Building Safety Department

The Building Safety Department staff assures the public's health, safety, and welfare in the city's built environment, while facilitating construction and development as well as ensuring new construction complies with all adopted construction codes. This division of the Planning and Zoning Department issues building permits and conducts building inspections. The codes division is also responsible for the enforcement of all Municipal Codes relating to property maintenance.

Business License Applications & Renewals

Public & Private Utility Construction 
Right of Way Permit Application

Contractor Licensing Requirements
Contractor Licensing Program
Contractor Licensing Regulations
New Contractor Licensing Classes

Building Department and Municipal Code FAQ's
Building permits are issued by the Building Safety Department. Plans prepared by a design professional are required for all buildings including single and multi-family residential structures. Permit guidelines are available for erosion control, residential, commercial and many other various construction projects. 
What construction projects require a permit?
Safety Tips from your Building Official
What might constitute a Municipal Code violation?

Building Codes and Building Permit Guidelines and Standards
Our current adopted building codes are the 2003 International Building Codes along with the 2002 National Electrical Code to see our local amendments to these codes click here 
Adopted Codes
Single Family Residential Erosion/Sediment Control Standards Guidelines
Erosion Control Inspection Checklist
Notice of Intent - Land Disturbance
APA Guidelines for Foundations
APA Guidelines for Roofs
APA Guidelines for Walls
Minimum egress window dimensions for emergency escape and rescue
90 MPH Garage Door Installation Guidelines
Residential Decks: Permit and Construction under the 2003 IRC
Stair Construction under the 2003 IRC

Residential Construction Building Projects 
Permit fees fluctuate with the square footage and the value of construction of the structure. Make sure to contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for specific permit pricing at 913-724-1370 ext. 27.

Building Permit Application
Contractor / Subcontractor List
Plot Plan Review Checklist
Code Compliance Checklist
Guidelines for Residential Building Permit Applicants (1 & 2 Family Dwellings)
Guidelines for the inspections of Residential Building Projects

Commericial Construction Building Projects 
All commercial building plans are sent out for independent review, these reviews take approximately 5-10 business days. Comments are then received back to the Building Safety Department and distributed to the applicant.
Three (3) sets of complete plans must be submitted. These plans must contain complete site plans, storm water information and complete building details.
Architectural Design Standards

Contractor Licensing Program
Contractor Licensing Regulations
New Contractor Licensing Classes
Electrical Permit Fee Worksheet
Plumbing Permit Fee Worksheet
Mechanical Permit Fee Worksheet

Requesting Building Inspections 
All inspections including sewer must be requested no less than 4 hours in advance. The inspector will try to arrive as quickly as possible. For all building inspections contact the Building Official via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 913-724-1370. Please provide the address, type of inspection required, requested time of inspection as well as a return phone number.

All sewer connection inspections need to be scheduled through the Public Works Department 913-724-2000, they also require a 4 hour minimum time window.

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