for each copy thereof.
Section ill. All applications for building permits shall be ied by
plat in duplicate drawn to scale showing actual dimensions of the be built
upon, the size of the building to be erected, and the specifications t used in
the erection of such building, and such other information as may
to provide for the enforcement of these regulations. A careful of s
applications and plat shall be kept in the offie of the Building r. No
yard, court or other open space provided about any building for thof
complying with the provisions of these regulations shall again ca a
yard, court or other open space for another building. (Sec. Id.)
Section 112 No change shall be made in the use of a buld thout a
permit having first been Issued by the Building Inspector and no it shall
be issued to make such a change unless it is in conformity with th visions
or amendments thereto hereafter duly enacted. (Se Id.)
Interpretation, Prpose and Concst.
Section 118. In the interpretation and application of the provi of this
ordinance, they shall be held to be the minimum requirements for th motion
of the public safety, health, convenience, comfort, prosperity and al wel-
fare. It is not intended by this ordinance to interfere with or te or
annul any ordinance, rule, regulation or permit previously adop issued
pursuant to law relating to the use of buildings or premises, nor is tended
by this ordinance to interfere with or abrogate or annul any easem r other
agreements between parties; provided, however, that where this o ce im-
poses a greater restriction upon the use of building or premises, or height
of buildingor requires lager open sas than are imposed or by any
ordinance, rule, regulation or permit, or by easements, covenants, agree-
ments, the provisions of this ordinance shall control Provided, h the
powers by this ordinance created shall not be exercised so as to e the
owner of any existing property of the use or maintenance for the to
which it is now lawfully used. (Sec. d.)
Sectloa 114. Any person, firm or member of such firm, asso of pe-
sons, or any number of sueh association of pons,or the officer or cers of
any corporation, who wilftlly violates, diobe, omits, neglects or to
comply with or abide by, or who in an l manner resists the
of any of the provisions of Sections 106 to 118 inclusive, upon convi thereof
shall be fined not more than two hundred fifty ($20.00) dollars r each
offense of which he or they shall have been convicted. Each day viola-
tion is permitted to exist, under the provisions of said sections, shall
a separate ofene. In the event any person or persons convicted in
pal Court of a violation of any of the terms of said Sections 106 to 11 uve,
shall fail to pay all fine-and costs assessed aXainst him or them, e case
may be, shall be committed by the Mhnieial Court to the City Jail a term
of not more than sixty days in the discretion of said Municipal
Boundaries of almtriae
Section 115. Where uncertainty exists with
various districts as shown on the maps acomn
ordinance the following rules shall apply:
(a) he district bndaries are either streets
shown and where the designation on the maps aecom
of this ordinance indicating the various districts
-by streets or alley line, said street or alleyshall be co
of such district.
S (b) Where the district boundaries are not oth
the property has been or may hereafter be divided in
triet boundaries shall be construed to be lot lines,
on the maps accompanying and made a part of this
various districts are approximately bounded by lot
construed to be the boundary of such district unless
wise indicated on the maps.
(c) In unsubdivided property, the district bomu
accompanying and made a part of this ordinance shall
of the scale contained on such maps.
Board of Adjustment.
to the boundaries of the
and made a part of the
alleys unless otherwise
aiyng and made a part
to be the boundary
so Indicated and where
blocks and lots the di-
where the designations
ordinance Indicang the
said lot lines shill be
boundaries are other-
lines on the maps
determined by the use
(Sec. 10, d.)
Section 116. A Board of Adjustment is hereby consisng of five
members, each member to be appointed by the City misn ofthe City of
St. Augustine for a term of three years and removable y forcausby the
pointing authority upon written charges and only public hearing. The
Chairman of the Board of Adjustment shall be nam rom one of t e v
members constituting the Board. Vacancies shall be ed for the unexpred
term of any member whose term becomes vacant. T Board shall adopt its
own rules, which said rules, when so adopted by said shall constitutethe
rules of Procedure of said Board and for the adminis tion of the affairs by
said Board. All meetings of the Board shall be open to he public and shall be
held at the call of the chairman and at such times as th Board may determine.
Such chairman, or in his absence, the actin chairman administer aths
and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings such board shall be
open to the public. Such board shall keep minutes oft proceeding, showing
the vote of each member upon every question, ot t or falling to vote,
indicating such fact, and shall also keep records of its tions and other
official actions. Every rule, regulation, every amendmen or appeal thereof and
every order, requirements, decision o determination of e Board shall be im-
medately filed in the office of the Board nd shall be a lirecord.
Such Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide a from and review
any order, requirement, decision or determination made y any administrative
official charged with the enforcement of this ordinance.
It shall also hear and decide all matters referred tt or upon which it is
required to pass under this ordinance. The ncurring te of four members
of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order, re rement, decision or
determination of any such administrative official, or to in favor of the
applicant any matter upon which it is required to pass er this ordinance.
Such an appeal to be taken by any person aggrieve or oy an officer, depart-
ment board or bureau of the municipality. Sucan m shall be taken
within such time as shall be prescribed by the Board of A ustment by general
rule by filing with the ocer from whom the appeal is and with the Board
of Adjustment a notice of appeal, specifying the ground thereof. The officer
from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith tran the Board all the
papers constituting the record upon which the action app ed from was taken.
An appeal stays all proceed in furtherance of he on appealed from,
unless the officer from whom the appeal is taken certified to the Board of Ad-
Justment after the notice of the appeal has been filed w him, that by reason
of facts stated In the certificate, a stay would in his oV on cause imminent
peril to life or property, in which ease proceedings shall lot be stayed other-
wise than by a restraining order which may be granted ythe Board of Ad-
justment or by a court of record on application, on to the officer from
whom the appeal is taken and on due cause shown.
The Board of Adjustment shall fix a reasonable time fh the hearing of the
appeal and give due notice thereof to the parties and dece the same within a
reasonable time. Upon the hearing, any party may ap in person or by
agent or by attorney. The Board of Adstment may or firm, wholly
o partly, or may modify the order, mquirement, decision r deerminaion as
in its eopidam ot to enadr iathre sai ead tothat ad have a
tOw of oer from whom e pplis taken ar
practical diclties a r* ra i In the way of out the
strict letter of nth ordinance theBo Adjustment shall ha power
in passing upon appeals to vry or modi the pplicaton of any. o regu
tons or provisons of this rdinance reatng to the or
action ofII or structursor the use of land, so that the Iit of the
ordinance shall beobseed, pbc safety and welfare secured betantial
Any person or persons, firm or members of such firm, any nationn of
persons, or member thereof, or ay corpation, who shall be ointl several
aggrieved by any decision of the Board of Adustment may appeal e Circuit
Court in and for the circuit in which the Cty of St. A Johns
County, Florida, is situated, n the manner, under the terms and wi the time
as described under the provisions of Chapter 11148 Laws of Floi Acts of
1925, provided, however that in the event such persons so ap from the
decision of the Board of Adjustment and said appeal shall be in their
favor by the said Circuit Court that no costs shallbe allowed a m e Board
of Adjustment unless it shall appear to the Court that said Adjust-
ment acted with gros negligence or in bad faith or with malice in the
decision from which appeal was taken. (See. Id.)
Amendments and Changes.
Section 117. The regulations imposed and the districts created ordi-
nance may be amended from time to time by-ordinance after t rdinace
establishing the same has gone into effect, but no such amendm shall be
made without a hearing before some commission or committee by
the City Commissioners of the City of St. Augustine, Florida. At fifteen
days' notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be publish a new
paper of general circulation in St. Au ti In ease of wri protest
against any proposed amendment, signed and acknowledged by th ers of
twenty per cent of the frontage -mmediately adjoining or across or
alley therefrom, or by the owners of twenty per cent of the fron directly
opposite the frontage proposed to be altered as to such regulti district,
d with the City Auditor and Clerk, such amendment shall no passd
except by,the favorable vote of two-thirds of all of the members City
Commission of the City of St Augustine, Florida. (Sec. Id.)
Section 11. In case any building or structure is erected, al-
tered, repaired, converted or maintained or attempt is made to instruct,
alter, repair, convert or maintain, or any building, structure, or lan used or
Is attempted to be used In violation of Sections 106 to 118, inclusive, City of
St. Augustine, by its City Manager, in addition to the penalty h pro-
vided may institute an appropriate action or proceedingsto h un-
lawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, on main-
tenance or use, to restrain, correct or abate such violation to pre the oc-
cupancy of said building, structure or land, or to prevent any illegal conduct,
use, to restrain, correct or abate such premises. (Sec. d.)
Changing Use Classilcation of Certain Lots.
Section 118-A. The front tier of lots immediately joining R r on
the East and extending from St. Francis Street on theNorth to Du Street
on the South in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, which is now resi-
dential district be, and the same are hereby declared to be business md con-
verted to a local business district.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 845, November 7, 8.)
Directing Use District Map Changed.
Section 118-3. The Use District Map on file in the office of the Auditor
and Clerk of the City of St Augustine, Florida, and in the office of County
Clerk of St. Johns County, Florid, as provided by Ordinance 269 of City of
St Augustine, Florida, shall be amended to conform with the provisi of this
ordinance. (Sec. d.)
Secti 119. Th City Cmmission f the City of St. Augustin, hereby
create and designate AnatasiaIsld within the corporate limits No.
for the purpose of regltngthe tpo il tob plcd or eced
thrmei and the purpose for w aic uildch 'ty be sed. I
(Sec. 1, 248, March 2,196.)
Lanch Eoom. or Wagons Prohibited.
Section 120, No person, persons, firm or corpora shall erect a building or
locate a building for commercial use, lunch wagon or otor vehicle for the par-
pose of serving of food or drink within the district own as Anastasi Island
within the corporate limits without having first ob a permit so to do.
(Sec. 2, Id.)
Section 121. Any person or persons, firm or corpoiMon found guilty of vio-
lation of Sections 119 and 120, shall be punished by tle Municipal Court of the
City of St. Augustine, Flo by a fne not to exc One'Hundred ($100.00)
Dolars, or imprisonment .in the City Jail not to exe sixty (60) days or both
at the discretion of the Court. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Public Livery Stables.
Section 122. It shall be unlawful for any person, on, firm, association
or corporation to erect, build, construct or maintain thin the limits herein-
after specified, any building or buildings for the p of operating or main-
taining a public livery stable or transfer stable and it also be unlawful for
any person persons, firm, association or corporation keep or maintain any
horse or horses within the limits hereinafter prescri or the purpose of doing
a public transfer business within the corporate limits the City f St. Augus-
tine; provided, however, that it shall not be unlawful r person to keep one
horse for private use only within the limits herenate ecied.
(Sec. 1, Ordinane 50, february 18, 1917.)
Section 128. That the limits within which it shall unlawful to erect,
strut or maintain any livery or transfer stable, or wi which it shall be
lawful for any person, persons, firm, association or co ration to keep or ni
tain any horse or horses within the limits hereinafter p bed for the pur
of doing a public transfer business within corporate it of the City of
Augustine; provided, however that it shall not be unla 1 for a person to 1
one horse for private use only within the limits he r specified, be
the same are as follows:
That portion of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, which is bounded mi
North by Orange Street, on the East by Bay Street on the South b
Francis Street as far west as the west side of Cordo Street, thence N
along the West side of Cordova Street to a point where West side of Cor
Street intersects the South side of Bridge Street, then West along the S
side of Bridge Street to Central Avenue, thence South along the East aid
Central Avenue to DeHaven Street, thence West on the uth side of DeHi
Street to Ribera Street, thence North on the West e of Ribera Stree
where Ribera Street intersects Orange Street, which is he Northern boun(
of the District referred to in Section 122.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 8, May 14, 1918.)
Section 124. The provisions of Sections 122 to inclusive, shall
apply to erection and construction of buildings and of buildings for
maintenance and operation of livery and kale states an e keeping of a h
or horses for any purpose, within the limits prescribed Section 128, only f
and after this ordinance takes effect
(Sec. 8, Ordinance 50, Fbruary18, 1917.)
Section 125. Any person, persons, firm, association o crporrton violating
the provisions of Sections 122, 128 and 124, upon convi on thereof shall pay
a fine of not exceeding One Hundred ($100.00) Dollar, d be imprisoned in the
City Jail for a period not exceeding Sixty days, or both suchlne and impris-
onment. (See. 4, Id.)
Section 126. In this ordinance the following tehnLa terms shall have the
meaning respectively assigned to them in this section.
ALTERATIONS: Ary changes, addition or moedicatie in
APPROVED: Shall mean by the Building Inaspector.
ADDITION: Any change which increases the area, height olume of
BEARING WALL: Shall be taken to mean walls upon which girders
or trusses rest.
BUILDING; Any thing erected by art and fixed upon or in com-
posed of dieent pieces connected together and designed for me in position
m which do fied.
Any structure built for the support or inclosure of persons, m or
PROPERTY LINE: Shall be taken to mean the established y line
between private property and any public property or two private pety or
CURTAIN WALLS: Shall be taken to mean any non-bearing between
columns, piers or girders.
CEMENT: Where the word cement is used in this ordinance, nd Ce-
ment is intended.
DRY CLEANING ESTABLISHMENTS: Shall be taken to places
where the business of dry cleaning and dry-dyeing garments of any cloth,
feathers or any sort of fabrics or textiles by the use of arbon-bisul gaso-
line, naphtha, bezine, bensol or other light petroleum or coal tar duts or
inflmmable liqudsare used for dry-cleaning, sponging ordry process.
DWELLING: A building designed or used for human habitat r abode
when used by members of not more than two families may be as a
But when more than five rooms are provided for hire or on,
such buildings may be classified and treated as apartment ho ement
or lodging houses, except where the entire building is intended f hire for
residence purposes for not more than two families.
APARTMENT HOUSES: An apartment house shall be taken and
include every building which shall be intended or designed for or -as the
home or residence of three or more families or households living in
of each other.
EXTERNAL WALLS: The outer wall or inclosure of a building than
a party wall.
FIRE WALLS: A wall built of incombustible materials with
or with openings protected by metal frames and wired glass or or
FIRST STORY: The story, thefloor of which is at or frst abo level
of the sidewalk or adjoining ground, the other stories to be numbered regular
succession, counting upwards
FOUNDATION WALLS: That portion of a bearing wall be the top
of the footing and the bottom of the first foor beams.
FLOOR AREA: Shall be the area of the horizontal eross a
to the center of party walls or fire walls and to be the outde oof all walls.
FIRE LIMITS: Designated in this ordinance may be by the
GRADE: Shall be taken to mean the established sidewalk I at the
building line of any street or if the building be not built on the line
of a street, then exposed surface of the earth adjoining any will taken
to be the grade of that wall.
HEIGHT OF A BUILDING: Shall be taken to mean the
between the grade and the highest part of a flat roof, grade and point
between eaves and ridge of gabled roofs or grade and deck line
and roofs, ,
INCOMBUSTIBLE ROOF or NON-COMBUSTIBLE ROOF: Roo build-
ings and shed covered with tin, iron or incombustible material, not to
ignition or combustion from sparks or fire on the asr ace of the roof, shall be
considered non-combustible or incombustible roof.
MINOR REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS: Thea terms shall be taken to
mean insignificant repairs and alterations which do n affect either thi struc-
tural features, arrangements or occupancy of a bud and costing less than
One Hundred Dollars (5100.00).
MERCANTILE BUILDINGS: Any building in w ch any portion .s used
for any purpose other than a dwelling, hotel or apart ent house.
SNON-BEARING WALLS: Shall be taken to mea one which supports no
other load than its own weight.
OCCUPIED:*Shall be construed as though followed by the words "or in,
tended, arranged or designed to be occupied."
PRIVATE GARAGE: Shall be taken to mean building or part of a
building used by the owner, or rented or leased to an] person, persons, firms,
or corporation for the purpose of parking or storing ay motor vehicle and in
which mechanical repairs are not made for a compens on.
PARTITION: An interior wall constructed of d, laths and plaster
or other materials.
PARTY WALL: A wall built on the dividing line teen adjoining prem-
ises for their common use.
PERSON: Any person, firm, corporation, associate or partnership.
PROHIBITED OCCUPANCIES: Shall be taken t include wood yards,
dry cleaning establishments, planing mills and novelty works, mattress fac-
tories, or mattress renovating establishments.
REINFORCED CONCRETE: A concrete in which steel is imbedded in
.such manner that they act in unison in resisting stresses ne to external loading.
REPAIRS: The renewal of any part of a building of its fixtures or ap-
purtenances, where the work or substituted material not affect the safety
or structural integrity of the building. Where parts affected the work
shall come under the definition of an alteration.
SHED: A rough or unfinished structure for storage or an open structure
for temporary shelter.
STORY OF A BUILDING: A division in a building comprising the space
between two successive tiers or Joists.
THEATRE: A building or a portion of a building which it is designed
to make a business of the presentation of dramatic, op tic or other perfor-
mances or shows for the entertainment of spectators.
LENGTH AND WIDTH OF BUILDING: The lengi of a building is its
greatest horizontal dimensions, the width of a building is its next greatest
horizontal dimension. I
WOODEN BUILDING: Any building of which an eternal or party wall
is constructed wholly or partly of wood, the same as a f ime building. Build-
ings with wooden frame work clad with sheet metal or veneered with brick
shall be classed as frame buildings.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 270, NoVember 28, 1925.)
Section 127. Whenever the term "Fire District" is ued in this Ordinance,
it shall be understood to refer to all territory defined in Sction 159..
(See. 2, Id.)
SSection 128. Before any person, firm or corporation hall begin the erec-
tion, repairing, changing or altering of any building or trtre within the
limits of the City, he or they shall make written applicati a shall file with
the Building Inspector at his office a written statement ving the posed
location, dimensions and manner of construction of the posed budingor
structure and the material to be used, and shall file pl and speifcatons
in duplicate of the proposed building or structure, which s contain the name
and address of the owner, the lot and block number whe the building is to
be erected and the structural detail drawings, provided ho that the
Building Inspetor shall not require such plans and speecati the erec-
tion, repair, change or alteration of the proposed building or cost
less than Five Hndred dollars ($500.00).
Upon application the Building Inspector shall give the per ked for,
upon printed forms to be kept for that p ,urpo provided that he not be
required to grant a permit in any ease each and every one e provi-
sions of Section 128 shall have been complied with by the applicant
( Se Id.)
Building Constructeon to Conform to Code.
Section 129. All the provisions of this code shall apply to all ns and
structures within the corporate limits.
No wall, structure, building or part thereof, shall her et be built,
equipped, altered, repaired or removed, nor shall any work for a permit
is required be done except in conformity with the provisions of thi e.
No wall, truture, building or part thereof, already built, n work
on same for _hh a permit is required, which is not in exis be
raised, altered, repaired, moved, built upon or otherwise changed in manner
that would be a violation of any of the provisions of this Code. (S Id.)
Section 180. Before the erection, construction, equipping, on or
repair of any building or structure or any part thereof, the owner his duly
authorized agent shall submit to th Buildng Inspector a full mplete
copy of the plansand specifications ~o the proposed wor, and s detailed
plans as the Building Inspector may require together with a si8
giving the names and addresses of the owner, architect, contract builder,
an accurate description of the location of the proposed work, with affidavit
giving the maximum live load for which each floor is designed n floor
construction is involved), the proposed maximum number of person be ac-
commodated at one time. on each floor above the first story the for
which each story is'intended, and the total estimated cost of the p work.
No work for which a permit is required shall be commenced
with until said plans and specifications and statements have been led and
approved and a permit issued therefore, and the work when p ed with
shall be done in accordance with such approved plans, specifcatio d state-
ment. It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or other person con-
trol of any building or structure, to permit or allow any work which a
permit is required to be commenced or proceeded with until s it is
obtained, and it shall be unlawful for any contractor to engage in an ch work
until said permit is obtained and each of the above named part o doing
shall be held separately and individually to have violated the pros of this
Change of Plans.
If durngthe progress of the work upon any building or I is de-
sired to deviate in any manner whatsoever from the plans and a cations
so filed and upon which said permit was issued, notice of such deei change
shall first be filed with the Building Inspector and his written ion ob-
tained therefore before such change is begun; otherwise it shall be wful to
deviate from said plans and specifications.
Permit for Cleaning Ground.
Preliminary permits for cleaning the ground or for excavatio may be
issued pending completion of plans and specifications; for such mary
permit a fee of fifty (50c) cents shall be charged, and such peter-
minate when the work for which it is granted has been completed, y limi-
tation thirty (80) days from the date thereof.
Permit and Certificate from Licensed Architect for Work over .00.
For the erection, alteration or repair of any building or strut within
the fire limits, and any building or structure costing more than $5, located
within the City of St. Augustine, there shall be filed with the Buili Inspec-
tor a complete set of plans and specifications to be retained by him l such
building or structure has been completed and approved. The appli on for
permit for all such work costing more than $5,000.00 within the limits
shall be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licensed and regist archi.
tect, as required by an act, adopted by the Legislature of the State da
at its regular asewsi, 1915, and approved May 29 ory to the fact that
the said plans and specifications comply and are n with the structural
requirements of this Code, and when required by Bt Inspectr, saeA
applications shall also be accompanied by a rain et show the weights
'carried by the several supports, including column posts, birds,
foors, foundations and fooings, when the build i fully adedand the
safe loads said supports, etc., will carry.
Application for Permit.
The application for a permit for any new building or structure shall con-
tafn a complete description of the kind and the size such building, the char
acter of materials to be used, the ground area to be covered and the net cubical
contents of such building.
Fee for Permits. &
The fee charged for permits shall be as follows or all b costing
less than $1,000, $1.00 for each permit. For all buiings costing more than
$1,000 and not exceeding $125,000, $1.00 for each ousand. The maximum
fee wil be $125.00.
This code shall apply with equal force to municipal and public buildings
as well as private buildings, and the plans and the secifcations of al bild-
ings ofa public character shall remain on file permanently in the office of the
The person having a permit for any work whatever shall immediately
upon commencing such work keep displayed in a copicuous manner on the
lot or building the permit number in figure not less t two inches in height.
Street Grade for Building.
Upon receipt of a permit, the owner intending to build shall, if the street
be not graded in front of the proposed building, obtain *ie grade from the City
Manager and build in conformity therewith.
Revoke Permit for Violation.
If any work for which a permit is required shall be commenced or con-
ducted in violation of any of the provisions of this Co e, either as to the oc-
cupation of a sidewalk or streets, or the application r use of material or
workmanship, it shall be the,duty of the Building npe to revoke such per-
mit, and it shall be unlawful, after the revocation of a emit, to proceed with
such work until the permit shall first have been reins ted. Before a permit
revoked for any cause may lawfully be reinstated, the tre work covered by
former permit must be first put into condition correspo lg with the terms of
this Code and all materials applied in violation of th requirements of this
The revocation of a permit shall be in writing and| served on the ownr,
agent architect, contractor or any person doing any of the work.
Every permit shall be considered cancelled-if active 4ork is not commenced
within six months from the date of issuance, but may t once be reinstated
without cost; provided that no conditions have arisen the meantime that
would have prevented the issuance of such permit in the instance.
Duration of Permits.
The duration of all permits shall be governed by th estimated cost of the
proposed structure, and shall not exceed a period of five months for a building
stin less than $5,000.00; twelve months for a building stig from $5,000.
o $ .500.; and not to exceed eighteen months for bldings costing more
Permits may be once renewed without cost during the progress of the work.
Outside of the fire limits, ordinary repairs of build or structures, the
cost of which does not exceed $500.00 may be made witho a permit
Within the fire limits the amount of such repairs not exceed $260.00
Adess permit is obtained.
This shall not app to the equipment of building, for whi bulng
permit shall be obtabd in every case.
Application must a6foral to Law.
If the matters mentioned in the application for a permit or ltma and
specifcation filed with wame, shall indicate to the Building Ins that the.
work to be done will not bein conformity with this or other of the
City of St. Augustine, of which he is cognisat, he shall refuse to a permit
until same have been made to comply in every respect,
Approval or rejection shall be made within a reasonable time.
In all classes of buildings or structures costing more than $1 .00, and
in all concrete work, the owner or party having control of such w pro-
vide a satisfactory superintendent for the purpose of seeing that wor is
done strictly in accordance with the plans and specifcations and hall the
provisions of this Code. Id.)
Section 131. Every contractor and sub-contractor, gas and fitter en-
gaged in the building, altering, repairing, equipping, moving or of
buildings or structures within the City of St. Augustine, shall annu filewith
the City Auditor and Clerk an approved corporate surety bond as fo : Con-
tractors in the sum of $5,000.00 and sub-contractors in the sum of .00, so
conditioned that the said party will indemnify and protect the City o
tine against all costs and expenses which may in any manner a
said City in consequence of the operations covered by any permit the
Building Inspector, and conditioned further that said party will y all
respects with the provisions of this Code. and further expressly sti ingand
agreeing to pay all damages for personal injuries to any one on any
excavation made in, or any obstruction placed upon any street or walk in
said City by any one while engaged in or about the performance o d work,
anto pay all damages for injuries to or encroachments upon the ryof
abutting lot owners or other persons in constructing the improve or doing
the work herein mentioned, and will defend all suits and hold the of St.
Au~ustine harmless against any and all loss or damage, on acco f either
said personal injuries or injuries to property.
Each bond shall cover all building operations by said party for of
one year from date of acceptance.
Every owner or other person engaged in building, altering, o
equipping, moving or demolishing any building or structure within City o
St Augustne, shall file with the City Auditor and Clerk an approve rporate
surety bon as required under paragraph 1 of this section, if in
tion of such building he shall obstruct any sidewalk, alley or public
No permit shall be issued for any such operations until said b s been
The term 'Building Contractor" shall mean any person, person corpor-
ations, remodeling, building additions to, or erecting buildings of
(regardless of kind of materials used) who takes work on contract, stage,
or acts as superintendent or foreman for the owner or architect. not
include superintendents or foremen employed by licensed Building tors.
If the owner wishes to construct his own building he will not be uired to
have a licensed superintendent or foreman, if said owner satisfies din
aid building will be constructed according to plans and specicao ed with
the Building Inspector and to comply with this Code.
Provided, that paragphs one and two of this section do not ap work
the gross cost of which does not exceed the sum of $500.00. (See. d.)
Use of Streets.
Section 18. (1) The portion of any street which may be occu by the
materials necessary for building operations shall not exceed in t the
dimensions of the premise being built upon except that if the wri consent
and waiver of claims for damages against the Cit by the owners of prop
rty cutting upon th site o the proposed building is obtained
the Bulding Inpector, the occupancy of the street may be extended include
such rty dan the same terms and conditions as herein fixed for streets,
ne circumstances shall more than one-third of the width street
be so occupied, and no such materials shall be placed nearer than t l0) fest
to n street erosing nor nearer than six (6) feet any railroad or car t k
fire plug, or' manhole or any sewer or conduit nor nearer than twelve
(12) nches to any curb or street gutter without p provisions being made
for free passage of water in such gutter. No ate shall be placed in any
street or alley so as to obstruct free passage of person and vehicles at all times.
(2) In remodeling the fronts of buildings w the upper walls are
temporarily held up by shores or other supports th sidewalk shall be closed
until all supports have been completely removed, a temporary walk built
around connecting the sidewalk at both ends, board up on inside and covered
over as required in paragraph 4 of this section.
As soon as any building or structure is up to g e, the sidewalk shall be
immediately constructed and a free passageway at t four feet wide shall be
kept open at all times.
(8) Temporary sheds for office purposes or sto of tools and materials
may be erected during building operations upon public property within the space
allowed for building materials. All such buildings be removed upon com-
pletion of the work.
S(4) As soon as any building under course of struction or alteration
reaches the height of one story, a shed shall beco over the sidewalk
the entire frontage of such Luding, and if a corner, thfront and side. Such
sheds shall be substantially constructed and roofed two-inch plank fitted
tightly together covering the'entire sidewalk and not earer than eight feet to
same, and such sheds shall be kept in good repair until building is completed.
where a building is carried up more than four es in height, such sheds
shall be roofed with two thicknesses of two-inch p
(5) The regulation for the use of streets shall be e same for all parts of
the cty except that outside the fire limits the tsof paragraph 4 my
be omitted, provided that at least four feet of the side is kept open, freeand
clean at all times.
(6) In the event of the discontinuance of building operations for a period
of sixty (60) days, or more, the Building inspector or police may order the re-
moval of all materials and obstructions rom the street and sidewalks ,
(7) Under no circumstances shall iron, steel, sto e, brick or their heavy
material, for any purpose whatsoever, be dumped o thrown from any con-
veyance, or otherwise, upon any pavement or surfain of any street,'sidewalk
or alley, and where such materials are being unload dumped or thrown to
said pavement or surfacing, the same shall be thorou ly protected by heavy
plank or other material of sufficient strength to withstd the impact caused by
such dumping or throwing.
All brick shall be properly stacked when remove from wagons and kept
stacked until used.
(8) All excavations near a street or sidewalk sh be at all times safely
guarded and protected by a substantial fence or
In the event of imminent danger, the Building spector shall have the
authority to cause the removal of all building materiafrom any public street
or alley and to close same to the use of the public, sh d any excavation be in
danger of caving, and may require the person making the excavation to put
down sheet piling or other necessary protection.
(9) No shavings, straw, excelsior or other loose o ustible material shall
be allowed to accumulate upon any public way by any tor or workman,
and materials causing dust shall be kept wetted dow No trash, rubbish or
other materials shall be thrown from any roof or wnd, but shall be lowered
in a container, or through a chute directly into wagons
(10) Any person causing or placing any otrut upon any public way
shall place a red light at each end and at intervals of f (50) feet along same
and shall keep said red lights burning from sunset in evening till sunrise
in the morning of each day such obstruction remain in d public way.
Any unauthorized person removing, extinguishing interfering with' said
red lights shall be fined n accordance with Section 185 this Code.
S11) Demolishing or wrecking buildings. No buil g shall be wrecked or
demolished except on permission from the Building I ner, and anyperson
or persons, firm or contractor desiring to wreck or d lish a building shall
satisfy the Building Inspector:that he or they are compe nt to do the said work
and will in every way comply with the provisions of thi Code before a permit
hall be i issued.
Twenty-four hours' notice shall be given the Buildi Inspector before be-
ginning the demolition of any building or struture and such work not pro-
ceed until a periit is obtained from the Buildn Inspector.
Story after tory shall be removed beginning at the top and material
shall be Placed upon a floor but shall be lowered to the ground ediately
upon displacement and hallbe properly wet to alla dust.
When any building ever one story high s demolish precau for pro-
tecting the public shall be taken as required in paragraph 4 of thistion.
Excavationm and Fonmdatons.
Section 18S. The person caing any excavation to be made o building,
shall have the same properly guarded and protected. Whenever he
shall at his own expense properly heath, pile and erect masonry con-
struction, or a suiietretaining wall to permanently support joining
earth. Such retaining wall shall extend from full depth of the tion up
to the level of the adjoining earth and shall be properly coped.
Excavations Affectig Adjoining Property.
Section 134. Whenever an excavation for buildings or other p sall
be intended to be carried down below grade, the person causing a cavation
to be made shall at all. times from the commencement until the pletion
thereof, at his own expense, preserve any adjoining or contiguous strue-
ture, yard, bank of earth or rocks from injury and support the proper
foundations or retaining walls, so that they shall be and remain plally as
safe as before such excavation was commenced, whether the said ning or
contiguous wall, structure, yard or bank of earth or rock are do more or
less than grade.
For this purpose such approved foundations or retaining.walls be built
upon the property upon which such wall, structure, yard or bank earth or
rock is situated.
If the necessary license is not accorded to the person making excava-
tion, then it shall be the duty of the owner refusing to grant such li at his
own expense to make the adjoining or contiguous wall, structure, or bank
of earth or rock, safe and support the same by proper foundations taking
walls, so that they shall be and remain practically as sae as be uch ex-
cavation was commenced, whether the said adjoining or contiguous struc-
ture, yard, or bank of earth or rock, are down more or less than
For this purpose such approved foundations or retaining walls b uilt
upon the property upon which such wall, structure, yard or bank bt or
rock is situated (Sec. d.)
Foundations Adjoining Party Walls.
Section 185. (1) In case any wall is intended to be used by the y caus-
ing an excavation to be made, the footings and foundation of such wall
are in good condition and sufficient for the use of both the existing and
the new one, then the person causing it to be made, shall at his o ep
preserve such party wall from injury and support the same by pro, so
that said party wall shall be and remain as safe as before the exca on was
(2) In case the footings and foundations of any said party wal not in
good condition, or not suicient for the use of both the existing band
te new ones, it shall be the duty of the person causing such exca to be
n0de to extend such defective foundation, or to replace same with foot-
ingwall projecting on each side of the property line such a distance bring
the center of the wall, so that the total load upon the wall may be oly
distributed over the area of the footing.
Any other approved method may be used which will adequately rt the
party wall. In order that this may be done the person causing the nations
to be made shall be allowed access to the adjoing premises.
(8) In case any excavation or the removal of any existing bu shows
any adjoining wall or structure' to be unsafe at the time the exca on was
began, it shall be the duty of the person causing the excavation to ade or
the building to be removed, to forthwith report the fact, in writing, to Build-
Inspector, who shall upon receipt of such notice, forthwith in ad-
joining pmise and if said wall or structure is found to be unsafe shall
cause the same to be repaired as provided in section 179.
(4) If the person whose duty it shall be to preserve or protect wall or
structure from injury shall fail or neglect to proceed to do so within -four
hours after receipt of a notice from the Building I e then thBuilding
Inspector shall enter upon the premises and employ labor, and fish ochi
materials, and take such steps as, in his judgment, y be necessary to make
the premises safe and secure, or prevent same from ming unsafe or danger-
oat the cost and expense of the person whose dt is to the ame safe
Any party doing such work or furnishing su materials, or any prt
thereof, under and by the direction of the B ding petor, may bring and
aintam an action against such person, in the sam manner as if he or they
had been employed to do said work or furnish said rials by said person.
(See. fO, Id.)
Incombustible Wals, Cornices and Fire-Besist. Roofs Required Within
Section 186. Every building hereafter erected enlarged within the fre
limits shall be enclosed on all sides with walls cont ted wholly f stone well
burned brick terra cotta, concrete or other equivalentmbustble material; and
shall have the roof structures, including dormer wiows, covered with fire-
resisting material. All cornices shall be of incombustble material.
S(Sec. 11, Id.)
Permissible Wooden Structure Within Fire Limit
Section 187. No frame or wooden structure shall ereafter be built within
the fire limits as given herein, or within the fire limts hereafter established,
except the following; and all roofs placed upon such bu ding or structures shall
have a fire-resisting covering.
Temporary one-story frame buildings for use of builders, and temporary
stands, platforms, booths, and tents for which permit shall be obtained from
the Inspector. Such frame structures for use ofbuild in connection with the
erection of a new building shall be removed as soon as e building is completed;
other temporary frame structures shall be removed as as they haveeased
to serve the original purpose for which they were pe tted.
No frame building shall be moved within the fie its, except to a location
outside the fire limits. (See. 12, Id.)
Repairing Frame Buildings Within Fire Limits.
Section 188. Any existing frame building within t*e fire limits which may
hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise, ton amount greater than
one-half of its present value, exclusive of the foundation, shall not be repaired
or rebuilt, but shall be removed.
No frame building within the fire district shall increased in area by
frame additions, except that frame extensions to be d exclusively for toilet
purpose may be ermitted,providing the location of sa ae will not increase the
ire hazard and te same is approved by the Building peor.
(Sec. 18, Id.)
Limits of Height and Area.
SSection 189. No building erected within the corpote limits, having walls
of hollow terra cotta or concrete blocks, shall exceed thee stories or forty feet
in height; and no building hereafter erected or altered sall exceed four stories
or ffty-five feet in height; unless it be of fire-proof construction, when it shall
not exceed ten stories or 125 feet, except for towers having not over 1500
The foor area between fire walls of non-fireproof bu dings shall not exceed
When fronting on one street 5000 square. feet; hen fronting on two
streets, 6,000 square feet; and when fronting on there streets, 7,500 square
feet These area limits may be increased under the Allowing conditions as
(a) For non-fireproof buildings, fully equipped wih approved automatic
sprink"e 60 per cent.
Sr fi-proof buildings not exceeding 125 feet height 50 cent.
() For fire-proof building not exceeding 12 feet heht quipped
with approved automatic sprinklers, 100 per cent. ( 4, Id.)
Section 140. All exterior .or division walls of- buld s hereafter erected
shall be of sufficient thickne~esto support the load to be rred; but in no case
shall a brick stone, concrete or hollow block wall be less eight inches thick.
(2) Walls, ecepting party or Afre walls, for all g of other than
house class, not pedingve stories or sxt-five feet la a d
ve thea uperstory nt s than t iche thic, icreaing
ckess for each strie or o thereof below F such is
css of Ave store, but not exceeding te stories or 126 et in the top
ry shall not be le a e tha eg hhick increasing four thick-
ess for each two stories or fraction thereof below, or when building sale-
n or concrete construction may have eight inch curtain walls.
(8) For all walls of buildings of the dwelling house class, the story
all not be les than eight inches thick, increasing four inches in for
two stories or fraction thereof below.
(4) Walls in skeleton construction shall be of brick tile, stone
rishll be supported by girders at each story and shall not than
eight inches thick
(5) In all buildings, except dwellings, frame buildings and sk ono-
tlon, party walls and fre walls which serve as bearing walls on sides
not e less than sixteeninches thick in the upper three stori up
orty feet, increasing four inches in thickness for each two stories
ereof below. All other fire walls shall not be less than sixteen ck in
e upper four stories or upper fifty feet, increasing four inches in ft s or
ach two stories or faction thereof below. Four inches may be from
the thickness of the top floor wall, except that the minimum thi be
not less than eight inches.
(6) Stone-faced walls shall be four inches thicker than r brick
(7) Walls more than 40 feet long as above described, without tion
shall have pilasters, two feet six inches by four inches, not less ty-
four feet on centers.
(8) All exterior and division or party walls over one story high extend
the full thickness of top story to at least three feet above the roof of
a building as a parapet and be properly coped, excepting walls on a
street and are finished with incombustible cones gtters or crown din
excepting also the walls of detached private dwelgs with peaked hi
roof The parapet walls of warehouses and all manufacturing or
buildia shall extend three feet above the roof
(9) Firewalls shall be continuous from foundation to three feet e roof
level, ad be coped,
(10) Hollow blocks of terra cotta or concrete when used for walls
shall have no more than 7 per cent for terra cotta and 80per cent
block cellular space, except in dwelling house class. The coarse
shall be of suitable material graded in sie, but in no ease shall the um
dimensions exceed one-half the minimum width of any section of
block. Concrete blocks shall not be used in construction until they ha
the age of twenty-eight days, or developed the strength specified in
(11) All walls and partitlons in schools, hospitals and places of
semb age, over one story high, and all walls and partitions th ware-
houses and factory buildings shall hereafter be but of brick, stone, low or
solid blocks, reinforced concrete, or equivalent incombustible cons
Footing of Foundation Wals.
Section 141. The footing for foundation walls, pers and column be.
constructed of plain concrete, reinforced concrete, brick or of
beams resting on a bed of concrete. No footing for walls shall be than
twelve Inches wider than walls above.
(2) Footings shallbeso designed that the loads they sustained area
shall be as nearly uniform as possible, and the stresses shall conform best
engineering practice. The dad loads carried by the footings shall the
actual weight of the superstructure and foundations down to the the
footings. All tanks or other receptacles for liquids shall be figured as full.
All valts or similar built-in structures shall be considered parts of
The live load on column footings shall be assumed to be the same live
load in the lowest tier of columns.
In no case shall the load per square foot under any portion of
due to the combined dead, live, and wind loads exceed the safe sus -w
of the soil apon which the footing rests.
(8) Conrete footing shall be not less than twelve inces thick.
Reduced Live Loads.
Section 142. Floor beams in buildings shall be mputed to sustain foor
by floor the full live and dead loads. In buildings ore than five stories in
height, on column supporting each succeeding the following rductins
may be made: the full live and dead load on roof; e full dead load ad 80
per cent of the full live load on top floor with a 5 pe cent reduction of the live
load on each succeeding foor down to 50 per cent. (See. 17, Id.)
Test of Construction.
Section 143. Whenever required by the Inspecto the owner. or contractor,
at his own expense, shall make load or other tests determine the efficiency
of the construction. Floors must in all cases develop strength in thirty days
equal to three times the live load plus the dead load not less than twice the
combined dead and live load, whichever is the great, they were designed to
support, and if the tested portion fails to showthe therein quird,
it shall be condemned by the Inspector and must be placed by the owr or
contractor with floors of the required strength. (See. 18, Id.)
Theatres and Places of Amusement.
Buildings Already Built.
Section 144. (1) Every theatre or opera house building or a portion of
a building in which it is designed to make a busine of the presentation of
dramatic, operatic, moving pictures or other perform ce or shows for the en-
tertainment of spectators, or having a permanent a for said performances
which can be used for scenery and other appliances w constructed and used
or to be used for theatrical or operatic purposes f the accommodation of
more than 300 persons, must comply with this section.
(2) After six months from date of adoption this ordinance, no such
building shall be used for the accommodation of mo than 800 persons until
the Inspector shall have approved the same as con ng with the require
ments of this section.
(8) A fire wall must separate the auditorium, om the stage. Walls,
floors and ceiling of exit and entrance lobbies must be covered with *ncom-
bustible materials to the satisfaction of the Ins Courts, corridors or
passaeways must not be used for any purpose ex t for exit and entrance
from and t tthe stage.;
(4) The proscenium opening must be provide with fireproof curtain
sliding at each side with metal grooves secured to the nrwall,the grooves
must be at least nine inches deep and cover the curt six inches. Said cur-
tain to be raised at commencement of each orman and lowered at the close
of each performance, and must be by mechacal fromnotless
than two points in the building and fitted with a posi ve down haul.
(5) Fire exits shall be provided, the doors of w h must swing outward
and be fitted with Panic locks. All exits must be anguished by red lights
over them. Current for said lights to be on a cut-in parate and independent
from all other electric service in the building.
(6) Skylights or ventilators must be provided or the stage and so con-
structed as to open instantly upon the cutting or b ng of cords or melting
of fusible links. Such skylights or ventilators must ve a combined area of
not less than one-tenth the area within the walls enl sing the stage. Stand-
pipes three inches in diameter must be provided with se attachments as fol-
One on each side of the auditorium, and one on h side of the stage and
one in the property room; the hose and equipment m t comply with the re-
quirements of the Fire Department of the City of St. tine.
(7) The operator's booth and machine room must e constructed of incom-
bustible materials throughout, with a ventilating skyl ht over as provided in
Pararaph 6 for stage, and all openings for the proj ion of pictures or for
the vision of the operator must be protected with auto tic fire shutters which
will close instantly with the burning of cord or fusible nk. (Sec. 19, Id.)
Theatres and Places of Public Amusement.
Buildings to Be Constructed.
Section 145. (1) Every theatre or opera house or building erected for the
accommodation of more than 800 persons or remodeled for theatrical or oper-
atic purposes, as described in Paragraph (1) of Section 44, must be of fireproof
construction and comply with the requirements of this don and with Section
(2) Every such building must have at least one front on the and
such front a suitable means of exit not eess than 20 feet in width, must
o be reserved for emergency an open court on the rear or side
court to be at least eight feet wide and extend the full length ei
f the building and connect full width to street or alley.
(8) Interior fire walls must separate the auditorium from vesti-
ule and from lobbies, or corridors or rooms. All staircases for use dience
ust be enclosed with fireproof walls. A fi wall must sp t audi-
rium from the stage.
(4) Stairways four feet wide shall be considered to furnish for 50
ple and for every additional 60 people to be accommodated one t must
added to the with of stairs.
(5) Dressing rooms must have an independent exit leading to art or
(6) Operator's booth or machine room must be constructed in
thParagraph 7 of Secton 14 (Sec. d.)
Section 146. Roof gardens more than.eighteen feet above the d used
or public assembly may be located above fireproof buildings only.
(See. 2 )
Garage and Storage of Gasoline
Section 147. The word "garage" wherever occurring in this Cod ans a
building or any rthreof in which there shall be housed or one or
more self-propell .vehicles, or automobiles, containing ifimm liquid
or fuel or power, o every other part of any such building, and bud-
Sattached thereto, which is not separated from the building as ereo
Above mentioned by an unpierced fire wall. The plans for eo
shall be fled with the Building Inspector and shall be approved by ore
nay use of the garage as such.
For the purpose of this Code garages are classed as follows:
Class A-Private Garages.
Class B-Public Garages.
Class A: A private garage is one in which there shall be ho kept
not more than four (4) self-propelled vehicles, or automobiles. The owing
regulations shall govern the construction and maintenance of all te Ga-
(a) Gasoline in excess of five (5) gallons, exclusive of that in tanks
of vehicles in storage, shall not be kept within any private quan-
tity or less shall be kept only in five (5) gallon can approved byt of
the Fire Department and any quantity inexcess of ive (5) ga be
kept only in a tank placed not less than three (8) feet beneath the of
the ground, and approved by the Building Inspector.
(b)' No private garage shall be erected or used as such nearer thirty
eet to any church, public building or any other building occupied in le or
in part as a dwelling, unless the same be constructed of brick, con other
non-combustible material other than sheet metal when the same may
or used if not nearer than ten feet to any hrchrh, public building or build-
ing, occupied in whole or in part as a dwelling, unless and except the shall
be entirely enclosed in a fireproof room completely equipped with mati
nre doors and no portion of such room shall be nearer than 20 feet tanks
where gasoline, oil or other inflammable materials are kept.
(c) Anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, rivat
garage may be used, i under or attached to a dwelling, provided its-
tion complies with the following regulations governing private in ex-
(d) A private garage may be located and maintained in any no
building of not over two (2) stories in height, which has been h bult
for and used as a barn or stable building and which is located not than
thirty (80) feet from any other building occupied in whole or in as a
dwelling or for sleeping rooms; provided, however,
(1) That every such garage shall be and remain at all times ltely
separated from every other part of the building in which it is located wall
and celng constructed of brick, concrete orsbsto plaster or metal and,
(2) That not more than one family shall dwell in said building at time
while said garage maintained threin, and,
(8) Tht every passaway o other means of exit from all fag
ten in said building shall be enclosed with metal lath d asbestos plaster,
m not pa taru the garage, and shall be ot a safearded agast
hauard by fire if and as required by the Inspector of Bi ng, who shalll
have power to require the constrtion and mce f outside stairway
r ire escapes whenever he shall deem the same to be n for protection
against fire damages.
(e) There shall be no stove or forge in any priva g e except in a
beating room thereof, which heating room shall be sep from every other
art of the garage by fireproof partitions fitted tightly to he floor and ceiling.
Thee shall be but one door of such heating room, which oor, unless opening
from the exterior, shall be a self-closing standard fire do, losing on a sill of
mot less than six (6) inches above the floor at the foot of h door.
(f) The floor of every private garage shall be cons ted of cement, con-
te brick or other non-combustible material, except tat wooden floors in
old buildings may be used if covered with non-absorbent i trial. There shall
be no pitin any floor.
(g) There shall be no smoking in any private rag, nor shall there be
any artificial light other than incandescent electric light.
(h) Every window nearer than ten (10) feet to any other building or to
any property line shall be of the standard metal frame sash and snall be
glazed with wire glass.
i() No permit shall be required for the maintenance;of a private garage,
but each of the same shall be under the direct supervise of the Inspector of
buildings and the Chief of the Fire Department and 1l be frequently in-
Class B: A public garage is any garage not included i Class A. No public
garage shall be constructed, maintained or used as such uitil a permit therefar
ba been granted by the Inspector of Buildings and appved by the Chief of
the Fire.Department. The following regulations shall goern the construction
and maintenance of all public garages:
(a) No public garage shall be located or maintained within one hundred
teet of any school, church or public library.
(b) No public garage shall be maintained in any franje building, or in any
used in part as a dwelling. Al of the floors ofevry public arag
shall be constructed of cement, concrete, brick or other on-combustible ma-
terial other than Sheet Metal No public garage with li g quarters attached
shall be located nearer than five feet to property line, d no public garage
shall be located nearer than five feet to property line side and three (8)
teet to property line to rear. All elevators and stairw s shall be enclosed
with reproof materials. All openings in stair or eleva enclosures shall be
protected with automatic fire doors approved for this p ose. No pit shall
be permitted. No room for storage shall be permitted ow a grade which
will prevent natural ventilation at the floor level. Every window nearer than
n (10) feet to any other building or to any property lin shall be of standard
metal frames and sash, glazed with wire glass.
(c) All storage of gasoline shall be in underground t ks. The reservoirs
of motor vehicles shall be filled directly through hose fr pumps coupled to
permanent filling stations connected with the main storage tanks. No transfer
Gasoline in any garage shall be'made in any open coiner. Hose for use
in connection with he filling station shall be of such desi and material as to
(d) Storage tanks for gasoline shall be buried at suh points as shall, be
directed by the Inspector of Buildings, and by the Chief of e Fire Department.
The top of each tank shall be at least three feet belot the surface of the
aound and below the level of the lowest pipe in the b ing to be supplied.
Tanks may be permitted underneath a building if buri at least three feet
below the lowest floor. Tanks shall be set on fire found tions and shall be
surrounded by soil or sand well tamped into place or en sed in concrete.. A
tank may have a test well provided it extends to near th bottom of tank, and
its top shall be hermetically sealed and locked, except we necessarily open.
When a tank is located underneath a building its test we shall extend above
source of supply. The limit of tank storage capacity ted shall depend
uon the location of tanks with respect to the building tbe supplied and ad-
ent buildings, but in no eate-shall exceed 1,000 galonswithout special per-
mit from the City Manager.
(e) Tanks shall be riveted, welded or brazed, and sha be soldered, caulked
r otherwise made tight in a mechanical and workman manner, and if,to
be used with a pressure discharge system shall safely tain a hydrostatic
test at least double thpreure to which eeh tank ma be op
each tank to be secure fastened to top ring with Jot of equalto
those between rin Evey tank shall beoverewithother
rust-preventing pant or coating. AH pipe connection shall f
flanges or reinorced metal, securely riveted, welded or bolted to tank
(f) All underground storage systems, in which the tanks
from top of tank to a point outde building andacceptable to the t
of Buildings and which shall end at least 12 feet above level of so sup-
ply and in a location remote from fire escapes and never nearer than feet
measured horizontally and vertically to any window or other opening; tank
vent pipe shall terminate in a goose neck, protected at its outer end S 80x80
mesh, or equivalent brass wire screen, or by a combined vent and l ipe,
so equipped and located as to vent the tank at all times even du
(g) All drawing-of pipes terminating inside of any building have
valves at the discharge ends.
(h) The end of the filling pipe for every underground tank shalld
to an approved location outside of any building but not within five any
entrance door or cellar opening, and shall be set in an approved box
with cover, which shall be kept locked except during filling opera this
filling pipe to be closed by a screw cap. A 80x80 mesh orequival
screen strainer shall be placed in the supply end of the filling pipe.
i) Liquids shall be drawn from tanks by pumps so constructed pre
vent leaking or waste splashing or by some other system approved b In-
spector of Buildings and by the Chief of the Fire Department, with e
apparatus and ping so arranged as to allow control of the amoun dis-
charge and prevent leakage or discharge inside the building by the
meant of the system. When inside of a building the pump or other dra -of
device shall be located on the grade foor, preferably near an entrance
well ventilated place.
(j) Smoking shall not be permitted in any public garage and in pub-
lie garage signs to that effect shall be prominently displayed in three
places. Such signs shall have the words: "No Smo in red letters a
four inches high on white background, also the words, "By Order of the
tor of Buildings and the Chief of the Fire Department" in black letters
one inch high.
(k) In no instance shall gasoline or other volatile or
be allowed to run upon the foor or to fall or pas into the drainage of
the premises. Self-closing metal cans must be used for all waste or
oils, and no oily waste shall be allowed to remain exposed to the of
(1) Two or more approved chemical fire extinguishers and four ore
pails of sand must be kept convenient for quick use in ease of fire
(m) There shall not be had, permitted or used in any public any
stoe, forg torch, boiler or other furnace ame or open ire, nor any
device, ynamo or motor, nor any artificial light except incandesent ie
lights, unless and except the same shall be entirely enclosed in a
room completely equipped with automatic fire doors and no portion
room shall be nearer than 20 feet to tanks in which gasoline, oi or in-
flammable materials are kept.
(n) Calcium carbide shall be kept in air-tight boxes or p
water-tight container, placed at least two feet above the floor lev no
greater quantity than one hundred pounds of such carbide shall be kep any
ne garage by special permission in writing, signed by the Inspector
gm and by the Chief of the Fire Department.
(o) No gasoline shall be conveyed in any public large from one to
other in any open can, vessel or container, nor shall any gasoline put
to or taken out of any automobile at any point within thirty feet
me of any fire lamps or open flame.
(P All public gar shall be swept frequently and be kept
(q) The Inspector of Buildings and the Chief of the Fire Dare
hereby authorled to jointly revoke any permit for the maintenance of a c
garage whenever in their judgment any violation of any of the f as
d regulations warrants such revocation, but only after a fair
g shall have been accorded the holder of the permit.
(r) It shall not be lawful to establish, operate or mai
or filling station in any block or square in the City in wl
bImldings are residences without the written consent of the
estate owners in said block or square on both sides of the
arage or gasoline filling station is intended to be place
Le written consent of the real estate owners in the blo(
street and on both sides of the street must be obtained.
No permit shall be issued for the building of such a ga
in any such block or square until the written consent (
estate owners has been filed with the City Auditor and Cler
Bearing Capely of Soil
Section 148. (1) Where no tests of the sustaining pc
been made to the satisfaction of the Inspector, different
to safely sustain the following loads per square foot, na
ton; and sand together in layers, wet, two tons, clay or fin
three tons; firm coarse sand, stiff gravel or sand and gra
(2) The Inspector may require borings and tests to b
he may satisfactorily determine the safe bearing value of i
or tests must be made at the expense of the building ownex
Protection of Ends of Wooden Beams.
Section 149. The ends of all floor, ceiling or roof bea
or fire wall from opposite sides, shall be separated by at
solid masonry, such separation may be obtained by corbeli
gearing, the beams may be supported by steel hangers, I
corbeled more than two inches for this purpose. The ends
which enter walls shall be cut to a bevel to make them ser
Protection of Wall Openings.
Section 150. No openings in an interior or masonry bi
coed eight feet by ten feet. If the opening be in a party
have a standard automatic fire door on each side of the wa
If an opening in a fire wall is made to serve as an emi
not extend 48 square feet in area, and self-closing fire doorn
for one of the automatic fire doors. The total openings in
exceed 25 per cent in linear length of the wall.
Arches and Lintels.
tain a public garage
ch two-thirds of the
majority of the real
street. If any such
I on a street coma
k or square on each
age or filling station
t the aforesaid real
. (Se. 22, Id.)
wer of the soil have
oil shall be deemed
kely: Soft Clay, one
i sand, firm and dry,
rel, four tons.
, made in order that
te soil, such borings
(Sec. 28, Id.)
is, entering a party
east eight inches of
g the wall, or stag-
at no wall shall be
i all wooden beams
(Sec. 24, Id.)
ring wall shall ex-
or fire wall it shall
regency exit, it shall
shall be substituted
t fire wall shall not
(See. 25, Id.)
Section 15L All openings in masonry walls shall havarches or lintels of
masonry or metal, which shall have a bearing at each end not less than five
inches on the wall Bearing plates shall be provided for linjels resting on walls
where the span is more than six feet. The rods shall b used in all arches
where necessary to resist the thrust. (Se. 26, Id.)
Stairways and Elevator Shafts.
Section 152 (1) In all buildings hereinafter erected, iich are used above
the first floor for business purposes or for public assemblies or for any purpose
whatever, if over three stories high, the stair shafts sh be separately and
continually enclosed with incombustible partitions. Elevato shafts in all build-
ings hereafter erected shall be enclosed in the same ma r. The partitions
shall be constructed of brick or other fire-resistive mate approved by the
Building Inspector. No such hollow partitions shall be s than six inches
thick, brick partitions less than eight inches thick, and no her solid partition
less than four inches thick.
(2) Elevators i every existing non-fireproof hotel mo than three stories
high, must be enclosed in a fireproof shaft as required in section.
(3) Where the ceiling of any basement is six feet a the grade line,
such basement shall be considered a story.
(4) All such partitions erected in future buildings sll be protected by
fire doors mounted with brought ron or steel hardware, a shall be securely
attached to the wall or partitoi or to substantial income stable frames an-
chored thereto. If glass panels be used in such doors, t y shall be of wire
glass not exceeding 720 square inches in area. Interior sha windows shall not
(5) Doors opening into stairway shafts shall swing n the direction of
exit travel, shall be selfclosing, and shall be at least thirty inches wide.
(6) The enclosure walls for all elevator shafts shall end at least thr4e
feet above the roof and at least three-fourths of the area shall
with a skylight constructed as specified in Section 15.
Not more than one door opening in the elevator shaft ll be on
each floor, and all openingsin the several stories shall be one above other
except where the operating device of the elevator is so placed that the tor
can readily control all doors without leaving the ear control, in which more
than one door opening may be permitted on a floor.
All elevators hereafter installed in vertical shafts shall be con by
some mechanical device that win automatically prevent the car oved
until the shaft door or gate at which the car is standing is shut and
fastened, and which will prevent the opening of any shaft door or un
the car has come to rest at the landing. All doors o gates opening
ing elevator shaft shall be locked or bolted in manner to permit o only
by the operator of the car.
All counterweights shall have their sections strongly bolted er.
There shall be not less than 8 feet clearance between the top of coun ht
and the underside of overhead beams when the ear is resting on the per.
No continuous forged straps shall be permitted on counterweight
Elevator cars shall be constructed of incombustible materials, ex that
flooring may be of hardwood. There shall be not more than 1 n
between the floor of the car and the floor saddles and where the saddle jeet
into the shaft, the same shall be properly beveled on the under side. er
side of the car shall be of incombustible materials. Can for all elev shall
be properly lighted.
n g ide rails for both cars and counterweights shall be of and
shall be bolted to the sides of the shaft with steel or malleable iron kets
so spaced that the guide rails will be rigid. The splices in the rila be
located as near such rigidsupports as possible.
Every passenger elevator shall have a trap door in the top of tbh of
such size as to afford easy egress for. passengers, or where two in
the same shaft such means of egress may be provided in the side of car.
Difference Between Elevator and Dumb Waiter.
The term Elevator as used in this Code shall include all elevate
tors or lifts used for carrying passengers or freight. The term Dmb aiter
shall include such special form of elevator the dimensions of which do ex-
ceed 6 square feet in horizontal section, and 4 feet in height, and which used
for the conveyance of small articles.
No belt elevator driven from a countershaft shall be installed for r
Capacity to Be Shown on Sign.
The owner of any elevator now in operation and the manufacturer any
such elevator hereafter placed in any building shall cause to be fas in a
conspicuous place in said elevator, a metal plate having suitable r ter
on same which shall designate the number of pounds which said eleva
be permitted to carry, but in no ease shall a carrying capacity of less 80
pounds per square foot of platform area inside the ear be permitted any
passenger elevator. (Sec. 27, I
Skylights Over Stairway and Elevator Shafts.
Section 153. Where a stairway, elevator or dumb waiter shaft nds
through the roof and is covered by a skylight, the skylight shall be co
with incombustible frame and sash, glazed with ordinary thin glass,
be protected by a galvanized steel wire screen with a mesh not ex one
inch, and the wire not smaller than No. 12 American standard wire
screen shall have metal supports and be placed not less than six ve
the skylight. Instead of skylight, a window may be placed in thesid the
shaft above the roof which is farthest from a property line. The wind
have incombustible frame and sash and be glazed with thin glass.
(Sec. 28, I
Floor Lights. (
Section 154. Except in dwellings, all openings hereafter made in f for
the transmission of light to the floors below shall be covered with in
metal frames and bars. The glass shall not be less than three-fo an
inch in thickness, and if any glass shall measure more than sixteen
inches there shall be a rigid wire mesh either n the glass or under it.
(Sec. 29, I
uight, Vet sad Dumb-Walter Shafta.
Section 15. (1) In every building hereafter erect
frame buildings, al walls or partitions forming interior
shall be built in accordance with the requirements for sta
n new buildings as specified in Section 151. The walls a
zeept those in dwellings which extend over one story a
eells shall be of fire-resistiveconstruction, and shall
chess thick if constructed of solid brick, hollow or sol
f steel studding and metal lath with three-fourths int
side or two-inch solid metal lath and plaster wall mai
rely anchored on each floor. The building and method
u specified for stair and elevator shafts in Section 162.
(2) In frame building outside the fire limits the ea
al shalts may be constructed as provided in Section 158
(8) When a dumb-waiter shaft does not extend thr
of the shaft shall be of fire-resistive construction of the i
walls of the shaft
(4) All openings in dumb-waiter shaft shall bepr
mounted in incombustible frame securely anchored to the
(5) The walls of all light and vent shafts hereafter
not less than three feet above the roof level, except that w
by an incombustible ventilating skylight the walls need i
two feet above the roof. Masonry walls shall be properly
(6) When metal louvers are used for ventilating pui
slate shall be rivited to the metal frame.
Section 156. Every building hereafter erected with
shall have a fire-resisting roof covering and no existing v
damaged more than 25 per cent, shall berenewed or rep
re-resisting roof covering and no roof other than fre-s
nmtted to remain in use longer than five years after adopt
Section 157. (1) The term floor area as used in this I
entire floor space between interior walls and fire walls.
(2) In.every building hereafter erected, inside fire 1
above the first shall be provided with at least two means
each other, one of which shall be an enclosed stairway a
152, or a doorway in a fire wall leading to another floor
vided with adequate stairs, or other independent means of
serving as emergency exits in a fire wall shall be protected
self-osing fire door as specified in Section 150. No pori
e more than 100 feet from a place of egress. Elevators 0
s a means of egress as specified n this Section. This rul
ings outside the fire limits more than three stories high.
(8) Except indwellings. no required stairways shel
four inches wide, and the total width of exit doorways lead
least be equal to the total width of the stairways which the
(4) The total width of stairways, interior and extei
occupancy of each floor and those above shall be not less I
or te first fifty persons and twelve inches additional for
fraction thereof, to be accommodated thereby. The stair ti
than nne and one-half inches wide and the risers not morm
half inches wide Windows in such required stairways an
(5) Every school, hospital and theatre, more than one
at least two stairways constructed entirely of incombusl
Vemote from each other and continuous from grade line to 1
ball be separately and continuously enclosed with non-ceo
(6) All exit doors in schools, hospitals, churches as
places of public assemblage shall open outward.
Section 158. At each floor level in all buildings here
walls, partitions, furrings and spaces between Joits, wi
vision walls or partitions shall be fire-stopped in a manm
af communication by fire through concealed spaces. Suo
d or alteed except
light or vent shafts
and elevator shafts
ye the basement or
not less than three
partition blocks, or
of plaster on each
be permitted, if se-
of construction to be
closure partitions of
tor stair and elevator
ugh the roof the top
%me thickness as the
)tected by fire doors
erected shall extend
ken a shaft is covered
lot extend'more than
poses, the lovers or
(Sec. 80, Id.)
i the corporate limit
boden shingle roof, if
Lred with other than
resisting will be per-
Dn of this Code.
(Sec. 81, Id.)
action shall mean the
its, each floor area
Segress remote from
| provided in Section
area separately pro-
exit. Such doorways
by an automatic and
[on of any area shall
all not be considered
Shall apply to build-
be less than forty-
bg therefrom shall at
or, provided for the
an forty-four inches
eac fifty persons or
eads shall not be less
Than seven and one-
tor high, shall have
be material located
e topmost story and
Stlhatres and other
(Sec. 82, Id.)
tter erected,.all stud
ere they rest on dl-
ler to completely cut
I fire-stopping shall
extend the full depth of the oistas. Stair carriages shall be leant
once in the middleportion of each run. (Sec. )
Section 15L (From Ordinance No. 89.) Beg g at the Soth corner
of Bay Street and St Fra s Street in the City of St. Augustne, thence
running west alone the north side of St. is Street to the souther
of St. Frands and Cordova Streets, thence running north along id of
Cordova Street, to the Northast corner of Cordova and Bridge thence
West on the North ide of Bridge Stret to the Northeastern corner Bridge
and Riberla Street and Woodal Street to the Southeast corner o odll
Street anrange street, and thence East along, the North side
Street to the City Gates on St. George Street, thence Southeast on West
side of Fort Marion Circle to the corner of Fort Marion Circle and
thence from the corner of Fort Maron Circle and Bay Street onthe side
of Bay Street to the place or point of beginning and King Street Bay
Street to Palmer Avenue, north and south aide, for a distance of o uded
feet, and San Marco Avenue from City Limits to City Gates, east and ide,
for a distance of one hundred feet. (Sec. )
Vaults and Areas.
Section 160. (1) Permits for construction of vaults under the aid will
be issued only with the understanding that the occupation of the is
permitted merely as an accommodation to the owner of cutting pro and
that no right, title or interest is in any way waived or abrdgedth y,and
that the City of St. Augustine has the right at any time to install nder-
ground construction as said City may deem necessary and without con tion.
(2) The roofs of all vaults must be of incombustible material ropor-
tioned for a live load of at least 200 pounds per square foot. All for
vaults must be flush with established pavement and smooth service t be
(8) Open areas must b protected with suitable metal railings ate
Areas ms not project beyond the street or alley lines. (See
Chimney and Fire Places
Section 161. (1) Except as herein provided all chimneys in e ding
hereafter erected, and all chimney hereafter ereted or rebuilt, con-
structed of hard burned brick, stone or reinforced concrete. No chim-
ney shall have walls less than eight inches thick, unless it is lined on inside
with well-burned terra cotta, or ire clay chimney set in mortar, in case
the wall shall be not less than four inches thick. The lining shall be uou
from the bottom of the flu to its extreme height.
(2) No chimney shall be corbeled out more than eight inches brick
wall and such corbel shall consist of at least fve courses of brick.
SBrick set on e shall not be permitted on chimney or flue cton.
SChimneys of all low-pressure boilers or furnaces, also the flues
for baker's ovens, large cooking ranges, large laundry stoves, and all for
similar purposes, shall be at least eight inches in thickness and the four
inches hall be of re brick laid n ire claymortar for a distance of -five
feet from the point where the smoke connection enters the flue. All chim-
neys shall be copped with terra cotta, stone, concrete or cast iron.
() The smoke fue of every high-pressure steam boiler and every
producing a corresponding temperature in a flue, if built of brick, rein-
forced concrete or other poved masonry shall have walls not less ve
inchesthckandthe hes of such walls shall be te bri d in
fire clay mortar, for a distance of at least twenty-five feet from the po
the smoke connection of the boiler enters the flue.
(6) All chimneys shall project at least three feet above the con-
tact with a fat toof, or two feet above the ridge of a pitched roo
bu ) No chimney in any building shall have wooden supports of kind
but shall rest uon the ground or the foundation.
(8) Al chimneys which are dangerous from any cause shall be
and made safe, or taken down.
(9) Metal smoke stacks may be permitted for boilers, furnaces
apparatus provided they have a clearance from all combustible not
less than one-half the diameter of the stack or not less than nine re
such stack passe through roof it shall be guided by a galvanized ti-
lating thimble oxtemding from at least nine Inches below the under si the
ceiling or roof beams, to at least nine inches above the roo and the diameter of
the ventilating thimble shall be at least twelve inches ter than that of its
smoke stack. Metal Smoke Stacks shall not be pass through floors.
(10) The firebacks of every fire place hereater shall be not less
than eight inches of masonry and lined with firebrick.
(11) All flue holes when not in use shall.be closed tight fitting metal
(12) All chimneys and lues must be tested by the g Inspector before
lathing and plastering and before the caffolding is rem from around any
chimneys and before any chimney walls or breasts are p red, but not until
after the mortar has seasoned, each flue shall be given as karate and thorough
snoke test by mason contractor. Any leaks which y develop shall be
promptly made tight before the chimney work will be as satisfactory.
(Sec. 80, Id.)
Wood Yards, Where Prohibited.
Section 162. No wood yard shall be permitted within he fire limits. Any
existing wood yard shall be removed from within the Inner r Second fire limits
to without the Inner and Second Fire Limit within six miths of the passage
and approval of this ordinance. (Sec. 87, Id.)
Wooden Beams Separated from Masonry Chimneys.
Section 163. (1) No wooden beams or joists shall placed within two
inches of the outside face of a chimney or flue, whether t same be of smoke,
air or any other purpose.
(2) The header beam, carrying ,the tail beams of a oor and supporting
the trimmer arch in front of a fireplace, shall be not le than twelve inches
from the chimney breast. Concrete under hearth not lestan five inches.
(Sec. 88, Id.)
Section 164. (1) No smoke pipes shall be within twelveinches of any wood-
work or any wooden lath and plaster partition or ceiling.
(2) Where smoke pipes pass through a wooden lath anplstered partition,
they shall be guarded by galvanizediron ventilated thimblat least nine inches
larger in diameter than the pipe, built in at least eight incs of brick work or
other incombustible material. No smoke pipe shalpass tough any foor or
any combustible roof of any building. (See. 89, Id.)
Hot Air Pipes and Registers.
Section 165. (1) All risers and concealed pipes to be of in and made double
(outer and inner pipes) forming an air space of at least o uart of an inch
in depth; this air space to be the entire length of the pipe the foot piece to
(2) The supply pipes from furnace to registers on ft floor and connec-
tion to risers may be single pipes of tin or alvanized iron, t must be covered
with asbestos paper not less than e-eighth inch thick., ~
(8) No single warm air pipe shall be nearer than one ich from any wood
work. Smoke pipe shall be at least sixteen inches from any ood work.
(4) Single register boxes shall be protected with as tos paper between
box and wood work, the asbestos paper not being less tln one-eighth inch
(5) First floor registers shall have borders.
(6) Furnaces shall have double casing, the top to hae a sand ring two
inches deep and filled with sand. The top of furnace casing hall be at least one
foot from bottom of joists. The joists above the furnace be covered with
sheet iron projecting at least two feet beyond the casing. |uch covering shall
be hung at least two inches below any wood.
(7) No wood partition shall be allowed in furnace room unless covered with
sheet iron or lathed or plastered with metal lath. (See. 40, Id.)
Steam and Hot Water Pipes.
Section 166. No steam or hot water pipes shall bewi an inch of any
wood work. Every steam or hot water pipe passing through cobustible floors
or ceilings or wooden lath and plaster partitions, shall be p tested by a metal
tube one inch larger in diameter than the pipe, and be p ded with a metal
cap. All wooden boxes or casings enclosing steam or hot w pipes or wooden
covers to recesses in walls in which steam or hot water heati es are placed,
shall be lined with metal. This clause does not apply to or heatin hot
water for lavatories and tubs. (Se. 41, Id.
Section 1 (7. 1) No combustible material shall be.permitted con-
struction of any y room, heera r erected, in which a t more
than 125 degrees is to be used; the dry room may be constructed of w but it
shall be lined throughout with .-Inch asbestos, covered with sheet
(2) If windows are placed in walls or ceialling of dry rooms they be of
wire glass set in fixed combustible ssh and runmes. (Sec. )
Stoves and Rage .
Section 168. (1) Combustible floors under coal or wood ranges
appliances without leag in which hot fires are maintained shall be p by
a sheet metal or a inchlayer of asbestos building lumber, whbe
covered with not less than four inches of masonry set in mortar. Such mry
may consist of one course of four inch hollow terra cotta or of two of
brick or terra cotta, at least one of which will be hollow and be lined to serve
a free circulation of air throughout the whole course. Concrete may tute
for a course of solid brick if desired. The masonry work shall be by
sheet metal of not less than No. 26 gauge so arranged as not to the
ventilate pa e beneath. Such hearths shall extend at least -four
inches in font an twelve inches on the sides and back of the range
heating appliances; this does not apply to buildings used as private
(2) All coal or wood stoves or ranges with legs shall be set on in
ble material which shall extend at least twelve inches in front.
Heating Funuaes and Appliances.
Section 169. (1) Any wood work, wooden lath and plaster partit ceil-
ing within four feet of the sides or back or six feet from the front of
ing boiler funace, bakery oven, coffee-roaster, fireheated candy kettle, dry
stove or other similar appliance shall be covered with metal to a hei of at
least four feet above the floor. This covering shall extend to full l the
boiler, furnace or heating appliance and to at least five feet in ir t.
Metal shields shall be loosely attached, thus preserving an air s
them. In no ease shall such combustible construction be two
feet of the sides or back of the heating appliance or five feet in front of
(2) No furnace, boiler, range or other heating appliance shall
against a wall furred with wood. (Sec 44,
Open Flame Heating Devices.
Section 1L. (1) All gas, gasoline, oil or charcoal burning stoves or
devices shall be pacd on iron stands at least six inches above comb sp-
ports unless the im er are at least five inches above the base with
plates four inches below the burners.
(2) No open flame heating or lighting device shall be used in
where gasoline or other volatile nflammable fluids are stored or handle
G d (Sec. 46,
Section 171. Gas connections to stoves and similar heating devices be
made by rigid metal pipes. For small portable gas heating devices, ble
metal or rubber tubing may be used when there is no valve or other shu o
the device. (Sec 4,
Section 172. Vent flues for the removal of foul or vitiated air, in w the
temperature of the air cannot exceed that of the room, shall be co of
metal or other incombustible material and shall not be placed nearer one
inch of any wood work and no such flues shall be used for any other p
Safety of Design and Structural Provisions.
Section 178 All parts of every building shall be designed to safely the
loads to be imposed thereon, and shall in all respects conform to good
Stone for foundation walls for rubble masonry shall be of good
from clay and loose formation, and where used for footing courses shall not
less than six (6) inches thick. Stone for bearing blocks and plinths un
and columns and under girder bearings shall be well seasoned, hard sto a
sife proportionate for the superimposed load.
Brick shall be good, sound and well burnt, solid or I
be thoroughly cleaned and contain not more than five (5
Hollow Burning Blocks-(a) Hollow Tile-Hollow 1
poses shall be well made of burnt clay or Portland Comes
(b) Vitrified Burnt Clay Building BlocksI-Vitrifi
blocks shall be sound and well made and shall contain up
sixteen (16) inches on centers and a thickness of not lea
Sand used for mortar or concrete shall be clean
organic matter and shall contain not more than ten (10)
clay, or loam for masonry mortar, and not more than
volume of clay or loam when used for concrete.
For mortar, for rubble stone work, fresh thoroughly
be used. For all other masonry mortar it shall be white
and of a good quality. All lime shall be thoroughly l
slacking box before it is mixed with the sand.
(1) Lime mortar shall be made of one (1) part sla
than two and one-half (2%) parts sand.
(2) Cement Mortar shall be made of one (1) part
more than three (3) parts sand, or it shall be of equal pr
and Portland cement to three (8) parts sand.
(8) Portland mortar shall be made of one (1) part 1
more than five (5) parts sand.
All Mortar shall be used before initial set occurs.
Conditions Under Which Design May Be Varied.
If the contractor desires to use a system not cover
the above conditions as to design, he shall present to t
.ngs, plans and specifications, giving in detail the constn
ses in his designs; and to be such that they can be check
on record by the Inspector. He shall then make a destr
evidence satisfactory to the Inspector of Buildings that s
with full particulars of the results of said test. f said
on the specifications submitted the construction has a fl
(4) on the total dead and live load, the said system may
with said specifications.
Approval and Fee.
(a) All concrete blocks used in the City of St. Augua
in writing by the Inspector of Buildings. Such written
tainted upon application for the same and submitting the
accordance with the provisions of the above sections. Wh4
to comply with all the requirements of said sections, the
be issued upon payment of $25.00 to the City Treasurer,,
credited to the Ordinary Fund. Each approval shall exf
January of each year. The name of the person, firms
officerswho manufacture the blocks must be placed on fill
Buildings as a record. All changes of ownership or man
whose block is approved under this section must be repo
Inspector of Buildings.
(b) If at any time after approval of the concrete b
Buildings finds it necessaryto require subsequent tests in
section, and such tests disclose that said blocks do not i
of said section, then the Inspector of Buildings may fol
proval of such blocks heretofore given.
Materials and Proportlons.
The Portland cement shall:conform to the Standard a
for Portland cement adopted by the American Society fod
All aggregates must be clean and free from deleteri
rovedbythe Inspector of Buildings. The concrete blocks
be soundand well seasoned. Material shall be so propo
allow. Old brik shall
for fire proof par-
and shall be strght
burnt clday building
webs not lass tnhn
none (1) inch.
Iharp sand, free from
e cent by volume eof
Ehre .(8) per coat by
.burnt black lime mvy
lime thoroughly burnt
ced by water I a
-ked lime to not more
natural cement to not
portions of lime paste
ortland cement to not
Inspector of Baild-
u by or vm rfrom
otion and formulas he
ed properly and kept
action test, or present
Eh test has been made
oest shows that,b d
ctor of safety of four
be ned in accordance
tine shall be approved
approval may be ob-
certifcate of tests in
b the blocks are found
written approval shall
which amount is to be
Ire on the last day of
|r corporation and its
With the Inspector of
agement of any plant
rted in writing to the
pcks the Inspector of
accordancee with above
eet the remirments
with revoke the ap-
eificatLons and tests
nus substance and ap-
when completed must
toned that the block
at the age of ntyueteight (28) days, or when delivered to the iil will
meet the requirements of the compressions and absorption teats
RBsulaMtle as to OSe of Rooms.
The minimum ai s at rooms I one or two family residence be as
There shall be at heat ne room of at least 180 square feet with a u
dimension of at lest 12 fet; one room of at least 150 square feet w mini-
mum dimension et at last 1 feet; one room of at least 120 square fe a
minimum dimension of at least 10 feet. No sleeping room shall er
than 80 square feet with a minimum tension of not less than 8 fee bath
room shall be not less than 80 square feet with a minimum dim of at
least 5 feet.
In Hotels r Lodging Homues.
No sloping room shall be less than 80 square feet and no dsha
be less than feet
No private bath shall be less than 80 square feet and no dim shall
be lee than 5 feet
No publ bath shall bele than 40 square feet and no dimeno be
less than feet
There shall be voa room of at least 150 square feet with a dl.
mention of at least 10 feet.
No eeig room shall be less than 80 square feet and no di shah
be less than 8eet.
A dinn room f provided shall be not less than 120 square t
minimum dimension of at least 10 feet,
A breakfast room or dinette if provided shall be not less than
feet with a minimum dimen~son of at least 6 feet.
Kitchenettes shall be not less than 80 square feet with a minim en-
sion of at leat 5 feet.
Dinette or breakfast room and kitchenette may b built together, the
same window opening for both provided the net area of. such window
is at least 10 per cent of the combined total floor area.
A separate bathroom must be provided for each apartment and be
not less tan 80 square feet with a minimum dimension of at lesst 5
Light and Ventiatio Rbequirements.
All rooms whatsoever in any building hereafter erected, re-
paire, et, shall be provided with outside window or windows with a are
of at least 10 per cent of the total floor area in such room.
Whenever windows for the purpose of comply ing with this proves open
on a court, such court shall have an unobstructed are from top to of
at least 0 square feet and no dimension of such court shall be less 6
feet, nor leu than 2 Inches per foot of height for one or two family
nor less than 1% inches per foot of height for all other buildings.
Every place of business in the City of St. Augustine shall be
with at least one toilet and one lavatory on each floor and in each t
place or premise that is open for public business. All such toilets and la
shall be in a properly secluded room with an outside window for li and
ventilation, of a nt area of not less than 500 square inches nor less 15
per cent of the areaof such room.
Every hotel or lodging house having more than 15 guest rooms, as
in the Revised Statute of the State of Florida, 1920, Sec. 2120 to 21
have two main wash rooms provided with lavatories and toilets, one
of the sexes, convenient of access to its guests. There shall also be
at least one public lavatory and one public toilet on each floor an
rooms are located, and there shall in no case be less than one lavatory one
toilet on each floor for each 8 guest rooms on such floor. (See. 48,
Seeti 174. (1) E.verynon-fireproof hotel, restraint rooming in
this Cty cc d bo or more families, or tenants, which is more two
stories igh, shall be equipped with an iron stairway, fire escape or ire
on the outside of the biinconnecting with each above the roud
floor, and to cornice of the with peni from flor, w
be we fastened and secu i land n less (8) ft in
length and three (3) feet in width, guarded by an iron not les than
irty inches in he t. Such landing shall be con with ron stairs
ot les than two (2) feet wide, steps not less than inches tread and
laced nan angle of not more than forty-fve Theway of egress
to Ac fire escapes shall at all times be kept free nd of obstructin o
any kind and every nature.
(2) At every opening to every fre escape a red l shall be kept burn
u tg at night. Fire escape iall be placed where the Chi of the Fire eprt-
ment may direct. And If more than fifteen sleeping oo on each floor ab
the second floor, there shall be provided one such desire fre escape for eah
additional fifteen sleeping rooms on each floor. There shall be posted and
maintained in conspicuous places in each hall and gu room, except in the
ball and rooms on the ground floor of such hotel, plainly tte notes read-
ing: "Fire Escapes are indicated by Red lights." (Sec. 49, Id.)
Section 175. Permit must be obtained from the Insp to erect any ele-
vator to be used for carrying freight or paengs fro one floor to another
in apy building erected or in the course of on; an before such permis-
sion there shall be filed in the office of the Inspector, a matter of record,
plans and specifications showing type and make of motive power, sise
af all ropes, sheaves, drums and supporting beams, also and capacity of
ear, type of safeties dimensions of pressure tank and information re-
garding the safety of installation. (Sec. 50, Id.)
Signs and Awnings.
Section 176. (1) No fixture to be used as a sign or easement of any
sort, shall be built, placed or hung upon oi from the rooor outer wall of any
building without a permit from the Inspector.
(2) Permits for the erection of signs on or in which ghts of any descrip-
tion are to be used or which it is proposed to illumina y artificial means,
will not be granted until same approved by the Electri Inspector.
(8) All signs or awnings projecting beyond the b line must he sup-
ported on metal framework and properly stayed to pi ent .accident from
wind or fre.
(4) Drawing showing methods of construction, m of attachment, size,
etc., must be furnished to the Inspector when required.
(5) No portion of any sign or awning projecting be d the building line
shall be less than 10 feet above the sidewalk nor les th 14 feet if projecting
over a street or alley.
(6) No sign, unless illuminated by artificial means, shall be erected be-
yond the building line for a distance exceeding 2 feet.
(7) Provided, that the restrictions in this section s not be construed to
apply to temporary banners erected and illuminated the consent of the
Inspector and suspended across the streets, securely ed to building with
the consent of the owners of such buildings, the lowest rts of which shall
be not less than 15 feet above the surface of the street. (See. 51, Id.)
Section 177. (1) Tanks of more than five hundred sions capacity placed
within any building or on or above the roof of any bui shall be support
by steel or masonry of sufficient strength to carry the e sfely. Beam
shall rest at both ends on steel girders, ron or steel ol s or walls or pier
of masonry : eg14
2) The supporting beams shall either have the built into masonry
work, or shall be securely framed together in a manner prevent possibility
of overturning or breaking due to oscillation of the tank the "ind storm.
(8) In or near the bottom of each tank there shall ba pipe or outlet not
less than 4 inches in diameter, fitted with a suitable gate veto permit ready
drainage of the tank in case of necessity.
(4) Wooden covers of tanks on roofs shall be covered with metal. Hoops
of wooden tanks shall be made of metal round in section.a
(5) Tanks having a capacity exceeding 1,000 gall and placed on or
within non-fireproof buildings shall have the support steel framework
thoroughly encased in faeprooang material. (Sec. 52, Id.)
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Section 178. (1) If in the judgment of the Inspector any or
part thereof is deemed unsafe, he shall case a persons to be exd fron
(2) The Inspector shll notify the owner or his agent of said e con-
ditions and the owner or his agent shall within 24 hours thereafter int an
architect, engine or builder to represent im, and the Inspector, said
architect or builder, shall ithin 24 hours thereafter appoint a tas
a referee. In case the Inspector and the owner or his agent fail upon
a referee it shall be the doty of the City Manager to appoint a om per-
son as referee whose decision in the matter shall be fnaL If found
the owner or his agent shall immdately mske the condition sae, in th
event of failure o their pmrt to do so witn4 hours after the d ofthe
referee the Inspector may make such condition sae and secure, or order
the building torn down and removed, and charge the expense of
said property. (Seo.
Section 17T. (1) No frame building hereafter erected or altered ex-
ceed two stories or thirty-fve feet in height from ground level to top point
(2) No frame bldi hereafter erected for any ou o than
grain elevator, coal elevators and pockets, ice house and build-
tngs and not over fort feet n height, shall cover a ground are the
following: One story buldig, 7,00 square feet; two story bull ,000
square feet; except there be a ire wall extending four inches outid front
and rear walls and two feet above the roof.
(8) In no case shall a frame building be erected within three f the
side lot unless veneered with a four-inch wall of masonry and the be-
tween the studs on each side be filled solidly with not less than two one-
half inches of brick work or other equivalent incombustible and a
cornices and other projections are made fireproof.
(4) All buildings built of frame or veneer shall be storm sh and
joints driven tight.
(5) In rows of frame houses the dividing walls or partitionsbetw uses
shall be built of brick, concrete or other incombustible material or may
be built with four-inch studs, filled solidly ~ith brick work laid in. or
with other incombustible material. If lath is used on such partitions it be
metal lath. Such dividing walls or partitions shall rest on masonry and
shall extend to underside of roof boards. A flush mortar joint shall
between the roof boards and the partition. In rows of more than
every alternate division wall or partition shall be constructed of
work not less than eight inches in thickness.
(6) Bulldngs with wooden framework clad with sheet metal or
with brick, sblbe classed as frame buildings
(7) Outside the Are limits, when ay building is to be erected ek,
stone, hollow block o concrete, that could come under this ordinance con-
structed of wood, the Building Insetor is hereby authorised.and drd to
allow reasonable modfcati of this ordinance relating to brick ball in
consideration of the use of combustible material instead of wood.
(8) For the convenience of builders of the dwelling house elass of
the allowing maimmn span of oits, ceiling joists and rafter is gi an
spans must not exceed that indicated.
Calculations are for long leaf yellow pine:,
2x 6in. 10. f iL
2x 8in. 16in. 14 t.lin.
Sx in. 16 in. I7 7fli n.
2 x 2 i 16in. 20ft. ia.
2x4i n. in.l0 ft. in.
2x6 in. in 16 ft.2in.
2x8~ 1o in. 20 ft 5ln.
2x 4 n. 16 in. 12ft0. In.
2x4in. 20lin. lOft.On.
2x 6 in. 16 in. 10 fLt. 0 in.
2x6in. 16in. lOftOin.
2x8in. 20in. 14 ft. On.
(9) The dimensions of all sills and girders under f buildings must be
tcufient to safely carry the load imposed. The m im span for sills and
girders shall be as follows:
For one-story cottage a 4-inch by 6-inch sill may sp seven (7)feet, center
to center of pier.
SFor two-story dwellings the maximum span for a 6-ch by 8-inch sill shall
be eight feet center to center of pier.
Built up sills of various design of construction may used, providing they
meet the requirements of the spirit of this Code, and a approved by the In-
spector of Buildings. (See 54, Id.)
Foundation for Frame Buildings.
Section 180. (1) The foundation walls of frame bidings or structures
exceeding fifteen feet in height shall rest on footings of s e, brick or concrete
not less than eight inches in thickness. All footings sh extend at least two
inches outward from each side of the bottom of the foundation walls which ret
(2) For one-story structures not used for dwelling the thickness and
depth of the foundation walls may be modified at the dsc on of the Inspector.
(8) Footings and foundation walls shall be laid in ce ent mortar.
(4) Piers may be used under dwellings of brick, ret blocks at least
eight inches by sixteen inches in horizontal sections and read not over eight
feet center to center. Footings to be of brick or poured nerete not less than
eight inches in thickness and projecting not less than two ches on all sides of
pier. Chimneys may not be used to support walls or fltc and adjacent piers
and footings shall be independent of chimney and its fot (Sec. 5, Id.)
Tents and Tent Houses.
Section 181. Temporary permits for the erection of tsor tent houses,
outside the fire districts to be occupied as temporary dwe gs, shall terminate
by limitations six months from the date thereof. All suc temorar dwellings
shall have sanitary plumbing and shall not be nearer thirty feet to any
other building. No such tent or tent houses to be used as temporary dwelling,
shall be located within the fire district except the same been approved by
the City Commission. (Sec. 566, Id.)
Barns, Stables, Milking Sheds or Dairy Buildings.
Section 182. All barns, stables, milkig sheds or da buildings within the
o limits of the City of St. Augustine, shall be so ted and constructed
t they can be welldrained and easily kept clean. oors in stables and
barns must be of concrete three inches thick with a to dressing of cement,
water-proofed, not less than one .inch thick, and must. he a fall of not less
than one inch to the foot pitching toward gutter. Gu behind cows shall be
arg enough to hold the droppings. These gutters must arranged to connect
with the sanitary sewer or as provided in the plumbing tions of the City
of St. Augustine,
The B d Department will furnish, upon request, mdard plan recom-
mended for buildngs of this class.
Milk rooms or dairy buildings must be well lighted ventilated, screened
and have smooth floors of concrete as provided for bobs and stables, well
drained and have sanitary plumbing. No milk room or building shall be
located within fify feet of ay otherbuilding.
After six months from tte adoption this. orlna oe, uch building
shall be used for a ba-n, stable, mikng shed or dairy b g the
Inspector of Buildings shall have accepted the ame a the M
quirements of this section. (SOe &
Regulating House Moving In te City of St. Augustin.
Section 188. (1) No building hall be moved on trt or of this
city without is rst obtained from the Building
by the City Maa who shall designate the route to be take w said
building, which work shall be begun within ten (10) days fro dat permt.
(2) An inspect or his representative bhal be present at al while
the moving is in progress who shall have power to direct the far as
it applies to the sft of the streets and f at any time he deems
being done to the streets is unnecessarily or the houe- sh
refuse to obey his instructions, said Ipeco shall have authority p all
work until the ordinance is complied ith. Said Inspector shall the
sum of ten dollars ($10.00) per day for his services, which shall by
(8) No building shall be allowed to stand in one place longer
(14) hours, Sunday and holidays excepted, and reasonable diligence a bed
to keep the building moving during eah working day after t is on the
(4) Where wires of any public service corporation mabe i edwith
or disturbed, it shall be the duty of the house-mover to give such on
notice of the route to be taken in order that the wires may btete
(5) When any building shall be moved on any pved it have
placed under it the following foundation:
On the pavement shall be first laid a foundation of sound l each
side of the street, said plank shall be of no less dimension th tw eight
inches and not les than four feet long these planks shall be laid at
to the street and shall not be more than one inch apart On this
plank shall be laid lengthwise with the street two gers olanks
on each foundation which shall be of no less dimension than wo by es
and not less than eight feet long. The above foundation shall beed
by additional stringers when deemed necessary by the etor.
(6) In crossing street-intersections or gutters in brick paved sad
or dirt shall be thrown on the same and be well packed or tamped laying
foundation to protect the crown of the street.
(7) Red lihts shall be displayed on each side of the building the
hours of sunset and sn while on the streets or all and day
a red flag of a sise required by the Inspector shal belaced on th at
each end of the block in which the house e may located
(8) Any or all damage done to the streets shall be repaired under
the direction of the Building Inspector, and the houemover shall e cost
of same to the City Auditor and Clerk within three days after tfhe is pre
seated to him, provided, however, that the bill shall be for no mo nthe
actual cost to the City of said repairs.
Should further damage be found or discovered at any time period
of one month, the house-mover shall be required to pay the cosatof if
the same is shown to havebeen caused by m(Se. ()
Appointment and Salary of Inspector.
Section 184. The head of the Department of Buildings shall be the
of Buildings, who shall be appointed by the City Manager. He shall had
at least five ()ears iene as an architect, or structural or
contractor or builder. H shall receive an annual salary of $2
semi-monthly out of te Treasury, but no other com
He shall no be interested any branch of the bldn buines n any
business or organisation appertaining thereto, while holi oice.
oetion 185 Any pe o- or pfir or fm2
tions, violating any o0 theSections of this Building Code, No==
inclusive, ah upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more One
Hundred ($10000) Dollas and costs of the Municipal Court, or shall pri
ned by a sentence of the Muniipal Court of not more than sixty (
the City Jail of the City of St. Autin Florida or both of and
mprinmmeant, in the diOcration o the Judge of the Mumfldpal court
o ugtSt. houstine Flda (Sec.
Board of Examiners of Electricians.
Section 186. There shall be and there is hereby ted a Board of Exam-
iners of Electricians consisting of three members, of whom shall be the
City Electrical Inspector who shall be appointed y City Manager of the
City of St. Augustine, lorida, and whohall receive chalary as the City
Commission shall from time to time provide,a scon member who shall be a
Master Electrician and a third member who shall be a r Elect an,
and it shall be the dutyof said board to examine and upon thequalflca-
tiona of all persons who desire to engage in the trade r business of Eltr
Construction within the limits of ity of St. A tin The said second
and third members of said Board of Examiners shall appointed by the City
Commission for the term of one year from the first da f January in the year
of appointment and thereafter annually before the day of January of each
year. The said Board of Examiners shall as soon may be after their
appointment, meet and shall then designate the time place for examination
of all applicants desiring to eng in or work at te rade or business of
Electrical Construction in said Said Board shall e said applicants
as to their practical knowledge of Electrical Constr on and if satisfied as
to the competence of such applicant, shall issue to same certificate authorizing
him to engage in or work at the trade or busine of ectrical Construction,
either as a Master Electrician or Employing Electri .n or as a Journeyman
Electrician. The fee for a certificate for a Master ctcian or Employi
Electrician shall be five dollars ($5.00), for a Journe an Electrician t shall
be two dollars ($2.00); said certificate shall be valid the term of one year,
but the same can and may be renewed without furtherexam on if applica-
tion is made to said Board for renewing of same not les than thirty days ore
the expiration of said certificate. This fee for ren same shall one
dollar ($1.00). All monies received hereunder shall be d into the fund pre-
vided for the operation of the Electrical Inspection apartment of said city,
Any person desiring to engage in or work at the e or business of Elec-
trical Construction, either as a Master, Employin or urneyma Electrician,
shall make application for examination to the m d B of Examiners herein-
before provided for at such times and places as sal Board may designate.
Said examination shall be made in whole or in part in ting an shall be of
a practical and elementary character, but suffiently et to test the qualifi-
cation of the applicant and shall satisfy the Board as the applicant's ability
as an electrician and his familiarity with the rules an regulations governing
electrical construction. (Sec. 1, Ordinance ,October 8, 1928.)
Proper License to be Issued.
SSection 187. (A) It shall be the duty of the City treasurer and Collector
to issue, to competent electricians, proper licenses up n presentation of the
certificate, from the Examining Board, hereinbefore p vided for, and it shall
be unlawful for any person not thus licensed to engage the business or trade
of Electrical Construction in the City of St. Augustine.
Definition of Electrical Construction.
(B) The term "Electrical Construction," as used in his ordinance, shall be
held to include and govern all work and materials used I installing, maintain-
in and extending a system of electrical wiring for lists, heat or power and
al appurtenances thereto and all apparatus or equip mt used in connection
therewith, inside or attached to any building or structu lot or premises.
Definition of "Electrician."
(C) The term "Electrician" as used in this ordinano shall be held to mean
a person who is engaged in the trade or business of el ctrical construction as
defined in the foregoing. (Sec. 2, Ordinance 818 January 4, 1928.)
Master, Employing and Journeyman Electriieans toe Licensed.
Setin 188.Every master, employing or ouneym electrician carrying
on his trade or business in the City of St, Augustine s.*lu .appear in person
before the Board of ixaidners of Electricans and pass an as to
his competency as provided in Section 18. (Sec. d.)
Licenes and Bonds.
Section 18ft All Master Electricians and persons employ na and
contracting for electrical work shall furnish a bond in the sum of undred
($500.00)oa the said bond shal be sendititnal for the perto of bis
duties n electrician or emplo eletriian in accordance wi pro
visions of Sections 186 to 818, n ,relative to electrician, and bond
shall also be give for the purpose of ndemnifying and holding ty of
St. Augustin Florida, hanmess for any suit or damages growing of the
negligence caelessnes of said Master Electrician or his agent o ployee.
It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer and Collector of the of St.
Augustine, Florida, to refuse to any p in the City of St.
Florida, a License as Master or Employn Electrician unless such d shad
have been filed by said Mater Electrician or Employing Electrician, said
bond shall be approved by the City Manager of the City of St ,
Florida. This bond shall be signed by the apliant with two suff-
cient sureties, which sureties shl make affdavit that each of them is the
sum of Five hundred ($0.00) Dollars in money ad rty over above
all homestead exemption, and exemptions allowed or perm ed by l d that
said property and money is situated in the State of Florida. A bond
may be signed by applicant and any duly authorized surety omp doing
siness in the State of Florida, should said Electrician deir to ety
bond instead of a cash bond signed by personal sureties. The bbe
made payable to, and in favor of the City of St. Augustine Florida, a cipal
corporation. Said bond shall be made for no longer than the period o: year.
All licensee shall expire on, and shall be null and void after, Se ber 80
of any year, and no electrical work shall be done by and no pern be
issued to any Master or Employing Electrician who has not such and
bonds as hereinbefore provided, in full force and effect, and all li ted
under this ordinance shall be renewable without any further n pro-
vided that application for such renewal is made not less than thirty ) days
before the expiration of said license.
(Sec. 2, Ordinance 40, October 8, )
Electrician Not to Allow the Use of His Name
Section 190. No licensed electrician shall allow his name to be perly
used by any person or party, directly or indirectly, either for the lse of
obtaining a permit, or to do any work under his license.
(Sec. 5, Ordinance 818, January 4, .)
Licensed Electricians Required on Electrical Work.
Section 191. No master or employing electrician shall send any n on
any Job (requiring a certificate) in the capacity of an electricianwi t such
person being in possession of a certificate. (See. )
Plans and Specifcations to Be Submitted to Inspector.
Section 192. The electrical wiring and the installation of el apa-
ratuor equipment for lights, heat or power within or attached to bud-
g or structure, both public and private, shall be done in with
and specifications previously submitted to and approved by City
cal Inspector or one of his duly authorized assistants, Dra and
complete description of proposed work shall be furnished and filed b aster
lecriain charge of the work, in the office of the electrical ins Plans
ust be legibly drawn or printed, one floor plan being sufficient f be
e to show all of the work; f not, two or more plans shall be Plans
show the point at which service connection is required, the size rviee
id sub-feeder wires, the location of service switches and meters and of
striution, the arrangement of circuits and the number of outlets ected
ere. ad the amount of electrical energy required for such outle watts
if for g hs or heat, and in horsepwer if for motors, and any other as of
construction which may raonaby be required by the electrical
Alterations to existing work must be shown in separate colors for d and
the new work and as much of the old work mustbe shown that the and
regulations are bein complied with. Plans must be approved o ected
within two. (2) days from the time of filing and the work shall no com-
menced or proceeded with until said plans have been so filed and app and
a permit to do the work authorized to be issued by the Cit4 Electrical Inspector.
S(Sec. I; Id)
Permits Must be Procured.
Section 19L A permit will be required to do any ele cal construction of
may character, install any electrical hiring, appear o equipment or make
ay extensions or changes to existing system of wiring for lights, heat or
power within or attached to any building or structure, cept as provided in
Section 208, and excepting the repairing of damaged or ken equipment and
the ordinary work necessary for the proper maintnnce of same.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
Permits to Master or Employing Electricians.
Section 194. Permits to do electrical work will be issued to master or
employing electricians only, who are duly licensed under e provisions of this
rdiace to engage in the trade or business of eletricconstruction in the
Cty of St. Augustine. (Sec. 9, Id.)
Special Rules sad Regulations.
section 195. Approved metal conduits shall be for all wires used
to conduct current for lights, heat or power in their of new buildings,
the re-wiring of old buildings, and in the installing of new g in old buildings
ad additions thereto, within the Fire Limits o the city as they are now or
may hereafter be established, and in apartment houses to occupied by more
than two families, churches, schools, hotels, theatres, p lie buildings, com-
mercala buildings, manufacturing establishment, with sufcient floor
space to house more than two automobiles, u hed ments, and under-
neath buildings, outside the Fire Limits, but within the limits of the City
of St Augustine. The use of armored cable for open k will not be per-
mitted in places where the use of rigid conduit is feasible. (Sec. 10, Id.)
Service Wires to Be in Conduit.
Section 196. All "service wires" supplying current for Ights, heat or power
to any building within the City of St. Augustine, whether for underground or
overhead connection must be installed in rigid metal con of required size,
not less than %-inch internal diameter, run in continue length from main
service switch box inside of building to point of connect to outside supply
wires outside of building. (Sec. 11, Id.)
Section 197. (A) All service switches of whatever capacity or potential
must be installed by the owner or his agent, located as near he point of entrance
of service wires as may be possible considering the chara ter of building and
accessibility in case of fire or other reasons for opening tl service switch and
disconnecting the premises from the feeder mains.
(B) The size and location of the service switch in each case, will be deter-
mined by the City Electrical Inspector and such sise and Opacity in each case
will be determined by the size and number of lampd, motor or other apparatus
or equipment, connected to and controlled by said service switch
(Sec. 12, Id.)
Safety Switches Required.
Section 198. All knife switches used to control wiring for lights, heat or
power, operating at a potential of 550 volts or less, cep where mounted on
ap d switchards or panel boards at centers of dstbution, must be of
externally operated, or so-called "safety type," havngextn operated
handles and with proper markings to show whether t is in "on" or "off"
position. (Sec. 18, Id.)
Regulating Size of "Service" and Other Wires.
Section 199. No service wire, main feeder wire or sub- wire for lights,
heat or power, inside of or attached to any building within e city limits of the
City of St Augustine shall be of a smaller size than No. 1 B. & S. gauge, and
no conductor supplying current to any electric motor of e-half horsepower
or larger shall be of a smaller size than No. 10 B. & S. g .
(Se. 14, Id.)
Installation of Cooking aMlndeating Devices. S
Section 20t Each electric cooking or heating device o over 660 watts
capacity when installed in any building within the City of t Augustine must
be connected to an independent ircui of wiring and when required by
the City Electrical Inspector, on account of the nature or location of heater,
be provided with an approved pilot light located within sight of the
Additional Rules and Regulations.
Section 201. (A) Metal shell key or keyless sockets (exceptig od
porcelain or equivalent type) must not be installed or used within (7)
feet of basins,inks, toilets, or bathtubs, nor in any room which a floor
which is permanently damp, nor installed or used in any location when
operating them, one is able to come in contact with any "g d o
such as gas or water pipe or other grounded metal work. she
pull chain sockets are used in such locations they must be of the pull
chain type. Metal shell pendant of snap switches must not be or the
control of lights covered in this rule.
(B) All metal conduit used in connection with the installation
apparatus or equipment for lights, heat or power in the City of St.
must when instaied underground or where exposed to the weather on the
outside of buildings, etc.,'be of galvanized or equivalent type. use of
enameled or similarly treated conduits in such location wll not be
Duties and Powers of the City Electrical Inspetor.
Section 20. (A) It shall be the duty of the City Electrical tr to
issue permits for, and inspect all electrical wiring apparatus or t for
lights, heat or power inside of or attached to buildings within the of the
City of St. Augustine and to look after the enforcement of laws, and
regulations relating to same, and to exercise a general s all
electrical construction, and over all electricians licensed to carry their
business or trade under the provisions of this Code.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person, irm or corporation any
electrical current in or through any wiring, apparatus, or fixtures of heat
or power in or on any building or structure within the limits of tyof
St. Augustine until the same shall have been inspected and ppro the
Electrical Inspector, and the certificate hereinafter provided or have
been issued therefore.
(C) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation
electric current for lights, heat or power to connect his, theirs or its
system with any installation of wiring, apparatus or fixtures in n any
building within the limits of the City. of St. Auguie, without h first
received written permission from the Electrical Insecr to ent
for such wiring, apparatus or fxtures, such per on shall be y the
Electrical Inspector any time after the certificate hereinafter provi shall
have been issued.
(D) When any electrical wtrig,- apparatus or fixtures covered by
shall be found on inspection by the Electrical Inspector to conform to rules
and regulations provided by this code, the Electrical Inspector shall final
certificate of inspection, certifying that the wiring, apparatus or have
been inspected and found to comply with the terms of this code, b sach
certificate shall be issued until such equipment is made to confd such
rules and regulations.
(E) Whenever any wiring, apparatus or fixture conducting or
for lights, heat or power is found upon inspection by the City In-
spector or one of his duly authorized assistants to be especially or ate
hazardous to life and property, the said Electrical Inspector shalltel
open the switch or circuit breaker controlling the supply of current
wiring, apparatus or fixture and shall "post" In a conspicuous place such
switch or circuit breaker a notice, printed in red letters, reading a f
The use of electric current is prohibited through this wiring or
until proper repairs have been made and approved by the City
Repairs must be made by a Licensed Electrician and the Ipe must
be notified, when completed.
After such notice is posted as provided in the foregoing, no p shall
close the switch or circuit breaker which has been opened y the
Inspector nor use or attempt to use any current through such wiring,
or fixture, which has been condemned until necessary repairs have made
and approved by the Electrical Inspector. The Eectr Inspector ma also
notify the city electric plant or other person, firm or rpotion furnishisg
current to such wiring, apparatus or fixture, to di the supply wir
cut off the current from premises where such wrin, arats or fixture is
located and such supply wires shall be disconneed the current cut of
until necessary repairs are made, and approved by the tcal Ispector.
(Sec. 1i, Id.).
Inspection of Work.
Section 20. All plumbing and other piping or tube Ork must be in place
9on work to be concealed before the electrical irin s seated, and no such
wiring will be considered as complete until all such g or piping is in
Upon making an inspection of any electrical wirin or equipment when
same is found to have been installed in a satisfactory ma er and in accordance
with the provisions of this code, the inspector shall pla a notice at service
switch or, other suitable place, stating that the electric work has been in-
spected and found to be in accordance with the rules prescribed, and the
provisions of this code. It shall be unlawful to lath, or in any manner
cnceal any electrical wiring or equipment until same been inspected, and
the notice posted as herewith required.
When the electrical work in any building for whi a permit has been
obtained is ready for inspection, notice in writing properly filled in upon blanks
furnished at the office of the City Electrical Inspector, tin the location of
the work, name of the owner, the name of the master etran having the
permit, and the name of the electrician doing the work, ball e given to the
Electrical Inspector at his office.
As soon as possible thereafter, the inspector will nofty the electrician' in
charge of the work, when he will inspect same, and the ispecor will test the
work in the presence of the electrician in any manner nepssary to satisfy the
nspector that the work has been installed in a proper r and in accordance
the provisions of this code, and with the.plans and s cations previously
submitted and approved.
In large and complicated jobs the work may be inspected and tested in
sections on the approval of the inspector.
If, after the first visit to a Job on a written notice t inspect same, it is
necessary to return to re-inspect any work whether from defect or the work
not being ready, the inspector will return only on another written notice and
not less than twenty-four (24) hours thereafter, and shallharge a fee of One
Dollar for so doing, all other notices taking precedence.
After.the entire completion of the work, a notice, the s me as the foregoing,
shall be given the inspector for a final inspection, and if h finds that the work
has been satisfactorily done he shall issue a final certifia of inspection upon
the request of the master electrician holding the permit as provided for in
Section 202 of this code..
This certificate does not relieve the electrician of his responsibility for any
defective work which may have escaped the notice of the inspector.
All electrical work shall be done in a workmanlike naanner, and to the
entire satisfaction of the Electrical Inspector. (Sec. 18, Id.)
Section 204. B X cable or armored cable will not be permitted used in a
damp place such as stone walls, brick walls, tile walls and mastered walls. In
above walls conduit pipe or lead sheathed armored cable m st be used.
(See. 19, Id.)
Meter Loop Service Box.(Se. 1, Id.)
Section 205. Meter Loop Service Box must not be initaled over six feet
from floor to top of box. Where more than two meter l#ops are used there
shall be a master switch on service line from street connected so as to cut all
electricity off from meter loop when open. (Sec. 20, Id.)
Zones on Poles for Each Company.
Section 206. On any pole of any Electric Light, Po*r, 'Street Railway,
Telegraph or Telephone company, used jointly by two or mbre such companies,
each company shall be allotted a special zone and shall eon e its wires to that
zone, space to be measured from top of pole downward, andthe uppermost zone
on every pole shall be at all times reserved for the use of tie City in stringing
its fire alarm or police telegraph wires. (Sec. 21, Id.)
Failure to Correct Defects.
Section 207. Any frm or corporation who shall fail to correct any t in
its work after havg bee duly notified for twenty-four hours by City
Electrical not receive any further permits until such thas
been corrected and ian y case in which any person shall continue to o ist-
ently violate the Code of the City of St. Augustine in regard to el ars
or the order of the City Electrical Inspector touching the same, the of
such person shall be forfeited. (See. 22 )
Section 208. All electrical work in the City of St. Augustine a
permit, with the exception of repair work such as fuse plugs, lights
or replacing broken switches or sockets. (Sec. )
Fees for Permits.
Section 209. Electrical permits are to be paid for at the rate of:
Each new obwhere a meter loop has to be installed and not than
twenty outlets 1.00.
Each additional outlet over twenty 10c each.
On additional work on old jobs, not more than three outlets 60c.
Not more than ten outlets 76c.
Not more than twenty outlets $1.00.
Motor not larger than 6 L P. L00.
Motor over 5 H. P., 26e for each H, P.
Motor on pump not larger than % H. P. 60e.
Electric Range $LO.
Water Heater 5ec.
String lights for decorating purposes 60.
Motor on any make refrigeration not larger than % H. P. 60e
Radio set $1.00.
Telephone system 60e.
Call Bell system 60e.
Electric sign with not more than thirty outlets $L00.
Each additional outlet of electric sign over thirty, 06c each.
All electrical machines with motor not larger than % L P.,0e
Fixture fee same as light fee. (Se 24,
Separate Service Required.
Section 210. Service wire most enter building from street, always ht
ngles with the street curb, except where wires are run derground in dut
where the point of service entrance and size of service wiresin each will
be determined by the City Electrical Inspector. Each building into wh elee-
trical current is introduced for light, heat or power shall have ind ent
service except where outhouse, stable or garage on the same premises ild-
ings are used in connection with the same them .be supplied from ae
service. If yard wires connected to same are istaled underground in ved
conduit, provided that manufacturing or other establishments having rral
uildings under the same management or occupancy, the yard wires co
ay be installed with approved overhead construction, using line not
.alloer than number eight B. & S. gauge, and no wires are to be used one
building to another through any wall or along any building, wall, or o any
rof except where conduits are used. (Sec. 25, I
Rules and Regulations.
Section 211. All electrical construction, all material and appliances in
connection with the installation, maintenance and operation of electrical n
apparatus or equipment for lights, heat or power, inside of, or att to
building within the limits of the City of St. Augustine shall conform ch
special rules and regulations as may be embodied in this or other ordina of
the City of St. Augustine and to the rules and regulations as embodied the
National Electrical Code for the installation of wiring and apparatus ec-
trical purposes, as they are now established or may here be aen and
ucbh rules and regulations are hereby adopted and approved 8s a part
Code. (See. 26, I
Wires and Poles Shall be Kept in Good Order.
Section 212. Electric Light companies, Telegraph companies and Tel one
companiess shall keep poles and wires in good order. Should poles
danger life or property, they shall cause repairs or removal of sam n
notice from City Manage. (Sec. 27, I
Service Switch Bom.
Section 213. Service switch box must be in accordance with the National
Board of Fire Underwriters Code and the requirements of the City Electician.
This includes all installation for light, heat and power. The switch box must
be sealed when the meter is installed. The seal and sealing irons must be
furnished to licensed electricians. Fuses are to be locked in the box and any
person breaking seal to tamper with the main line fuse will be punished as per
Section 215 of this Code. In event of sickness or emergency the seal can be
broken and new fuse placed provided party or parties so doing report same to
City Electrician or electric light company within twenty-four hours after seal
has been broken. Use of pennies is prohibited. (Sec. 28, Id.)
Violation by Electricians.
Section 214. Any master electrician or journeyman electrician wilfully
violating any of the provisions of Sections 186 to 218 inclusive of this Code,
shall forfeit his license for a period of not less than ten days, or not more than
one year, as may be determined by a majority of the members of the Board of
Examiners hereinbefore provided for, after a thorough and proper investigation
of the facts and the said license shall be revoked for the period so determined.
(Sec. 29, Id.)
Penalty for Violations.
Section 215. Any person violating any of the provisions of Sections 186 to
218 inclusive, shall upon conviction before the Municipal Court, be punished by
a fine of not more than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or by imprisonment not
exceeding thirty (80) days. (Sec. 80, Id.)
Board of Plumbing Commissioners.
Section 216. That there be, and there is hereby created a Board to known
d designated as "Board of Plumbing Commissioners of the Ci of St.
ugustine, Florida," the members of which Board shall be appoint by the
ity Manager and confirmed by the City Commission. Said Board lumb-
g Commissioners shall consist of two Master Plumbers and one Jo eyman
lumber, each qualified by experience and ability, and who is, and I have
en at the time of his appointment actively engaged at the trade in the
business of plumbing for not less than five years, and which three bers
hall constitute the Board of Plumbing Commissioners.
(Section 1, Ordinance 824, effective June 8, 1 .)
Section 217. It shall be the duty of the City Manager of the C of St.
ugustine, Florida, upon this ordinance becoming a law, to appoint a bing
inspector, who, the same as the Board of Plumbing Commissioners, serve
unng good behavior. The office of Plumbing Inspector of the Cit of St.
ugustine, Florida, is hereby created. (See. 2, L)
Examinations for Plumbers.
Section 218. It shall be the duty of the Board of Plumbing Co owners
o examine and pass upon the qualifications of all others desiring to e in
he business of Plumbing within the City Limits of the City of St. A stine,
lorida. These examinations shall be conducted by the Plumbing Co ission-
rs at the City Hall and shall consist of such written and oral question as the
board of Plumbing Commissioners shall see fit. The time, place and er
f holding said examination shall be determined by such reasonable s and
regulations governing the same, also to be deemed proper by the of
plumbing Commissioners. (Sec. )
Section 219. It shall be the duty of said Plumbing Commissioners 4 issue
o all applicants as may successfully pass the examinations of said Plbing
Commissioners, a proper certificate of passing said examination.
(Sec. 4, )
Unlawful to issue License without Certificate. ee
Section 220. It shall be unlawful for the City Treasurer and Coll r to
issue to any person a license as a Master Plumber of as a Journeyman mber,
who is not at the time of the issuance of said license in possession such
certificate. (Sec. 5,
Section 221. That from and after the passage of this ordinance no rson
who shall not already have been issued a license as plumber shall e ge in
said business in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, either as Master ber
r Journeyman Plumber who shall not have passed a satisfactory ex tion
f the Board of Plumbing Commissioners as to his competency, and shall
ot have issued to him a certificate by said Board and who shall not paid
e sum of Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars for certificate as Master Plu and
who shall not have registered and renewed his certificate on the 1st y of
January of each year, for such registration and renewal of certifi and
which renewal of certificate shall be in the sum of Five ($5.00) Dolla as re-
newal fee. Nor shall anyone engage in or do the work of a Jou yman
Plumber unless he also shall have passed said satisfactory examination y the
Board of Plumbing Commissioners. Nor shall anyone do or engage the
work of Plumber or a Journeyman plumber unless he shall also have sed a
satisfactory examination by the Board of Plumbing Commissioners, andnless
he shall have paid Five ($5.00) Dollars for certificate of competency shall
have had his certificate registered and shall renew his certificate on the t da
of January in each year and who shall not have paid the sum of Two 2.00)
Dollars for such renewal. Master or Journeyman Plumbers wishing xam-
nation will notify the Plumbing Inspector who will arrange for same with
Board of Plumbing Commissioners. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Set of Plans for New Work.
Section 222. It shall be the duty of every plumber before proceeding with
the constructing of any new work, except in the case of leaks or other repairs,
which do not involve a change in the sewerage, drainage or ventilating system,
to submit to the Plumbing Inspector a complete set of plans showing the pro-
posed work to be performed and no such work shall be done without a signed
permit from the Plumbing Inspector of the City of St Augustine, Florida. The
conditions of this permit must be strictly complied with and the work must be
done by the plumber in a workmanlike manner to be approved by the Plumbing
Inspector. (Sec. 7, Id.)
Duties of Plumbing Inspector.
Section 223. The Plumbing Inspector shall act as a Secretary of the Board
of Plumbing Commissioners. The Plumbing Inspector shall keep a record of
*his work and make monthly report of each month to the Board of Plumbing
Commissioners covering the plumbing done within the City. A copy of said
report shall also be filed with the City Manager. It shall be the duty of said
Plumbing Inspector to see that all provisions of the Plumbing Code are enforced
and conformed with. He shall be the judge of the quality of the material,
workmanship and construing of this Plumbing Code as to its technical wording
and meaning. Any appeal, however, from his decision may be taken to the
Board of Plumbing Commissioners for adjudication and hearing and the result
of the decision of said Board shall be fnal in so far as the City of St. Augustine,
Florida, is concerned in reference to any mooted question of procedure and con-
struction of the plumbing work under this Plumbing Code. (See. 8, Id.)
Section 224. That from and after the passage of this act and its taking
effect, all of the basic plumbing principles, definitions, provisions, rules and
regulations hereinafter set forth shall be the law governing plumbing and house
drainage in the City of St. Augustine, and which said basic plumbing principles
are as follows:
BASIC PLUMBING PRINCIPLES.
1. All premises intended for human habitation or occupancy shall be pro-
vided with a supply of pure and wholesome water.
2. Buildings in which water-closets and other plumbing fixtures exist shall
be provided with a supply of water adequate in volume and pressure for flush-
3. The pipe conveying water to water-closets shall be of sufficient size to
supply the water at a rate required for adequate flushing without unduly
reaucig the pressure at other fixtures.
4. Every building intended for human habitation or occupancy on premises
abutting on a street in which there is a public sewer shall have a connection
with the sewer, and, if possible, a separate connection.
5. In multiple dwellings provided with a house drainage system there shall
be at least one private water closet.
6. Plumbing fixtures shall be made of smooth non-absorbent materials, shall
be free from concealed fouling surfaces, and shall be set free of enclosures.
7. The entire house drainage system shall be so designed, constructed and
maintained as to conduct the waste water or sewage quickly from the fixture to
the place of disposal with velocities which will guard against fouling and the
deposit of solids and will prevent clogging.
8. The drainage pipes shall be so designed and constructed as to be proof,
for a reasonable life of the building, against leakage of water or drain air due
to defective materials, imperfect connections, corrosion, settlements or vibra-
tions of the ground or building, temperature, changes, freezing or other causes.
9. The drainage system shall be provided with an adequate number of
clean outs so arranged that in case of stoppage the pipes may be readily acces-
10. Each fixture or combination fixture shall be provided with a separate
accessible, self-scouring reliable water-seal trap placed as near to the fixture
11. The house drainage 'system shall be so designed that there will be an
adequate circulation of air in all pipes and no danger of siphonage, aspiration,
or forcing of trap seals under conditions of ordinary use.
12. The soil stack shall extend full size upward through the roof and have
a free opening, the roof terminal being so located that there will be anger
of air passing from it to any window, and no danger of logging of p
frost or by articles being thrown into it, or of roof water drainage t
18. The plumbing system shall be subject to a water pressure
14. No substances which will clog the pipes, produce explosive
or destroy the pipes or their joints, shall be allowed to enter the ho
15. Refrigerators, ice boxes, or receptacles for storing food h not be
connected directly with the drainage system.
16. No water-closet shall be located in a room or compartment c is
not properly ventilated to the outer air.
17. If water-closets or other plumbing fixtures exist in build where
there is no sewer, within reasonable distance, suitable provision shall made
for disposing of the house sewage by some method of sewage tre t and
disposal satisfactory to the authorities having jurisdiction.
18. Where a housedrainage system may be subjected to back flo f sew-
age, suitable provisions shall be made to prevent its overflow in the b
19. Plumbing system shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.
(Sec. 9, )
Section 225. PLUMBING. Plumbing shall be deemed to mean rofes-
sion, art or trade of and all work done and all materials used in and r, (a)
Introducing, maintaining and extending a supply of water through ipe or
pipes, or any appurtenances thereof, in a building lot, premises or esta ent
(b) installing, connecting or repairing any system of drainage wh y foul
waste, rain or surplus water, gas, odor, vapor or fluid is discharged or posed
to be discharged through a pipe or pipes from any buildings, o, p s or
establishment into any main public or private sewer, drain, pit; box, r bed
leaching well, septic tank, or other receptacles, or into any natural or ifcia
body of water, or water-course, upon private or public property, (c) v lating
any building sewer or fixtures, or appurtenance connected therewith, ) con-
necting any building, lot, premises or establishment with any serve pip
building sewer, water pipe, main public or private sewer or other un und
structure, (e) performing all classes of work generally done by plum
PLUMBING SYSTEM. The plumbing system of a building inc a the
water supply distributing pipes, the fixtures and distributing pipes, the
and fixture traps, the soil waste, and vent pipes, the house drain house
sewer, the storm-water drainage, with their devices, appurtenances con-
nections all within or adjacent to the building.
MASTER PLUMBERS. A Master Plumber is a person who es re-
sponsible charge and direction of other persons in the installation of bing
and holds a Master Plumber's certificate, issued within the current endar
year by the Board of Plumbing Commissioners of the City of St. A e,
certifying his fitness to assume such responsibility.
JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER. A Journeyman Plumber is a pe who
performs the manual work of installing plumbing, under the di of a
Master Plumber, and who holds a Journeyman Plumber's Certifca issued
within the current calendar year by the Board of Plumbing Commis rs of
the City of St. Augustine, certifying his fitness to perform such man work.
WATER SERVICE PIPE. The water service pipe is the pipe mthe
water main to the building served.
WATER DISTRIBUTION PIPES. The water distribution pipes those
which convey water from the service pipe to the plumbing fixtures.
FIXTURES. The term fixtures shall include water-closets, bath sits
tubs, catch basins, slop sinks, kitchen sinks, urinals, wash trays, wash ins,
lavatories, pantry sink, showers, drinking fountains, floor drains, dors,
laundry tubs, and each section of sectional fixtures, and all other a ces
requiring running water or connection to sewer.
TRAP. A trap is a fitting or device so constructed as to p t the
passage of air or gas through a pipe without materially affecting the w of
sewage or waste water through it.
TRAP SEAL The trap seal is a vertical distance between the cro weir
and the dip of the trap.
VENT PIPE. A vent pipe is any pipe provided to ventilate a building
drainage system and to prevent trap siphonage and back pressure.
CONTINUOUS VENT. A continuous vent is a pipe extending vertically
above the soil or waste branch.
LOOP OR CIRCUIT VENT. A loop or circuit vent is a pipe which vents
a series of fixture traps on the same soil or waste, branch and which is con-
tinued through the roof or reconnected into a vent stack above all fixture trap
SOIL VENT. A soil vent is that part of a stack which extends above the
highest installed water closet.
COMBINATION VENT. A combination vent is a stack which extends
above the roof and has fixtures, other than water-closets, wasting therein on
WET VENT. A wet vent is a pipe connecting to side outlet fitting, venting
one water-closet, or where the vent of the fixture is used as the waste for other
LOCAL VENTILATING PIPE. A local ventilating pipe is a pipe through
which foul air is removed from a room or fixture.
SOIL PIPE. A soil pipe is any pipe which conveys the discharge of water-
closets, with or without the discharge from other fixtures.
WASTE PIPE AND SPECIAL WASTE. A waste pipe is any pipe which
receives the discharge of any fixture, except water-closets, and conveys the
same to the building drain, soil, or waste stacks. When such pipe does not
connect directly with a building drain or soil stack it is termed a special waste.
MAIN. The main of any system of horizontal, vertical or continuous
piping is that part of such system which receives the wastes, vent or events,
from fixture outlets or traps, direct or through branch pipes.
BRANCH. The branch of any system of piping is that part of the system
which extends horizontally at a slight grade with or without lateral or vertical
extensions or vertical arms from the main, to receive fixture outlets not directly
connected to the main.
STACK. Stack is a general term for any vertical line of soil, waste or
BUILDING DRAIN.' The building drain is that part of the lowest hori-
zontal piping of a drainage system which receives the discharge from soil, waste
and other drainage pipes inside the walls of any building and conveys the same
to the building sewer.
STORM WATER DRAIN. The storm water drain is any pipe, or drain,
which receives the discharge of rain water from buildings or premises (which
may include the discharge of seepage or ground water) and conveys the same
to any public sewer or water course.
BUILDING SEWER. The building sewer is that part of the horizontal
piping of a drainage system extending from the building drain to its connection
with the main sewer or septic tank and conveying the drainage of but one
SEPTIC OR SEWAGE TREATMENT TANKS. A septic or sewage treat-
ment tank is a water-tight receptacle so constructed as to accomplish the dis-
integration and decomposition of sewage.
SEWAGE. Sewage is any liquid waste containing animal and vegetable
wastes in solution, and may include liquids from laboratories or industrial insti-
tutions, containing minerals in solution.
LEACHING WELL OR CESSPOOL. A leaching well or cesspool is any
pit or receptacle, having porous walls, which permits seepae into the ground.
SIZE AND LENGTH. The given caliber of size of pipe is for a nominal
internal diameter, except that brass pipe other than iron pipe-size, is measured
by the outside diameter. The developed length of a pipe is its length along
the center line of pipe and fittings.
DEAD END. A dead end is a branch leading from a soil, waste, vent,
building drain, or building sewer, which is terminated at a develop
of two (2) feet or more by means' of a cap, plug or other fittings n for
admitting water to the pipe.
A. S. T. M. Abbreviation for American Society for Testing
(Sees. 20-49, inc., Article 2, Ord. 824, June 8,1 .)
Water Supply and Distribution.
Section 226. WATER SERVICE. The water-service pipe of building
shall be of sufficient size to permit a continuous ample flow of on a
floors at all times.
WATER SUPPLY TO FIXTURES. All plumbing fixtures shall provided
with a sufficient supply of water for flushing, to keep them in sanitary edition.
Every water-closet or pedestal urinal shall be flushed by means of an proved
tank or flush valve of at least 4 gallons flushing capacity for water ts and
at least 2 gallons for urinals, and shall be adjusted to prevent the te of
water. The flush pipe for water-closet flush tanks shall be not less an one
and one-fourth (1%k) inch in diameter, and the water from flush tan hall be
used for no other purpose. No water-closet or urinal bowl shall b applied
directly from a water-supply system through a flushometer or o valve
unless such valve is set above the water-closet or urinal in a manner prevent
any possibility of polluting the water supply.
SIZE OF WATER SUPPLY PIPES. The minimum size of wa service
pipes from the curb to the building shall be three-quarter (%) in and to
fixtures as follows: Sill Cocks and Hot Water Boilers, three-quarter ( ) inch.
Laundry trays, sinks, lavatories, bath tubs, water-closet tanks and sho baths,
one-half (%) inch.
WATER SUPPLY CONTROL A main shut off, on each water ly line
shall be provided near the curb. Accessible stop and waste cocks or ve and
bleeder shall be provided on the main supply line, just inside or o ide the
foundation wall of a building, and an individual stop on each toil supply.
This applies to One Bath room house only, buildings having more than ebath
room to have individual stop on each fixture supply except sinks.
WATER SUPPLY PIPES AND FITTINGS MATERIALS. water-
supply pipes, for a plumbing system, shall be of lead, galvanized wro t-iron,
galvanized steel, brass or cast iron, with brass or galvanized cast i or gal-
vanized malleable iron fittings. No pipe or fittings that have been : for.
other purposes shall be used for distributing water.
WATER SUPPLY PROTECTION. All concealed water pipes, orange
tanks, flushing cisterns, and all exposed pipes or tanks, subject to free tem-
peratures, shall be efficiently protected against freezing.
PUMPS AND HYDRANTS. All pumps and hydrants shall be tested
from surface water and contamination. (Secs. 50-56, inc., Article 3, i)
Building Drains and Sewers.
Section 227. INDEPENDENT SYSTEM. The drainage and bing
system of each new building and of new work installed in an existing ding
shall be separate from, and independent of, that of any other build and
every building shall have an independent connection with a public orvate
sewer when available, excepting that buildings of single ownership, I on
a single lot or building site, may have one sewer.
LATERALS. Laterals must be connected to the "Y" branch in main
sewer adjoining each building site. Where a sewer or lateral is to con-
nected to an existing sewer or lateral serving an adjoining premises th nnec-
tion shall be taken off the existing sewer or lateral as close to the s curb
as possible. Sewer pipe from the curb line to the main sewer shall not less
than four (4) inch pipes. No part of said pipe shall be laid less than elve
(12) inches from the top of said pipe to the top of the established or sting
street grade, when possible, and further provided that where such pip ot
be covered at all points by twelve (12) inches of earth such pipe shall cast
BUILDING SEWER.' The building sewer shall be covered at all ints,
by not less than twelve (12) inches of earth, unless cast iron pipe is
OLD BUILDING SEWERS AND DRAINS. Old building and
drains may be used in connection with new buildings, or new pumb hen
they are found, on examination and test, to conform to the requirements govern-
ing new sewers or drains as prescribed in this Plumbing Code.
CONNECTIONS WITH SEPTIC TANKS. When a sewer is not available,
drain pipes from buildings shall be connected with septic tanks, approved by
the local plumbing inspector.
EXCAVATIONS. Each building sewer shall be laid in a separate trench,
provided that trenches cut through rock may be benched not less than six (6)
inches on the side for water pipe. All excavations required to be made for the
installation of a building drainage system, or any part thereof within the walls
of a building, shall be open trench work. All such trenches shall be kept open
until the pipmg has been inspected, tested and approved.
MATERIALS. (a) The building sewer, beginning three (8) feet outside the
building shall be of cast iron, concrete or vitrified clay pipe. (b) The building
drain when underground shall be of lead, brass, or cast iron. (c) The building
drain when above ground shall be of cast iron, lead or brass.
LOCATION OF SEWERS AND DRAINS. No building sewer or under-
ground building drain shall be laid within three (8) feet of any bearing wall,
or foundation, where said drain runs deeper than the wall or foundation.
SIZES OF SEWERS AND DRAINS. The required sizes of sanitary build-
ing drains and sanitary building sewers shall be determined on the basis of the
total number of fixture units drained by them in accordance with the following
1 to 120 ..................... .........
121 to 800 .............................
801 to 720 .............................
721 to 1080 ............................
1081 to 1920 ...........................
U-inch slope Equivalent
to one foot di- number of
meter in inches. water-closets.
The required sizes of storm-water building drains and building sewers and
other lateral storm drains shall be determined on the basis of the total drained
area in horizontal projection in accordance with the following table:
Number of square % Inch to
feet drained area. One Foot.
Up to.90 ...................................................... 1%
91 to 400 .................................... ................. 8
401 to 660 .................................................... 8
661 to 1200 .................................... ............... 4
1201 to 1800 .................................................. 4
.1801 to 2500 ................................................... 5
2501 to 4100 ................................................... 5
4101 to 4600 .................................................. 6
4601to 5800 .................................................. 6
5801 to 7500 ................................................ ... 8
7501 to 11,100 ................................................. 8
11,101 to 15,700 ...... ......................... ............... 10
15,701 to 19,500 ................................................ 10
% Inch to 01
% Inch to
........................ ................... .....
....... ...... ....... ...... ....... ...... ......
.............. : ....................................
..................... : ......... .....................
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... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
..... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... t .. .. .. .
No. Sa. Ft. %in. % in. toone in.
Drained Area. to one ft. ft. dia. in inches. oneft.
19,501 to 24,800 ............... 12 10 8
24,801 to 81,000 ............... 12 12 10
81,001 to 44,000 ............... 14 12 10
44,001 to 60,000 ............... 14 14 12
COMBINED STORM AND SANITARY SEWER SYSTEMS. ever a
combined sewer system is permitted, the required size of the building
sewer shall be determined by adding to the drained area in square feet e hun-
dred eighty (180) square feet for each "fixture unit" of the sanitary s (see
Section 288) and then applying the total to the preceding table for sto sewers
except that no combined sanitary and storm sewer shall be less than our (4
inches in diameter. The required sizes of storm building drain up to poi
of junction may be independently determined from the table.
DRAINAGE BELOW SEWER LEVEL In all buildings, in ch the
whole or part of the building drainage and plumbing system thereof 8 below
the crown level of the main sewer eage or building wastes shall be by
approved artificial means and discharged through properly vented to the
building sewer or building drain.
SUMPS AND RECEIVING TANKS. All sub-building drains ll dis-
charge into an air-tight sump or receiving tank, so located as to ve the
sewage by gravity, from which sump or receiving tank the sewage be
lifted and discharge into the building sewer by pumps or ejectors in licate
or any equally efficient method. Such pumps shall be either automa y dis-
charged or be of sufficient capacity to receive the building sewage wastes
for not leu than twenty-four (24) hours.
EJECTORS VENTED. The soil or vent pipe leading to an ejector r other
appliance for raising sewage or other waste matter to the street e shall;
where a water-closet or closets are installed, be provided with a vent pe not
less than four (4) inches in diameter and where fixtures other th water-
closets are installed the waste vent pipe shall be the same diame as the
MOTORS AND COMPRESSORS. All motors, air compressors d air
tanks shall be located where they are open for inspection and repair at times.
The air tanks shall be so proportioned as to be of equal cubic cap to the
ejectors connected therewith, n which there shall be maintained an air sure
of not less than two (2) pounds for each foot of height the sewage'is to raised.
TEMPERATURE OF DISCHARGE INTO SEWERS AND DRAIN The
temperature of liquid wastes discharged into a building sewer or d n shall
not exceed one hundred forty (140) degrees Fahrenheit
EXHAUST BLOW-OFFS AND DRIP PIPE CONNECTIONS. e ex-
haust blow-off, sediment or drip pipe from a steam boiler shall no
directly with any sewer, drain, soi or waste pipe. Such pipes shall
into the top and above the line of discharge of a suitable closed tank r con-
denser, made of wrought or cast iron, provided with a relief pipe, of least
double the area of the blow-of pipe, extending to the outer air above roof.
The waste from said tank or condenser shall be taken from the bottom md be
at least one size larger than the inlet, but not less than three (8) es in
diameter, and provided with a trap that has a seal of not less than (12)
inches and wherever possible shall connect to the building sewer and to the
STORM WATER DRAINS, DRAINAGE OF YARDS AREA AND OFS.
Roofs, paved areas, yards, courts and courtyards may be drained into rm-
water sewerage system or the combined swerae systems, if by
municipal authorities, but not into sewers intended for sewage only. When
drains used for this purpose are connected with the combined sewerage tem,
they shall be effectually trapped. One trap may serve for all such co ons.
Where there is no sewer accessible such connections may be disch d into
public gutter, and in such case need not .be trapped.
INSIDE CONDUCTORS. When placed within the walls of any di
or run in an inner or interior court or shaft, all conductors or roof shall
be constructed of cast iron.
OUTSIDE CONDUCTORS. When outside conductors or down spouts of
sheet metal are connected with the building drains, they shall be so connected
by means of not less than one (1) length of cast iron pipe extending vertically
at least two (2) feet above the grade Hine.
DEFECTIVE CONDUCTOR PIPES. When an existing sheet-metal con-
ductor pipe within the walls of any building becomes defective, such conductor
shall be replaced by one which conforms to the paragraph headed INSIDE
VENT CONNECTIONS WITH CONDUCTORS PROHIBITED. Conductor
pipes shall not be used as soil, waste, or vent pipes, nor shall any soil, waste, or
vent pipes be used as conductors.
OVERFLOWS. Overflow pipes from cisterns, supply tanks, expansion
tanks, and drip pans shall connect only indirectly with any building sewer,
building drains, soil or waste pipe. (Secs. 57-78, in., Article 4, 4)
Section 228. PERMITS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE TO SEWERAGE
SYSTEM. No person other than an authorized City employee, shall enter any
city sewer, or appurtenance thereof or make any connection thereto without a
written permit from the proper municipal authority.
PROHIBITED WASTES AND CONNECTIONS TO SEWERAGE SYS-
TEM. No person shall make or maintain any connection with any public or
private sewer, or appurtenance thereof, whereby there may be conveyed into
the same any suffocating, corrosive, inflammable, or explosive liquid, gas vapor,
substance or material.
UNLAWFUL TO IMPAIR OR OBSTRUCT SEWERS. No person shall do
any act or thing which may impair or obstruct the flow of any public sewer or
clog up any appurtenance thereof, or place therein any substances, solid or
liquid, other than the waste products for which said sewers are provided.
(Secs. 79-81, inc., Article 5, Id.)
Section 229. MATERIALS. All receptacles used, as water-closets, urinals
or otherwise, for the disposal of human excreta, shall be vitrified earthen-ware,
excepting that roll rim enamelled iron closets may be used in outhouses not used
for living purposes.
HOW INSTALLED. All plumbing fixtures shall be installed open in a
manner to afford access for cleaning. When practicable all pipes from fixtures
shall be run to the wall.
WATER-CLOSET BOWLS. Water-closet bowls and traps shall be made
in one piece and of such form as to hold sufficient quantity of water, when filled
to the trap overflow, to prevent fouling of surface, and shall be provided with
integral flushing rims constructed so as to flush the entire interior of the bowl.
FIXTURES PROHIBITED. The use of kitchen or scullery sinks, con-
structed of wood, and wall lip or trough urinals, long hopper closets or similar,
is hereafter prohibited.
FIXTURES REQUIRED IN BUILDING. The owner or agent of an
building, or any place where a person or persons are sheltered or employ,
shall cause to be installed at least one (1) water-closet and one (1) sink with
proper water supply and sewer connections.
FIXTURE REQUIRED IN PUBLIC PLACES OF AMUSEMENT AND
RESTAURANTS. Public places of amusement and restaurants shall have at
least one (1) water-closet and one (1) lavatory for each sex, properly desig-
nated and of easy access to patrons.
FIXTURES REQUIRED IN DWELLINGS AND STORES. Dwellings one
(1) water-closet and one (1) sink for each family. Stores one (1) water-closet
and one (1) sink.
HOTELS, BOARDING HOUSES AND ROOMING HOUSES. One (1)
water-closet, one (1) lavatory, one (1) bath-tub or shower for each sex for
every ten (10) rooms or major fraction thereof, also one slop-sink for every
twenty-five (25) rooms or major fraction thereof, and at least one (1) sink in
APARTMENT HOUSES. One (1) water-closet, one (1) bath-tub or
shower and one (1) sink for each suite of three (8) or more rooms. e less
than three (8) rooms are in a suite rules governing hotels shall apply pting
that in every room where cooking is done there shall be provided one (1) tchen
PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS. One (1) wa lost
and one (1) lavatory for each sex to every ten (10) rooms or major aon
thereof, and one (1) slop sink on each floor.
WORK SHOPS AND MANUFACTURING PLANTS. One (1) ter-
closet and one (1) lavatory for each sex to every ten (10) occupants major
fraction thereof, excepting that where urinals are provided for males may
be installed instead of water-closets, to the extent of fifty (50) per cent this
WATER-CLOSET SEATS. All water-closet seats, except in dwell and
apartments, shall be of the open front type.
FIXTURES REQUIRED IN SCHOOL BUILDING. Separate toil rooms
shall be provided for teachers and other adults independent of pupi toilet
rooms. Pedestal urinals are prohibited. Floor drains shall be provide or all
toilet rooms containing three (8) or more water-closets. There sh be at
least one (1) water-closet and one (1) urinal for every forty (40) boys or
fractions thereof and one (1) water-closet for every twenty (20) girls jor
fraction thereof. (Secs. 82-94, inc., Article 6, I
Section 280. SLOPE AND SUPPORTS OF HORIZONTAL PIPIN All
horizontal piping shall be run in practical alignment at a uniform slop f not
less than one-eighth (%) of an inch per foot, where practicable, an a be
supported or anchored at intervals not to exceed five (5) feet. All shall
be properly supported at each floor, and all pipes shall be rigidly s
CHANGE IN DIRECTION. All changes in direction shall be made y the
appropriate use of Forty-five (45) degree Y's, half Y's, long sweep carter
bends, sixth, eighth, or sixteenth bends, except that sanitary tees or losses
may be used on vertical stacks and short quarter bends may be used in 1 and
waste lines where the change in direction of flow is from the horizontal the
vertical. Tees and crosses may be used in vent pipes.
PROHIBITED FITTINGS. No double-hub, double-Tee, or double itary
Tee shall be used on horizontal soil or waste lines, nor shall double-hubs used
on vertical waste lines. The drilling and tapping of building drains, Iding
sewers, soil, waste, or vent pipes andthe use of saddle hubs and bends pro-
hibited4 combination Y's and % Bends or Y's and % bends shall be place t the
base of each stack, with proper C. O.
DEAD ENDS. In the installation of any drainage system dea ends,
longer than five (5) feet shall be prohibited.
PROTECTION OF PIPES. All pipes passing under or through wali shall
be protected from breakage. The passing of pipes through or under der,
concrete or other corrosive material shall be prohibited.
WORKMANSHIP. All plumbing work shall be done in a work ke
manner and to the entire satisfaction of the Plumbing Inspector.
INSTALLATION OF PLUMBING BY OWNER. All plumbing ins by
the owner, himself shall comply with the requirements of this Plumbi ode
and in such installations the word "owner" shall be substituted for word
"Plumber" throughout this Code.
PROTECTION AGAINST MOSQUITOES. A film of oil or other ly
effective substance shall be maintained on the surface of all liquids any
exposed basin, trap, tank, or receptacle not in regular use. All rain or orm
water drains shall be put in so as to drain dry.
PROTECTION AGAINST RATS. All concealed lead work, in a ding
not enclosed in concrete shall be made rat proof by covering with a zed
wire cloth well fastened on. (Sees. 95-103, inc., Article 7,
Quality and Weights of Materials.
Section 281. MATERIALS, QUALITY OF. All materials, used any
drainage or plumbing system or part thereof, shall be free from def
VITRIFIED CLAY PIPE. All vitrified clay pipe shall conform to the
American Society for Testing Materials, "Standard specifications for clay sewer
pipe." (Serial Designation, C. 18-20.)
CAST IRON PIPE. All cast iron pipe and fittings shall conform to "Stand-
ard specifications for Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings," and shall be coated with
asphaltum or coal tar pitch.
WROUGHT IRON PIPE. All wrought iron pipe shall conform to the
"Standard specifications for Welded Wrought-Iron Pipe," and shall be galvan-
MILD STEEL PIPE. All steel pipe shall conform to the "Standard specifi-
cations for Welded and Seamless Steel Pipe," and shall be galvanized.
BRASS AND COPPER PIPE. Brass pipe shall conform to the Standard
specifications of "Brass Pipe, Standard Sizes." Copper pipe shall conform to
the standard specifications of the "Copper Pipe, Standard Sizes." (Serial
Number B. 42-28.)
Traps and exposed waste pipes from traps to wall or floor may be iron
pipe sizes brass, or not less than No. 17 B. and S. Gauge
Brass flush pipes and local ventilating pipes shall be not less than No. 18
B. and S. Gauge.
Brass Water supply pipe shall be iron pipe size.
LEAD PIPE, DIAMETER, WEIGHTS. All lead pipe, bends and traps
shall be best quality drawn pipe, of not less weight per linear foot than shown
Internal Weights per foot
diameter inches. Lbs. os.
1% 2 8
1% 8 8
CAULKING FERRULES. Brass Caulking ferrules shall be of the best
quality red cast brass, with weights and dimensions in accordance with the
Pipe Size. Inside Diameter Length Weight
2 inches 2% inches 4% inches 1 lb.
8 inches 8% inches 4% inches 1 lb. 12 oz.
4 inches 4% inches 4% inches 2 Ibs. 8 oz.
SOLDERING NIPPLES. (a) Soldering nipples shall be of brass pipe, iron
pipe size, or of heavy cast red brass, not less than the following weight:
% inch 3 oz.
inch 4 oz.
1 inch 5 oz.
1% inch 6 oz.
1% inch 8 oz.
2 inch 14 oz.
(Secs. 104-112, inc., Article 8, Id.)
Joints and Connections.
Section 232. WATER AND AIR-TIGHT JOINTS. Al joints and connec-
tions mentioned under this article shall be made permanently gas and water-
LEAD PIPE. Joints in lead pipe, or between lead pipe and brass and
copper pipes, ferrules soldering nipples, or traps in all cases on the sewer side
of the trap and in concealed joints on the inlet side of the trap, shall be full-
wiped joints, with an exposed surface of the solder to each side of the joints
of not less than three-quarters (%) of an inch and a minimum thickness at the
thickest part of the joint of not less than three-eights (%) of an inch. Lead
to cast iron joints shall be made by means of a brass caulking ferrule or a
brass nipple, except Bath Waste connections which may be soldered.
CAST IRON CAULKED JOINTS. All caulked joints shall be firmly
packed with oakum or hemp, and shall be secured only with pure lead, not less
than one (1) inch deep, well caulked, and no paint, varnish or putty '
permitted until after the Joint is tested.
SLIP JOINTS AND UNIONS. Slip joints will be permitted only
seals or on the inlet side of the trap.
ROOF JOINTS. The joints at the roof shall be made water-tight
of copper, galvanized iron, sheet lead or cast iron plates or approved fla
FLOOR CONNECTIONS FOR WATER-CLOSETS ANI) TRAPS!
STANDARD SLOP SINKS. A brass floor connection shall be wiped or a
to lead pipe, and the floor connection bolted to an earthenware trap flad
red or white lead putty joint, or a lead gasket or washer shall be used t
a tight joint. Excepting that a cast iron caulked fange may be used in 4
when set in cement floor.
INCREASERS AND REDUCERS. Where different sizes of pipe o
and fittings are to be connected proper size increases or reducers, pitch
an angle of forty-fve degrees (4) between the two sizes, shall be usei4
PROHIBITED JOINTS AND CONNECTIONS. Any fitting or con
which has an enlargement, chamber, or recess with a ledge, shoulder or
tion of the pipe area in the direction of the flow on the outlet or drain
any trap is prohibited.
EXPANSION BOLTS. Connections of wall hangers, pipe suppo
fixture settings with the masonry, stone, or concrete backing shall be mad
expansion or toggle bolts without the use of wooden plugs.
(Sees. 118-121, inc., Article 9, Id
Soil, Waste and Vent Pipes.
Section 23. MATERIALS. All main or branch soil, waste and vent
within the building shall be of cast iron, lead, brass or copper. All cal
pipe and pipe fittings shall be of the grade known as Standard for all
structural building up to and including two-story buildings. The grade
as Extra Heavy ha be used under all cement floors and cement drive
and in all buildings where soil waste or vent piping is placed in cement,
hollow tile or stone walls or partitions.
FIXTURE UNIT. One (1) cubic foot per minute, or seven and on
(7%) gallons per minute, is the basis for a fixture unit discharge.
The following table shall be employed to determine fixture equivalenA
One lavatory or wash basin ..................... 1
Refrigerator or ice box ....................... 1
One floor drain ......... ........................ 8
One bath tub ............................ 2
One shower bath ............. .............. 8
One laundry tray ............................. 8
One combination fixture ................... ...... 4
One urinal ................................... 4
One kitchen sink .............................. 4
One slop sink ............. ...... 4
One water-closet ............................. 6
SOIL AND WASTE STACKS. Every building in which plumbing
are installed shall have at least one four-inch (4") soil stack, tending
through the roof. Soil and waste stacks shall be as direct as possible
from sharp angles and turns. The required size of a soil or waste sta
be independently determined by the total fixture units of all fixtures cor
to the stack in accordance with the following tables:
Fixture Units. Diameter of Stacks.
1 to 10 2 inches 75:
11 to 40 8 inches 100
Soll or Waste Stacks.
Number Number of Water Diameter Maximu
Fixture Units. Closets or Equivalent. of Stacks. Permitted
41 to 800 18 to 50 4 inches 225 fe
801 to 720 50 to 120 5 inches 800 fe
721 to 1080 121 to 180 6 inches 400 fen
1081 to 190 191 to 820 8 inches 600 fe
SOIL AND WASTE STACK FIXTURE CONNECTIONS. All soil and
waste stacks and branches shall be installed with correctly faced inlets for
ALTERING SOIL AND VENT PIPES. In existing buildings where the
soil or waste vent pipe is not extended undiminished through or above the roof, or
where there is a sheet metal, soil or waste vent pipe, and the fixture is changed
in style or location or is replaced, a soil or waste vent pipe of the size and
material prescribed for new work shall be installed.
WASTE CONNECTIONS. Waste connections can be made to the vertical
part of lead bent or lead spud of a water-closet or similar fixture, or to a 4 x 2
Connecting to 4 in. Sanitary Tee, provided the developed length taken along
the horizontal lines of waste is not over four (4) feet, if over 4 feet reventing
will be necessary.
ROOF EXTENSIONS. All extensions, of soil, waste or vent stacks shall
be run full size at least one-half (%) foot above the roof, and when the roof
is used for other purposes than weather protection such extension shall not be
less than siven (7) feet above the roof.
TERMINALS. The roof terminal of any stack or vent, if within fifteen
(15) feet of any door, window scuttle, or air shaft, shall extend at least three
(3) feet above the same. Vent pipes shall not terminate under the overhang
of the building.
TERMINALS ADJOINING HIGH BUILDINGS. In the event that a new
building is built higher than an existing adjoining building, the owner of the
new building shall not locate windows within fifteen (15) feet of any existing
vent stack on the adjoining lower building unless the owner of such new build-
ing shall defray the expenses or shall himself make such alteration to conform
with the preceding paragraph.
TRAPS PROTECTED, VENTS. Every fixture trap shall be protected
against syphonage and back pressure, and air circulation shall be assured by
means of a soil, waste vent, continuous vent, stack vent, loop or circuit vent.
No crown vent shall be installed.
DISTANCE OF VENT FROM TRAP SEAL No trap shall be placed more
than five (5) feet, horizontal developed length, from its vent. The distance
shall be measured along the central line of the waste or soil pipe from the
vertical inlet of the trap to the vent opening. The vent opening from the soil
or waste pipe, except for water-closets and similar fixtures, shall not be below
the dip of the trap. The vertical drop of a water-closet waste shall not be
more than twenty-four (24) inches from the floor to the vent.
MAIN VENTS TO CONNECT AT BASE. All main vents or vent stacks
shall connect full size at their base to the main soil or'waste stack at or below
the lowest fixture branch and shall extend, undiminished in size, above the roof
or shall be reconnected with the main soil or waste vent at least three (3) feet
above the overflow point of the highest fixture.
VENTS, REQUIRED SIZES. The required sizes of main vent stacks shall
be determined on the basis of the size of the soil or waste stack, the number of
fixtures or fixture units connected to the soil or waste stack, and the developed
length of the main vent or vent stack in accordance with the following tables:
Diameter of Stack
Soil or Waste Stacks.
of Stack. Units.
4 inches 24 to 42
4 inches 43 to 72
4 inches 78 to 150
4 inches 73 to 150
4 inches 151 to 300
4 inches 151 to 800
5 inches 301 to 480
5 inches 801 to 480
5 inches 301 to 480
5 inches 481 to 720
5 inches 481 to 720
5 inches 481 to 720
6 inches 721 to 840
6 inches 721 to 840
6 inches 721 to 840
6 inches 841 to 1080
6 inches 841 to 1080
6 inches 841 to 1080
8 inches 1080 to 1920
8 inches 1080 to 1920
8 inches 1080 to 1920
1 to 18
19 to 86
13 to 25
13 to 25
26 to 50
26 to 50
51 to 80
51 to 80
51 to 80
81 to 120
81 to 120
81 to 120
121 to 140
121 to 140
121 to 140
141 to 180
141 to 180
141 to 180
181 to 820
181 to 820
181 to 820
BRANCH AND INDIVIDUAL VENTS. No vents shall be less tha|I
diameter. And in no case shall the length of a branch vent of given dial
exceed the maximum length permitted for the main vent serving the sat4
soil or vent stack.
VENT PIPE, SLOPES AND CONNECTIONS. All vent and branch
pipes shall be free from drops or sags and be so sloped and connected as t
back to the soil or waste pipe by gravity. Where vent pipes connect to a
zontal soil or waste pipe the vent branch shall be taken of above the centM
of the pipe, and the vent pipe must rise vertically or at angle of for
degrees (45) to the vertical to a point three (8) feet above the fixture
venting before offsetting horizontally or connecting to the branch, main i
or soil vent.
CIRCUIT AND LOOP VENTS. A circuit or loop vent will be pers
as follows: A branch soil or waste pipe, to which two (2) and not more
eight (8) water-closets, urinal stalls, trap standard slop sinks, or shower
spaced not more than thirty-six (86) inches apart, are connected in the
may be vented by a circuit or loop vent, which shall be taken off in front a
last fixture connection.
VENTS NOT REQUIRED. No vents will be required on a down ap
rain leader trap, nor a back-water trap. The trap of a garage catch ba
a soda fountain catch basin or a cellar floor drain need not be back vented
vided the trap is located within fifteen (15) feet from the building drain or
ing sewer, and the branch is taken off the drain at the distance of five (5) fe
more from the base of a stack. Where bathrooms or water-closets or i
bathrooms or water-closets or other fixtures are located on opposite sides
wall or partition, or directly adjacent to each other within the prescribed
tance, such fixtures may have a common soil or waste pipe and common v*
FIXTURE BRANCHES VENTED. Traps serving fixture branches
necting directly to a stack below a water-closet branch on the same stack i
SMALL FIXTURE UNITS DISCHARGED INTO VENTS. Two (2)
stories or two (2) baths may discharge into a two (2) inch soil vent, a loop
a circuit vent, a branch vent, or a relief vent, when all such fixtures are loa
on same floor.
COMMON VENT FOR TWIN WASTE BRANCHES. Two (2) lavatories
and two (2) kitchen sinks or two (2) lavatories and two (2) combination fix-
tures, or two (2) bath tubs may discharge into a three (8) inch soil vent or
branch vent, when all such fixtures are located on the same foor.
STACK VENTING PERMITTED. A water-closet on a floor where the
discharge of the fixtures on the floor above does not exceed ten (10) fixture units
may be vented by connecting the vent to the side inlet branch of a side outlet
tee fitting. The vent to the side outlet branch may receive the discharge of a
lavatory and bath tub or shower.
COMBINATION WASTE AND VENT. The waste pipe from any fixture,
other than water-closets, may be installed on a combined waste and vent system
as follows: The waste stack shall be run from house drain direct through the
roof undiminished in size according to the following table provided branches are
placed so as to use one-half () S. Trap and that the waste pipe of said
branches do not exceed five (5) feet in length between the stack and the seal
of the trap and the trap shall be placed so that the lowest point of the branch
shall not be any longer than the bottom of said trap, and provided further that
no sink waste shall be placed in any two (2) inch stack for vent.
Diameter of Stack. Fixture Units on Stack. Maximum Height.
2 inch 4 80 feet
8 inch 16 50 feet
4 inch 82 100 feet
5 inch 50 200 feet
(Secs. 122-148, inc., Article 10, Id.)
Traps and Clean-Outs.
Section 234. TRAPS. Every trap shall be self-cleaning. Traps for baths,
lavatories, sinks and other similar fixtures shall be of lead, brass or cast iron.
TRAPS PROHIBITED. No form of trap which depends, for its sea, upon
the action of movable parts or concealed interior partitions shall be used, nor
shall any bell trap, pot trap or bottle trap be used.
TRAPS, WHERE REQUIRED. Each fixture shall be separately trapped
by a water-seal trap placed as near to the fixture as possible, in no case more
than eighteen (18) inches from the outlet. No fixture shall be double trapped.
Lavatory .................................... 1% inches
Drinking Fountain ................................ 1% inches
Cuspidor ........................................ 1 inches
Refrigerator .................................... 1 inches
Bath Tub ...................................... 1% inches
Sink, kitchen ................................ 1% inches
Laundry Tray .................................... 1% inches
Combination Fixtures ............................. 1% inches
Slop Sink ...................................... ... 2 inches
Stall Urinal ................................ 2 inches
Shower Bath ..................................... 2 inches
Floor Drain ................ ................... .... 4 inches
WATER SEAL Each fixture trap shall have a water seal of not less than
one and a half (1%) inches.
TRAP CLEAN-OUTS. Trap clean-outs are prohibited on all concealed
TRAP LEVEL AND PROTECTION. All traps shall be set level in relation
to their water seals and protected from syphonage.
PIPE CLEAN-OUTS. The bodies of clean-out ferrules shall be the same
nominal size as the pipe, conform to the thickness required for pipe and fittings
of the same metal, and extend not less than one-quarter inch above the hub.
The clean-out plug shall be Standard cast Body with Brass trap screw.
PIPE CLEAN-OUTS. All cleanouts shall be accessibly located. A clean-
out shall be placed at each change of direction of horizontal sink or urinal
wastes. Building or house drains, when located within the floors of a building
or otherwise inaccessibly located, shall be provided with approval clean-outs
placed every forty (40) feet and accessible at all times.
MANHOLE All underground traps and clean-outs of a building, pt
where clean-outs are flush with the floor, and all exterior underground
shall be made accessible by manholes with proper cover.
CLEAN-OUTS EQUIVALENTS. Any floor or wall connection of
traps, when bolted or screwed to the floor or wall, shall be regarded as a an-
out, provided that this shall not include sink and urinal clean-outs.
BASEMENT FLOOR DRAINS. Cellar or basement floor drains s con-
nect into a trap so constructed that it can be readily cleaned and of a to
service efficiently the p for which it is intended. The drain il shall
be so located that it is at l times, in full view. When subject to back or
back pressure, such shall be equipped with an adequate back ter
BACK-WATER VALVES. Back-water valves shall have all beari arts
or balls of non-corrosive metal and so constructed as to insure a poait me-
chanical seal and remain closed except when discharging wastes.
(Sees. 144-152, inc., Article 11, I
Section 285. ROOMS. No water-closet or urinal shall be located any
room or apartment which does not contain a window of at least six (6)
feet area, placed in an external wall, or provided with mechanical ven n.
Ventilating pipes from fixtures and toilet rooms shall be separate and
and have no connection whatever with the other ventilating ducts or in
VENTILATION OF HOT WATER APPLIANCES. Water heaters any
other appliances, so constructed that a confined flame is in contact with a ter
cooled surface, must be provided with an adequate vent or flue to cond the
products of combustion to the outside of the building. An adequate vent would
be of full diameter of the vent connection provided on the appliance. It uld
be fitted with a "check draft hood" at or near the appliance and with a star
vent cap" on the uppermost end of the outside vertical portion.
(Seces. 158 A and B, Article 12, Id.
Refrigerator, Safe and Special Wastes.
Section 236. REFRIGERATOR WASTES. Refrigerator waste pipehall
(a) Into an open portable pan.
(b) Into an open water-supplied fixture in constant us, other than a r-ter
closet or urinal. c t
(c) Into a floor drain with a deep seal trap.
(d) Into an approved trap or catch basin.
All said receptacles shall be arranged so as to overflow, when stop n a
foor or at an observable point not over two (2) feet from the edge of a b g
if under same.
(e) Refrigerator safe wastes over twenty (20) feet in length s be
rapped, but such trap need not be vented. Refrigerator safe waste pipes all
be installed and cleanouts arranged so that all parts of the pipe are bible
(f) Refrigerator traps located one above another need not be se tely
rented, provided that the waste pipe is continued full size through the
(g) All refrigerator traps and pipes shall be exposed or made access
(h) Vertical and horizontal refrigerator waste and safe pipes offset and
ll changes in direction of such pipes shall be provided with cleanouts.
(i) The drainage from refrigerator rooms in which food or ice is d
hall discharge into an accessibly located catch basin or other approved e
located outside of such room.
S(j) The minimum size of vertical safe waste pipes for refrigera in
private dwellings and apartment houses shall be two (2) inches for nine ( to
eighteen (18) refrigerators, or as provided in waste stack table herein.
(k) There shall be an open-air space between all refrigerators or i box
Raste openings and the traps and receptacles receiving waste water.
OVERFLOW PIPES AND MOTOR EXHAUST. Pipes from a wat p-
)ly tank or exhaust from a water line shall not be directly connected wi y
milding drain, soil, or waste pipe. Such pipe shall discharge into an ,
Mixture or discharge as for refrigerator wastes.
ACID WASTES. Liquid wastes, which carry acids in solution, shall be
properly neutralized and diluted before being discharged into any soil or waste
pipe or any metal building drain or sewer, or such waste may be discharged into
pipes of non-corrosive materials.
PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND BATH HOUSES. At least six (6)
shower baths for males and three (3) shower baths for females, shall be pro-
vided in connection with each swimming pool and bath house. Such shower
bath for females shall be enclosed by dwarf partitions and doors. At least one
(1) shower bath shall be provided in connection with each private pool or plunge.
Each shower shall be provided with a soap retainer.
(a) Floor drains around swimming pools shall be provided for the purpose
of intercepting floor drainage.
(b) Each public pool or plunge shall have at least one (1) water-closet and
one (1) urinal for males and at least one (1) water-closet for females. Same
shall be located adjacent to shower bath for the convenience of the bathers only.
Each water-closet compartment shall be provided with proper floor drainage
(c) All pools and plunges, not to be emptied each day, shall be provided
with approved automatic sterilizing apparatus.
(Sees. 154-157, inc., Article 18, Id.)
Section 237. DEFECTIVE FIXTURES. All plumbing fixtures shall be
maintained in a sanitary and cleanly condition and if found defective or in an
unsanitary condition shall be repaired, renovated, replaced or removed at once.
OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS. All openings and places which are to re
ceive plumbing pipes shall be enclosed or sealed so as to exclude vermin from
the building. (Secs. 157 and 158, Article 14, Id.)
Yard Sinks, Grease Traps, and Catch Basins.
Section 238. YARD SINKS. Where yard sinks are used they must be
accessibly located 'for use and be built of non-absorbent material, and, where
terra-cotta is used, it shall not be less than ten (10) inches, or more than fifteen
(15) inches deep, if less than twelve (12) inches in diameter, with a trap not
less than four (4) inches, the opening m the trap shall be protected by a heavy
bar grating fastened tight. Where a branch line for a yard sink does not exceed
fifteen (15) feet in length from the main house sewer, reventing may be
GREASE TRAPS. Kitchen or other greasy wastes from hotels, restau-
rants, club houses, public institutions, boarding houses, or other establishments
in which much cooking is done or greasy wastes obtained, shall be intercepted
by a catch basin or a grease trap of at least twice the capacity of the dish-
washing machine and sinks, and conducted to the building drain or sewer.
Catch basins, sumps, or grease traps which receive fecal discharge or
greasy discharge from sinks, when located within a building, shall be of cast
iron or other approved non-absorbent material. All grease traps and catch
basins shall have heavy cast iron covers.
Grease traps, within a building and above ground, shall be of a water-
GARAGE WASTE. All liquid wastes from garages shall be intercepted
before entering a sewer, by a suitable catch basin properly trapped and vented.
Such waste shall not drain over, or into, any street, alley, sidewalk, court-
yard, or paved approach.
GARAGE CATCH BASINS. All garages, or other places, where repair or
assembly work for automobiles is done, or where machines are washed for the
public, shall be provided with approved two-chamber catch basins.
Such catch basins shall have accumulated oils or other inflammable fluids
pumped or otherwise removed at regular intervals.
All catch basins and drains for garages shall be arranged in such manner
as to intercept oil, gasoline or other inflamr2able fluids as wel as sand, silt and
other solids for the purpose of excluding same from the sewer system.
(Secs. 159-162, inc., Article 15, Id.)
Section 239. DRINKING FOUNTAINS. Where drinking fountains are in-
stalled, they shall be arranged so as to be of an approved type.
(Sec. 168, Article 16, Id.)
Inspection and Tests.
Section 240. INSPECTIONS. All piping, traps and fixtures h e in-
spected by the Plumbing Inspector to insure compliance with all nt
of this Plumbing Code and te installation and construction of the in
accordance with the approved plans and the permit.
MATERIAL AND LABOR FOR TESTS. The equipment, power
and labor necessary for the inspection and tests shall be supplied by the ber.
Method of Testing.
(a) WATER TEST. The water test may be applied to the drainage
in its entirety or in sections. If applied to the entire system all o in
the piping shall be tightly closed, except the highest opening above roof,
and the system filled with water to the point of overflow above te e rooe. When
tested in sections at least the lower ten (10) feet of the next section a shall
be retested, so that every joint and pipe in the building shall have been bmit-
ted to a test of not less than ten (10) foot head of water, the water
shall remain constant for not less than ten (10) minutes.
COVERING OF WORK. No drainage or plumbing system or part ereof
shall be covered until it has been inspected, tested and approved.
UNCOVERING OF WORK. If any drainage or plumbing system art
thereof is covered before being regularly inspected, tested and app it
shall be uncovered upon the order of the Plumbing Inspector.
ALTERATIONS, REPAIR AND EXTENSIONS. All alterations, air
or extensions, which shall include more than ten (10) feet shall be
CONDUCTOR PIPES. Conductor pipes and their roof connection thin
the walls of buildings, shall be tested by the water.
TEST OF WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. Upon the comp on of
the entire water distribution system, it shall be tested and proved tight der a
water pressure not less than maximum working pressure under which is to
CERTIFICATES OF APPROVAL. After the satisfactory complex and
final test of plumbing system, and upon request, a certificate of appro shall
be issued by the Plumbing Inspector to the plumber.
AIR TEST OF DEFECTIVE PLUMBING. The air test shall be ed in
testing the sanitary condition of the drainage or plumbing system of uild-
ings where there is reason to believe that it has become defective. In dings
condemned by the proper administration authority because of unsani con-
ditions of the plumbing system, the alteration in such system shall not con-
sidered as repairs, but as new plumbing.
INSPECTION AND TESTS NOT REQUIRED. No test or s ons
shall be required where a plumbing system or part thereof is set up for hbi-
tion purposes and is not used for toilet purposes and not directly co to
a sewer system, nor after the repairing or replacing of an old
or valve by a new one (to be used for the same purpose), nor after fo out- .
stoppages and repairing leaks. The final air test will not be for
plumbing located m separate detached outbuildings.
(Secs. 164-174, inc., Article 17, I )
Plumbing Inspector, Control, Supervision, Duties.
Section 241. PLUMBING INSPECTOR. When the words "Plumby g In-
spector" are used, it means any person charged with the enforcement the
provisions of Sections 216 to 248 inclusive.
CONTROL AND SUPERVISION. The Plumbing Inspector shall h rea-
sonable control and supervision of the methods and materials used in a part
of a plumbing or drainage system.
DUTIES. The duties of the Plumbing Inspector shall be as follow
a) The examination and approval of plans and specifications.
b) The issuance of permits.
c) The collection o fees, which shall be delivered by him to t City
Treasurer and Collector.
(d) The inspection of plumbing, drainage and sanitation.
(e) The conduct of tests.
f The issuance of certificates of inspection and approval
The arrest and prosecution of offenders as provided by law.
Advisory service to the public in matters of plumbing regulations.
() The reinspection and sanitary maintenance of plumbing.
() Service on complaint.
QUALIFICATIONS. The inspector shall have the practical experience in
plumbing and shall not be directly or indirectly engaged in any way with a
frm or corporation engaged in the business of contracting or installing plumb-
ing, and shall serve only during good behavior, at the pleasure of the City
SALARY. The Plumbing Inspector shall receive such monthly salary as
shall be provided by the City Commission in each annual budget, which salary
is hereby authorized.
AUTHORITY TO ENTER BUILDING. The Plumbing Inspector is em-
powered and authorized to enter into or upon any public or private building or
premises for the purpose of examining, inspecting or testing the plumbing,
drainage, sewerage, or ventilation within each building or premises.
INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS. The Plumbing Inspector shall ex-
amine all premises, about which a complaint of the plumbing or drainage. is
made and he shall, upon evidence of the unsanitary or unfinished condition
thereof, condemn same and notify the owner or agent of such premises to
arrange the plumbing or drainage thereof, according to the requirements of the
Plumbing Code. Such notice shall be made in writing or verbally. Any person
or persons failing to place the plumbing of such premises or buildings in a
proper and sanitary condition, as instructed by the Plumbing Inspector within
the time fixed by the Plumbing Inspector, shall be subject to prosecution.
APPROVAL OF PLANS. The Plumbing Inspector shall examine all plans
and specifications filed in his office for his approval. He shall also issue and
sign all notices, certificates, plumbing and sewer permits.
PLACARD. It shall be the duty of the Plumbing Inspector to post in a
conspicuous place on a building or premises the plumbg, sewage, drainage or
ventilation of which has been condemned by him, one or more placards, which
shall be substantially as follows:
St. Augustine, Florida, .................................. 19............
This building has been condemned as unsanitary and unfit for human habi-
tation or occupancy and it is unlawful for any person to occupy same.
By order of .......... ...............................
Local Plumbing Inspector.
OCCUPANCY OF PLACARDED BUILDING PROHIBITED. Such plac-
ard or placards shall remain on said building until the required repairs or
improvements are made. The owner or agent of such building so placarded
shall be responsible for the maintaining of such placard or placards until re-
moval by the Plumbing Inspector, and it is unlawful for any person to reside
in or occupy such building for any purpose, or to let, rent or hire the same or
any part thereof, or to collect, receive or to pay any rental therefore, whether as
owner, agent, tenant or otherwise while so condemned.
RECORD OF OFFICE. The Plumbing Inspector shall keep a record of all
inspections made, or complaints received and investigated, plans and specifica-
tions examined, notices served, permits issued, fees collected, applicants for
certificate an aall other services performed by his department.
(Secs. 175 to 184, inc., Article 18, Id.)
Permits and Fees.
Section 242. PERMITS. Where permission is required by this Plumbing
Code to execute or install any plumbing, same must be requated and granted
FEES. The Plumbing Inspector shall charge and collect for plumbing
permits for the use of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, at the following
(a) For each fixture roughed in for new or reconstructed plumbing up to
and including six fixtures, for each fixture, fifty cents (50c). Twenty r e cents
(25c) for each additional fixture.
(b) For each fixture placed in new or reconstructed plumbing to and
including six fixtures, fifty cents (50c) for each fixture. Twenty- cents
(25c) for each additional fixture.
(c) For the purpose of this Plumbing Code the words "fixture r hed in
for" shall mean any opening placed in a plumbing system for the se of
receiving the discharge from a plumbing fixture.
(d) The words "Fixture placed" shall mean any fixture conn to an
opening in a plumbing system, and shall include septic tanks.
(e) No fee shall be charged in cases of removal of stoppage, is of
leaks, repairs of or replacing broken fixtures, but the Plumbing Insp r must
be notified and all jobs inspected and approved where any soil, was ent or
sewer is charged for any purpose whatsoever.
(f) A fee of one dollar ($1.00) shall be charged by the Plumbing or
to the master plumber for each reinspection made due to the work g con-
demned or not being ready at the time specified in the application f inspec-
tion, water pipe not included in inspection.
PERMITS REQUIRED. No person or persons shall excavate or struct
any public or private street, alley or other thoroughfare, for the p ose of
installing plumbing, sewer or drainage work, or connect to any ate or
public sewer or appurtenance thereof, commence the construction, r struc-
tion, alteration or repair of any plumbing, sewer or drainage work or tem or
the excavation, construction or repair of any septic tank without first
a permit to do so from the Plumbing Inspector, providing that no t wil
be necessary for the repair of leaks, unstopping of sewers or waste pi replac-
ing of broken fixtures or cleaning of a septic tank, where such work located
inside of the lot line. All such permits shall be subject to the rules regu-
lations of this Plumbing Code.
TO SECURE PERMITS. Permits for all excavation work for bing,
on or in public streets or thoroughfares, and all sewer, drain, soil was r vent
work, shall be issued only to a person having in his possession a Master
Plumber's certificate, and a Business License, as required by the Muni ity in
which said Master Plumber does business, and no person shall do or m age or
have charge of any work hereinbefore mentioned without being in pos ion of
said certificate, license and bond.
PERMITS AVAILABLE ON WORK. All permits must be kep on the
work and be in possession of the person having charge of or perform ng the
work. All permits shall be exhibited upon a request to do so, by any aiorized
person. (Sees. 185-189, inc., Article 19, d)
Rain Water Discharging From Sidewalks.
Section 243. Rain water pipes shall not discharge over sidewalks, must
be conducted under same to the gutter through proper channel or with
approved sidewalk plate. (Sec. 190, Article 19, )
Section 244. WORKING DRAWINGS. The Master Plumber sh file all
plans and specifications and any other information required by the bing
Code or by the Plumbing Inspector. Such plans shall state the e and
address of the owner, agent, tenant, Master Plumber, Journeyman ber,
builder, contractor and architect and the location of the work. P ssion
shall be obtained from the Plumbing Inspector before any change or ration
is made from approved plans or specifications. (Sec. 191, Article 20, )
Owner Constitutional Privilege.
Section 245. Nothing herein contained shall prohibit any bona fi owner
from personally installing plumbing in his own building, provided t said
(a) File plans and specifications with and approved by the bing
(b) Apply for and secure a permit.
(c) Pay required fees.
d) Do the work in accordance with this Plumbing Code.
e) Apply for inspections.
f) Receive approval of Plumbing Inspector.
(g) Receive certificate of approval.
Personal installation by owner (other than Master Plumber) shall be by
himself, for himself, in his own building, without compensation or pay from
any other person for such labor or installation. The owner exercising this
privilege shall conform to all of the requirements of this Plumbing Code. The
owner exercising this privilege shall not set himself up as a Master Plumber,
nor shall he employ Journeymen Plumbers. (Sec. 192, Article 20, Id.)
Transfer of Certificates Forbidden.
Section 246. No registered plumber shall allow his name to be used by any
person or party, directly or indirectly, either for the purpose of obtaining a
permit, or to do any work under his license. (Sec. 198, Article 20, Id.)
Section 247. All Master Plumbers and persons employing persons and con-
tracting for plumbing work shall furnish a bond in the sum of Five Hundred
($500.00) Dollars, the said bond shall be conditional for the performance of his
duties as a plumber or employing plumber in accordance with the provisions
of this Plumbing Code relative to plumbers, and such bond shall also be given
for the purpose of indemnifying and holding the City of St. Augustine, Florida,
harmless for any suit or damages growing out of the negligence and careless-
ness of said Master Plumber or his agent or employee. It shall be the duty of
the City Treasurer and Collector of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, to refuse
to any person in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, a License as Master or
employing plumber unless such bond shall have been iled by said Master
plumber or employing plumber, which said bond shall be approved by the City
Manager of the City of St. Augustine, Florida. This bond shall be signed by
the applicant with two good and sufficient sureties, which sureties shall make
affidavit that each of them is worth the sum of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars
in money and property, over and above all homestead exemption, and exemptions
allowed or permitted by law, and that said property and money is situated in
the State of Florida. A surety bond may be signed by applicant and any duly
authorized surety Company doing business in the State of Florida, should said
Plumber desire to give surety bond instead of a cash bond signed by personal
sureties. The bond shall be made payable to, and in favor o the City of St.
Augustine, Florida, a municipal corporation. Said bond shall be made for no
longer than the period of one year. (See. 194, Article 20, Id.)
Section 248. No Master Plumber shall send any person on any job (requiring
a license) in the capacity of a plumber without such person being in possession
of a certificate. (Sec. 195, Article 20, Id.)
Section 249. Any person violating any of the provisions of Sections 216 to
248, inclusive, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than Five ($5.00) Dollars nor more
than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or to imprisonment in the City Jail of the
City of St. Augustine, Florida, for a period of not more than sixty (60) days,
or to both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Municipal Court,
for each and every violation thereof. (See. 196, Article 20, Id.)
SANITATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
City Health Officer.
Section 250. The office of "City Health Officer" is hereby createand the
City Manager shall appoint a regular practicing physician to fill office.
The compensation of the City Health Officer shall be fixed as is the ompen-
sation of all city employees. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 82, August 1, 16.)
Section 251. The duties of the City Health Officer shall include 1 those
duties enumerated in Section 58 of the Charter of the Cityof St.
Florida, including the enforcement of the rules and regulations of State
Board of Health of Florida and the Ordinances of the City of St.
Florida, relative to the preservation and promotion of the Public th; to
recommend such action, from time to time, as he may deem for the
abatement and suppression of nuisances and the preservation of the es and
health of the inhabitants of the City. The City Health Officer shall; per-
form duties regarding sanitary inspections of the City and the sue on of
the production, preservation and transportation and sale of food and a
as is necessary and proper; and perform such other duties as may be
of him by the City ar under the ordinances of the City Comm i The
City Health Officer shall be recognized as the administrative h of the
Division of Health of the Department of Public Safety and Welfare, d shall
exercise all powers necessary for the enforcement of all ordinances, es and
regulations, required for the preservation of the public health and sa tion.
(Sec.a2 d) 1
Section 252. The City Health Officer shall keep, or cause to be ept, a
record of all utilities in the Division of Health and submit a complex wtten
report monthly to the City Manager showing the conditions of the C as per-
tains to public health and sanitation and shall make such su and
recommendations as he deems necessary. (Se 8 )
Public Health Nurse.
Section 25. The position of Public Health Nurse is hereby The
City Manager shall appoint a registered graduate nurse tofill such ition.
The compensation for such nurse shall be mixed as is fixed the com on for
all municipal employees; provided that nothing contained in this shall
be construed to prevent the City Manager from securing the services o Public
Health Nurse jointly with any organization or agency interested in pu health
nursing which at this, or any future time, may employ a public health visit-
ing nurse. (Sec. 4,
Duties of Nurse.
Section 254. It shall be the duty of the Public Health Nurse to such
calls on the indigent sick within the City of St. Augustine, as are re d by
the members of the family of such person, or brought to the attention of the
Health Department as cases requiring such service; the Public Heal Nurse
shall give such advice as may be deemed necessary for the proper a of the
patient as to food, ventilation and bedside care and shall continue such *res
as long as required; provided, however, she shall not be required to with
one case longer than necessary to give temporary relief, nor shall be r-
quired to make calls at night. The visiting nurse shall not give trend t nor
render service in any case of sickness, without instructions from a cing
physician, and in the event no physician is in charge of the case at th e of
her call it shall be the duty of the visiting nurse to have the family on a
private physician, or in the event the family is unable to pay for the' es
of a private physician, it shall be the duty of the nurse to have the City health
Officer wait upon such patient. It shall particularly be the duty of the ting
nurse to answer all calls from physicians practicing in the City of St. e
and to co-operate to the fullest extent with the practicing physi the
treatment and care of the indigent sick. The Public Health Nurse s per-
form such other professional duties as may be required by the City Health
Officer or the City Manager. The Public Health Nurse shall keep accurate
records of the activities of her position and shall render a monthly report in
writing to the City Health Officer. (See. 5, Id.)
Section 255. The position of Sanitary Inspector is hereby created and the
City Manager shall appoint such a person as shall in the judgment of the City
Health Offcer be capable of discharging the duties of that office in an efficient
and tactful manner, or shall designate some employee in the municipal service
to perform the duties of Sanitary Inspector, in addition to his regular duties
in any department. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Duties of Sanitary Inspector.
Section 256. It shall be the duty of this officer to work under the direction
and daily advice of the City Health Officer. He shall make such inspections as
may be deemed necessary by the City Health Officer of all premises within the
limits of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, and in addition, he shall make such
inspections as may be ordered by the City Health Officer outside of the City
Limits, as may be necessary to protect the health and lives of persons residing
within the City limits. Outside inspections shall include inspection of dairies,
slaughter houses and dumps and such other places the operation or maintenance
of which would affect the health of persons residing within the City limits.
It shall be his duty to call the attention of the owners or tenants of such prem-
ises to violations of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health, and
if such persons shall neglect or refuse to remedy the same they shall be prose-
cuted as provided under the terms of this ordinance. (Sec. 7, Id.)
Reporting Contagious Diseases.
Section 257. It shall be the duty of all physicians practicing within the
City of St. Augustine, Florida, to report in writing to the City Health Officer,
within twelve hours, all cases of scarlet fever, yellow fever, small-pox, measles,
diphtheria, tuberculosis in any of its forms, typhoid fever, cerebro-spinal men-
ingitis, anterior poliomyelitis, bubonic plague, ganders, anthrax, rabies, leprosy
cholera, dysentery, (either amoebic or bacillary) mumps, chicken-pox, and
pertussis (whooping cough) occurring within the city limits, and where no phy-
sician is called in it shall be the duty of the householder or any person having
knowledge of such disease to report the same to the City Health Officer.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 258. The City Health Officer shall cause to be placarded all build-
ings in which are located any person, or persons, having small-pox, diphtheria
(or Membranous Croup), scarlet fever or measles, and all such cases shall
be deemed isolated until released on the recommendation of the City Health
Officer after proper disinfection has been carried out. Placards shall not be
placed in cases of pertussis (whooping cough), chicken-pox or mumps, but any
person suffering from or exposed to these diseases shall be forbidden to enter
any school, church, motion picture theatre, or any similar public place or
building. (Sec. 9, Id.)
Period of Isolation.
Section 259. The period of isolation for each of the above diseases shall
be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health.
(See. 10, Id.)
Definition of Isolation.
Section 260. Isolation is hereby defined to be the complete separation of
the person sick with a communicable disease, as prescribed by Section 258, and
those attending upon him, from all other persons on the premises.
Quarantine. (Sec. 11, Id.)
Section 261. It shall be unlawful for any person, or persons, to enter or
leave any premises where are located ay cases of small-pox, diphtheria, scar-
let fever or measles, excepting by permission of the City Health Officer, and
a warning card, or placard, shall be deemed sufficient notice to all persons to
keep off such premises. (Sec. 12, Id.)
Section 262. Whenever typhoid fever or dysentery is known to exist any-
where within the city limits of St. Augustine, the City Health shall
personally make a thorough sanitary survey of the premises where s
Is known to exist, and he shall make every effort, with the assis of the
Public Health Nurse and the Sanitary Inspector to improve the san con-
ditions of such premises to such an extent as to effectively prevent spread
of these diseases. (Sec. 18 )
Section 263. Wells of all descriptions shall be so constructed that water
or drippings from any of said wells, or any other liquid or delete matter
shall flow or run back into said well, and in the case of "dug" wells shall
be a fill or surface capping of solid concrete which shall be at least six hes in
depth, and shall slope from the edge of the well in all directions for radius
of at least four feet; the highest point of such concrete capping to at the
edge of the well and at least six inches above the level of the ground d the
lowest point to extend at its outer extremity to beneath the surf of the
ground. Any person having the control of the premises on which is ted a
well not constructed in compliance with the provisions of this Section be
punished as hereinafter provided, and the City Health Officer shall any
such well not constructed in full compliance with this section to be or
filled up and abated as a nuisance. (Sec. 14, )
Section 264. No privy, cess-pool, septic tank or Imboff tank shal con-
structed or maintained within less than forty feet of any well of any p-
tion. (Sec. 17,: .)
Premises Kept Clean.
Section 265. All premises in the City shall be kept in a state of itary
cleanliness and shall be kept free from tin cans, bones, offal, refuse vege-
table matter, trash, weeds, standing water or other deleterious of u tary
substances, and persons living upon, or in control of such premises be
held responsible for its condition under the provisions of this Code. ex-
ception is made in the case of cisterns and reservoirs or rain barrels d for
the storage of water for drinking or other purposes, provided such terns,
reservoirs or rain harrals shall be screened so as to effectively p t the
entrance of misquitoes, and all external openings leading to sewers, c pools,
septic tanks or Imhoff tanks shall be effectively screened so as to pr the
admission of mosquitoes or flies. (See. 19, )
Decayed Food Prohibited.
Section 266. No decayed, spoiled, diseased or other unfit or d ous
meats, fruits vegetables or other food shall be exposed for sale or for
sale within the city limits of St. Augustine, and the Sanitary Ins may
seize upon any such unfit articles and the same may be used as evide any
prosecutions under this Section.
Places Where Food Is Sold Must Be Screened.
All places where meats, vegetables, fruits or other food products sold
or offered for sale, shall be thoroughly screened with wire screening s ient-
ly close in mesh so as to exclude all fies, and all stands where fruits vege-
tables are displayed outside of such places on the sidewalk, or in the d ays
of such places of business, shall be thoroughly screened with wire
so as to exclude all flies, and such display stands shall be not less two
feet above the level of the sidewalk, and such display stands must kept
closed at all times, except for the placing or removing of such fruits ege-
Inspection of Meat.
All beef, pork, mutton, goat and poultry offered for sale in the Ci St.
Augustine, shall be subject to inspection of the City Health Oficer, shall
have power to condemn any such meats or fowl found unfit for h con-
sumption. (Sec. 20,
Section 267. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm
corporation or corporations, to sell or to offer for sale, any kind of fis
crabs, shrimp, oysters or clams, within the City Limits of the City of Au-
gustine unless such food, fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters or clams are and
taken from the salt waters outside of said city and beyond the following da-
scribed limits, to-wit: Commencing on the East shore of the North River at a
concrete monument situated at mean low water mark on the North Bank of
Bar Creek; thence South 87 degrees West to the West shore of the North River
at mean high water mark; thence South 88 degrees 15 minutes West, along
the North line of the property known as the Williams Tract to the center of
the Shell road; thence South 86 degrees 80 minutes West, along the North line
of the Sanchez property to the San Sebastian River at mean low water mark;
thence due West to the West Shore of San Sebastian River at mean low water
mark; thence Southerly, along the West shore of said River on the line of or-
dinary low tide to the Matanzas River at mean low water mark; thence due
East to the East shore of the Matanzas River at mean high water mark; thence
Northerly, along said shore on the line of ordinary high tide to the most North-
erly point of Anastasia Island; thence Northerly to the most Southerly point
of North Beach at mean high water mark thence Northerlalong the East shore
of North River, on the line of ordinary high tide, to the plce of beginning; and
said food fish or shell fish shall not be taken within said limits and sold in the
City of St. Augustine. (Sec. 21, Id.)
Hotels, Etc., Shall Be Screened.
Section 268. All hotels, restaurants, boarding houses or lunch counters
within the limits of the City of St. Augustine shall comply with the following
requirements, that is to say, all dining rooms, or rooms where lunches are
served, shall have all windows thoroughly screened with screening of sufficient-
ly fine mesh to exclude all flies, and all doors or passageways leading to or
from such dining rooms, or rooms where lunches are served, shall be provided
with screen doors, which shall be in use at all times, and all kitchens, or other
places where food is prepared or cooked for such hotels, boarding houses or
lunch counters, shall also be thoroughly screened, and shall be kept clean and
tidy and free from disagreeable odors, and all swill, garbage or other offal
shall be kept in large galvanized iron cans with tight iron covers.
(Sec. 22, Id.)
Inspection of Hotels, Etc.
Section 269. The Sanitary Inspector shall make frequent inspection of all
hotels, restaurants, boarding houses and lunch counters and he shall examine,
especially, the kitchens and back parts of the premises of such places of busi-
ness, and he must at once call to the attention of the owners or proprietors of
such places the slightest violation of the provisions set forth in the foregoing
section. (Sec. 28, Id.)
Section 270. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or firms,
corporation or corporations, to conduct, maintain or own any slaughter pen
within the city limits of the City of St. Augustine unless such slaughter pen
shall comply with the following standards:
Such slaughter pen shall be thoroughly screened so as to effectively ex-
clude all flies, ample plumbing must be supplied so that there is at all times a
plentiful supply of running water; the killing room and dressing room must
have a concrete floor, with ample drain from a central low point m the middle
of said floor, and overhead track shall convey the carcass or cacasses of all
animals, as soon as they are dressed, into a tight, modern refrigeration room
or compartment. A separate room shall be provided for hides, and these may
be kept upon the premises, providing they are immersed in brine. All bones,
entrails, scraps and other ofal shall be placed at once in covered tight barrels,
or metal receptacles, which must be removed at once unless where they may
be kept for a time in the refrigeration room. All blood and other drainage
from the slaughter pen shall be emptied into a public or private sewer, unless
properly closed receptacles are provided, whereby the blood may be kept in
the refrigeration room. No privy, toilet or urinal shall be maintained in the
same building where animals are killed and dressed, and any such privy, toilet
or urinal on the premises shall be in a separate building outside Such slaughter
pens must be kept clean at all times, and ample facilities must be provided so
that men employed in the killing and dressing of animals may keep their hands
and finger nails clean while handling the meat. (Sec. 25, Id.)
Slaughter Pens Outside City.
Section 271. Slaughter Pens, or killing pens, outside of the city limits,
where native cattle, hog or other animals ae killed far sale in the Ci St.
Augustine, shall be operated and maintained in a sanitary manner.
Section 272. It shall be the duty of every owner, or agent of any
of any cattle, horses, do, ca hogs, goats, orny other animals h
found dying or dead within the City Lumits of St. Augustine, to f with
remove and bury, or otherwise satisfactorily dispose of such animal in sani-
tary manner, at some place approved by the Sanitary Inspector, and ere
the owner or agent of the owner of such dead animal is not known, n it
shall be the duty of the person upon whose property such animal was found
dead, to remove and bury such dead animal as above provided for.
(Sec. 27, )
Sanitary Nusance Defined.
Section 173. Where not specifically stated and provided for in the -
ing sections, a sanitary nuisance is hereby defined to be the commission an
act by an individual, organization or corporation, or the kee n, m ing,
propagation, existence, or permission of anything by an individual, o isa-
tion or corporation, by which the life or health of an individual, or lives
or health of individuals, may be threatened or impaired, or by or
through which, directly or indirectly, disease may be caused. (Sec. 28,
Section 274. Nuisances,injurious to health are declared to be: the
contents of cess pools, offal, garbage, foul water, dye water, refuse man-
ufacturies, urine, stable manure, decayed animal or vegetable matter, other
offensive substances detrimental to health, thrown, placed, or allowed to an
in or upon any private premises, street, avenue, alley, sidewalk, gutter, public
reservation, or open lot within the corporate limits of St. Augustine, any
person who shall commit, create, or maintain any of the nuisances in s, or
the foregoing Section, shall be punished as provided for in Section 289.
(Sec. 29, )
Stables, Cow-Peas, Etc, Kept Clean.
Section 275. The owners, managers, or persons in control of any bles,
enclosures, or lots where horses, mules, cows or other animals are kept within
the City of St. Augustine shall keep said stable, or stables, in a clean sani-
tary condition, and shall not permit manure or unclean bedding or o filth
to accumulate so as to be offensive to the senses, or injurious to the ubic
health. Each stall in all stables shall be thoroughly cleaned of all ure
and used bedding at least once each day, and such manure and sweep shall
be placed in a covered ventilated bin of suitable size which shall be red
with a wire screen cover of sufficiently fine mesh to prevent the en c or
escape of flies, and such manure bin shall be constructed of planks or te,
and shall have a tight bottom the sides shall be at least five feet high eas-
uring from the bottom of the bin on the inside, and these shall be level top
where the screened cover shall fit on the top of the bin. (A plan of the ure
bin cover required will be furnished by the Sanitary Inspector or the ealth
Officer.) At one end, or side of the manure bin there shall be an open near
the top which shall be sufficiently large that the manure and sweep from
the stable and stable yard, may be thrown into the bin, and over this
there shall be a door large enough to cover the opening which shall be ed
by means of strong hinges of iron or steel, and such door shall be tightly osed
excepting only when it is opened temporarily in order to throw in the ure
each morning. Each manure bin shall be made sufficiently large to all
manure or used bedding and sweepings for a period of two or three ths,
and allowance shall be made in constructing such manure bin for least
twenty-five square feet of ground area for each horse, mule or cow ton
the premises. (Sec. 80,
Manure for Fertilizing.
Section 276. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, place, ow
any fresh manure to remain, in or upon any garden, lawn, or open lot the
City of St. Augustine. Manure intended for fertilizing purposes may ed,
providing it has remained in a screened manure bin, as required by ore-
going section, for a period of at least two weeks, and providing that
such manure shall contain no maggots or fly larvae. (Sec. 81,
Inspection of Dairies.
Section 277. Each dairyman, or milk dealer, selling or delivering milk for
sale in St. Augustine shall agree to permit the City Health Officer, or the
Sanitary Inspector, to make inspections of his premises at any timq such in-
spection shall be deemed necessary, and dairymen shall further agree to com-
ply with the recommendations of this Code, both in regard to the condition of
their premises and with reference to standards of purity established by Section
282 for all milk sold within the City Limits of St. Augustine, and no person or
persons shall sell any milk, skimmed milk, or cream within the city limits of
St. Augustine without first obtaining a license to conduct such business.
(Sec. 82, Id.)
Sanitary Requirements for Dairies.
Section 278. All dairies supplying milk for sale within the City Limits of
St. Augustine shall be kept in a sanitary condition and such dairies shall have
well lighted, well ventilated, clean and well drained cow barns, or milking barns,
and all cow lots or barn yards shall be kept free from stagnant pools and shall
be kept so that the footing for cows shall be free from quagmires. Surface
wells are forbidden, and water closets shall be absolutely fly-proof, and situated
not less than one hundred feet from the milking stable, barn, or shed, or milk
house. Before each milking all manure must be removed from the milking
barn or shed and hauled or carried in a tight receptacle of approved type to a
fly-proof manure bin, or pit, situated at a distance of one hundred feet from
the barn, stable or shed. (Sec. 88, Id.)
Regulations for Milking.
Section 279. Cows must be furnished a plentiful supply of fresh water,
and they must not have access to stagnant pools and drainage ditches. Before
milking each cow should be brushed off, and the udders and teats must be
washed in clean water, and dried on clean towels or cloths. Long hairs on the
udders which are likely to retain particles of dirt and dust should be clipped.
(Sec. 84, Id.)
Milker Must Be Clean.
Section 280. The utmost cleanliness on the part of the milker is essential,
and the hands and finger nails should be kept clean by frequent application of
soap and water; the milking should be done mto the high, small-mouthed, sani-
tary milk pails, and the milk should be taken at once to the bottling room
where it should be strained, aerated and bottled with as little handling as pos-
sible. (Sec. 85, Id.)
Bottles and Bottling Room.
Section 281. Each dairy shall have a screened, well lighted and well venti-
lated washing and bottling room, or rooms, and all bottles and utensils must
first be washed and rinsed and then sterilized by boiling, or by being subjected
to live steam, or steam under pressure, in a regular sterilizer for the purpose,
and after such sterilization the bottles shall not be rinsed further but shall be
placed in an inverted position on a draining board or rack, and shall be used
without further rinsing or handling. Bottle caps shall be kept in a tight fitting
box, or carton, so as to protect them from flies. (See: 86, Id.)
Standards of Purity for Milk.
Section 282. Standards of purity established for St. Augustine shall be as
follows: No milk shall be sold unless said milk complies with the following
standards, that is to say the number of bacteria in such milk shall not exceed
five hundred thousand (500,000) per cubic centimeter, and the butterfat shall
be not less than three and a half (8%) per cent of volume, Solids (not fat)
8.5%, Total Solids, 12%, and Specific Gravity 1030. Such milk shall contain
no colon bacilli (intestinal bacteria), and shall contain no added water, canned
cream, canned milk, condensed milk, milk powder, foreign substances, or pre-
servatives, nor shall any of the cream naturally belonging to such milk be
removed, either by skimming or by mechanical separation, and any dairyman
who shall persistently fail to comply with the above standards shall be fined
upon first offense and upon second offense shall have his license evoked.
Milk Wagons. (Sec. 87, Id.)
Section 288. All milk wagons delivering milk in St. Augustine shall be
kept in a clean and sanitary condition, and no bottles collected on route, or
routes, of any dairymen shall be rinsed or again refilled on or from the wagon.
All milk to be sold shall be previously bottled in the regular bottling room
before the wagon, or other conveyance, leaves the dairy. (Sec. 88, Id.)
Inspection of Wagons and Samples of Milk.
Section 284. The City Health Officer, or the Sanitary Inspector, sh in-
pect all milk wagons or other conveyances delivering milk for use in St u-
stine, and they shall also take samples of not less than one pint of
skimmed milk or cream in the original bottle, from each wagon, or other n-
eyance, for examination by the State Board of Health laboratory to de ne
e degree of purity of such milk,, skimmed milk, or cream, and sample for
amination shall be taken at least once every two weeks. (Sec. 39, Id.)
Section 285. Skimmed milk is hereby defined to be milk from which
r all of the cream naturally belonging to such milk has ben removed, d
uch skimmed milk may be sold providing it is placed in bottles or con er
properly marked "Skimmed Milk (See. 40, Id.)
Section 286. Cream to be sold in St. Augustine shall contain not less an
0% butter fat, and not more than One Million (1,000,000) bacteria per bic
entimeter. (See. 41, Id.)
Section 287. It shall be unlawful for any woman (white or colo to
practice as a midwife in St. Augustine unless such midwife be registered ith
e Registrar of Vital Statistics, and any person other than a licensed ph n
ho shall deliver a woman in labor, or who shall bargain or contract to nd
any woman at childbirth shall be declared to be practicing as a midwife d
shall therefore register. (Sec. 42, Id.)
Precautions Against Blindness.
Section 288. All physicians, nurses or midwives who shall attend the
of any living child within the city limits of St. Augustne shall take the ec-
essary precautions to prevent Opthalmia Neo-Natorum, or blindness the
newborn, and for this purpose the following routine procedure shall be ol-
lowed out in all cases of childbirth where, a living child is born: that is t4 y,
at least one drop of a freshly prepared silver nitrate solution, of not less an
one per cent (1%) strength, nor more than two per cent (2%) strength l
be placed in each eye of the new born baby immediately following its b
(Sec. 43, Id.)
Section 289. The penalty for violation of any of the provisions of S ns
250 to 288, inclusive, where not otherwise stated, shall be by fine of not as
than five dollars ($5.00), nor more than One Hundred dollars ($100.00), by
imprisonment in the city jail not exceeding sixty (60) days, or by both ch
fine and imprisonment. (Sec. 44, Id.)
Keeping Hogs in City Prohibited.
Section 290. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or s,
corporation or corporations, association or associations, within the Cit St.
Augustine, Florida, to keep or possess any hog or hogs within the I of
the City of St. Augustine, Florida.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 84, December 17, 1918.)
Section 291. Any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or co -
tions, association or associations, who are convicted of any violation of S on
290, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.0 or
by imprisonment in the City Jail, not to exceed thirty (80) days, or by th
such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Municipal Court t t.
Augustine, Florida. (Sec. 2, Id.)
Section 292 There shall be and is hereby established and created, a e-
partment to be known as the "Sanitary Department for the removal of n-
tents of all toilets, privies, and water closets within the City of St. Au
Florida, which are not connected to the Sewerage." This Department sh be
a part of the sanitary department of the City of St. Augustine, Florida; d
shall be under the supervision, direction and control of the City Manager. e
City Manager shall employ such persons as he sees fit for the carrying o d
operating of said department. This department is hereby given the au
to do all necessary work for the installation of sanitary cans for surface privies
in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, and empty and clean said cans, and the
City of St. Augustine, Florida, is hereby authorized to mae a charge for such
sanitary service. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 74, June 11, 1918.)
Official Sanitary Can.
Section 298. The Stevens Sanitary Can for surface privy purposes is hereby
prescribed as the official sanitary can for privies of the City of St. Augustine,
Florida. (Sec. 2, Id.)
Section 294. All privies are to have an opening in the back or rear of the
building large enough to receive the said sanitary can, which said opening shall
be not less than twenty-five (25") inches in height and twenty-four (24") inches
in width and fifteen (15") inches in depth. The hole on the privy seat is to be
not more than ten (10") inches in diameter. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 295. A charge of seventy-five cents (75e) per month is hereby
prescribed as the Sanitary fee for services to be rendered by the City of St
Augustine, Florida, to any person or persons using said sanitary can, which
charge is made for cleansing and emptying of said cans. This charge for
sanitary service is to be monthly paid in advance. The hours of removal of
the contents of said can shall be between such hours as may be prescribed by
the City Manager. (Sec. 4, Id.)
Forfeiture of Right.
Section 296. Any person or persons who fail to provide a privy according
to the dimensions and provisions set forth in Section 294 of this Code, and who
shall fail or refuse to make payment as prescribed and set forth in Section 295,
shall forfeit the right to use said can and the City shall have the right to im-
mediately discontinue service. (Sec. 5, Id.)
Failure to Provide Can.
Section 297. It shall be the duty of the Health Oficer of the City of St.
Augustine, Florida, to cause to be closed all privies not provided with sanitary
can as set forth in the provisions of this Code. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Violation of Sanitary Law.
Section 298. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons in the City of
St. Augustine, Florida, to use any open can or bucket or the surface of the
earth as a depository for human excreta, and any person so using open can or
bucket or using the earth's surface as aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of a
criminal nuisance and violation of sanitary law. (Sec. 7, Id.)
Section 299. Any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or corpora-
tions, in the City of St. Augustine, Florida, other than the Sanitary force of
said City, who bury or attempt to bury, remove or attempt to remove from any
premises or real property situated within the City Limits of the City of St.
Augustine, Florida, any human excreta, shall be deemed guilty' of violating
the provisions of Sections 292 to 299, inclusive. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 300. Any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or corpora-
tions, violating any of the provisions of Sections 292 to 299, inclusive, shall
be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00) or by imprison-
ment in the City Jail for not more than sixty days or by both such fine and
imprisonment in the discretion of the Municipal Cout. (Sec. 9, Id.)
Ekman Plan for Sewerage.
Section 801. Whenever the words Public Sewer appear in Sections 801 to
810, inclusive, it will mean and indicate the Ekman Plan for Sewerage for the
City of St. Augustine, Florida. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 182, May 80, 1922.)
Section 302. No person shall, in this city, use any private sewer, septic
tank, water closet, earth closet or privy upon any premises fronting or abutting,
upon any street or alley through which runs a public sewer after having re-
ceived thirty (30) days' notice that said public sewer has been completed and
ready for service. (Se. 2, Id.)
Connection with Sewer
Section 308. No person shall in this city use or occupy or let to be
r occupied as a residence or for mercantile purposes any premises in this
rooting or abutting upon any street or alley through which runs a p c
ewer, upon which premises there'is not located a toilet connection with
ewer. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Permit for Connection to Sewer or Drain.
Section 304. No person shall make connection to any sewer or drai r
xtend or alter existing ones, without first obtaining a written permit from e
ity. All connections.to any sewer or drain shall be under supervision of e
City. (Sec. 4, Id.)
Injury to Sewer or Drain.
Section 305. No person shall maliciously or wilfully injure or destroy
ewer or drain, machinery or other appurtenance of the sewerage or dra
system of the City, or cut any pipe, manhole, or basin, or throw into any -
ole, sewer, drain or catch basin anything detrimental to same. (Sec. 5, Id.)
House Sewers to Connect to Proper Lateral.
Section 306. (A) No person shall connect or cause to be connected e
drainage system of any building, lot or premises, otherwise than the po
of the public sewer intended for it, as shown by the records of the engine
Repairs to Laterals to Be Paid For.
(B) All repairs, including obstructions, to laterals in the streets will
effected by the Sewer Department, and when caused by the negligence of e
plumber the cost of same shall be charged to him. The cost of removing 1
subsequent obstructions will be charged to the plumber ordering the work
House Sewer to Be Separated.
(C) If a soil stack and fixtures are added to an existing plumbing s
connected with a public sewer, a separate sewer connection shall be pro
or the premises. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Pipe Lines to Be Direct.
Section 307. All soil and waste lines must be as direct as possible and
have a proper fall toward the sewer. And that there is placed at the point
entrance into all laterals, a clean-out pipe of not less than four inches
a "Y" at the connection and bring same up to the level of the ground
one-eight bend and screw plug so that same be entered for flushing and
vided further that all connections to said sanitary sewers shall be pro
aulked and after being inspected by the City, to be covered to level of
and firmly tamped and placed in same condition as before opening.
When Extra Heavy Iron Sewer Is Required.ec. 7, Id.)
Section 308. In enclosed buildings, which term includes any building
closed on three or more sides, or in which the ground under it is lower than u
the outside, the sewer pipe and fittings must m every case be of extra he .
st iron soil pipe, and be extended above the natural level of the ground,
which point standard cast iron soil pipe may be used. (Sec. 8, Id.)
S. Section 309. Any plumber who fails to make returns of permitsgra
giving the location of the "Y" to which connection is made measure
tthe nearest manhole, within five days after the completion of the work, s
not be given any other or further permit to do work within ninety days
the date when the work was completed. (Sec. 9, Id.)
Section 310. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of
tions 861 to 309, inclusive, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding One H
dred dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment in the City Jail not exceeding
days, or by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Municipal co;
arg. (Sec. 10, Id.)
Section 811. For the purposes of Sections 811 to 817, inclusive, the
"garbage" is hereby defined to mean every refuse accumulation of an
fruit, or vegetable matter that attends the preparation, use, cooking and deal
ing in, or storage of meats, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetables.
(See. 1, Ordinance 286, April 12, 1926.)
Special Permit to Remove.
Section 312. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
remove or convey, or to'cause or permit to be removed, or conveyed, any gar
bage upon or along any public street, alley, or other public place, in the City
of St. Augustine; except in cases where a special permit to remove, or cause
to have removed, garbage, shall be granted to any person, irm or corporation
by the Chief City Sanitary Officer; and such permit may be revoked by the
Chief City Sanitary Officer at any time for cause. (See. 2, Id.)
Section 313. All garbage in the City of St. Augustine shall be first thor-
oughly drained of all liquid matter, and shall then be deposited in covered
metal garbage cans. All tin cans shall likewise be deposited in the aforesaid
metal garbage cans. And no other material of whatsoever character, other
than the foregoing, shall be placed in the aforesaid metal garbage cans. These
cans shall be kept tightly covered at all times, except when it is necessary to
lift the covers to deposit garbage therein. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 314. All other waste, trash or rubbish accumulating on any prem-
ises in the City of St. Augustine shall be placed in suitable receptacles, prefer-
ably metal cans, or tight wooden barrels, and such receptacles shall be of such
character that they may be easily handled by the city scavengers.
(See. 4, Id.)
Location of Cans.
Section 315. Both metal garbage cans and receptacles for waste or rubbish
shall be kept in locations easily accessible to the city scavengers. And the
Chief City Sanitary Officer shall have the authority to designate the locations
of such cans or receptacles, if in his judgment this becomes necessary.
Collections. (Sec. 5, Id.)
Section 316. The City of St. Augustine, Florida, shall direct its employees
to collect all garbage from garbage cans and all trash in trash receptacles on
private premises not less than once each week, and said city may make such
garbage or trash collections more than once each week if necessary, and upon
the orders of the Chief City Sanitay Officer. (See. 6, Id.)
Section 317. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provi-
sions of Sections 811 to 816, inclusive, shall for every such violation, upon con-
viction thereof, be subject to a fine, not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00),
or to imprisonment not more than sixty days, in the City Jail of the City of
St. Augustine, Florida, or by both said fine andimprisonment, in the discretion
of the Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of St. Augustine, Florida.
(Sec. 7, Id.)
Definition of Weeds.
Section 318. The word "weeds" as used in Sections 818 to 824, inclusive,
and for the purpose of said Sections, is hereby defined to be vegetable growth
commonly known and designated as weed, and shall include all rank vegetable
growth which exhale unpleasant and noxious odors, and shall also include all
high and rank vegetable growth upon real property.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 842, October 10, 1928.)
Duty to Keep Weeds Cut.
Section 319. It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee or occupant or any
agent, representative or employee of any such owner, lessee or occupant, hav-
ing control of any lot or parcel of real estate in the City of St. Augustine,
Florida, to keep the same free from weeds or any noxious growth.
(Sec. 2, Id.)
Order Weeds Cut
Section 820. Whenever weeds or any noxious growth shall have been per-
mitted to grow on any piece or parcel of real estate in the City of St. Augus-
tine, Florida, to the height of six inches or over, it shall be the duty of the
City Manager to order the owner, lessee or occupant or any agent, represent-
native or employee of any such owner, lessee or occupant, having con of
any such lot or parcel of real estate, to cut and remove the weeds and no
growth upon said real estate, and said order shall be in writing and a
scribe the real estate and shall be served upon such owner, lessee or ocu it,
or any agent, representative or employee of any such owner, lessee or
pant, having control of such lot or parcel of real estate, and such order
provide that the weeds and noxious growth on such property described th
must be cut within five days after the service of said order. Said written
shall be served by any member of the Police force or Sanitary Departme f
the City of St Augustine, Florida, who shall make his return thereon.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
Penalty for Failure to Cut Weeds.
Section 821. Any such owner, or owners, lessee or occupant, or any such
representative or employee of such owner, lessee or occupant, failing or ne
ing to cut or remove said weeds or noxious growth within five days after I e
service of the order herein provided for upon him or her, shall be deemed
of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a f
not more than Ten dollars ($10.00) or by imprisonment in the City Jail for t
more than ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the d'
of the Judge of the Municipal Court. (Sec. 4, Id.)
Each Day a Separate Offense.
Section 322. Each day that a person notified as above required, fails or f
fuses to cut and remove the weeds and noxious growth as directed and
quired by the order herein provided for, shall be a separate and distinct
fense and violation of such ordinance. (Sec. 5, Id.)
City May Cut Weeds.
Section 823. If the owner, lessee or occupant or any agent, represent
or employee of such owner, lessee or occupant, shall fail or refuse to re
such weeds or noxious growth for five days after service of the order h
provided for, then the City of St. Augustine, Florida, may cut and re
such weeds and noxious growth and the cost of such work of cutting and
moving said weeds or noxious growth shall be assessed against the lot or
parcel or parcels of real estate from which said weeds and noxious growth
cleared and cut by the City, and the said assessment shall become a lien u
said property and such assessment shall be collected in the same manner
provided for the collection of other assessments and liens by the City of
Augustine, Florida, who shall declare a lien thereon and which said lien
be enforced in law or in equity. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Service of Notice.
Section 824. In the event that the City of St. Augustine through its la
officers is unable to serve by personal service any owner or owners, lessee.
occupant, or agent, representative or employee of such owner, lessee or o
pant, then in that event, upon the coming in of the return of said officer,
City Manager may post such order in a conspicuous place upon said land,
in the event that said weeds and noxious growth upon said land are not
within fifteen days from the date of the posting of said order, then the
Manager shall direct the employees of the City to go upon said property
properties and cut and remove said weeds and noxious growth from said I
and the City of St. Augustine, Florida, shall assess the cost of cutting and
moving said weeds against said lot or lots, parcel or parcels of land or
estate from which said weeds are cut and removed, and the city of St. A
tine, Florida, shall declare a lien upon said lands, and said assessments s
become a lien and shall be collected in the same manner as provided for
collection of other assessments by the City of St. Augustine, Florida, ei
by a suit in law or a suit in equity. (Sec. 7, Id.)
Definition of Barber Shops and Hairdressing Establishments.
Section 825. A barber shop is a place where hair is cut, cleansed,
or dressed, or the face shaved or beard trimmed for hire and where also m
cure, chiropody or massage treatments are sometimes furnished for hire.
This definition shall also include Hairdressing establishments, common
patronized by women. (Sec. 1, Ordinance 99, July 27, 1920.)
Application for Permit.
Section 826. Every person, firm or corporation in the City of St. Augusti
Florida, either now maintaining or who shall desire to continue to maintain
to open and operate a barber shop or hairdressing establishment in said Cit,
shail make application to the City Manager for permission so to o. Sue
application shall be in writing on a form prescribed y the ty Health Officers
and shall set forth the name or names of the proprietor or owner, the name of
the manager or person in charge, and the names of all employees of such shop
or establishment, together with its location, giving the street and number where
the shop or establishment is to be operated or is being maintained. Upon receipt
of such application the City Health Officer shall promptly make an inspection
of such shop or establishment, and if the same s found to be m sanitary
condition, and it all persons employed or to be employed therein are free from
all communicable diseases, and if the applicant or applicants further agree to
comply with the ordinances of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, now and
hereafter in force then the City Manager shall issue such person, firm or cor-
poration a permit to maintain and operate such barber shop and hairdressing
establishment (Sec. 2, Id.)
Section 827. Every barber shop and hairdressing establishment either
now operating or hereafter operating in the City of St. Augstine, shall be
open at all reasonable times for inspection by officers of the City Police Force
and City Health Oficer, and the owner or owners, or manager, and all employees
therein shall conform strictly with all of the provisions and regulations of Sec
tions 325 to 342, inclusive. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 328. No person shall employ in a barber shop or hairdressing
establishment in the City of St. Augustine as a barber, hairdresser, manicure,
masseur or masseuse, chiropodist or attendant any person who is suffering from
any communicable disease. (Sec. 4, Id.)
Shop and Equipment Kept Clean.
Section 329. All places within the City of St. Augustine now being used or
hereafter to be used as a barber shop or hairdressing establishment, together
with the furniture, fixtures, tools, implements, linen and other appliances, shall
be kept clean and in a sanitary condition at all times. (See. 5, Id.)
Section 330. Every barber shop and hairdressing establishment shall be
equipped with and use running hot and cold water. (Sec. 6, Id.)
Section 331. At least one clean towel, one clean face cloth or sanitary paper
shall be used for each customer. (Sec. 7, Id.)
Puffs or Sponges Prohibited.
Section 332. The use of powder puffs or sponges is hereby prohibited.
(Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 333. No alum or other astringent shall be used no stick torm. Such
astringent, if used at all, must be used in powder form. (See. 9, Id.)
Section 334. All hair brushes, hair dusters shaving brushes, scissors,
razors, combs and other tools and appliances used in the conduct of the busi-
ness, shall, after use on each person, be sterilized by formaldehyde, immersion
in boiling water, in alcohol of at least 50% strength, or other approved dis-
infectant. (Sec. 10, Id.)
Section 335. No owner or employee of any barber shop or hairdressing
establishment shall permit any person to use the headrest of any barber's chair
or hairdressing chair under his or her control unless said headrest shall be
covered with a clean, fresh towel or sanitary paper for each customer.
(Sec. 11, Id.)
No Diseased Person Shall Be Treated.
Section 336. No person affected with any disease of the face or head shall
have the same barbered or treated in any manner in a barber shop or hairdress-
ing establishment in the City of St. Augustine, nor shall any person with hands
disease be manicured therein. (Sec. 12, Id.)
Section 337. Every owner and every employee of every barber sli
hairdressing establishment in the City of St. Augustine, shall before sa
each customer, cleanse his or her hands thoroughly by washing in clean *
either with or without the use of other cleansing or distifecti substan
(See. 13, Id
Section 338. Every person in every barber shop or hairdressing est~t
ment in the City of St. Augustine, while serving customers, shall wear a il
washable apron, shirt or coat which shall be kept clean. (Sec. 14, Id.)
Section 339. No haircloth shall be used unless a clean towel is also
preventing the contact of haircloth with the skin of patron. (Sec. 15, Id.)
Section 340. No solution or hair tonic shall be used which shall cqa
any wood alcohol. (Sec. 16, Id)
Sleeping in Shop Prohibited.
Section 341. No person shall use any barber shop or hairdressing a
lishment in the City of St. Augustine as a place in which to sleep nor shall
owner or person in charge thereof permit such place to be so used.
(Sec. 17, Id.)
Copy of Ordinance. (Se. 17, Id
Section 342. The owner or person in charge of every barber shop or -
dressing establishment in the City of St. Augustine shall keep a copy of
nance No. 99, approved July 27, 1920, which shall be furnished by the City A
tor and Clerk, posted in a conspicuous place in said shop where the same ca
seen and read by patrons, and for the information and guidance of persons 1
ing or employed therein. (Sec. 18, Id.)
Section 343. Any owner, barber, hairdresser, or other operative
employee of such barber shop or hairdressing establishment violating ax
the provisions of Sections 325 to 342, inclusive, shall be subject to a penat
not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hundred Doe
($100.00) for each and every offense, and in addition the City Manager i
revoke the license of any owner or owners of such barber shop or hairdres
establishment knowingly or wilfully violating or permitting the violation at
of the provisions of said Sections. (Sec. 19, Id.)
Disinterment of Bodies.
Section 344. It shall be unlawful for any undertaker or any other pa
or persons, to disinter any body inside of the City Limits for the term of tw
months after interment, and then only by a permit from the Mayor, and nol
permit shall be given from the first day of May to the first day of Novem
of each year. Any violation of .the provisions of this section shall be punk
by a fine of not less than Twenty-five ($25.00) Dollars and not more than
Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding sixty days.
(Sec. 5, Ord. 134, July 28, 1901).
Section 345. It shall be the duty of every parent, guardian or other pa
charged with the care dr responsibility of any child to see that said chlS
vaccinated, and to have said child or children vaccinated as often as the ME
shall direct. Any parent, guardian or other person charged with the can
any child or children neglecting or refusing to have said child or children
cinated when directed so to do by the Mayor, shall be punished by a fine
exceeding Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) and not less than Five Dollars ($.4
Provided, that such vaccination shall not be required in any case, when in
judgment of a reputable physician, expressed in writing, such vaccination P
be dangerous to the health or the thild required to be vaccinated, or unne
sary. (Sec. 7, Ord. 134, July 28, 1901.)
Section 346. Wherever the word person is used in this ordinance it shall
include all persons, firms, corporations, and associations and their officer,
agents and employees; words importing the singular number may extend or be
applied to several persons or things, words importing the plural number may
be applied to one person or thing, and words importing the masculine gender
may be applied to that which is feminine.
(Sec. 1, Ordinance 240, effective January 7, 1925.)
Registration of Domestic Motor Vehicles.
SSection 347. Every person who owns or operates an automobile or other
motor vehicle in the City of St. Augustine, within five days after receiving a
State License and number for operating an automobile or other motor vehicle
under the laws of the State of Florida, or within five days after he shall begin
sech operations shall annually register his automobile or other motor vehicle
with the Police Department of the City of St Augustine, giving the name of
the car, the type of the machine, the year of make, the engine number, the State
license number, the residence address of the owner and the residence and busi-
ness telephone number of the owner. (Sec. 2, Id.)
Registration of Foreign Motor Vehicles
Section 348. Every person who operates an automobile or other motor
vehicle in the City of St. Augustine for the period of fifteen days or more,
which is duly licensed by any other State or the District of Columbia, shall
within fifteen days after bringing such automobile or other motor vehicle into
the City register the same with the Police Department of the City of St. Au-
gustine as provided in the foregoing section. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Section 349. That no person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle on the
streets or alleys of this city unless the official number plate for the current
year, furnished by the State, shall be conspicuously displayed on the rear of
such vehicle. (Sec. 4, Id.)
,4ULES OF THE ROAD
Section 350. All vehicles shall keep to the right of the center of all streets.
(Sec. 5, Id.)
Vehicles Meeting. (e 5I
-Section 351. All vehicles meeting shall pass each other to the right.
Overtaking. (See. 6, Id.)
Section 352. Any vehicle in overtaking another shall pass to the left.
(Sec. 7, Id.)
Turning to Right. (e 7
Section 353. All vehicles turning to the right into another street shall
turn the corner as near the curb as practicable. (Sec. 8, Id.)
Turning to Left.
Section 354. All vehicles turning to left into another street shall pass to
the right of the street before turning. (Sec. 9, Id.)
Section 355. No vehicle shall turn or cross from one side ol the street to
the other, except at the intersection of the streets. (Sec. 10, Id.)
Turning, Stopping, Starting.
Section 356. The driver or any person having charge of any vehicle before
turning the corner of any street, or turning out of, or starting from, or
at the curb line of any street, shall first see that there is suffcient free
from the other vehicle so that such turn, stop or start may be safely and
shall then give a plainly visible signal by extending his hand or whip, cat
ing his intention. (Sec. 11,
Slowing Up or Stopping.
Section 857. In slowing up or stopping a signal shall always be nto
any vehicle behind by extending the whip or hand. (Sec. 12,
Stopping in Street.
Section 358. Except in an emergency or for the purpose of allow an-
other vehicle or pedestrians to cross, no vehicle shall be permitted to in
any street or public way in the city, except near the curb, and when it is red
to stop any vehicle being driven along the street, before such vehicle is ped
the driver or person in possession, charge or control shall give a signal such
manner to be plainly seen from the rear, either extending his hand o hip
which shall plainly indicate an intention and desire to stop the vehicle ofhi
he is in charge. (Sec. 18,
Section 359. Pedestrians shall walk upon sidewalks and cross sts at
street intersections on line parallel to sidewalks, and in absence of si al
at places indicated by lines. (Sec. 14,
Backing to Turn.
Section 360. No vehicle shall back to make a turn at any street ter-
section. (Sec. 15, I
Stopping Abreast Prohibited.
Section 361. A person having charge of a vehicle shall not stop t me
abreast of another vehicle lengthwise of a street in any public street, cept
in case of emergency. (Sec. 16, I
Section 362. When a horse-drawn vehicle is backed up to the c the
horse or horses shall be turned so as to stand parallel with the side and
headed in the general direction of travel for the side of the street on w the
vehicle is standing. (Sec. 17, I
Section 363. No person shall be carried on handle bar or cross b of a
bicycle. No rider of bicycle shall hold on to any vehicle while said ve e is
in motion. All bicycles and motorcycles shall follow the road rules and ply
with the road rules prescribed in this ordinance. (See. 18, I
Stopping of Vehicle.
Section 364. No vehicle unless in an emergency, or to allow another icle
or pedestrian to cross its path, shall stop in any public street or hi ay,
except near the right-hand curb, and so as not to obstruct a crossing, all
not stop or stand within the intersection of any streets. (Sec. 19, I 4
Protecting Cars to Right
Section 365. All vehicles approaching street intersections shall tect
vehicles to their right approaching such intersection and the latter sh ave
the right of way. (Sec. 20, Il
Vehicles Moving Slowly.
Section 366. All vehicles moving slowly along the street shall i as
close as practicable to the curb line, so as to allow faster moving vehicle free
passage on the left-hand side. (See. 21, Id
Right of Way on Request.
Section 867. When requested so to do, any driver or person ha v pos
session, charge or control of any vehicle traveling on any street or pub way
shall as soon as practicable turn to the right, so as to allow any ove ng
vehicle free passage to the left of the overtaken vehicle. (Sec. 22, Id.
Division of Streets.
Section 368. On an avenue or street divided longitudinally by a p y,