Codes Administration

Codes Administration is assigned the duties of administering and enforcing the Building Code, Floodplain, Erosion Control and Development Ordinances. Responsibilities include building code plan review, building permits issuance, building inspections, and enforcement of all permitted activity associated with new and existing buildings.

Codes Administration is located on the 2nd Floor EAST WING of Leawood City Hall. Staff is charged with receiving and issuing all permits for new building construction; including new single-family residential, residential additions and remodels, new commercial buildings, tenant finishes and other commercial remodels, decks, pools & hot tubs, fences, re-roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and elevator permits.

A separate phone line is dedicated to receive inspection requests 24 hours a day via voice mail. The number to call for an inspection on building permits issued from this office is (913) 491-4722. Delays in inspections can be avoided by calling the inspection phone number; please do not call the inspector directly to request inspections. For more information on required inspections, please click here for detailed inspection information. Information about required inspections is also available at Leawood City Hall.

NOTE: Items located within the City’s right-of-way are subject to inspection approval from the Public Works Department. Inspection requests for these items can be made by calling (913) 339-6700, extension 130.

Contractor Information

Required Licenses

All contractors doing work within the City must be properly licensed, which includes obtaining a City of Leawood Occupation License.

In addition, all individuals acting as a general contractor, roofing contractor, electrician, plumber, or HVAC contractor must have a valid Johnson County, Kansas Contractor’s License.

Permit Applications

For a building permit application, click here.

A copy of the Subcontractor List is required to be submitted along with the building permit application.

The City of Leawood has an established a policy on erosion and sediment control.  For more information, please see the Single Family Residential Erosion and Sediment Control Standards.


Information about required inspections can be obtained here.


Richard Coleman
(913) 663-9161

Travis Torrez
Building Official
(913) 663-9166

Rolland Grigsby
Senior Plans Examiner
(913) 663-9168

Geoff Bowen
Senior Building Inspector
(913) 663-9167

Ron Jones
Building Inspector II
(913) 663-9169

Jody Malone
Building Inspector
(913) 663-9170

Kristein Reichardt
Permit Technician II
(913) 663-9165

Codes Administration General Email