Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. 

Process for getting a building permit:

1) Fill out Application for Hallsville and Boone County Building Permit
2) Come in to City Hall with paperwork (or you can pick up forms at City Hall)
3) Pay City and County building permit fees
4) Have setbacks inspected, if needed
5) Receive permit numbers

Please contact City Hall with any questions.

When do I need a building permit?

A permit is required for any construction that physically changes or adds structures to your property or for work regulated by codes or resolutions, such as:

New Buildings:

Examples include but are not limited to: dwellings, garages, car ports, detached storage sheds, pole barns, or commercial buildings.


Adding any type of solar installation to your home or outbuildings.


Examples include but are not limited to: buildings, porches, and decks.

((If the deck or porch is bigger than 160 square feet – attached to the house – or off the ground more than 30 inches then you DO need a building permit.  If the deck or porch is smaller than 160 square feet, not attached to the house and is not off the ground more than 30 inches than you DO NOT need a building permit.))


Any construction involving structure, electrical, plumbing, insulation, roofing, gas line installation or upgrade.


The County does not require a demolition permit, however the City does.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form for the City of Hallsville and Boone County and return to City Hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.