Ensure the safety of all those who enter any structure while striving for full, fair and consistent compliance through building regulations.
The Building Department is responsible for approving and inspecting all new private construction in Ozark. All new construction, as well as renovation work, must be in compliance with the city's building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and fire codes.
Construction work is inspected while in progress and once completed to ensure the work is performed in accordance with the codes. The applicants shall be responsible for the cost of all third-party reviews. This shall include, but will not be limited to, architecture, engineering, stormwater, and traffic reviews, among others. The City of Ozark will be the sole determiner of the requirements for these reviews and will issue and track invoices for these costs.
The building inspector is Don Duncan. He manages the department and issues the grades of pass or fail on scheduled inspections. Steve Childers is the building official for the city.
The new International Code Council (ICC) Building Codes that are currently enforced are the 2018 ICC Building Codes, and the 2017 NEC (National Electrical Code). More information can be found on the ICC website.