Requirements

Contractor’s Licensing

All general contractors and sub-contractors working in the City of Warrensburg are required to have a current City Business License. More information about obtaining a business license is located here.

Fire Systems Contractor Registration

Persons that maintain, install, or repair suppression and detection equipment or systems shall register with the Fire Department. Registration applications are available from the Fire Department at 102 S. Holden Street.

Commercial Projects Require Stamped Plans

Plans submitted as part of a commercial construction permit application are required to be stamped by a Missouri registered architect and engineer.  Each page of a plan set is required to be wet-stamped and signed by the appropriate design professional.  This also applies to all resubmittals.  Electronic stamps and signatures are accepted.  If you have questions about this requirement as it applies to your project, please contact the Building Official Brett Penrose at 660-747-9135.

Inspections

Please contact the Permit Clerk Sandi Anstine at 660-747-9135 to schedule the required inspections. If a required inspection is not requested when needed, you will be required to make any structural or other changes, as necessary to allow the inspection to be completed, at your own expense. No inspections will be made until required permits have been obtained.

Zoning Requirements

City zoning requirements can significantly impact the suitability of individual lots for the needs of your business or home. Warrensburg has eleven separate zoning districts and each district has its own minimum lot size, building height, setback, parking, landscaping and other requirements. Copies of the Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinance can be purchased at City Hall located at 102 S. Holden Street. If you have a question concerning a specific zoning requirement for your project, please contact the City Planner, Amanda Jacobson at 660-747-9135.

Right-of-Way Access Management Requirements

On October 8, 2012, the City Council adopted a Right-of-Way Access Management Policy.  The Policy regulates the location, type, spacing and number of driveways, street intersections, and street interchanges on all Warrensburg streets.  The Policy will be implemented on new construction or redevelopment projects.  

 Right-of-Way Access Management Policy

Erosion & Sediment Control Requirements

On February 25, 2013, the City Council adopted Erosion & Sediment Control Regulations to better manage development activities that affect surface and storm water runoff.  The ordinance requires a Land Disturbance Permit for excavation and construction activities in the City.  The application for the permit requires a Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan (SWPPP) showing the description, location, and maintenance of all erosion control measures to be implemented before, during and after any land disturbance event.  The regulations went into effect on April 1, 2013.

Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance

SWPPP Best Management Practices