Update provided by Chris Straw, City of Springfield Building Development Services
BUILDING DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Effective May 1, 2011, the City of Springfield’s permit/service counter will be open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Permits can be obtained starting at 7:30 AM.
Building Development Services is committed to improving our services to the Citizens Developers and contractors. As a part of this commitment the following changes have been made.
- The online inspection request is now available on line for all permits that have been issued. The process is as follows.
1. Go online to the City’s web site at www.springfieldmo.gov
2. Click on “Services”
3. Click “Construction Related Permits”
4. Click “Inspection Request” (on left side of page)
5. Enter Permit Number and Permit Address
6. Click on “Search for Permit”
7. Click on “Create Inspection Request”
8. Fill in appropriate information
9. Click on “Submit”
10. You will receive an email confirmation of your inspection request
- The online permit issuance program is now available for all permits that have fixed fees. Building permits for building additions, new buildings or sub-permits which do not have fixed fees are not available. The process is as follows:
- Master of Trade for the contractor will need to request a PIN number from the BDS counter in person.
- Log onto www.springfieldmo.gov/payments.
- Follow handout given with PIN number to register and process online permit request.
(At this time, building permits for additions, new buildings or sub-permits that do not have fixed fees are not available online.)
- We now have three plan reviewers. The plan reviewers will now be performing the pre-application reviews for all redevelopment projects. In an effort to increase consistency, the same plan reviewer who performs the pre-application review will also perform the plan review when the plans are submitted. The plan reviewers have been assigned a geographic area of the city, just like the inspectors. This will provide a better line of communication between the plan reviewers and the inspection team.
In order to provide a better line of communication between all parties, the developer and tenant, and the designer the permit application has been changed requesting that you provide your email address. When a plan review letter or addendum is completed the information can be sent to you by email.