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The City of Nixa Building Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of codes, as set forth by the City Council, regulating construction, use or occupancy of buildings and structures.

Building CodesConstruction in The City of Nixa must comply with the 2012 International Building Codes and the 2011 National Electric Codes.

Please Note:  We are not able to accept building permits via fax or email.  Payment is due at the time of application, therefore permits must be submitted in person or through regular mail only AFTER you have called our office to check the costs associated with the permit.

You can apply for the following permits online (to fill out the permit application online, please click the appropriate permit):

Fence PermitFor residential or commercial fences. 

 

 
Shed PermitFor all accessory structures.  Sheds must meet our setback requirements of 5' from the side and 6' from the back.

 

Deck PermitPorches /Decks must Meet a 20' rear yard setback.  Please refer to the Deck Building Guidelines for code requirements.

 

 Pool PermitFor both above ground and in-ground pools.

 

Storm Shelter PermitFor shelters being installed inside or outside the home.

 

 
The following applications can be filled out and downloaded but must be submitted in person with supporting documentation.

Residential Remodel For residential homes that are being structurally renovated and /or work being done to the electric or plumbing and additions to the home.

 

Fence PermitFor residential or commercial fences.


Shed PermitFor all accessory structures. Sheds must meet our  setback requirements of 5' from the side and 6' from the  back



Deck PermitPorches/Decks must meet a 20' rear yard setback . Please refer to the Deck Building Guidelines for code requirements.    



Storm Shelter PermitFor shelters being installed inside or outside the home.



Pool Permit For both above ground and in ground pools.



Misc PermitThis permit is for anything that is not covered by the permits above. (i.e. upgrade to the electrical or plumbing)


Demo PermitFor the removal of any structure within the City Limits.



Block PartyThe City has provisions for closing off certain streets for neighborhood block parties, City Ordinance Chapter 12 Section 2-32 and 33. There is no charge for this permit.  Please allow at least 10 days between the date of application and the date of your party.

To schedule inspections, please call 417-725-5850

The following items are available for viewing or download

  • Deck Building Guidelines [PDF] - This does not include covered decks
  • Permit Fees [PDF]  - Current City of Nixa Building Permit Fees. Please Note: As of January 1, 2015 our permit fee has increased from 0.17 cents a sq ft to 0.25 cents a sq ft.
  • Net Metering - Customer generator i.e. solar power or wind power.

Contact An Associate 

Joe Ripple, Chief Building Inspector jripple@nixa.com 417-725-5850
Jason Cook, Building Inspector jcook@nixa.com 417-725-5850
Brendan Justin, Customer Service & Code Enforcment  bjustin@nixa.com 417-724-5613
Lisa Brown, Secretary lbrown@nixa.com  417-725-5850


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