Town and Country has updated the fire permit fees. If you have any questions please contact Laura Lowell in the Planning and Public Works Department at (314) 587-2820. Please note the building permit fees will remain the same.
Building Permit Fees
Fire Permit Fees
The Building Code helps ensure safety by regulating construction materials and techniques, updating the City's Code will allow builders to use advances that have been made in the nine years since the last update. The City will be updating the building codes from the current 2003 to 2012 as of Monday, October 13, 2014. This will affect residential, building, fire and mechanical permits that are issued by Town and Country. Electrical and plumbing permits will still be issued by St. Louis County. Click below to view Town and Country's amendments to these codes.
A building permit is required from the City for new residential and commercial structures, additions, renovations, basement finishes, fireplaces, heating and air conditioning systems and replacements, retaining walls, porches, decks, swimming pools, solar systems, and any structure requiring piers, footings, framing, beams or roofs.
*Please not that inspections fees will be increased to $60 per inspection.
You may purchase copies of the International Codes from the following organization:
American Institute of Architects
911 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
The City provides building and mechanical inspections as part of our construction permitting process. Call the Planning Department at (314) 587-2820 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your inspection.
Have ready your building permit number, address of work, type of inspection, name and telephone number when you call.
Inspections must be performed in the order shown on the inspection card.
Electrical and plumbing permits must be obtained from St. Louis County. Town and Country issues building and mechanical permits only.
St. Louis County can be contacted at (314) 615-5000. Choose option 6 for permits.