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Codes Administration - Residential Re-Roofs


A permit is required for roofing projects within the City of Leawood. This would include removing an existing roofing material to replace it with a new material or covering an existing roof with a new material.

A permit application may be obtained in person from the Codes Administration Division at City Hall or by using this permit application. The form must be filled out completely and returned with the following required information:

A completed permit application. The application must note the type of roofing materials to be used. The materials must be approved prior to installation

The contractor must have a valid City of Leawood license as well as Class DR license, or equivalent.

Listed below are permitted roofing materials. A complete list of permitted materials, including color and manufacturer, can be obtained in person from the Codes Administration Division at City Hall or by accessing the Roofing Materials List.

  • Wood Shingles
  • Wood Shakes
  • Slate
  • Clay Tile
  • Concrete Tile
  • Synthetic Slate
  • Synthetic Shingles
  • Stone Coated Steel Roofing
  • Metal Roofing
  • Laminated Composition Shingles
  • SBS Modified Shingles

A minimum UL Class B fire rating is required for Synthetic Slate, Synthetic Shingles, Stone Coated Steel Roofing and Metal Roofing.

A minimum UL Class A fire rating is required for Laminated Composition Shingles and SBS Modified Shingles.

For more information about roofing, the City offers a brochure. You may access this document by Roofing Brochure.


Permits expire after 60 days from the date of issuance. Additional time may be granted if substantial completion can be verified prior to the expiration of the permit.

City of Leawood