COVID-19 Update

We in Code Enforcement would like to thank you for your patience.  There is a lot of moving parts in our department and with the Covid-19 epidemic we were forced to change the way we do business.  This process is coming at great pain to our customers and our team. 

The Code Enforcement Department is moving to an online business format and as painful as this change is we are hoping that it will bring great convenience in the future. Please bear with us, this is an evolving process.  Once the epidemic is cleared our customers will be able to visit our office and personally bring in your permit documents or you will be able to continue to email and submit electronically for your convenience....your choice. 

Permit Process 

  1. Download the application (do not print, the application is fillable)
  2. Complete the application by typing the information required in all fields.
  3. Click save to save the application.
  4. Email the application and all supporting documentation for review. Email Building Permits 
    Do not mail applications and supporting documents they will be refused. A list of supporting documents are below under Permit Application Checklists. All supporting documents should be in PDF format and legible, no photographs of documents can be accepted.
  5. Once the application is processed we will forward an email to you with the fees that are due, you can pay over the phone by credit card or mail a check to the address below.  Once payment is received a team member will email your permit card, supporting documents and a list of instructions.   

Currently our department is about 3 to 4 weeks behind in the process but, as we perfect the process the lead times will get much shorter and eventually get back to our original lead times of 5 to 7 business days.  

If you have any questions please reach out to one of our team members at 636-797-5310.

Mail payments to: (please include permit number on your check)

Jefferson County Code Enforcement
P.O. Box 100 / 725 Maple Street
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Be healthy and stay safe,
Jim Gerdel
Building Official / Manager Code Enforcement


A brochure (PDF) has been prepared with an overview of local permitting requirements.

Permit Applications

Permit Application Checklists