Do I need a building permit?


A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing any new construction or alterations to an existing structure. This includes, but not limited to, some of the following projects:

  • New Building
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • Demolition
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Temporary Buildings
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Signs
  • Landscaping

The plan review process and subsequent inspections protect you, your family, friends, and future owners against the potential hazards of unsafe construction. It also protects your investment, as many insurers do not pay claims on construction performed without the benefit of a building permit, the required inspections, and certificate of occupancy.

Applications for permits are submitted through Citizenserve

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1. Is Open for Business a requirement to open my business?
2. Who do I contact first?
3. How much does a business license cost?
4. How can I find out if a location is zoned for my business?
5. I am opening a new business. Can I have banners or signs that announce that my business will be opening soon, and do I need a permit?
6. What is a business plan and do I need one for Open for Business?
7. Where do find and submit my business license application?
8. How long will it take for my business license to be processed?
9. How long is my City of Branson business license valid?
10. Do I need a building permit?