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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:
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. For more information click here.
Permit Application Process FlowchartThe Residential Permit ProcessThe Commercial Permit Process Applications can also be downloaded here. Permit applications can be obtained at the Planning and Development Department located at Branson City Hall, 110 W. Maddux St., Suite 215 during business hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
For any project, cost is always important. Understanding how permits and plan review fees are calculated will be helpful when bidding or estimating the costs for the permit. Our staff will calculate the permit and plan review fees for your project based on the information provided on your application. You can also access our Fees and Guidelines here.
The plan review fee is a non-refundable charge for reviewing plans that are submitted with an Application for Building Permit. The fee is based on the estimated total costs for the construction. The plan review fee is collected at the time an application is submitted.
Residential projects require four (4) sets of 24" x 18" drawings. The plans should be skillfully hand drawn or computer drafted and must show details and measurements that are required in the Guide for One and Two Family Dwellings. Depending on the complexity of your project, your drawing may require more than a single sheet of paper. Keep in mind, the more details provided – the less time will be required in the plan review process. Commercial projects require seven (7) sets of 24" x 36" drawings. All submitted commercial plans are to be drawn, signed and sealed, (2 wet-sealed and 5 copies) by a Missouri Registered Design Professional architect and/or engineer.
Various plans go through the review process with up to seven departments reviewing your application and plans. As a rule, we expect a residential permit (new construction, additions, and remodels) to receive an initial response letter or approval within five days. Commercial and multi-family (three or more units) typically receive an initial response letter or approval within 15 days. The potential factors that can create delays are numerous. The most common is failure to submit the required plans for a permit. Obtaining a permit in a timely manner depends heavily on the unique issues of your project, the quality of the submitted plans, and the responsiveness of your representative when the reviewer requests additional information or revisions. Permit Application Process Flowchart
Once your application has completed the plan review process, we will contact you, or your representative, to let you know your permit is ready for pick-up. It is at this time we will inform you of the permit fees. Permits may be picked up between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday at Branson City Hall, 110 W. Maddux St., Suite 215. Permit Application Process FlowchartCheck Permit Application Status
For a list of the current codes and amendments adopted by the City of Branson, click here.
The most common activities requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, the construction or installation of a new sign, changing the size or location of an existing sign, upgrading signs from static displays to dynamic displays, and adding or changing sign lighting.
General maintenance or upkeep of signs may be completed without a sign permit, provided no modifications are made to the sign or sign structure. Painting a sign structure is a common type of maintenance that can be performed without a permit. However, if the sign must be disassembled, either partially or totally, an Application for Sign Permit must be submitted and approved prior to any work is started.
Yes, an Application for Sign Permit needs to be submitted and approved prior to the reface.
Code Enforcement can respond to nuisance-related issues, such as weed growth, inoperable vehicles, signs, rubbish, and building and property maintenance. You can report a suspected nuisance or concerns by completing this online form.
All trees that are 6 inches in diameter and measures 4-1/2 feet from the ground are protected in the City of Branson, which means a request must be submit prior to the removal of a tree. A field inspection of the tree will be performed to determine if a $50.00 tree deposit is required. If a tree of like kind is replanted, the deposit may be refunded.
For information on tree pruning and other tree care tips visit the Arbor Day Foundation's website by clicking the link below. Arbor Day Foundation
Landscaping requirements were developed and have evolved over the years because of the many benefits associated with appropriate uses of landscaping within a community. Carefully designed landscaping can preserve the aesthetic character of communities or even improve the aesthetic quality of the built environment. It can also deter erosion, promote native wildlife, allow for infiltration of surface water into groundwater resources and reduce the quantity and improve the quality of storm water discharge. You can access the city's landscaping regulations here.