Building Department

Responsibilities


The Building Department is responsible for ensuring the safe construction and occupancy of all new and existing structures within the City limits by enforcing the City's adopted building codes and all federal, state, and local laws governing construction and maintenance of property.

Responsibilities include:
  • Issuing residential and commercial permits for construction, reconstruction, demolition, site development, excavation, and grading for all new and existing buildings/structures
  • Providing plan review services
  • Conducting site inspections for projects with active permits, checking for and ensuring compliance with the City's adopted building codes and all federal, state, and local laws governing construction and maintenance of property
  • Issuing Certificates of Occupancy for all buildings/structures
  • Managing maintenance of City Hall, both the building and grounds
The City of Osage Beach has adopted the following codes and amendments:
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2011 National Electric Code
  • Local amendments: CLICK HERE to view

Application Process


A building permit application may require necessary supporting documents as listed below. Additional plans/permits may also be required depending on the nature of the project. All applicable permits and fees are required to be submitted and paid prior to doing any work.
Once all information is submitted, the plan review and approval will take approximately 7-10 business days for residential permits and 10 - 14 business days for commercial permits. Larger projects may require additional review time depending on the amount of plans submitted. All permit fees are due at the time the permit is picked up by the applicant.

The Building Department will contact the applicant when the permit is approved and ready for pick up. Permits are to be posted at the job site, visible from the roadway, and an approved set of plans must be kept on site for review.

All contractors must have a current City of Osage Beach Contractor's License, which may be obtained through the Office of the City Clerk. It is the responsibility of the General Contractor to ensure all contractors on the job are licensed with the City of Osage Beach.

Permit application packets include, but may not be limited to, the following:

RESIDENTIAL Permits
  • Completed and signed Building Permit Application
  • Two (2) sets of detailed drawings
  • Two (2) copies of the current site plan
  • Building permit fees (paid upon approval)
  • Additional permits (if applicable)
COMMERCIAL Permits
  • Completed and signed Building Permit Application
  • Three (3) sets of detailed drawings, prepared by the appropriate design professional(s)
  • Three (3) copies of the current site plan
  • Building permit fees (paid upon approval)
  • Additional permits (if applicable)
  • Osage Beach Fire Protection District (OBFPD) approved sign-off
    • OBFPD: 1170 Bluff Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065, 573-348-1221
    • Applicant's responsibility to obtain necessary permit(s) from OBFPD
    • Separate fees and requirements may apply