Applications / Permits

Building Permits, New Construction, Additions & Dilapidated Buildings


As a resident of the City of Joplin, if you will be working on your property involving the structural, electrical, or plumbing areas, check with the Building and Code Division about obtaining a building permit at (417) 624-0820, x521.

Further assessments are included for electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, and driveway work. For more information on these assessments, contact the Chief Building Inspector.

Failure to obtain a permit could result in a misdemeanor charge and a stop work order until a permit is obtained.

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