Building Official

Neil Fick, CBO

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Role of the Building Official

The City's Building Official is responsible for making certain the City’s Building Code is followed and permit requirements are met. These tasks include:

  • Reviewing commercial and residential building plans
  • Re-checking the capacity of load bearing members
  • Insuring all aspects of the building code are followed
  • Performing building inspections for code compliance
  • Performing occupancy permit inspections for all new businesses
  • Providing assistance to builders and residents who have questions about building and zoning requirements
  • Referring citizens to other agencies when their concerns are not under the City’s jurisdiction


Neil has over eighteen years’ experience as a Building Inspector, Building Official, and Fire Marshal. 
  • Master of Arts Degree in Training & Development from Lindenwood University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University
  • Associate of Arts Degree in Architecture from Ranken Technical College
He has held the position of Assistant Chief-Structural Inspections with St. Louis County, Building Official/Fire Marshal with the City of Brentwood, and Director of Planning & Development with the City of Warrenton.

Certifications and Membership

Neil is a Certified Building Official (CBO), Certified Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, and holds numerous certifications with the ICC:

  • Certified Building Official
  • Building Plans Examiner
  • Building Inspector
  • Residential Building Inspector
  • Commercial Building Inspector
  • Building Code Specialist
  • Certified Fire Marshal
  • Fire Plans Examiner
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Inspector II
  • Fire Code Specialist 
  • Fire Codes and Standards Module 
  • ICC/AACE Code Enforcement Administrator 
  • ICC /AACE Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector 
  • Housing Code Official

  • Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI)-Current President 
  • International Code Council (ICC)-Member

To contact Neil, call 314.835.6137 or send an email.