Building Permits

Guidelines to Obtain a Building Permit
Building Permit Application | Other Community Development Forms
Application may be filled out using Acrobat or you may print it and fill it out by hand. You may submit them one of the following ways:
  • After filling the application out using Acrobat you may do a 'save as' and then attach the file to an e-mail to Joe Berkich.
  • Fax the application to (417) 532-8388.
  • Hand deliver it to City Hall.

New Construction Permits Issued For 2017

Year Number of 1&2 Family Units  Number of Units of Multi- Family Units (3 Or More) Number of Commercial/Industrial
1994 75 4 12
1995 84 26 13
1996 72 22 14
1997 91 64 8
1998 83 112 12
1999 71 18 27
2000 76 30 12
2001 64 26 22
2002 64 38 14
2003 77 61 8
2004 90 48 17
2005 154 40 9
2006 68 58 23
2007 37 79 14
2008 21 64 7
2009 18 42 11
2010 10 42 9
2011 6 30 7
2012 3 Single/8 Unit Duplex 0 5 New/ 6 Major Additions 
2013 9 Single/ 2 Units Duplex 0 3 New/ 4 Major Additions 
2014 13 Single/ 2 Duplex Units  0 9 New/ 4 Major Additions 
2015 11 Single/ 4 Duplex Units  0 10 New/ 5 Major Additions 
2016 13 Single/ 1 Duplex Unit 0 20 New/ 14 Major Additions 
2017 10 Single/ 6 Duplex Units  56 14 New/ 8 Major Additions 
In addition to the above permits for 2017, the City issued 63 permits for renovations to residential properties such as: remodeling with structural changes, fences, outbuildings and demolition permits.

The slowest construction year since records have been maintained is 1982:
Single Family Multi-Family
Commercial
2 0 3