Building Permits & Fees

Permits for commercial and residential buildings, land disturbance and site development are issued by Permit Services following the submission of appropriate construction documents and the completion of plan reviews. For more information, call 913-895-6205.

Building permits are required for the following:

  • constructing, enlarging, altering or demolishing a structure or space including new structures, additions, sign support systems, decks, fences, pools, etc.
  • changing the use of a building or space regardless of construction operations
  • installing or replacing any building wiring or equipment, including, but not limited to branch circuits, electrical panels, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, etc.

Permit Exceptions

A building permit is not required for routine maintenance such as replacing plumbing and lighting fixtures, carpeting, painting, installing cabinets and shelving.

Online Permits

Effective June 1, 2016 building permits will no longer be available through the online development center. You can still obtain permits without coming into the office. Please contact one of the Permit Services Representatives at 913-895-6205 or for more details.

Routine building permits for one- and two-family structures such as electrical upgrades, water heaters, furnace or air conditioner replacements, etc., may be obtained using our On-Line Development Center.  Building permits that require plans such as for decks, finish basements, remodels, etc., are not available on-line at this time.  Project files for all building permits, including correspondence and inspection reports are maintained by permit number or address and available online.


Staff members will collect the appropriate fees and verify compliance with contractor licensing requirements (additional permit requirements).

Effective January 1, 2013: ICC Building Valuation Data Table

Current Building PermitsYear-end Building Permit Reports