City Hall and Public Works buildings are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call 913-381-6464 if you are unable to conduct City business online. 

Permits & Inspections

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Effective March 24, 2020,  no new building permits will be issued for non-essential construction activities until the Johnson County Stay At Home order is lifted. Contractors and homeowners may still submit plans for review, but a permit will not be issued unless the project is deemed to be essential to safety, sanitation, and/or essential operations.

Permits for projects deemed essential to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential operations will be issued under normal guidelines. An example of essential projects would be if a hot water heater, electrical service, furnace or gas line needed to be replaced. Final determination as to whether or not a project is deemed essential is subject to determination by the building official.

All active permits will still have the ability to schedule inspections with the anticipation they will be conducted by video and photo documentation. Inspections will still be scheduled as normal for active permits. On the day of the scheduled inspection, the permit holder will be contacted by a building inspector with information on the video and/or photo inspection.

Contractors can use third party inspectors for footings, foundations, and all structural items. This should be sent via digital format and sealed by a Kansas Registered engineer. This should be emailed to

Please email or call 913-385-4604 to schedule an inspection. Please keep in mind that we have reduced staffing levels due to the Stay at Home order. If nobody answers your call, please leave a message and a building inspector will get back to you.



Pursuant to City Ordinance  11-201, construction noise is prohibited before 7:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and before 8:00 a.m. and after midnight on weekends. To report a violation while it is occurring, please contact the Prairie Village Police Department - 913-642-6868.  

The City of Prairie Village currently operates under the following codes:

Effective October 1, 2013

2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2011 NFPA 70; National Electrical Code
2012 International Fire Code
2012 International Property Maintenance Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code

Inspection Guidelines
The City of Prairie Village requires permits and inspections for all types of construction.  The following profile provides the basic inspections required by the City. 

  • Setback-review location on property for new construction & additions
  • Footing and foundation wall - prior to concrete placement, after steel & forms are in place
  • Ground rough - all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing which will be under a slab pour prior to plastic, gravel, and concrete
  • Building rough - this inspection includes all electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling and structural prior to any wall or ceiling covering
  • Insulation & Fenestration - Table N1102.1 - Climate Zone 4 (as amended)
  • Gas service, piping & appliances - gas piping will be tested inside the building wall
  • Fences - require final inspection upon completion
  • Midphase roofs - roof decks, flashing & fastening are just some details the City will review before you cover
  • Electrical service - services, panels & distribution are reviewed prior to the City's release to KCP&L for your power
  • Fireplaces/flues/chimneys - inspection is necessary prior to permanently closing any portion of these components
  • Hot tub/pool/spa - property location, electrical & plumbing are just 3 aspects of our inspections of these structures
  • Driveway repairs/replacement - check out the Public Works ROW Permits on their website or contact Public Works at 913-385-4647
  • Re-inspection - one or more re-inspections shall be required when any inspection has failed
  • Final occupancy - finals are required on all projects, and upon approval - release the project back to the owners for use.  All permits, excluding roofs, require a final inspection

Building/Construction permits are required for:


Attic Finish

Basement Finish

Air conditioning/coil/condenser

Banners/permanent signage

Backwater valve

Chimney/fireplace rebuild



Ductwork (new)

Egress windows

Electrical - panel changeout

Electrical - replace meter can

Electrical - raise mast

Electrical service overhead/underground

Electrical - service upgrade

Electrical - service relocate

Electrical - wiring

Fence/retaining wall

Foundations and/or foundation repair


Gas/gas line




Handicap Ramp

Heat pump

Hot tub/spa


Move buildings

New commercial buildings

New residence

New venting

Pergola/shade structures

Refrigeration units for commercial


Repipe/re-plumb/move drain location


Shed (120 sq ft max)

Solar panels


Sump pump

Swimming pools and tennis courts

Swimming pool demolition (in ground)

Tenant finish

Water heater

For more specific information, view the zoning regulations

Building/Construction permits are NOT required for:


Carpet or other flooring

Plumbing fixtures going back in the same location

Light fixtures going back in the same location

Toilet or vanity going back in the same location


Window/Door replacement - permit only required if changing the size of the opening or adding an opening where one didn't previously exist


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