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28 E. Washington  •  P.O. Box 578
McAlester, OK 74502
Ph: (918) 423-9300

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Building Inspection
Building Inspections & Permitting
The Building Division provides permitting services and building inspections for construction activities within the City of McAlester. The Building Division issues permits and reviews plans for all residential and commercial construction projects.

Permits issued by the Building Division include the following:
  • Building permits  (printable application)
  • Land Disturbing Permit (Commercial)
  • Land Disturbing  Permit (Residential)               
  • Demolition permits
  • Electric permits
  • House moving permits
  • Mechanical permits
  • Plumbing permits
  • Remodel permits
  • Sign permits (printable application)
  • Storm cellar permits
  • Swimming pool permits
  • Telecommunication permits

Before beginning any work, it is always best to check with the Building Division to see if a permit is required for the project you have in mind. All contractors, journeymen and apprentices must be licensed / registered by the State of Oklahoma and must be licensed with the City of McAlester before working within in the City.

Permitting & Inspection Questions
For questions regarding permitting or for inspections, call (918) 423-9300 and dial the appropriate extension: 
  • Building Inspector George Estrada, ext. 4985
  • Electrical / Mechanical Inspector Jim Roberts, ext. 4987   
  • Plumbing Inspector Jim Roberts, ext. 4987    

Construction Codes
Construction codes adopted by the City of McAlester include (effective January 12, 2016):

  • International Existing Building Code, 2009 Edition
  • International Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2014 Edition and Amendments
  • International Residential Code 2015 Edition
  • International Fuel Gas Code 2015 Edition
  • Commercial Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • NEC Electric Code, 2015 Edition
  • International Fire Code, 2015 Edition