Community Development Department

We partner with residents of Cape Girardeau and the development community, providing exceptional customer service that is respectful, fair, honest, reasonable, and consistent. We incorporate innovative solutions, trends, and technologies to ensure an efficient, cost effective, and predictable development process. Our goal is to maintain and strengthen Cape Girardeau’s position as a regional leader; ensuring economic prosperity, public health and safety, and community resilience.

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  • 44 N Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6327
  • Email [email protected]
Request for Residential Inspection

  Inspection Request Form 
   Review the following notices and complete the form below to request an inspection.

  • If you require a partial inspection please call in to Community Development at 573-339-6327 and select option 6.
  • If you are scheduling a same-day inspection prior to 11:30 AM you will get an inspection in the afternoon.
  • Requests for inspections received after 11:30 AM will be scheduled for the next day.
  • Final Inspections require 24 hour notice.
  • The approved set of plans must be on site for City inspections to take place.
  • Sediment and erosions controls must be in place and maintained throughout construction. Inspections may fail based on condition.
Type of Project
Phone Number
Company Name
Site Address
Permit Number
Type of Inspection
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Other Inspections
Preferred Date
Preferred TimeAM
Property Access/ Gate Code

Note: Temporary Certificates of Occupancy can only be issued to property owners with contact information on file with the City. If covered by a Department of Natural Resources Land Distrubance Permit, permit must be transferred to the new owner if not terminated by the contractor. Termination requires 70% density of vegetation over 100% of the site.

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