Building Departments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

There are 3 Building Departments in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, serving a population of 78,013 people in an area of 579 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 26,004 people, and 1 Building Department per 192 square miles.

In Missouri, Cape Girardeau County is ranked 15th of 115 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 7th of 115 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Cape Girardeau County Building Departments

Find Cape Girardeau County, Missouri building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Cape Girardeau Permits 401 Independence Street Cape Girardeau, MO

Cape Girardeau Zoning 401 Independence Street Cape Girardeau, MO

Jackson Permits 101 Court Street Jackson, MO

About the Cape Girardeau County Building Department

Building Departments in Cape Girardeau County, MO are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Cape Girardeau County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Cape Girardeau County, Missouri building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Cape Girardeau County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Cape Girardeau County, MO zoning laws and requirements

Cape Girardeau County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Cape Girardeau County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Cape Girardeau County Residential Housing Units
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
Total Housing Units33,5752,775,635
Occupied Housing Units29,366 (87.5%)2,396,271 (86.3%)
Cape Girardeau County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
Single-Family Detached Homes21,150 (72.0%)1,724,784 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes797 (2.7%)85,998 (3.6%)
2 Apartments844 (2.9%)73,443 (3.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,401 (4.8%)106,933 (4.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,332 (4.5%)90,101 (3.8%)
10 or More Apartments1,803 (6.1%)183,214 (7.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,039 (6.9%)131,798 (5.5%)
Cape Girardeau County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
2014 or Later732 (2.5%)29,876 (1.2%)
2010 to 20131,095 (3.7%)59,369 (2.5%)
2000 to 20093,882 (13.2%)333,392 (13.9%)
1980 to 19998,779 (29.9%)649,812 (27.1%)
1960 to 19797,740 (26.4%)651,629 (27.2%)
1940 to 19594,210 (4,210.0%)358,662 (358,662.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,928 (10.0%)313,531 (13.1%)
Cape Girardeau County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
1 Room380 (1.3%)29,424 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms19,677 (67.0%)1,645,975 (68.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,881 (37.1%)847,464 (35.4%)
6 or 7 Rooms8,172 (27.8%)770,186 (32.1%)
8 or More Rooms7,674 (26.1%)543,817 (22.7%)
Cape Girardeau County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
No Bedroom396 (1.3%)32,739 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom2,128 (7.2%)212,804 (8.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms19,677 (67.0%)1,645,975 (68.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms7,165 (24.4%)504,753 (21.1%)
Cape Girardeau County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Cape Girardeau CountyMissouri
With Complete Plumbing Facilities29,318 (99.8%)2,386,456 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities29,001 (98.8%)2,377,087 (99.2%)