The City of Leawood requires a permit for the construction of Public Infrastructure in New Subdivisions or Developments and/or for any work within existing public right-of-way.
This Ordinance applies to every utility company or contractor that has to work within the City right-of-way. Chapter XIII requires any and all service providers to register with the City before securing a permit. A Service Provider is defined in the Ordinance as:
- Service Provider means any person owning, possessing or having an interest in facilities in the right-of-way that are used for the provisions of a service for or without a fee; provided, that this definition shall also include persons owning, possessing or having an interest in facilities in the right-of-way that are used by, may be used by or are intended for use by another person, in whole or in part, to provide a service for or without a fee, regardless of whether the actually facility owner provides any service as defined herein.
Any existing service provider, or new service providers wishing to work within the right of way must first register with the City if not already done. A Service Provider Registration Form is required.
Anyone wanting to work within the R/W must first obtain a copy of Chapter XIII, Article 3 of the Leawood Municipal Code “USE AND EXCAVATION OF THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY”. This can be viewed from the above link. In addition to having a copy of the Ordinance one must also obtain an Occupation License with the City prior obtaining a permit. Complete the appropriate Right of Way-Application Form.
The City has three (2) different types of permits
A plan or layout is required with the application. The permittee may be asked to provide a 2 year Performance and Maintenance Bond in the amount of $5,000.00 for each permit or provide an annual bond of $50,000.00.
The permit fee is determined by the current year “FEE SCHEDULE” adopted by the City. Fees for open cuts in the pavement are determined by the cost per square yard for the streets, overlays, and seal-coats multiplied by a depreciation rate multiplied by the area of influence. (See Appendix of the “Fee Schedule” for details).
Permits and fees for NEW driveways and sidewalks under NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION maybe covered in the Building Permit issued by the Community Development.
All curb work requires a separate Right-of-Way Miscellaneous permit.
For questions regarding right-of-way permits, contact (913) 663-9130.