Community Development

Community Development

The Department of Community Development is responsible for construction permits, inspections, and the enforcement of City ordinances and codes in relation to buildings and properties:

  • Construction
  • Design Standards
  • Planning
  • Property Maintenance
  • Signage
  • Zoning
  • Rental Inspections

The department also supervises Floodplain Management and City-related Asbestos Inspections as well as serving as staff for the Planning & Zoning Commission, Board of Appeals, Board of Adjustments and the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.

Concerned Citizens
Citizens are encouraged to report any suspicion of code violations to our staff by phone at 573-475-3743 or send an email to
This department also recieves and processes all permit requests:

  • Construction (All)
  • Business
  • Occupancy

Building Codes
The City of Sikeston has adopted and enforces the following building codes:
     2018 International Building Code
     2018 International Residential Code
     2018 International Existing Building Code
     2018 International Mechanical Code
     2018 International Plumbing Code
     2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
     2018 International Fuel Gas Code
     2018 International Fire Code
     2018 International Zoning Code
     2018 International Property Maintenance Code
     2017 National Electric Code

Barry Blevins – Community Development Director

Bruce Copeland – Code Enforcement Supervisor
Floodplain Administrator
Building Inspector
Asbestos Inspector
Property Maintenance
Housing Inspector
HQS Inspector

Amy Gosnell – Code Enforcement Operations Specialist
Permit Technician
Zoning Inspector

Robert “Andy” Barnes – Building Inspector
Asbestos Inspector
Property Maintenance
Housing Inspector
HQS Inspector 

Martin Evans – Property Maintenance
HQS Inspector
Property Maintenance
Housing Inspector

Jason Moore – Property Maintenance
Junk & Trash
Rental Inspections

Sheila Leazenby– Administrative Assistant 
Rental Registration