Building & Demolition Permitting

 

Why a Building Permit?

The purpose behind building codes is to give reasonable assurance that a home is safe from structural failure, fire hazards from electrical and heating systems, electrical shock, and health risks.  In Meeting the City's Planning and Zoning requirements, residents are provided protection from undesirable building activity in their neighborhoods that may encroach upon their property rights or result in degenerative property values.  The permits provide a permanent record of the work performed and inspections conducted on the project.

 

Permit Fees

Building Permits

Less than $250

No Fee
$250 - $1,000 $15.00
$1,000 - $4,000 $25.00
$4000 and over $25.00 plus $5.00 per thousand over
Change of Use / Occupancy Permit
$25.00  
Conditional Use Permit
$25.00  
Special Use Permit
$25.00  
Zoning Variance
$25.00  
Zoning Amendment
$25.00  
Demolition Permit
No Fee  
   
   
(City of Marceline Code of Ordinances Title V, Chapter 500, updated 12/18/18

               

                        

Location Hours Contact

116 N. Main Street USA

Marceline, MO 64658

Monday - Friday

8 am - 5 pm

Phone:  (660) 376-3528

Fax:  (660) 376-3898


 

Forms
Building Permit Application - New Construction
Building Permit Application - General
Change of Use / Occupancy Permit Application
Demolition Permit Application

 

What requires a permit?

  1. New buildings

  2. Building additions

  3. Structural alterations to an existing building

  4. Garages, sheds, accessory buildings (+120 sq ft)

  5. Open Decks (+30 above ground level)

  6. Covered Decks

  7. Fences

  8. Sidewalks and driveways (extending onto City right-of-way / easement)

  9. Roofing

  10. New / major changes to plumbing or electrical system

New Construction

 

A Building Permit Application for new construction should be submitted for all new residential dwelling, commercial building, and detached accessory structure construction.  It is preferred to have stamped blueprints by the architect, design elevations and certificate of insurance (general liability with City named as additional insured) attached to the permit application for consideration.  However, the amount of documentation is dependent on the project size/type.  Please call Marceline City Hall to discuss your project to determine what is required.  No work may begin prior to issuance of a permit and may be subject to a Marceline Planning and Zoning Hearing if it is determined that any portion of the application requires a variance or special use.  Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and review.

 

General Construction / Renovation

 

A Building Permit Application for general construction should be submitted for roofing, fencing, sidewalks, carports, sheds, and construction involving structural modification to an existing structure.   No work may begin prior to issuance of a permit and may be subject to a Marceline Planning and Zoning Hearing if it is determined that any portion of the application requires a variance or special use.  Please allow up to 3 business days for processing and review.

 

Change of Use / Occupancy Permit

 

Any building located in a zone designed as C-1 (General Commercial District) or C-2 (Highway Service Commercial District) that has a change in use / occupancy is required to obtain a Change of Use/Occupancy Permit for a Certificate of Occupancy (COO), even where no alterations are planned or required by code.  Application for a Change of Use / Occupancy Permit may be made to the City Manager. 

 

Demolition

 

A Demolition Permit is required for all planned demolition of any residential dwelling or commercial business structure, whether full or partial.  The permit is valid for a period of 90 days from issuance.  Residential dwellings located in the R-1 (Residential) Zoning District are exempt from the "Minimum Lot Area" and "Minimum Lot Frontage" requirements for new home construction if a prior existing home is demolished within 1 year of permit issuance.  There is no fee for this permit.