Did you know......
The City of Douglass
first adopted building codes
in June, 2003.

Building Permit and Codes


Please review the Frequently Asked Questions information for Building Permits and Codes as this will answer the most commonly asked questions about building codes and permits for the City of Douglass.

Building Permit Application - click here.  The fee for a residential building permit is $25. Commercial building permits are $25 plus a sliding scale fee based on square footage of the job.

If the construction work being performed will significantly impact the value of the property, the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) may be an option.  The NRP Program is designed to provide property tax rebates (on the increase in value based on improvements) for up to ten years.  If the improvement or construction project increases the value of a residential property by 10% or $5,000, whichever is greater, or commercial property by 15% or $10,000, whichever is greater, then the NRP Program could benefit you as the taxpayer.  Program guidelines and application are available here. A map showing property eligibility is available here.

For general building code and permit questions or to obtain a building permit, call City Hall at 316-747-2109.

To schedule a building inspection, call Butler County Building Inspections at 316-322-4381.