Building Codes

The Building division is comprised two building inspectors. The Building Department is dedicated to serving the general public in the area of life safety matters pertaining to new construction, remodeling, repairs, additions and demolition of industrial, commercial and residential buildings within the City limits of Washington, Missouri.

The Building Official is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of adopted City codes. This includes the review of building permits and construction to ensure compliance with the 2015 International Building Code and the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code for one and two-family dwellings. Other duties include oversight of the residential and commercial occupancy inspection program, the inspection of sewer hookups, and code enforcement of general municipal codes.

Current adopted City Building codes are listed as follows:

Amendments to these codes can be viewed at the Engineering/Building Department or the link below.