City Hall Access Limited. Community Center Closed. 

City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Amtrak service has not been suspended, however all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing

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Building Commissioner's Office

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With the City of Kirkwood taking steps to pro-actively combat the spread of COVID-19, all Board meetings have been canceled until further notice.  Any questions concerning this, you may contact Jack Schenck @

Jack Schenck - Building Commissioner, 314-822-5814

Russell Todd - Plans Examiner, 314-822-5817

TaMara Pelkey - Permit Clerk,  314-822-5816

Lisa Other - Permit Clerk,  314-822-5823

To Schedule an inspection please e-mail building inspector

Phil Smith - Building Inspector, 314-984-6942

Contact Us -

  • To schedule an inspection or for general questions, call:  Note: You must schedule an inspection at least 48 hours in advance.    
    • 314-822-5823
    • 314-822-5816
    • 314-984-6943   
  • For plan review and permitting, contact the Plans Examiner, Russell Todd:  314-822-5817

Please Note: Effective June 1, 2019, the 2015 ICC Family of Codes, have been adopted by City Council, with local amendments.

Online Services - At this time occupancy permit inspections will only be preformed on vacant homes.

Permit Applications

For Driveway, Excavation, Parking lot and Grading permits visit the Engineering page

Boards and Commissions- Calendar

Other Information

Work Flow Chart for demolition and building permits 

The items required to be submitted to obtain full plan review and approval for a new Single Family Residence in the city of Kirkwood are:
1) Full construction plans signed and sealed by an architect registered in the state of Missouri
2) Site plan signed and sealed by an engineer registered in the state of Missouri showing existing and proposed grades, driveway and sidewalks and drainage plan, etc.
3) Truss drawings signed and sealed by an engineer registered in the state of Missouri
4) HVAC plans and heat loss/gain calculations
5) Cover sheet of the installation instructions for pre-fabricated fireplace (including direct-vent and ventless) the full installation instructions shall remain on the job site for reference by the inspector
*Two copies of the above are required to be submitted. One copy of the above will be returned to the applicant stamped and signed by the plan reviewer with any notes attached for builder reference.

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.

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.

Review Time: Review time for single-family new homes  and commercial construction is 10 to 14 days . The review time for all other permits is 7 to 10 days.

Listing of fees: Fees Resolution 105-2018

International Code Ordinances (amendments)

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