Building Permits

Permit staff are available - Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - by phone (913-971-7900) or in person (1225 S. Hamilton Circle).

Permit and fee information

Frequently asked building permit information

  • Permits are valid for 180 days after they are issued.
  • Each approved inspection adds 180 days to the permit’s expiration.
  • Inactive permit applications are voided, after 180 days.
  • A fee is required to reinstate expired permits.
  • There is a penalty fee when work is performed without a permit.
  • Fire damaged buildings require a City inspection and permit for the build back or demolition.
  • A permit is required, on all properties, to repair or alter plumbing or electrical systems.
  • A permit is required to replace water heater, furnace or air conditioning units.
  • Dial Kansas One-Call at 811 for underground utility location.
  • All contractors are required to be licensed with Johnson County Contractor Licensing.
  • City of Olathe building code standards.
  • Online address and zoning lookup.