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Building Department Personnel
636-937-6619 (fax)

Matt Clemens

Building Comm./PW Director Matt Clemens

Mark Harris

Building Dept. Foreman Mark Harris

Gary Cannon

Building/Subdivision Inspector Gary Cannon

Planning and Building Department

The Festus Planning and Building Department is responsible for:

  • Commercial/Residential/Industrial Building Permits

  • Construction and Remodeling Plan Review & Inspections

  • Pool and Deck Installation

  • Subdivision and Land Use Requirements

  • Enforcement of Solid Waste Ordinances

  • Nuisance Violations

Call us with your questions and we'll try to answer them over the phone or we will visit and investigate your concern.

We can assist you with:
Building/Construction Codes (2009 IBC, IRC, IFC, 2008 Life Safety Code, 2008 National Electrical Code)
Zoning Ordinances (Municipal Codes Chapter 400)
Subdivision Development (Municipal Codes Chapter 410)
Construction Plan Review (2009 IBC, IRC, IFC, 2008 Life Safety Code, 2008 National Electrical Code)
Flood Plain Management (National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA, SEMA)
Solid Waste Management (Municipal Codes Chapter 225)
Property Maintenance (2009 International Property Maintenance Code, Municipal Codes Chapter 215)
High Grass/Weeds (Municipal Codes Chapter 215)
Sign Regulations (Municipal Codes Chapter 405)
Stormwater Control (Municipal Codes Chapter 415)
Nuisances (Municipal Codes Chapter 215)
Planning (Municipal Codes Chapter 400)

We strive for the Planning/Building Department to be a valuable resource for the citizens of the City of Festus while fostering a friendly, open environment. Our reputation will be built on three principles:

  • Courtesy
  • Fast, thorough, equitable service
  • Part of the process and the solution

Zoning Map
Municipal Codes