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Deparment head placeholder photoMichael Cross - Building CommissionerJeff Parris - Building Inspector
200 West Booneslick

The Building Department is here to help you with any construction questions, and to make sure that all work within the city limits produces safe results for our residents. Please be aware that the review/approval permit process may take 10-14 days.

Please browse our pages to see everything available here. If you have any questions, or encounter any technical problems with any of our forms, please call the office. As always, please feel free to contact the office for assistance.

Adoption of the 2015 ICC Codes letter 3-30-18 (2).pdf
Building & Construction Codes

The City of Warrenton will resume Residential Inspections which have been closed due to the pandemic, starting July 1, 2020, .

There will be new restrictions as we will be following all CDC guidelines:
1.No more than one person on site during inspections.
2. COVID-19 Residential Inspection Questionnaire with Application for Residential Inspection Permit must be completed and returned to the Building Department at City Hall prior to the inspection.
3. Payment is due at the same time the application is submitted.
4. The property owner must contact the city 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment.

The inspector will use the Residential Inspection Checklist and make the decision if the inspection passes or fails. Temporary Permits have been suspended during the pandemic. Social Distancing will be required during the inspection.

Click Here for Inspection Policy and Procedure During Pandemic
Click Here for Residential Inspection Permit & Occupant Registration


Fees For Permits

The fee schedule for all basic construction in the City of Warrenton is as follows:

Basic Permit Fee $ 0.0040 (based on construction costs)

Plan Review Fee $ 0.0015 (based on construction costs)

Storm Water Control Evaluation $100.00 (per acre or fraction thereof)

(Storm water fee waived in developments where a City of Warrenton approved storm water control plan is available.)

Construction Water Usage Fee $25.00

Residential Inspection Permit fee $50 includes initial inspection and one re-inspection
$25 for each sub sequential inspection

All other permit fees start at $25.00


Guides To Help You

Guide To A New Pool / Spa*

Guide To Building A New Deck*

Guide To Residential Fences*

*Permits are required for Electric, Fence, Finish Basement, Garage, Pool/Spa, Porch Deck, Remodel, Room Addition, Storage Shed, and other Miscellaneous projects. 
Click Here to download the permit application.


Guide To Commercial Construction
Click Here for permit application

Guide To Residential Construction
Click Here for permit application

Guide To Signs
Click Here for sign permit application


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