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Building Safety Division

Building Safety Division Responsibilities

Welcome to the Building Safety division. We are committed to advancing public safety in the built environment through collaboration and community partnership which results in safe, accessible and healthy structures.

Building Safety Functions


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Construction Information and Contacts


Building Services

Scheduling all inspections: (620) 231-4170 or

Schedule an Inspection Online

Please submit building plans, permit applications, questions or inspection requests and business license applications to


Fire Department

Fire Chief Taylor Cerne || (620) 230-5596
Deputy Fire Chief/Fire Marshal – Tom Vacca | | (620) 230-5625

Address all fire suppression plans, questions or inspection requests to


Public Works & Utilities Department

Director – Matt Bacon

Address all water, sewer, stormwater, and road questions to the Public Works & Utilities Department at (620) 240-5126.


City of Pittsburg Adopted Codes

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2011 National Electric Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot tub Code



Applications may be obtained online. Call (620) 231-4170 for assistance. Permits will not be issued until plans have been reviewed and permit is submitted in full.



All contractors and sub-contractors must be licensed in the City of Pittsburg prior to a permit being issued.



All addressing will be assigned by the Building Official or designee.



All open trenching, footing and foundations deeper than 18” must have barrier protection in place when unattended.

Contact Information

Building Safety Division
201 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 231-4170