Town and Country will be updating the building codes from the current 2012 codes to the 2015 codes as of Thursday, February 1, 2018. The Building Code helps ensure safety by regulating construction materials and techniques, updating the City's Code will allow for new materials, technologies, and products implemented in the new codes. 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.
A building permit is required from the City for new residential and commercial structures, additions, renovations, basement finishes, fireplaces, commercial fire alarm systems, 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.
Questions regarding these Codes can be directed to the Planning and Public Works Department at (314) 587-2820.
You may purchase copies of the International Codes from the following organization:
American Institute of Architects
911 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
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.
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.