Be sure to contact City Hall when planning any construction project. All construction requires a building permit and various inspections. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that the proper permits are obtained. The owner, contractor, or authorized agent may complete the printable.
Building permits are required for many reasons including:
- To protect you, your family, friends, neighbors, neighborhood, and property values.
- To ensure that the work performed on your property is safe, that it meets environmental standards, and complies with City zoning and construction codes.
- To protect your property investment and to minimize liability or problems during a future sale of your property.
Plan Review - Consolidated Fire District Number 2
Starting October 2017, for commercial projects, any new building construction, tenant finishes, installation of new or modification of existing fire sprinkler systems and/or commercial cooking suppression system requires a permit from the Fire District. Applications, procedures and a list of fees are available at their website. Please note, this process must take place prior to the issuance of a building permit from the City.
Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program
Beginning in 2014, the City of Roeland Park began participating in the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program. The Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program exists to protect consumers by assuring that those undertaking the construction, alteration, and demolition of structures are qualified to do so. The program does this by promoting code and construction uniformity and by providing required continuing education to contractors, inspection professionals, and licensed designers.
All contractors working in Roeland Park must be registered with the City and licensed with the County. Please visit the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program webpage for information on obtaining proper licensing. In addition, if you are a roofing contractor, you must also be registered with the State of Kansas under the Kansas Roofing Registration Act of 2013.
Pay Your License and Permit fees Online
You can pay for your building permit online. There is a convenience fee charged per transaction if you online. To find out the fee due for your permit as well as the paperwork necessary to be submitted contact City Hall at 913-722-2600.
Inspection requests are taken in person at City Hall or by telephone during office hours. Please allow 24 hours notice when requesting inspections.
City Municipal Codes
View Roeland Park's City Municipal Codes online.
On March 12, 2020 the Board of County of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the 2018 International Codes and the amendments in the Johnson County Code of Regulations for Buildings and Construction, 2018 Edition. The codes and regulations will be effective July 1, 2020.
- Energy Conservation Code
- Existing Building Code
- Fire Code
- Mechanical Code
- Plumbing Code
- Property Maintenance Code
- Residential Code
- APWA 5000
- National Electrical Code, 2011 Edition
- N.F.P.A. Life Safety Code, 2012 Edition
- JoCo Environmental Sanitary Code, 2004 Edition
Guide to remodeling homes for accessibility
Roeland Park has partnered with MARC (Mid-America Regional Council) and other cities to develop a guide to remodeling homes for accessibility. It provides to-scale remodeling plan concepts that would be common for homes such as those located in Roeland Park. It also provides cost estimates for these efforts in order that this guide serves as an educational and informational piece for residents and builders.
The guide serves to put the concepts of Universal Design and accessibility, which are often difficult to conceptualize, into an easily understood format. The cost estimates are to help people determine the magnitude of each component. The guidebook can be found in the publication, ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Roeland Park is happy to have partnered for this guide and to have had conversations around Universal Design and increasing accessibility throughout the City and the KC area. Look for Universal Design and accessibility resources being incorporated in the City's website in the near future.