After a property owner has received the necessary approvals and building permits, the property owner can begin working. Throughout the process, city inspectors conduct routine inspections of the property to ensure compliance with the 2012 International Building Code and Wood River Zoning Ordinance. The building code is a nationally recognized construction standard that provides guidelines for the minimum construction requirements necessary to protect the safety and welfare of the public and property owners. City inspectors verify that the improvements are in compliance with the minimum standards adopted but cannot ensure the quality of workmanship. For more information or to schedule an inspection, please contact the Building & Zoning Department at (618) 251-3100.