Deck or Porch Addition

All additions of decking to a residential dwelling must be permitted by the City. If the construction is not being done by a licensed contractor, a to-scale drawing must be submitted with a Deck Permit Application (PDF) for review by the City’s Building Inspector. Please review the City Deck Guidelines (PDF) before submitting your application.

Permit applications require the following information for completion:
  • Dimensions of the proposed deck
  • Estimate of value
  • Lot setbacks
  • Total square footage
All deck construction requires inspections for both the rough-framing stage and the completed work. Inspections are scheduled by calling the City’s Inspection Hot-Line at 417-732-3170.

Permit Fees
Decks between 200 and 500 square feet will incur a permit fee of $50. Decks exceeding 500 square feet in area will incur a fee of an additional 11 cents per square foot.

More Information

Permit applications may be obtained from the City of Republic’s Planning and Development Office, located at 204 North Main Avenue (across from City Hall).

For further information, please call 417-732-3150.