New Buildings Additions
Prefabricated Structures Temporary Building
Electrical Systems HVAC Systems
The versions of the ICC codes that have been adopted are:
2021 Building Code
2021 Residential Code
2021 Energy Conservation Code
2021 Existing Building Code
2021 Fuel Gas Code
2021 Mechanical Code
2021 Plumbing Code
2021 Fire Code
2020 National Electrical Code
ICC Codes can be found online at https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes
The list is not all inclusive, it is always a good idea to call the Building Department
(417) 546-4763 first, before you spend any money or start a project.
Applications for building permits can be picked up at the City Hall.
If you have a fax machine, one can be faxed to you.
Once you get an application, complete the form and turn it in. We will be happy to assist you in filling out this form. It is important to have the 911 address of the location, your contractor's information and the estimated value of the work being done.
Most projects require plans to be drawn and submitted for review. This is when the various departments look over your plans to ensure that your construction project will be in compliance with the construction codes and any local ordinances or state statutes. If your project is large and needs to be reviewed by several departments then three (3) sets of plans need to be submitted for review. This number is needed to ensure that most of the departments have their own copy and do not have to wait for the plans to be passed on to them. This does speed up your plan review process.
The typical plan review process takes some time, depending on the amount of other projects under review at the time of your submittal. Some permits can be issued over the counter while others will take longer to review.
A list of departments involved in various plan reviews are as follows:
* Building Dept.
* Public Works
* Fire Dept.
* Health Dept. (Taney County)
New residential homes only require (3) sets of plans. We have developed a new checklist, which gives all the information that we need for residential plan review. Our goal is to make single family residence permits as easy as possible.
You may come into the City Hall and ask for clarification if you are required to pay any of the above fees.
When you have received your permit and construction has begun, you will need to call in for periodic inspections. If you are unsure of which inspections you will need, do not hesitate to call and ask the building department. A good rule of thumb is: If you are going to cover it up, it most likely needs to be inspected. Examples would be before you pour concrete, install sheet rock, etc. If you are unsure about the need for an inspection, please feel free to call the Building Department.
Those requesting exceptions to the Building Codes and City Ordinances may request an exemption by petitioning the Forsyth Board of Adjustments. A letter outlining the request can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall at 15405 US Highway 160 in Forsyth.
Fireworks can be discharged in residential areas only, July 1st - 4th, and must be finished by 10 pm. Supervise children, wear shoes, and keep a water hose handy. Fire danger is High.