Code Enforcement Division

Code Enforcement Division is intended to ensure the acceptable quality of living environments in Sikeston is maintained. City codes are enforced as a vital aspect of maintaining public safety and mobility and keep neighborhood streets clean and free from debris that would detract from both the appearance and safety of the community.  These codes regulate matters related to public safety, zoning matters, public commerce, city cleanliness, public advertisements and displays, vehicular issues and environmental matters. 

Effective Thursday, December 5, 2013, the City of Sikeston will begin utilizing the 2012 International Building Code with appendices B, E, I and K; 2012 International 1 & 2 Family Residential Code with appendices H, M, & P; 2012 International Fire Code; 2012 International Fuel Gas Code; 2012 International Mechanical Code; 2012 International Plumbing Code; 2012 International Swimming Pool Code; 2012 International Existing Building Code; 2012 International Property Maintenance Code; and the 2011 National Electric Code. 

Ordinances affecting electrical & plumbing matters prevent many fires and problems that would cause expense and devastation. Observance of codes prevents the infringement of rights from one neighbor to another. Codes enable disease control by limiting bug and rodent infestation when enforcing certain lawn care and housing ordinances. 

Code-enforcement officers take note of code violations. Through appropriate documentation channels, they deliver notifications to the violators of city codes and ordinances. When an individual is ticketed or summoned to court, they are potentially obligated to pay fines.

Contact Code Enforcement at 471-2512 for any of the following:

  • Junk & Trash Complaint
  • Tall Grass Complaint (over 10")
  • Derelict Vehicles
  • Rental Inspections
  • Business Inspections

Code Enforcement Staff
Lorenzo Ware- Code Enforcement Supervisor/ City Planner
Collin Cecil- Code Officer/ Sr. Building Official
Amy Gosnell- Code Officer
Bruce Copeland- Code Officer

Hours of Operation
Mon- Fri: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location & Contact Information
105 E. Center Street
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: (573) 471-2512
FAX: (573) 471-1526