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Posted on Friday April 22, 2022

The following require building permits in the City of Higginsville:

  • Fences (T-post and welded wire mesh/chicken wire is permitted as garden fencing only, not a yard or perimeter fencing-garden fencing does not require a permit.)
  • Storage sheds, garages, and carports if over 200 sf. Please contact  me for zoning regulations regarding structure placement, even if under 200 sf.
  • Water heater replacement
  • Furnace and AC condenser replacement
  • Water service line and sewer line replacement
  • Electrical service panel upgrades, additional electrical wiring or plumbing
  • Basement finishes, garage conversions
  • Window wells
  • Room additions
  • Porches and decks, including removing and replacing an existing one
  • In-ground swimming pools. Any swimming pool (in-ground or above-ground) over 24 inches deep requires a 4’ high fence completely around the pool.


*This is not a complete list, but a list of the most common home improvements we see. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding building permits.

Sandra Stephens

Building Official/Zoning Administrator

City of Higginsville