Building Division

Public SafetyThe Building Division provides "one-stop" service for all aspects of a construction project. We will coordinates all required plan reviews by city infrastructure departments (storm water, water & sewer, park & tree, traffic, and streets). We also coordinates the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy for all new or renovated building construction, completion letters for site work.

  1. Roy Swarms

    Building Division Supervisor
    Phone: 417-337-8539

 Scheduling an Inspection

To schedule an inspection, please visit the city's Citizenserve Portal or contact the Planning & Development Department at (417) 337-8549 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

Did You KnowIf you intend to demolish/renovate a building...
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulates most demolition projects involving institutional, commercial, public, industrial, or residential structures.  In addition, the DNR regulates asbestos inspections, project notifications, demolition notifications, and emission-control procedures for asbestos removal and disposal.

 Because of the microscopic nature of asbestos fibers, once airborne they can be easily inhaled leading to disease.  Before starting your project, contact a Missouri-certified asbestos inspector if you intend to demolish or renovate building material that may contain asbestos. If removal or major repairs are needed people trained and qualified in handling asbestos should be contacted.

Asbestos Information


For more information on asbestos requirements, you may contact the Air and Pollution Control Program or the Southwest Regional Office at 417-891-4300.