Building Official

Matt Whitwell

Matt Whitwell, MCP, CFM is the Building Official and has been employed with the City of Des Peres since 2018.


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


    • Bachelor of Arts - Corporate Communications, Lindenwood University
    • Former President of Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors
    • Former Director of Community Development / Administrator - Park Hills, MO
    • Former Director of Building Safety - City of O’Fallon, MO
    • Prior Experience as Code Consultant / Project Director / Land Development Manager

Certifications and Membership

    • Certified Building Official and Master Code Professional
    • Certified Commercial and Residential Building Plans Examiner and Inspector
    • Certified Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Plans Examiner and Inspector
    • Certified Floodplain Manager
    • Certified American Public Works Association Construction Inspector
    • MoDot, Local Public Agency - Project Qualified Person in Responsible Charge
    • Member International Code Council (ICC)
    • Member Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors (MABOI)
    • Member Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

To contact Matt, call 314.835.6137 or send an email.