Springfield to reopen its division of building regulations to the public

It will be on an appointment only basis

The City of Springfield will reopen its Division of Building Regulations on a limited basis to members of the public starting next week.

The division is located inside Springfield’s City Hall at 76 East High Street.

It will be on an appointment only basis with residents able to schedule those meetings with the division between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Monday and Wednesdays.

The department transitioned to remote services during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual and remote communications will continue with the public, according to a news release from the city.

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Those that have scheduled appointments will be required to follow safety protocols established during the pandemic. That includes wearing facial coverings, submitting to temperature checks upon entering the building and practicing social distancing.

“We are always working our hardest to serve the people of Springfield to their ultimate benefit and convenience,” said Shannon Meadows, the community development director for the City of Springfield.

“Many members of our community are not comfortable doing business with us remotely or digitally, so we are moving ahead with a safe and responsible reopening of the Building Regulations office,” she added in the news release.

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Members of the public will be escorted out of the building following their appointment, the news release said.

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