The Building Commissioner's Office is a division under the department of Public Works, overseeing Property Maintenance, Building Permits, Occupancy Permits, and Building/Zoning Code Enforcement.
A Note about NEW Plan Review Requirements:
Effective April 28, 2011:
1) When applying for a permit, two sets of all building documents, drawn to scale, are required for residential permits. Three sets are required for commercial permits.
2) Missouri Minimum Boundary Survey Required: TWO COPIES of a Missouri Minimum Boundary Survey, sealed by a Land Surveyor or Engineer within the last 24 months, must be submitted for all new construction, additions, lot coverage, floor area ratio, pools, and detached accessory structures.
3) Review Time: Review time for single-family new homes is 10 days to two weeks. The review time for all other permits is seven to 10 days.
International Code Ordinances:
~ Plumbing Code
~ Amending Building Code Condemnation Proceedings - Costs
~ Fuel Gas Code
~ International Building Code
~ International Fire Code
~ International Mechanical Code
~ International Residential Code - One- and Two-Family Dwellings
OBTAINING A CONTRACTORS' BUSINESS LICENSE IN KIRKWOOD: Click here for the application and instructions.
OBTAINING A BUSINESS LICENSE IN KIRKWOOD (NOT a Contractors' License): The process to obtain a business license begins with the Finance Department. Go here for a complete description of the process.
NEW ELECTRONIC SIGN CODE ORDINANCE (Click here for a copy)
Building Commissioner: Jack Schenck
To schedule an inspection, please call 314-822-5823.