Building Official

Joseph F. Heitkamp
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Joseph F. Heitkamp is the Building Official and has been employed with the City of Des Peres since 2015.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Finance, UMSL (1985)
  • Associate of Arts in Communication Arts, St Louis Community College (1979)
  • Fire Inspector - Monarch Fire District, Chesterfield, Mo. (2013- 2015)
  • Fire Marshal – Wentzville Fire District, Wentzville, Mo. (2000-2013)
  • Building Official – City of O’Fallon, Mo (1997-2000)
  • Building Official/Public Works Director - City of Valley Park, Mo. (1995-1996)
  • Building Inspector - City of Clayton, Mo. (1994-1995 & 1988 -1992)
  • Building Commissioner/Planning Zoning Director Eureka, Mo. (1992-1993)
  • Residential Project Manager and Estimator- C.F. Vatterott, Co. (1985 – 1987)

Certifications and Membership

  • Certified Building Official and Plan Reviewer
  • Certified Commercial and Residential Building Inspector
  • Certified Fire Fighter- State of Mo.
  • Certified Fire Inspector- State of Mo.
  • Certified Fire Investigator- State of Mo.
  • Member of MABOI- Mo. Association of Building Officials
  • Member of MMFMA- Mo. Municipal Fire Marshals Association
  • Past President of St. Charles County Fire Marshals

To contact Joe, call 314.835.6137 or send an email.