Codes Administration

New Street Tree Protection Requirements – Effective for new permit applications starting 01/18/2023
See the attached memo and the attached ordinance (red-lined and final). As well as the original ordinance where these new provisions will be added.

The City of Leawood is Only Accepting Electronic Plan Submittals for Building Permits at this time.*

*Permits and Plans can be submitted to along with a completed Building Permit Application Form.

Codes Administration is assigned the duties of administering and enforcing the Building Code, Floodplain, Erosion Control and Development Ordinances. Responsibilities include building code plan review, building permits issuance, building inspections, and enforcement of all permitted activity associated with new and existing buildings.

Codes Administration is located on the 2nd Floor EAST WING of Leawood City Hall. Staff is charged with receiving and issuing all permits for new building construction; including new single-family residential, residential additions and remodels, new commercial buildings, tenant finishes and other commercial remodels, decks, pools & hot tubs, fences, re-roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and elevator permits.

A separate phone line is dedicated to receive inspection requests 24 hours a day via voice mail. The number to call for an inspection on building permits issued from this office is 913-491-4722. Delays in inspections can be avoided by calling the inspection phone number; please do not call the inspector directly to request inspections. For more information on required inspections, please click here for detailed inspection information. Information about required inspections is also available at Leawood City Hall.

NOTE: Items located within the City’s right-of-way are subject to inspection approval from the Public Works Department. Inspection requests for these items can be made by calling 913-663-9130.

Contractor Information

Required Licenses

All contractors doing work within the City must be properly licensed, which includes obtaining a City of Leawood Occupation License.

In addition, all individuals acting as a general contractor, roofing contractor, electrician, plumber, or HVAC contractor must have a valid Johnson County, Kansas Contractor’s License.

Permit Applications

For a building permit application, click here.

A copy of the Subcontractor List is required to be submitted along with the building permit application.

The City of Leawood has an established a policy on erosion and sediment control.  For more information, please see the Single Family Residential Erosion and Sediment Control Standards.


Information about required inspections can be obtained here.

Contact Information


Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive
2nd Floor – East
Leawood, KS 66211



Jomy Puthumana
Plans Examiner

Ron Jones
Commercial Building Inspector

Jody Malone
Building Inspector

Ha Burton
Building Inspector

Kristein Reichardt
Permit Technician