Building Official

Matt Whitwell

Matt Whitwell, MCP, CFM is the Building Official and has been employed with the City of Des Peres since 2018.

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Role of the Building Official

The City's Building Official is responsible for making certain the City’s Building Code is followed and permit requirements are met. These tasks include:

  • Reviewing commercial and residential building plans
  • Re-checking the capacity of load bearing members
  • Insuring all aspects of the building code are followed
  • Performing building inspections for code compliance
  • Performing occupancy permit inspections for all new businesses
  • Providing assistance to builders and residents who have questions about building and zoning requirements
  • Referring citizens to other agencies when their concerns are not under the City’s jurisdiction

Background

    • Bachelor of Arts - Corporate Communications, Lindenwood University
    • Former President of Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors
    • Former Director of Community Development / Administrator - Park Hills, MO
    • Former Director of Building Safety - City of O’Fallon, MO
    • Prior Experience as Code Consultant / Project Director / Land Development Manager

Certifications and Membership

    • Certified Building Official and Master Code Professional
    • Certified Commercial and Residential Building Plans Examiner and Inspector
    • Certified Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Plans Examiner and Inspector
    • Certified Floodplain Manager
    • Certified American Public Works Association Construction Inspector
    • MoDot, Local Public Agency - Project Qualified Person in Responsible Charge
    • Member International Code Council (ICC)
    • Member Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI)
    • Member Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

To contact Matt, call 314.835.6137 or send an email.