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DRC Applications, Fee Schedule, and Licensing

DRC Coordinator

Department of Urban Planning and Land Use - Annex
4953 State Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
Phone: 913-573-8664
Fax: 913-573-8622

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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DRC Applications:

DRC projects within a floodplain, a historic district, or a planned district will require additonal review from the Planning Department. Reference the EDR submittal guidelines for plan and document submittal guidelines. Applicants are responsible for obtaining any required local, State, and/or Federal permits as they apply to your scope of work. Applicants are responsible for contacting the local Health Department for any required submittals.

If you would like to schedule a DRC pre-application meeting, please email your scope of work to DRC meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning and require a 24 hour notice for pre-application meetings.

General contractors and subcontractors are required to obtain a city occupational tax license (business license) if working within Wyandotte County. Contact Business Licensing for additional information at 913-573-8780.

Trade masters are required to carry a masters license with Building Inspections. Contact Building Inspections for additional information at 913-573-8620.

Additional City Applications for Development. This is a general list, additional review or applications/permits maybe required for your project from specific departments:

Urban Planning and Land Use  913.573.5750

  • Change of Zone
  • Special Use Permit
  • Vacation
  • Subdivision Plats
  • Plan Review
  • Revised Plans
  • Master Plan Amendments
  • Non-Conforming Use
  • Board of Zoning Appeals Variance
  • Landmarks
  • Certificates of Appropriateness
  • Sign Permits
  • Flood Plain
  • Historic Districts

Public Works Department 913.573.5400

  • Land Disturbance Permit Application - Allows contractors to establish erosion control measures and site grubbing only. Erosion control plans must be approved by Engineering prior to the issuance of this permit.
  • Hauling Permit Application, right of way, sanitary tap fees, utilization fee, etc.

Fire Prevention

DRC Fee Schedule


There are two fees associated with DRC; plan review and building permit. The plan review fee is based off your total project valuation including all trade work. The building permit fee is calculated off the building cost (minus the trade work). A plan review fee of $228 from the Board of Public Utilities is included in the plan review fee.

Project Valuation

Fee Calculation

Rounds to


$30 base fee + .75 per each $100 value of work

Nearest .75


$255 base fee + .50 per each $100 value of work

Nearest .50


$5105 base fee + .40 per each $100 value of work

Nearest .40

Board of Public Utilities



Calculation Example for Plan Review and Building Permit fee:

 $10,000 project valuation

$10,000/$100 value of work = 100

.75 x 100 = $75 + $30 base fee = $105.00 Totals the cost of the Building Permit

Plan review fee is half the building permit cost, plus $228 BPU fee.

$105/2=$52.50 + $228 BPU fee = $280.50 Total the cost of the Plan review fee





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