Building Development Services

Construction worker at site hammering nail into frame. 

PLEASE NOTE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL FEE CHANGES:  In accordance with General Ordinance 6378, the new building fee schedule went into effect August 1, 2017.  New fee schedule and fee worksheets are now available on this website or from one of the permit counter representatives in Building Development Services. 

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:

Fast Facts About the Department

The Department of Building Development Services:
  • Employs about 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