When a Permit Is Needed
You must apply for a Building Permit whenever new construction, remodeling or enlargement is planned on your property. Such projects include new home construction, decks, swimming pools, interior finishes, etc. Permits are also required for fences and hot water heater installations. Permit applications may be submitted at City Hall or online through the . Contact the Building Department for more information on requirements as building and site plans vary with construction, or if you have any questions.
As some subdivisions regulate the installation of fencing, decks, pools, satellite dishes or the construction of freestanding structures, you may wish to contact your Homeowner’s Association to be aware of those requirements and restrictions.
Online Payment for Permits
You can pay for permits online now. Simply call the Building Department at 636-938-5233 to request an emailed invoice of your payment amount. **Please note credit card fees will be added to online payment transactions.
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Building Codes & 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. Amendments are documented below:
- 2018 International Building Code (PDF)
- 2018 International Residential Code (PDF)
- 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.
- 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (PDF)
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.