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Building Permits
Select a permit, complete, and return via mail or fax to:
Building Division
City Hall
1100 Frederick Ave.
Room 106
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Fx: 816-271-4676

Permits

Plan Review Submittal
Plans and specifications for the initial plan review should be as complete as available at the time of submittal. Use this convenient guide as a check-list when submitting your plans for review. 
Plans reviewed for compliance with:
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • The latest Accessibility Codes
  • City Code of Ordinances

Commercial Plan Review Submittal
The submittal package should consist of three full sets of the design documents and one full set of the specifications unless the project includes the repair, alteration, or construction of a new kitchen or dining facility, in which case four complete sets of the design documents and one full set of the specifications will be required.

For planning purposes, city review will normally take two weeks, except for larger projects where a more detailed review is needed. All incomplete packages will be returned without action. If additional information is required once review starts, staff will immediately contact the applicant. View the Commercial Plan Review Submittal document.

Plans reviewed for compliance with:
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 1999 Food Code
  • The latest Accessibility Codes
  • City Code of Ordinances