Health, Housing & Building

Permit Requirements & Applications

Any improvements to private property within the corporate city limits of Belleville will require appropriate permits to be obtained through the city's Health, Housing & Building Department. The fees for the permits vary as to the size and scope of the project.

Applications for permits and information on building code regulations are available below or by visiting the Health, Housing & Building Department office. All completed applications must be returned to the Health, Housing & Building Department office. 

Certificate of Occupancy

Residents moving into Belleville are advised that a “Certificate of Occupancy” is required to be obtained before the residence can legally be occupied. An inspection of the dwelling unit is conducted by the City to ensure that there are no substantial defects and violations to the “housing code and ordinance”. If so, they must be corrected before occupancy is permitted. Critical areas of inspection include the electrical and plumbing systems, exterior and interior structural elements, and other areas that are readily visible.

Licensed Contractors

View the Health, Housing & Building Department's lists of approved Electrical Contractors and Mechanical Contractors.
For a list of approved Plumbing Contractors, please call the Health, Housing & Building Office at 618-233-6817, x 4216.


Complaints regarding derelict property, overhanging trees or shrubs, high grass or weeds, and abandoned vehicles can be reported using the Report A Concern form. These complaints are handled through the Health & Housing Department with the assistance of the Belleville Police Department to enforce nuisance ordinances and regulations. The Housing Department is helping to clean up the City of Belleville.

Other Relevant Documents

Annual Reports

The Health, Housing & Building Department publishes Annual Building & Development Reports. View most recent report/View all reports