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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.

Contact Staff

You can visit the Building Permits staff in the Permit Office 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.

How to Apply

  • You can now complete various tasks such as Building Permit Plan Review Applications, Building Permit Applications, Express Plan Review Applications, and learn about Solar Panel Permits via our online permit platform- COMPASS KC. Find a Zoning Clearance Application here: ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ZONING CLEARANCE.

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Permit Fees

The Development Fee Schedule can be found in its entirety in Article 1 Section 18 of the Building Code.  A permit shall not be valid until the fees prescribed by law have been paid, nor shall an amendment to a permit be released until the additional fee, if any, has been paid. The payment of the fee for the construction, alteration, removal or demolition for work done in connection to or concurrently with the work authorized by a building permit shall not relieve the applicant or holder of the permit from the payment of other fees that are prescribed by law.

Helpful Links

  • Building and Rehabilitation Code
    The Kansas City Building and Rehabilitation Code outlines the minimum requirements for construction within the City of Kansas City, Mo.
  • Code Interpretations
    This link provides interpretations of the building code.
  • Information Bulletins
    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.