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Follow the links below for information on the most common required permits and the process to obtain them. Please note that the list below does not include all types of building permits. To find out what permits are required for your project, please contact the Leawood Codes Administration Division at 913-339-6700, ext. 170.
- New Single Family Dwellings*
- Decks* - Decks 6 feet or closer to grade must meet additional plan submittal requirements listed below.
- Hot Tubs*
- Swimming Pools*
- Screened-in Porch*
- Additions to existing house*
- Remodel of existing house
- Outdoor Kitchens*
- Tree House/Playhouse
- Sport Courts*
- Auctions or Estate Sales
- Driveway Approach -
requires Right of Way permit issued by Public Works
- Lawn Sprinkler Systems - requires Right of Way permit issued by Public Works
- Miscellaneous Permits - This would include items such as outdoor kitchens as well as miscellaneous electrical, plumbing or mechanical work such as electrical service upgrades, replacing water heaters, relocating plumbing fixtures, replacing furnaces or air conditioners, etc.
* Projects creating 400 square feet or more of impervious surface must provide the following additional information:
If the project will add impervious surfaces to the lot in an amount less than or equal to 50% of the existing impervious surface on the lot, then the applicant shall provide a grading plan (this can be incorporated into the plot plan) prepared by a Kansas licensed engineer or land surveyor depicting the grading on the subject lot. The existing contour lines must extend into adjacent lots at least 25 feet.
If the project will add impervious surfaces to the lot in an amount greater than 50% of the existing impervious surface on the lot, then the applicant shall provide a grading plan (this can be incorporated into the plot plan) as referenced above and will also submit a storm water study sealed by a Kansas licensed professional engineer addressing the increase of impervious area and the potential for drainage problems or flooding of adjacent properties. The storm water study should include solutions to contain water on the subject property or by some other means to eliminate water problems on adjacent lots.
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