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.

Obtaining a Permit

Some types of permits can be obtained without coming to the office.  To apply for a water heater, HVAC, or an electrical permit in one- and two-family structure:

We also have  procedures in place for obtaining new one- and two-family permits and some commercial remodels via email.  Contact a Permit Services Representative at 913-895-6205 or for more information or with questions.

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