1. Welcome to Jackson, Missouri

  1. Building

  2. The Building and Planning Department handles all issues regarding construction, development, zoning, division of land, zoning, GIS mapping, floodplain development, addressing, dangerous buildings, and licensing of contractors.

    Contact Building and Planning





    Issued Permits

    Permits & Applications Fee Schedule

    Building Permit - required for the following types of construction:

    • New Construction - buildings, carports, decks, fences, retaining walls, parking lots etc. (includes replacement of existing structures and prefabricated structures)
    • Additions to Existing Structures (including rooms, porches, decks, garages, carports, driveways, fences, etc.)
    • Remodels / Alterations (including interior projects involving framing)
    • Accessory Structures (including detached garages, sheds, carports, swimming pools, fences, driveways, retaining walls, pergolas, etc.)
    • Exceptions:  installation of vinyl siding over existing siding, replacement windows not involving enlargement of width of opening or reduction in size of openable area of windows in any required egress locations.

    Electrical Permit - required for all electrical work. (Exception:  low-voltage and communications.)

    Plumbing Permit - required for all plumbing work  (Exception:  in-place replacement of existing plumbing fixtures.)

    Mechanical Permit - required for installation, replacement, or alteration of mechanical systems (gas lines, duct work, exhaust systems, etc.)

    Driveway Permit - required for all driveway installation, expansion, or replacement (including gravel driveways)

    Demolition Permit - required for demolition of walls or structures

    Grading Permit - required for all earthwork exceeding disturbance of 1 acre or 500 cubic yards. (Projects disturbing more than 1 acre also require a Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Disturbance Permit)

    Excavation Permit - required for all excavation within the right-of-way.

    Stormwater Permit - required for all new impervious surfaces

    Floodplain Development Permit - required for all work within the 1% special flood hazard area (commonly known as 100-year floodplain) determined by FEMA flood maps.



    The City has adopted these International Building Codes for all construction projects within Jackson's city limits.

    2015 International Building Code / City of Jackson 2015 IBC Revisions
    2015 International One and Two Family Dwelling Code / City of Jackson 2015 IRC Revisions

    2015 International Existing Building Code / 

    2015 International Plumbing Code / City of Jackson 2015 IPC Revisions
    2015 International Mechanical Code / City of Jackson 2015 IMC Revisions
    2015 International Fuel Gas Code / City of Jackson 2015 IFGC Revisions
    2015 International Fire Code / City of Jackson 2015 IFC Revisions

    2015 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code / City of Jackson 2015 ISPSC Revisions

    2014 National Electric Code / City of Jackson 2014 NEC Revisions


    For all construction work being performed within the city right-of-way, the City of Jackson has adopted policies for temporary traffic control in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  Please review the Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines for Street Projects


    All land disturbance that may cause sediment to leave the site to streets, creeks, drainage ways, storm sewers, or to other properties must be protected with effective erosion control measures.  Erosion control measures must be installed immediately upon commencement of work and must be maintained throughout the project, with self-inspection after each rain event.

  1. Building

  2. News

  3. Calendar of Events

    < Prev Next >
    1. 24
    2. Family Glow Dance
      1ST Annual Family Glow Dance Friday, March 24, ...Read More
    1. 3
    2. Meeting - Mayor and Board of Aldermen
      Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting - Meetings ar...Read More
    1. 4
    2. Election Day
    1. 10
    2. Meeting - Park Board
      Park Board Meeting begins at 6:00 pm, at the Jacks...Read More
    View Full Calendar
  4. City of Jackson
    101 Court Street
    Jackson, MO 63755  
    Phone:  (573) 243-3568  
    Powered by  Element 74