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The Board of Aldermen's regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., unless cancelled or otherwise scheduled. Additional meetings are scheduled as deemed necessary and posted by the board. The meeting agendas are listed on the City’s website.
Yes. The audio recording is available on the city's website.
The City has several boards, commissions & committees that citizens are active on. Administrative Committees: •Human Resource Committee •Budget and Finance Committee •Capital Improvement Committee Advisory Boards: •Advisory Park Board •Planning Commission •Tree Board Limited Not-for Profit Corporations: •Industrial Development Authority •Public Building Corporation Quasi-Judicial Boards: •Board of Adjustment •Building Code Board of Appeals For more information on the Board or Committee or on how to get involved, please click here.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
Yes. All city of Branson government meetings are open to the public and must abide by all open meeting laws. Notices are posted on a bulletin board in front of City Hall and on the City's website.
Reports may not be available in all circumstances so you are encouraged to call the records office at 417-337-8517 or 417-337-8536 beforehand. For accident reports, you can get copies online at www.docview.us.
A building permit must be obtained prior to commencing any new construction or alterations to an existing structure. This includes, but not limited to, some of the following projects:
The plan review process and subsequent inspections protect you, your family, friends, and future owners against the potential hazards of unsafe construction. It also protects your investment, as many insurers do not pay claims on construction performed without the benefit of a building permit, the required inspections, and certificate of occupancy. For more information click here.
Contact the Planning and Development Department at 417-337-8549 to visit with a staff representative who will be happy to assist in providing information about Open for Business. Staff will assist in answering questions and determine if an OFB meeting is right for you.
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Contact the Planning and Development Department at 417-337-8549 to speak with a Planner. They will be happy to assist you with questions pertaining to a preliminary site plan, parking, setbacks, and easements.
Yes, with an approved permit.
Your business is allowed a banner, yard or a-frame sign based on the requirements within your zoning district. On-premise temporary signs may be displayed a maximum of 30 days per year. The permitted display duration shall be restarted for an additional 30 days when a business at a specific address changes ownership within a given year.
You can download a business license application form or you may pick up a form at the Finance Department at City Hall located at 110 W. Maddux Street, Suite 200, Branson, MO 65616. Please submit your application form to the Finance Department.
The plan review process and subsequent inspections protect you, your family, friends, and future owners against the potential hazards of unsafe construction. It also protects your investment, as many insurers do not pay claims on construction performed without the benefit of a building permit, the required inspections, and certificate of occupancy.
Applications can also be downloaded here.
Permit Application Process FlowchartThe Residential Permit ProcessThe Commercial Permit Process Applications can also be downloaded here. Permit applications can be obtained at the Planning and Development Department located at Branson City Hall, 110 W. Maddux St., Suite 215 during business hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
For any project, cost is always important. Understanding how permits and plan review fees are calculated will be helpful when bidding or estimating the costs for the permit. Our staff will calculate the permit and plan review fees for your project based on the information provided on your application. You can also access our Fees and Guidelines here.
The plan review fee is a non-refundable charge for reviewing plans that are submitted with an Application for Building Permit. The fee is based on the estimated total costs for the construction. The plan review fee is collected at the time an application is submitted.
Residential projects require four (4) sets of 24" x 18" drawings. The plans should be skillfully hand drawn or computer drafted and must show details and measurements that are required in the Guide for One and Two Family Dwellings. Depending on the complexity of your project, your drawing may require more than a single sheet of paper. Keep in mind, the more details provided – the less time will be required in the plan review process. Commercial projects require seven (7) sets of 24" x 36" drawings. All submitted commercial plans are to be drawn, signed and sealed, (2 wet-sealed and 5 copies) by a Missouri Registered Design Professional architect and/or engineer.
Various plans go through the review process with up to seven departments reviewing your application and plans. As a rule, we expect a residential permit (new construction, additions, and remodels) to receive an initial response letter or approval within five days. Commercial and multi-family (three or more units) typically receive an initial response letter or approval within 15 days. The potential factors that can create delays are numerous. The most common is failure to submit the required plans for a permit. Obtaining a permit in a timely manner depends heavily on the unique issues of your project, the quality of the submitted plans, and the responsiveness of your representative when the reviewer requests additional information or revisions. Permit Application Process Flowchart
Once your application has completed the plan review process, we will contact you, or your representative, to let you know your permit is ready for pick-up. It is at this time we will inform you of the permit fees. Permits may be picked up between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday at Branson City Hall, 110 W. Maddux St., Suite 215. Permit Application Process FlowchartCheck Permit Application Status
For a list of the current codes and amendments adopted by the City of Branson, click here.
The most common activities requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, the construction or installation of a new sign, changing the size or location of an existing sign, upgrading signs from static displays to dynamic displays, and adding or changing sign lighting.
General maintenance or upkeep of signs may be completed without a sign permit, provided no modifications are made to the sign or sign structure. Painting a sign structure is a common type of maintenance that can be performed without a permit. However, if the sign must be disassembled, either partially or totally, an Application for Sign Permit must be submitted and approved prior to any work is started.
Yes, an Application for Sign Permit needs to be submitted and approved prior to the reface.
Code Enforcement can respond to nuisance-related issues, such as weed growth, inoperable vehicles, signs, rubbish, and building and property maintenance. You can report a suspected nuisance or concerns by completing this online form.
All trees that are 6 inches in diameter and measures 4-1/2 feet from the ground are protected in the City of Branson, which means a request must be submit prior to the removal of a tree. A field inspection of the tree will be performed to determine if a $50.00 tree deposit is required. If a tree of like kind is replanted, the deposit may be refunded.
For information on tree pruning and other tree care tips visit the Arbor Day Foundation's website by clicking the link below. Arbor Day Foundation
Branson Board of Alderman review water and sewer rates annually, with a study done every 5 years.
Air can become trapped in water distribution lines after repairs have been performed due to line breaks. To remove the air from your service line run the taps in your home for several minutes to see if the white color dissipates. If the problem persists contact the Utilities Department at 417-243-2740.
Several factors can play a role in creating taste and odors in drinking water. Some of the most common are:
For further assistance with, or more information about any of these conditions call the Utilities Department at 417-243-2740.
In 2016 Branson water facilities produced over 1,249,822,000 gallons of potable water. (1.249822 Billion Gallons)
Branson water treatment facilities are manned 24 hours per day 7 days a week. Parameters for process control are continuously monitored at several locations throughout each treatment facility. Frequent scheduled sampling is performed throughout the entire water distribution system to verify that the water produced continuously meets stringent Missouri DNR and Federal EPA public health requirements. Tests which are most critical to public health are performed by a third party laboratory contracted by DNR and EPA. Combined results of water testing throughout the year can be found in the City of Branson Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report or you may call 417-243-2740 for more detailed information about the water in your specific area of the City.
The City of Branson collects sewer from residential and commercial business customers inside the city limits and numerous developments surrounding the City. The wastewater is collected through a gravity sewer line and sewer pump station system. Sewer pump stations are used to pump sewer over the hilly terrain to the wastewater treatment plants. In 2016 over 1,480,000,000 gallons (1.48 Billion Gallons) of wastewater was treated at Branson’s two wastewater plants. As a result of that treatment over 667 tons of solids were captured and removed from the sewer stream before letting the water back into Lake Taneycomo. The treatment system also removed over ? tons of phosphorus from the water before it was put back in the lake. Branson’s state of the art wastewater facilities are capable of removing better than 99% of the waste in the sewer coming onto the facilities.
Every four to five years.