It is the duty of the Board of Examiners to examine the qualifications of all applicants for a plumber's license, mechanical installer's license, master drainlayer's license and electrician's license, as to their knowledge of and ability to perform the duties and services of the trade for which the application is made. The Board of Examiners also advises the City Council and City Staff as to any recommendations they deem appropriate with regard to the licensing of various trades in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The City Council appoints the eight members of the Board of Examiners by formal motion and majority action. Members of the Board of Examiners serve for terms of three years. Four of the eight members of the Board shall have at least six years practical experience in one of the construction trades, and be licensed and actually engaged in or working at their construction trade at the time of their appointment. These four regular members of the Board must include not more than one of each of the following: plumber, mechanical installer, electrician, construction contractor, master drainlayer and plumber fixture installer. Three members of the Board of Examiners shall all be licensed as either a plumber, a mechanical installer, an electrician, a construction contractor, a master drainlayer or a plumbing fixture installer and must be actually engaged in or working at their trade at the time of their appointment. One of the eight members of the Board need not be a licensed practitioner of one of the construction trades. Up to two of the eight members of the Board of Examiners may be residents of Cape Girardeau County, as long as they hold a valid construction trades license. The remaining members must be residents of the City.
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Building and Code Enforcement Manager
Inspection Services Office - City Hall
401 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703