The City of Collinsville wants to ensure that all residential and non-residential properties are safe, maintained, and meet the minimum requirements.
We act to accomplish this through the City’s Occupancy Permit Program. The Occupancy Permit Program provides inspections for residential and
commercial properties located within the city limits and an Occupancy Permit is issued when a property passes the inspection.
An Occupancy Permit is required when the occupancy or ownership of commercial building (including tenant spaces) changes and for all new commercial
Commercial Occupancy Permit Program Start: January 1, 2019
The Commercial Occupancy Permit program does not currently apply to all businesses, but will apply to the following 2 categories of businesses and structures:
New and Relocating Businesses: the Fire Department currently inspects new businesses and those relocating to another address within Collinsville as part of the Business License Program; this process will continue under the new Ordinance.
The following types of commercial structures: these types of businesses and structures are required to be inspected annually::
All structures in the R1 Use Group as defined in the Building Code, i.e., hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and boarding houses.
All structures in the A-1 Use Group as defined in the Building Code, i.e., theaters, concert halls.
All structures in the A-3 Use Group as defined in the Building Code, i.e., structures intended for worship, recreation, amusement, community halls, dance halls, etc.
Any other structure within the Assembly Group as defined in the Building Code, which in the determination of the Building Official presents a potential public safety hazard to the occupants.
All structures having automatic fire suppression systems, including fire suppression cooking hood systems.
All structures and facilities used for child care and having an average daily attendance of eight or more children.
Any structure in the H (hazardous) Use Group as defined by the Building Code.
Annual inspections will be completed based on the date of renewal of your business license/registration.
If Your Business License/Registration Expires
Your Inspection Will Take Place During
January 1 – March 31
January - February
April 1 – June 30
March – May
July 1 – September 30
June – August
October 1 – December 31
September - November
If you don’t currently have a business license or registration, please contact Carrie Carlisle, Business License Clerk at 618.346.5200 ext. 1132
or at email@example.com.
Affected businesses (those in the categories above) will receive a packet in the mail by the end of 2018.
The packet will include copies of forms and other information shown here. Additional copies can be printed below or picked up from City Hall or
the Fire Station, or emailed upon request.
If you are unsure whether or not you are affected by this ordinance, contact the Fire Department (see contact info below).
Those businesses receiving a packet whose Business License/Registration expires during January, February or March 2019, should complete the
application and return it to City Hall as soon as is convenient so the required inspection can be scheduled during January and February.
Once the application is submitted, the Fire Department will contact the individual listed to schedule the inspection.
Those businesses receiving a packet whose Business License/Registration expires during April and after will receive an application along with
the Business License Renewal Packet. If your Renewal Packet is sent to a corporate office, you will receive another letter from the Fire
Department when it is time to schedule your inspection.
Churches and certain Non-Profit Organizations are currently exempt from the Business Licensing / Registration program, but will be receiving
an Occupancy Permit packet and will be required to be inspected annually per the Occupancy Permit Ordinance. The City strongly
suggests that Churches & Non-Profit Organizations voluntarily register with the Business License Clerk so that the City will have necessary
information, especially emergency contact info.
If you have any questions, or need more information on the program, please contact the Fire Department at 346.5022 ext. 3141 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131