Building Development Services

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*Public Notice*

The Department of Building Development Services is seeking public input on  proposed 2018 Residential Code changes.

Please download and review the below documents and send your feedback to Seward Meintsma at by July 20.

Draft ordinance and summary of changes

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