Building Development Services

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2018 International Residential and Commercial Building Codes

Please review these updated draft ordinances and administrative rulings and email with your feedback and suggestions. The updated residential draft adoptive ordinance will be posted after receiving and considering anticipated input.

Construction worker at site hammering nail into frame.

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:

Fast Facts About the Department

The Department of Building Development Services:
  • Employs over 30 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

Important Resources & Fees