Sewer Project on Washington St and Spring St is scheduled to begin the week of February 22, 2022.: Street closed signs and detour signs are going up.  Traffic will be closed from Beaumont St to Spring St.  The project is in the 600 block of Washington St.  Accommodations will be made for residents to have access to their homes during this project.  Equipment will be brought in on Tues, Feb 23rd and work will begin on Wed, Feb 24th.  Work is expected to take 3-4 weeks.  We ask for your patience during this necessary project.
Building permit applications are available by request at City Hall, for printing at home, and online. You may also use the online form at the bottom of this page to apply for a building permit but there are additional requirements for building permits to be approved, as outlined below. For cosmetic changes in the Historic Building District, please request an historic district building permit.
Building Permit Submission Requirements

Physical copies of the following must be signed and sealed by a registered design professional and then submitted in order to obtain a building permit:

  • Site Plan
  • Plot Plan
  • Plumbing Plans
  • Electrical Plans
  • Mechanical Plans
  • Structural Plans

Residential permits will require a minimum of seven (7) business days for review prior to granting approval.  Commercial permits will require a minimum of thirty (30) business days for review prior to granting approval.
Building Permit Fees

Type of Structure Fee
Commercial & Industrial Building (up to 3,000 sq. ft.) $750.00
Commercial & Industrial Building (over 3,000 sq. ft.) $750.00 + $0.10 per sq. ft. over 3,000
Garage (Detached or Attached) $175.00
Residential Dwelling - Addition $525.00
Residential Dwelling - New (per dwelling) $525.00
Residential Dwelling - Removal (per dwelling) $50.00
Storage Sheds (up to 288 sq. ft.) & carports $50.00

Plan Checking Fee: When it is deemed necessary by the Administrative Officer to employ a person or firm to determine compliance with the provisions of Chapter 500, the cost of the plan review and inspection to determine compliance shall be paid by the permit holder in the amount of $150.00 on top of any necessary permit fees.

Additional Requirements
Prior to submitting a building permit application, please review the following requirements:

Codes Adopted by Ordinance
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2011 National Electric Code
For assistance contact the Superintendent of Public Works in the office at (816) 640-5477 or via cell phone at (816) 803-3682.