Building Department


All residential interior inspections will not be performed until further notice, effective immediately.  This includes water heaters, basement finishes and interior remodels. City permit expiration dates will extended and the inspection will be performed as soon as public health mandates and guidelines dictate that it is safe and responsible to do so. 


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

Building Department Staff:

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

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.


Online Permitting and Inspection Request:

Click here to enter our on-line permitting and inspection request portal.

Paying permit fees:

Click the “pay now” button below to pay your permit fee online. **Note there is a convenience fee associated with this transaction.

You may also mail-in payments to City Hall.
City Hall
Attention:  Building Department
PO Box 125
Eureka, MO 63025

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 2018 International Building Code, as amended, 2018 International Residential Code, as amended and 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, as amended.  Links to the amendments follow:

City of Eureka Amendments – 2018 International Building Code

City of Eureka Amendments – 2018 International Residential Code*

*Please note that there were no 2018 International Residential Code amendments relating to roofing requirements. A Drip Edge is required, however, an Ice/Water Shield is not required.

City of Eureka Amendments – 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code