> The city of Madras has a new process for all residents and contractors wanting building permits to perform work within the city limits.
As of May 1, builders must first make an application to the city of Madras and obtain approval before submitting the necessary documents to the Jefferson County Building Department for a permit to construct.
For more information, contact either the city of Madras at 71 S.E. D St., 475-2344; or Jefferson County Permit Service Center, 221 S.E. Seventh St., 475-7543.