Building Codes & Safety

The Basehor 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.

Contractor Licensing Requirements

Contractor Licensing Program

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

Swimming Pool Regulations

Fence Guidelines

Click on the Links below for Residential or Commercial Building Projects

Residential Construction Building Projects

Commercial Construction Building Projects

Public & Private Utility Construction

Right of Way Permit Application

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 913-724-1370 ext. 24. 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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