Remodeling is defined as new construction inside the original footprint of the building. An accurate site and floor plan must be turned in with the Residential Remodel Permit Application, and be sure to review the Residential Addition and Remodel Guidelines (PDF) before beginning your project. Sources of electricity, HVAC, supply and waste plumbing should be noted on the floor plan.
All construction must comply with the 2012 International Residential Code and the 2011 National Electric Code. All residential remodeling must be permitted by the City and construction progress inspected by the City’s Building Inspector.
Permit cost is based on total square footage of remodel is calculated via ICC Building Valuation Data table formula specific to Republic.
Permit applications can be obtained here or from the City’s Department of Planning and Development, located at 204 North Main Avenue (across from City Hall).
To schedule an inspection, please call the City’s Inspection Hot-Line at 417-732-3170. For further information, call 417-732-3150.