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 try: Apply 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.