Leawood has in place a minimum housing code for existing residences and a nationally recognized building code for remodeling and renovations, new additions, re-roofs, lawn sprinkler systems, fences and decks. All of these undertakings require permits and inspections.
Also in place is a “Property Maintenance Code” that deals with:
- Premise Condition;
- Roof Overhangs
- Exterior Structure Condition
- Environment Requirements;
- Grass and Weeds
- Dead Trees
- Mud on the Street
- Erosion Control and Drainage
- Rental Inspection Program for Licensing and Minimum Standards for Rental Dwelling Units;
- Minimum Housing Standards;
- Condemnation and Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, Inoperable and Recreational Vehicles.
West Nile Virus Mosquito Control
We are continuing to treat municipally owned bodies of water with larvicide to safeguard against the spread of the West Nile Virus. Homeowners wishing to treat privately owned water sources may purchase larvicide at local hardware stores and home improvement centers.
Leawood Property Maintenance Code, Section 301.4.1 MOSQUITO CONTROL:
Property owners shall be responsible for the prevention, control and treatment of mosquitoes. Prevention and control shall mean that all areas of property and particularly bodies of water shall be treated so as not to allow the breeding of mosquitoes.
Treatment shall consist of the application of chemicals to an infected area, which will exterminate the mosquito egg, larva or adult stage of the insect. Treatment shall not endanger the general health, safety and welfare.