Building Permits

About

Whether you are building new construction, remodeling a structure, adding an accessory structure to your property (such as a shed, fence, pool, deck, storm shelter etc.), or infilling into an existing commercial space, most construction projects will require a building permit. Permits are required to ensure that structures in Nixa are built correctly per city building codes for safety. Our city planners and building inspectors will review your construction plans and check the progress of the project to ensure it is built properly not only on behalf of the current property owner, but to ensure that minimum safety and quality standards were met as a reassurance to your neighbors and any future buyer of the property.

Construction in The City of Nixa must follow:

  • 2018 International Building Codes
  • 2017 National Electric Codes

Once you’ve received your building permit, you will need to contact us when you are ready to schedule your building inspection(s). You may do so from our Building Inspection Scheduling online form, or by calling the Inspection Scheduling Hotline at 417-724-5775

Online Permit Forms

View the requirements and complete an online application form for any of the following permit types by clicking one of the buttons below.

Other Building Permits

Residential and Commercial building permits for which we do not offer online fillable application forms may be filled out as a PDF and downloaded. The permit application must be submitted in person with supporting documentation and payment.

You will need a Contractor’s License if you are building in the City of Nixa. The application fee is $50 with an annual renewal fee of $25 if applied for within the next calendar year. The City of Nixa requires contractors to provide proof of Worker’s Compensation. If a contractor does not have Worker’s Compensation, you will need to sign an Affidavit of Exemption in the presence of a Notary Public. The City of Nixa will provide a Notary free of charge at City Hall.

Fee Information

Electric Meter Fees

- 200 AMP – $90

- 400 AMP – $185

- 3 Phase – $575

Water Meter Fees

- 3/4″ Meter, developer Installed – $165

- 3/4″ Meter, city installed – $1,200

- 1″ Meter, developer installed – $290

- 1″ Meter, city installed – $1,500

- 2″ Meter, developer installed – $660

- 2″ Meter, city installed – $3,500

Sewer Impact Fees (based on water meter size)

- 3/4″ – $863

- 1″ – $1,439

- 2″ – $4,606

- 3″ – $9,212

- 4″ – $14, 394

Residential Remodel

- Building $0.37/sq. foot

– Mechanical addition – $40

. – Plumbing addition – $40

. – Electric addition – $40

- Sheds – $40

- Fence – $40

- Pool – $80

- Inground Pool – $160

- Porch/Deck – $75

- Signs – $50

- Temporary Signs – $25

- Firework Stand – $100

- Storm Shelter – $80

- Demolition – $75

Residential Permit

Electric Meter – $90

Water Meter – $165

Sewer Hookup – $15

Commericial Permit

Building – $0.25/sq. foot

Electric Meter – varies

Water Meter – varies

Sewer Hookup – $20

Business Remodel

Building – $0.25/sq. foot

- with electric – $60

- with plumbing – $60

- with mechanical addition – $60

Commercial Infill without changes

Building Permit – $60