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The Board of Aldermen's regular meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 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.
The regular meetings are held in the council chambers at City Hall, located at 110 W. Maddux Street. Specially scheduled meetings could be held in various other locations and the meeting agendas will state the location.
Yes. All City of Branson government meetings are open to the public and must abide by all open meeting laws. Notices are posted on bulletin boards at City Hall and on the City's website.
Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting
a. Call to Order.
The Mayor will call the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
b. Roll Call.
The City Clerk will call the roll to establish a quorum in order to have an official business meeting.
c. Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance is led by the Mayor
A staff member will give the invocation.
e. Public Comment
The purpose of Public Comment is to accommodate citizens who have comments regarding City business that the Board of Aldermen has jurisdiction. There is a 5 minute limit for comments.
f. Consent agenda.
Consent Agenda items are routine items that the Board will vote on with one motion. There is no discussion on these items. They may be removed from the Consent Agenda at the request of a citizen or a Board member for further discussion if needed.
g. Regular Agenda.
These items are the regular business items of the Board in the form of an ordinance or resolution. They may include presentations, annexations, codebook updates, zoning changes, bid awards and Board appointments. There is time allotted for public discussion for each item on the Regular Agenda.
Any reports by the Mayor, Board of Aldermen or City Administrator are given at this time.
Certain items by law are required to have a public hearing for public input. Public hearings are always advertised in the paper prior to the meeting. Anyone is allowed to speak at a public hearing and there is no requirement to sign-up prior to the hearing in order to speak.
The Missouri Sunshine Law has specific reasons why a Board can go into Executive Session. When the Board makes the motion to go into Executive Session it must state for what reasons under the Sunshine Law they are going into Executive Session. The only issues that can be discussed in the Executive Session are items that are stated in the motion.
Yes. The regular meetings are live streamed and the audio recording is available on the city's website.
The City of Branson has all of its codes listed in a Municipal Codebook which is available on the City's Website.
The City of Branson is a Fourth Class City created under Missouri Statutes in 1912. All laws for the City are created by ordinances, which the City codifies into a user-friendly format. An ordinance originates through citizen, Board, or City staff ideas for reasons such as public safety, problem solving, or other concerns. An ordinance starts out as a bill prepared by staff and is placed on the Board’s regular agenda. The bill is available for public viewing on the internet and at City Hall before each meeting. At the meeting, the bill is read by title by the City Clerk, and citizens along with the Board may discuss issues relevant to the bill. A bill becomes an ordinance after it passes by a majority vote of the elected Board on second reading and takes effect once signed into law by the Mayor. The City contracts with a company to codify ordinances into a book that is indexed for easy look-up of the laws. The City’s codebook is available on our website. The Board of Aldermen can also pass resolutions, hold public hearings, and approve appointments to committees and advisory boards.
The City has several boards, commissions & committees that citizens are active on.
• Human Resource Committee
• Budget and Finance Committee
• Capital Improvement Committee
• Advisory Park Board
• Planning and Zoning Commission
Limited Not-for Profit Corporations:
• Industrial Development Authority
• Board of Adjustment
• Building Code Board of Appeals
Special Purpose District or Board:
• Branson Housing Authority Board
• Transportation Development District
For more information on the Board or Committee or on how to get involved, please click here.
The City of Branson's website is designed to help answer citizens’ questions. It’s a great resource for answers to many questions. Also available on the website are email addresses of City staff that can assist in answering your questions.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
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. 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.
Click here for a contact information list.
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
Landscaping requirements were developed and have evolved over the years because of the many benefits associated with appropriate uses of landscaping within a community. Carefully designed landscaping can preserve the aesthetic character of communities or even improve the aesthetic quality of the built environment. It can also deter erosion, promote native wildlife, allow for infiltration of surface water into groundwater resources and reduce the quantity and improve the quality of storm water discharge. You can access the city's landscaping regulations here.