The city of Bonne Terre Building Department reviews, plans, issues permits, and conducts occupancy inspections in accordance with the city’s building codes.  Permits are required for new building construction, construction of an addition, altering or changing the use of an existing building, fencing, sheds, carports, decks, and pools.

Occupancy inspections are required any time a residence changes occupants, regardless of the time a residence was occupied.

The fee for an occupancy inspection is:

  • $25.00 for residential
  • $50.00 for commercial

The fee for a building permit depend on the cost of contruction ($1.00 for each estimated $1,000.00 cost of construction with a minimum charge of $10.00.)


Contact Information:


Dwayne Hackworth, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

118 N. Allen Street

Bonne Terre, MO 63628

Phone: (573) 358-2254

Fax:     (573) 358-1525





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