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The material in this question and answer series is for your information only. It is not legal advice and is not designed to be used in place of legal advice. You should consult your own attorney for legal advice. The St. Joseph Legal Department provides this series to provide a general summary of procedures concerning violations of city ordinances in the City of St. Joseph, Missouri. It is issued to inform generally, not to advise of specific rights. As with any general information, the answers given here may not specifically apply to you.
What construction projects need building permits?
• New Buildings
• Manufactured Homes
• Additions
• Electrical Systems
• Renovations
• Plumbing Systems
• Demolition
• Prefabricated Structures
• Temporary Buildings
• HVAC Systems (heating, ventilating, air conditioning)
• Miscellaneous for residential (fireplace, pools, decks, fence, etc)
• Miscellaneous for commercial (parking, health, liquor licenses, etc.)

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1. What building codes have been adopted by the City of St. Joseph?
2. What construction projects need building permits?
3. Why a building permit?
4. What are plan requirements?
5. What's a footing and foundation permit?
6. Do I need an occupational license?
7. What about subcontractors?
8. How are driveways and sidewalks handled?