Building Department

Please contact the Building Department at 636-938-5233 for information regarding building regulations, permits, code enforcement and zoning districts.

Building Department Staff:

Building Commissioner, John Boggs:
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, Dave Smith:
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, Josh Hankins:
Office Assistant, Barb Griffin:

You must apply for a building permit whenever new construction or enlargements of existing structures are planned, such as room additions, decks, etc.  An application is also required when erecting a fence and installing a water heater.  In addition to building permits and fence applications, some subdivisions regulate the installation of fencing, satellite dishes, swimming pools or the construction of freestanding buildings. Building and site plan requirements vary with each type of construction.

If you are installing a sprinkler system, please contact the St. Louis County Building Department at 314-615-5184 for information on permits and regulations.

If you are in doubt as to whether a permit is needed, please contact City Hall.  Also, check your subdivision regulations to determine if your subdivision restricts what you propose to build.

Listed below are other Building Department links:

News & Notes
City of Eureka Zoning Map
Applications and Forms
Municipal Code & Amendments
Guide to Establishing a Business and Property Development
Reporting Issues with Weeds & Vegetation

Building Codes and Amendments:

The City of Eureka currently operates under the 2009 International Residential Code, as amended.  One amendment relates to a “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide”.  The City of Eureka currently operates under the 2009 International Building Code, as amended.  Please click below for amendments and the guide.

International Residential Code – Eureka Amendments
International Building Codes – Eureka Amendments
Wood Deck Construction Guide (PDF of the latest version of the American Wood Council’s “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide”)