Health, Housing & Building
*** Housing Inspections Resume Regular Operations ***
June 23, 2020 - Please note that all inspection services are back to regular processes and scheduling following the closure of the Residential and Commercial Development Services/Health, Housing & Building Department due to the pandemic. Please be patient as we are working through a backlog of temporary occupancy permits and allow as much time as possible for scheduling inspections. For questions, please call 618-233-6817.
Permit Requirements & Applications
Any improvements to private property within the corporate city limits of Belleville will require appropriate permits to be obtained through the city's Health, Housing & Building Department. The fees for the permits vary as to the size and scope of the project.
Applications for permits and information on building code regulations are available below or by visiting the Health, Housing & Building Department office. All completed applications must be returned to the Health, Housing & Building Department office.
Certificate of Occupancy
Residents moving into Belleville are advised that a “Certificate of Occupancy” is required to be obtained before the residence can legally be occupied. An inspection of the dwelling unit is conducted by the City to ensure that there are no substantial defects and violations to the “housing code and ordinance”. If so, they must be corrected before occupancy is permitted. Critical areas of inspection include the electrical and plumbing systems, exterior and interior structural elements, and other areas that are readily visible.
Licensed Contractors View the Health, Housing & Building Department's lists of approved Electrical Contractors and Mechanical Contractors.
For a list of approved Plumbing Contractors, please call the Health, Housing & Building Office at 618-233-6817, x 4216.