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Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Obtain Police Reports
  • You may obtain a copy of a police report after 5 business days of the incident.
  • Within the first 30 days of the incident, the only people allowed to obtain a copy of a report are:
    1. People that are directly involved in the incident (named in the report)
    2. Attorneys representing involved parties
    3. Insurance Companies
  • Information found in a report cannot be given out over the phone. You must appear in person.
  • The cost for a copy is $8.00
  • You may request a copy in person, at the police department or send your request in writing along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • Please have the report number when making your request.

Contact Information:

Laurie Beeko
Records Clerk

Phone:

314-645-1982

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Address:

Richmond Heights Police Department
C/O Records Division
7447 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

 

Noise Regulations

Noise Regulations depend on what is causing the noise.

Construction Noise (Per §215.380 of the City’s Municipal Code):

“No person shall, on any day of the week between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. or during anytime on Sunday, operate and use tools or equipment in conducting any excavation, demolition, erection, alteration, repair or other construction within one thousand (1,000) feet of any dwelling or business property which shall make any loud or disturbing noise, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and then only upon obtaining a permit from the Public Works Director.”

Loud Music ( Per §215.380 of the City’s Municipal Code):

No music can be played louder than is necessary for convenient listening or in such a way as to cause a disturbance to neighboring inhabitants. The City’s Ordinance stipulates that music that is clearly audible from a distance of 50 feet is considered a nuisance.

Derelict Vehicle Regulations

The City considers derelict vehicles as “nuisances” Per section §220.010, line 21 of the Richmond Height Municipal Code:

“Non-licensed vehicles, including, but not limited to, recreational vehicles, boats, trailers and construction equipment, which are not stored in an accessory building or garage so that they may not be seen”

Vehicles that are left in this condition, on private property must be removed or placed in a garage as to be out of the public eye. If the property owner does not obey this ordinance an officer may issue a warning to the property owner and will be given 7 days to remove the derelict vehicle. If the vehicle is parked on a public street, the owner will only be given 48 hours to remove the vehicle. Failure to remove the vehicle within the time allotted may result in a summons issued to the owner and their vehicle towed.

Yard Waste Regulations

Only water can be placed in the street. Piling of leaves in the street is a traffic hazard as well as a fire hazard. Yard waste may only be placed on the tree lawn (the area between the street and sidewalk).

Law Regarding the Removal of Animal Fecal Matter

Removing Fecal Matter (Ordinance §210.230):

  1. It shall be unlawful for the owner or handler of any animal to fail to remove fecal matter deposited by his animal on public property or public easement or private property of another, before the owner leaves the immediate area where the fecal matter was deposited.
  2. It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow the accumulation of animal feces or manure in any open area, run, cage or yard wherein animals are kept and to fail to remove or dispose of feces or manure at least once every twenty-four (24) hours.
  3. Possession Of Removal Equipment. It shall be unlawful for the owner or handler of any animal to fail to have in their possession the equipment necessary to remove their animal’s fecal matter when accompanied by said animal on public property or public easement or private property of another.
Animal Leash Law

Running at Large (Ordinance §210.220):

  1. No person shall permit any dog, cat or other animal, whether vaccinated or not, to run at large or to go off the premises of its owner unless such dog, cat or other animal is under restraint.
  2. In a prosecution charging a violation of Subsection (A), proof that a dog, cat or other animal was running loose in violation of Subsection (A) together with proof that defendant named in the complaint was, at the time described in the complaint, the person who owned such dog, cat or other animal shall constitute a prima facie presumption sufficient for conviction that the owner was the person who permitted such animal to run at large.
  3. The provisions of Subsection (A) shall not apply to bloodhounds or other dogs used for tracking in conjunction with Police activities, or to dogs of the canine corps of a Police force of any City located in St. Louis County, of the St. Louis County Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol, of any Federal law enforcement agency, or of any branch of the armed forces of the Unites States, while being used to conduct official business or while being used for official purposes.

By definition, restraint means:

  1. Controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length when the line or leash is held by a competent person; or
  2. Within an enclosed vehicle which is parked, stopped or being driven.