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The building code helps ensure safety by regulating construction materials and techniques. A building permit is required from the City for new residential and commercial structures, additions, renovations, basement finishes, fireplaces, fire suppression, heating and air conditioning systems and replacements, roof replacements, retaining walls, porches, decks, swimming pools, solar systems, and any structure requiring piers, footings, framing, beams or a roof.
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.
Effective November 2, 2020, the City of Town & Country adopted the 2018 Building Codes that include the: International Building Code, International Existing Building Code, International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, International Property Maintenance Code, and International Residential Code. Links to the amendments made by the City to these codes can be found below. The code books can be reviewed in-person by calling (314) 587-2820 or through the International Code Council's website by clicking here.
Questions regarding these Codes can be directed to the Planning & Public Works Department at (314) 587-2820.
Electrical and plumbing permits must be obtained from the St. Louis County Public Works Department. They can be contacted at (314) 615-8504.
All fire permits for commercial properties are issued through West County EMS & Fire District.
Obtaining a fire permit:
You will need to submit the following via web link, hard copies of plans are not accepted.
1) A completed Permit Application (forms are available by clicking here)
2) One (1) electronic copy of a full set of plans in PDF format
Scheduling fire inspections: