Building Inspections


The Building Inspection Department is responsible for enforcing Building and Public Safety Codes to protect the best interests of the public.   As approved by Neosho City Council & adopted as In Force as of October 1, 2019, the City of Neosho Building Inspection Department utilizes the International Building Code 2018 Edition and the 2017 National Electrical Code. 

This department issues building permits and all applicable sub-permits and performs inspections for the construction of new homes, new commercial buildings, home and commercial remodels / additions, demolitions, moving, tents, electrical, plumbing, signage, and also reviews all commercial plans prior to building permit approval.  Administrative Staff members are available to assist in issuing permits in a business-friendly atmosphere.

Do I need a permit

This document here outlines when you would need a permit.

Building Inspector

The building inspector works with the city’s Planning and Zoning Committee to review all commercial, industrial, and multi-family development plans to ensure compliance with all city, state, and federal codes.  For information on building codes: 

 Building Codes

City Of Neosho Building codes

Permit Fees
Please view our Permit Fee Menu for detailed information.

Submittal Requirements for Residential Construction/Additions / Garages / Decks/Fences

  • Completed building permit application
  • Sealed survey with plot plan (showing building footprint and setbacks)
  • Drawing or blueprint of the residence


Commercial Construction

  • Completed building permit application
  • Stormwater plan
  • Seal engineered drawings (one original and two copies and a digital copy)
  • Site plan
  • Check for $250 to cover the costs of the plan review

Floodplain Development

Downtown Historic Preservation District

 Payment can be made online for these services:  Pay Now

Tom Long                                                                                                   Building Inspections

Building Inspector                                                                                 203 E. Main St.
Email                                                                                                              Neosho, MO  64850
Ph: 417-451-8050
Fx: 417-451-8065

Monday - Friday
 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.