The Division issues construction related permits, zoning determinations and clearances, and conformation verification letters for lending institutions. The Division also processes applications related to construction permits from submittal to permit issuance. Staff also oversees contractor licensing.
You can visit the Building Permits staff at the Permit Offices on the 5th Floor of City Hall. Call 816-513-1500 to get more information or to schedule an appointment. Staff can assist and answer questions on the permit hotline at 816-513-1500.
Community Committed Customer Services
Staff will assist walk-in customers with their permit applications. An appointment is not required to obtain these permits and customers are served on a first come, first served basis with minimal wait times for the following permitting services:
-Projects that do not require detailed plans review such as; residential remodeling, residential decks, elevators, signs, moving and wrecking projects, and pre-approved mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire suppression system work.
-Building permits for new one- and two-family residences when a master plan has previously been approved.
-Limited service and repair permits for licensed contractors to certify their work on limited projects on existing one- and two family residences.
Applicants may email staff or fax permit requests using the Email and Fax Process Form
Online Building permit application IB110 Part A
Online Express plan review application IB115
Online Zoning Clearance Application
Online Contractor Licensing Information
Online Solar Panel Permits
Online Electronic Plan Submittal
Register here for KivaCitizen, an online permitting system for construction permits that do not require plans review submittals.
Permit fees – residential
Permit fees – commercial building
Permit, Plan Check, Site Disturbance Fee Calculators
(You must download the Calculator PDF to input numbers for fee calculations)
Building and Rehabilitation code
The Kansas City Building and Rehabilitation Code outlines the minimum requirements for construction within the City of Kansas City, Mo.
This link provides interpretations of the building code.
Search for Department information and standards documents with forms and applications for various development functions. Search functionality is available within the site for detailed searches. (update this text to more layman’s terms)
Browse the department’s supporting documents, area plans, standards and applications on the open data site. Search functionality is available within the site for detailed searches.