Building & Code Compliance

Building & Code Compliance 2019-11-22T11:04:30-06:00

The Building & Code Compliance Division promotes public health, safety, and welfare through the use and occupancy of buildings and administration of building regulations.

Building Permits & Inspections

Generally, the construction, remodeling, or demolition of buildings and structures requires a permit and related inspections. All new construction and renovation work must comply with the City’s building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, fire, and associated codes. Compliance inspections occur while work is in progress and once it is completed.

Property Maintenance Inspections, Occupancy Permits & Vacant Structure Registration

When any property changes ownership or when the occupant changes, the City of Arnold must conduct a Property Maintenance Inspection. The purpose of the inspection is to identify, and have corrected, all Code deficiencies present on the premises prior to the issuance of an Occupancy Permit. The City prohibits occupancy of the premises until such as time as the issuance of an Occupancy Permit.

Construction site

City of Arnold Building & Code Compliance 
2101 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010
8:00 am – 4:45 pm, Mon – Fri

David B. Bookless, AICP
Community Development Director

To prevent properties in the process of foreclosure (“foreclosing” properties) and/or vacant properties from becoming unsightly, unsafe, and having negative effect on the community, the City requires all such properties to register and comply with particular standards and requirements.

Code Compliance

The City works both proactively and in response to citizen complaints regarding violations of various sections of the Arnold Code of Ordinances such as, but not limited to vacant, dangerous or blighted buildings and properties, derelict vehicles, graffiti, excessive vegetation, stagnant pools, and illegal dumping in a timely manner. The City strives to gain voluntary cooperation from property owners, business owners, and residents by working with them to correct violations and upgrade property to a standard that will benefit residents and their immediate neighbors, as well as the entire community. When necessary, the City also employs a variety of enforcement tools to facilitate compliance. To report a possible violation, please visit the Code Violation Reporting System.

Adopted Codes

  • Arnold Code of Ordinances
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code

Community Resources

Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County – First time home buyer program, income-based forgivable loans for certain home rehabilitation projects, sewer replacement, public sewer tap-on fee assistance, and more.

Ameren Missouri – Energy efficiency programs including rebates, discounted products, etc.

Disability Resource Association – Home modifications, ramps, lifts, social services, and more.