Building Codes

Overland Park reviews all commercial and residential construction plans and documents that require a building permit.

Overland Park uses the 2018 International Building Codes package when reviewing building plans for commercial and residential projects.

The package includes:

  • International Building Code
  • International Energy Code
  • International Existing Building Code
  • International Fire Code
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • International Mechanical Code
  • International Plumbing Code
  • International Property Maintenance Code
  • International Private Sewage Disposal Code
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings
  • 2017 National Electric Code

Code books are available for viewing at the building safety counter on the second floor of City Hall.

Title 16: Buildings & Construction



Codes Appeals

If you would like to appeal a building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, or fire code requirement, submit an application to the city.

Complete an appeals application along with substantiating documents, including plans, correspondence, photographs, and any other relevant information or documents. A $250 check, made out to the City of Overland Park, also is required.

A Code Board of Appeals meeting will be scheduled within 10 days of receiving the application. At the meeting, the applicant will present his or her position and a variance or appeal will be granted or denied. The Code Board of Appeals must give at least three votes in the affirmative in order to grant a variance. The applicant will be notified of the results of the vote in writing.