What type of permit will my project require?
Whether you are planning a residential or commercial project, follow the buttons below to learn about the requirements for each permit type.
Find the fees associate with each permit type by selecting the “Permit Fees” tab above.
How do I apply for a permit?
Residential and Commercial building permits may be applied for by using myNixa (BSA-online) but not all permit processes can be completed through this portal. Any homeowner may use myNixa to apply for permits without setting up a BSA-online account.
You may also apply for permits by downloading the PDF application forms and submitting them in person at City Hall along with supporting documentation and payment. To find the PDF forms, start by selecting either the “Residential Permits” or “Commercial Permits” button above to search for the permit type applicable to your project.
Do I need a Contractor’s License?
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.
We also highly recommend contractors set up a Contractor Account in myNixa (BSA-online). This will allow you to view the status of all Nixa permits you’ve been issued, and you’ll be able to log-in to check the latest building inspection reports. When you are logged in to your account, you will also be able to apply for new permits without having to re-enter all your personal/business information, saving you time.