In its building code enforcement role, the Department of Public Works performs many tasks including:
- Coordinating the permit process for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits through St. Louis County for plan review and inspections
- Retaining direct and total responsibility for sign permits, demolition permits and commercial and residential building permits.
The Director of Public Works staffs the Board of Adjustments
, which hears appeals of decisions of the Director of Public Works on code enforcement and interpretation issues, and considers variances filed by property owners for relief from the provision of the Zoning Code due to unique hardships.