Building Development Services

Construction worker at site hammering nail into frame.Services & Responsibilities
The Department of Building Development Services implements and monitors a variety of city, state, and federal codes, and four trades (electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical). It also offers essential information for businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, and developers.

Our services include:
Proposed Sign Ordinance
Download and review the proposed changes to the City's sign ordinance (PDF) and supporting document Exhibit A (PDF).

Fast Facts About the Department
The Department of Building Development Services:
  • Employs about 20 people
  • Has an annual budget of about $2 million, or 2% of the general fund budget
  • Serves the building and development needs of the community in an expeditious manner
  • Polices public right-of-way along streets and roads removing illegal signs
  • Gives tests and awards certificates to electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, and mechanical craftsmen for a license to operate in Springfield