Neighborhood Resource Center
Residential Permit Applications
Anthony Hutchingson, Chief Building Inspector
4953 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
Office Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Division of Building Inspection is responsible for the intake of all Documents Required for Residential Permit Applications, for New Residential, Room Addition, Interior Remodel, Swimming Pool, and Accessory Structures. All residential applications must include Scaled Drawings of the Project. Sealed Plot Plans of The Property are required for New Residential, Room additions, Swimming pools, and Accessory structures. If the permit application is for interior alteration or repair only or does not enlarge or alter the footprint of the structure the plot plan is not required.
Once all necessary documents are received the plan review process provided by the Division of Building Inspection or by the attending members of the Developmental Review Committee ensures that your project plans comply with all applicable building codes and city ordinances. This process is very important as it can save an applicant time and money by identifying potential code violations before materials and labor are spent.
When all submitted construction documents have been approved it is the responsibility of the Division of Building Inspections, Permit Technician to issue all necessary permits. Once permits are issued It is the responsibility of The Division of Building Inspections Inspection Staff to perform all Required Inspections, and collect and review all required Third Party Inspections . For DRC Projects additional inspections are required to be performed by the attending members of the Developmental Review Committee.
The Division of Building Inspection is responsible for the enforcement of City Ordinance and Adopted Codes and often assists other Departments when violations are observed.
All Applications are reviewed under the following codes as adopted by the Unified Government:
2009 International Residential Code 1 & 2 Family Dwellings