Commercial Remodel and In-Fill

All plans for commercial remodels or in-fills must be reviewed and approved by city staff before any construction may begin. A building permit must be obtained and all construction inspected at various stages by the City.

Complete construction documents, which contain all of the required information, will speed the plan review process. A completed Commercial Remodel Checklist (PDF) is required with all construction documents submitted for review. Plans will only be considered for review when each applicable item on the checklist has been addressed.

Construction Documents

All construction drawings will be reviewed by a private consultant hired by the City of Republic to review commercial projects. The applicant that submits the plans will be required to sign a promissory note agreeing to pay for the services of the private consultant. In addition, all plans will be reviewed by the Community Development Department, Republic Fire Department and the Public Works Department for compliance with the city zoning code and the adopted building codes.

Review Process

When construction documents have been accepted for review, they will be routed to the necessary departments and the City's plan reviewer for comments concerning deficiencies or conflicts with City specifications and building codes. When comments are received from the various departments, the Community Development Department will generate a comment letter, which will be forwarded to the project designer and the owner of the project. All comments in the review letter shall be addressed either in the form of addendum(s) or revised construction drawings. When all comments have been addressed, all departments have approved the plans and all necessary plan review fees have been paid, a building permit will be issued.

Allow ten working days from first submittal for completion of review. Review comments will be sent to the architect and owner for rebuttal/changes. Construction documents received after noon will be stamped as received the following business day.

More Information

Permit applications are available at the City of Republic’s Community Development Department, located at 204 North Main Avenue (across from City Hall).

To schedule inspections, please call the City's Inspection Hotline at 417-732-3170.

For further information, call 417-732-3150.