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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com 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
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:
Electrical - panel changeout
Electrical - replace meter can
Electrical - raise mast
Electrical service overhead/underground
Electrical - service upgrade
Electrical - service relocate
Electrical - wiring
Foundations and/or foundation repair
New commercial buildings
Refrigeration units for commercial
Repipe/re-plumb/move drain location
Shed (120 sq ft max)
Swimming pools and tennis courts
Swimming pool demolition (in ground)
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
- View fee schedule and instructions on how to calculate
- Permits for these and other types of jobs, must be obtained prior to beginning your project
- For your convenience, you can download the building permit application. Building permit applications must be submitted with building plans to the Codes and Planning Department Offices.
- Contractor Licenses are required to obtain a permit
- View summary of design guidelines and examples
- View frequently asked questions regarding design guidelines
- Review public notice instructions for contractors for teardowns and rebuilds
- Access the Notice of Demolition and/or New Single-Family Residential Structure form
- Plan review turnaround time is an average of two weeks. Plans are reviewed in the order they are received, including revisions submitted.
- Commercial plan submittals: 2 sets of full-sized plans plus a PDF electronic copy of the plans on either a CD or flash drive. 3 sets of full-sized plans plus a PDF electronic copy of the plans on either a CD or flash drive if the work will need to be reviewed by our Public Works Department. All commercial plan submittals must have a Kansas registered architect or engineer’s wet stamp on them.
- In addition to submitting commercial projects to the Codes Department, including commercial fire sprinklers and fire alarms, you will need to submit plans to Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and obtain a permit from them. Their website is located here: http://www.cfd2.org
- Residential plan submittals: 2 sets of plans
- Prairie Village Cold Weather Concrete Policy
- Truck route information can be found here
- Additions, new builds and any concrete work - Please review the requirements on the Public Works drainage website or contact the Public Works Department at 913-385-4647 about obtaining a drainage permit . If a drainage permit is required for your project, it will need to be approved before any building permit through the Codes Department will be approved.
- If you have questions as to whether or not your project requires a permit, please call the Building Codes Department at 913-385-4604