Alex McElroy - Development Services Director
City Hall - 2nd Floor 401 Independence Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Phone 573-339-6327 Fax
Development Services personnel are here to help you with your next building or development project.

Development Services Divisions / Quick Links:
Engineering |Planning|Inspections|GIS Mapping
Most Requested         

Development Guide
Residential Rental Licensing
Permits and Forms
Business Licenses
Engineering Standard Specifications
Spec Changes June 2018 
Engineering Standard Drawings
Transportation Trust Fund (TTF)
Adopted Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Development Guide

Development Procedures, Forms Download PDF
Department Info, Contact
Engineering -

Engineering provides stormwater management, reviews private development plans and completes
transportation projects.
Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) -

GIS provides detailed mapping and addressing services to assist City infrastructure.

Inspections - Email

Inspection Services oversees all building inspections, site plan reviews, and code enforcement.
Planning - Email
Planning Services oversees all City planning and zoning, special use permits, annexation permits,
variances, housing, rental inspections, comprehensive plan,
and historic preservation information.

Services Offered
Development Permits and Forms
New Business Needs,
Economic Development
Housing Assistance
Law, Policy, Plans
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Historic Preservation

Advisory Boards, Public Meetings

Project Spotlights

New Article XII of Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances,
Chronic Nuisance Properties

Introduced to the City Council on November 7, 2016 at the regular Council meeting as a Study Session item for discussion, the draft Ordinance will be presented to the Council for first reading on November 21, 2016. Details can be found in the staff memo in the City Council meeting Agenda.

New Neighborhood Development Initiative

We're working to promote education and communication among neighborhood residents on how to identify issues and concerns as they arise and how to collaborate with the City in achieving neighborhood improvement goals. We want to empower neighborhood residents to safely, adequately and effectively get involved in addressing issues that impact their community.
Contact City Planner Ryan Shrimplinfor more information.

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