Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator

The Building Inspector / Zoning Administrator reviews construction plans for all residential and commercial development, including additions and renovations. Field inspections ensure compliance with City building codes and zoning ordinances throughout the construction process.

The City of Perryville follows and enforces the requirements of the 2021 International Building Code and the 2023 National Electrical Code.

A representative of the contractor must be present during all inspections. Building plans should be on site and must be made available to the inspector upon request.

Inspections may be made during normal office hours by calling City Hall at (573) 547-2594.  Inspections are required prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, which is needed before a building can be occupied.  

 Inspections must be scheduled for and are required for the following:

  • Footings and foundation - with reinforcing in place
  • Open wall - prior to insulation and covering of structural members
  • Inspection and air test of gas distribution line from meter connection to appliances
  • Water service line and meter set - including bypass, backflow device (if applicable); prior to installation and operation of meter
  • Sewer service line and under floor plumbing rough-in
  • Electrical service including service laterals
  • Final inspection must occur prior to occupancy

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