Building Codes, Permits & Regulations

Building Codes
The City of Warsaw has adopted the International Building Codes 2015 (IBC). This comprehensive building code establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive and performance-related provisions.


Construction Standards

The City has also adopted the American Public Works Association (APWA) Standard Specifications and Design Criteria as it relates to the Kansas City Metropolitan Chapter. These Standards address a broad range of specifications and design criteria, for example, streets, sewers, sidewalks, lights and other construction related design features.

Building Permits & Fee Information
There is a permit process for all construction. 
New Commercial construction permit fees are generally based on the valuation of the project.  Square footage and cost of the project are considered; fees are based on the lesser amount.
Residential: New, Additions, Decks, Slabs etc. building permits shall be assessed on the finished living area at twenty-five cents ($.25) per square foot with all inspections at no cost.

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Obtaining Permits (within City limits only)
Before any construction, new or remodeling begins, be sure to stop in at the Community Building to obtain the proper Building Permit Application.
Follow these steps:
1.You will be asked to fill out a Building Permit Application for additions/remodels etc.or a Building Permit Application Packet for all new residential construction.
2. After the application has been completed, the City Inspector will then approve or decline the project/Application.
3. Once Approved though, you will be asked to pay the required fees associated with the project/application.
4. Your permit & # will be issued and construction may begin. This is only within the City limits of Warsaw.
5. Post the permit at the building site where is can be seen if driving by. Thank you.

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PACKET: NEW CONSTRUCTION. Updated 8-2-17 REV. C

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION:
 Updated 8-2-17. REV. C

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMIT: MUST STOP IN AT THE CITY OFFICES. (Pick up at the Community Building)


ZONING INFORMATION:



CLICK HERE for City Limits Map link

CLICK HERE for City Zoning Map



Outside City Limits please contact the Benton County Assessors Office at: 660 438-5323.

Utility Locates
The City of Warsaw is a member of the Missouri One Call System. If you will be doing any construction or digging on your property, be sure to call 1-800-DIG-RITE prior to beginning your project. Missouri One Call will then contact all utility companies so that their lines can be clearly marked.