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Building Development
The following building codes are in effect as of January 1, 2013:
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code

All plans submitted as of January 1, 2013 must be designed per these codes.

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Building permits are a vital aspect in meeting the minimum acceptable standard of codes. An investment in the home or business you are about to build or remodel is a serious decision. When that building project does not comply with the codes, life safety, and building integrity would be compromised.

Applying for building permits notifies the code official that you are constructing or remodeling a building so that he or she can ensure code compliance, life safety, considerations, and ensures that owners receive services they contract for.

Building permits are required for many remodeling projects, repairs, replacements, new structures, and additions. Before starting any improvement project, please contact building development for permit requirements.

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Chief Building Official

1100 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-4757

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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