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Construction of a deck requires a building permit from the City of Springfield.  To obtain a building permit, please submit the following information to City Hall:

  • Building permit application form.

  • Three plot plans of the property showing the property lines, the location of the proposed deck with distances from the deck to all property lines and existing structures (i.e. shed), square footage of the deck.  Plot plans should include approximate locations of all structures on the property (i.e. house, garage, shed, etc.) with square footage information on all existing structures.

  • Three complete sets of building plans.

  • An electronic set of plans if available.

Any new construction in the City of Springfield must meet front, side, and rear yard set-back requirements.  These setback requirements differ by zoning district.  For information on the setback requirements for your property, please contact City Hall.

If the property is located within a Sanitary Improvement District (SID), please have the developer approve the building plans and stamp/sign each copy. If the property is part of a homeowners association, please check with the association for covenant requirements.

The City of Springfield contracts with the Sarpy County Building Department for inspection services on decks.