Non-Residential (Commercial) Alterations, Additions, or Repairs

Your business facilities are an expensive investment.   It is important that a plan be developed before construction begins.  Prior to submitting a Building Permit Application, it is important to discuss your plans with the Building Official.  This will help you to determine whether you need a permit and/or a design professional. Even if a permit is not needed, the Building Official will answer construction questions and may provide valuable advice.

Permits are required for the following:

  • Commercial Additions
  • Commercial Renovations (tenant finishes, office remodels, etc.)
  • Electrical systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • If you have questions about what needs a permit for commercial buildings, please see work exempt from a permit in the following link: Commercial Work.

In general, the Building Regulation Division needs to know what you are going to build prior to construction beginning.  The documentation will vary depending on what work is being performed.  It can range from a sketch on an 8 1/2" x 11" paper to full size building plans.  If the project does involve building plans prepared by a licensed architect or engineer, three (3) sets of plans and PDF file(s) of the plans will need to be submitted for review with the Building Permit Application (front page only for plan reviews).  The Jefferson City Fire Department will receive one of the sets of drawings for their review and comment. 

Job-Site Visits On-site inspections by City Inspectors are required to make certain the work conforms to the permit, local codes and plans. The Building Division will work with you as to how many inspections may be needed for your project.  Please call 573-634-6410 to arrange for site inspections.

When construction is complete and code compliance is determined, a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion will be issued for the project.