Permits

General Instructions

Each Permit will require the applicant to complete required information fields and upload copies of plans and other required documentation. The links below will identify the requirements. Please ensure you have all the required information and documents ready to upload prior to beginning the online application process. Applications that are submitted without the required documentation may delay the review process or cause the application to be rejected.

Application Instructions

Prior to submitting the application via our online portal, it is highly recommended that you first download the corresponding PDF Application and/or Checklist/Instructions.  These reference documents provide the information needed to prepare relevant documentation prior to successful online submittal.  The PDF Application is for reference only.

To select a permit application, use the search box below.  The system will filter permit types as you scroll.   You can search by permit type or permit use.  Permit use will list various permits under each type.   You may also scroll through the list.  After ensuring you have all the required information for upload, click the "Apply Online" link for the required permit.



UPDATE TO CONTRACTORS

In the My Dashboard - My Permits menu section, the system only displays the permit applications where the currently logged in user's email matches the email used to create the application.
If all employees of the contracting company need to view and update all permits submitted on behalf of the contracting company, you must use a generic email address such as permits@company_name.com or similar. For existing records,  the most common approach is for your employees to share the existing access email and login.

If you have questions, please contact the City of Independence.

Permit TypePermit Application / UseChecklistApply Online
Residential Accessory Structure   Apply Online
Residential Building   Apply Online
Residential Building Moving   Apply Online
Residential Carport   Apply Online
Residential Curb Cut   Apply Online
Residential Decking   Apply Online
Residential Demolition   Apply Online
Residential Driveway   Apply Online
Residential Fence   Apply Online
Residential Garage   Apply Online
Residential Mechanical (HVAC)   Apply Online
Residential New Construction   Apply Online
Residential Plumbing   Apply Online
Residential Remodel/Addition   Apply Online
Residential Right-of-Way   Apply Online
Residential Roofing   Apply Online
Residential Septic - New Construction or Repair   Apply Online
Residential Sidewalk/Patio   Apply Online
Residential Solar Panel   Apply Online
Residential Spa/Hot-Tub   Apply Online
Residential Street Excavation   Apply Online
Residential Swimming Pool - Above Ground   Apply Online
Residential Swimming Pool - In-Ground   Apply Online
Residential Water Heater   Apply Online
Residential Window Replacement   Apply Online
Commercial Building   Apply Online
Commercial Building Moving   Apply Online
Commercial Curb Cut   Apply Online
Commercial Demolition   Apply Online
Commercial Driveway   Apply Online
Commercial Mechanical (HVAC)   Apply Online
Commercial Plumbing   Apply Online
Commercial Remodel/Addition   Apply Online
Commercial Right-of-Way   Apply Online
Commercial Roofing   Apply Online
Commercial Street Excavation   Apply Online
Clerk Solicitor/Peddler   Apply Online
Zoning Board Rezoning Request   Apply Online
BOA Variance Request   Apply Online