Spotlight

IS THERE A LITTLE ORANGE FLAG IN YOUR YARD?  OR MAYBE SOME ORANGE PAINT MARKINGS?

If there are flags or markings in or on your yard or near your yard, it means somebody – a neighbor or someone planning to do construction work near your yard – has called Missouri One Call Systems to have all nearby utilities located.  When someone is going to dig up the ground for any reason, they are required to locate utilities first.  The company that locates the utilities will come out and mark with paint all the utility locations in the vicinity so that whoever is digging will not dig up a utility line.  Now you can find out what’s going on simply and easily.

Missouri One-Call Systems (MOCS) has added a helpful feature to their Website – the ability to research utility-locating work by area.  “Ticket Search” gives the general public the ability to obtain information about utility-locate work being done in their area, who’s digging in a specific area, and what they are doing.  Users can search by ticket number, if they have one, or they can define the search using other criteria such as date, address, excavator name, etc.  Click here to go directly to the "Ticket Search" page.

Public SERVICES

Building Department and Permits
(Building Commissioner's Office)

The Building Commissioner's Office is a division of Public Services, overseeing Property Maintenance, Building Permits, Occupancy Permits, and Building/Zoning Code Enforcement.

To schedule an inspection, please call 314-822-5823 Monday - Friday during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 

APPLY for your Occupancy Inspection Online:  The Building Department now has an online portal that provides access to Building Permit software that allows you to apply for Occupancy Inspections online.  Contractors can set up a Master Account to view permit history and information related to a specific permit.  Click the link to give it a tryApply Online

Municipality Worksheet: Click here for summary of most common building and zoning requirements.

International Code Ordinances:
~ Plumbing Code
~ Amending Building Code Condemnation Proceedings - Costs
~ Fuel Gas Code
~ International Building Code
~ International Fire Code
~ International Mechanical Code
~ International Property Maintenance Code
~ International Residential Code - One- and Two-Family Dwellings

*Please Note: Building sewer pipe material shall be a minimum of SCHEDULE 40 PVC or greater in all categories of pipe. (SDR35 pipe is not acceptable.)


OBTAINING A CONTRACTORS' BUSINESS LICENSE IN KIRKWOOD:  Contractors Business License

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.

Contact Information:

Jack Schenck, Building Commissioner
schencjw@kirkwoodmo.org  314-822-5814
Russell Todd,  
Deputy Building Commissioner
toddrd@kirkwoodmo.org  314-822-5817
TaMara Pelkey, Admin. Assistant pelkeytl@kirkwoodmo.org  314-822-5816
Becky Barczewski, Admin. Assistant barczeba@kirkwoodmo.org  314-984-6943

 314-822-5823
Matt Stoll, Inspector stollmp@kirkwoodmo.org  314-822-5818
Phil Smith, Inspector smithpd@kirkwoodmo.org  314-984-6942
John Dzafic, Inspector dzaficjd@kirkwoodmo.org  314-984-5997
Amy Lowry, Asst. City Planner
  and Landmarks Liaison
lowryag@kirkwoodmo.org  314-822-5815