Licenses & Permits

Below is a list of “average” time-frames applicants can expect for an application to be approved for permitting. Assuming all applications are completed in full with all required drawings/seals needed with applicable insurance and bonding forms complete and on file. Applicants should be aware that project changes, weather and other circumstances may effect the time turn around for any and all permit applications.

Most application forms are not yet available on the INTERNET. Applicants may contact the individual department for a faxed copy of a blank form. Applicants could then fax a completed form to the Department for consultation on projected “fees”. Many permits are based on the value of the work to be performed also many permits require “original” attachments before a permit can be issued.

TYPE OF PERMIT AVERAGE TIME DEPARTMENT
Alarm Permits Police
Animal License Over the Counter Finance, ext 123
Auction 1 week Planning, ext 160
Blasting Permit (pdf) 3 months average +/- Fire Dept & Public Works, ext 133
Block Party 1 week Police Records, 642-5555
Board of Zoning Appeals Neigh. Services, ext 173
Burn Permit 1 day (24hrs) Fire Dept/Station 3
Business/Occupational License Over the Counter Finance/1 East
Cereal Malt Beverage & Retail Liquor License 1 to 2 weeks City Clerk/ Council 1 East
Day Care Permit 1 day (24hrs) Johnson County Health Dept
Deck 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 165
Demolition – Residential up to 25 days Codes Admin, ext 165
Drive Approach Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 165; existing, ext 130
Dumpster (trash) Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Electrical, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Elevator (Codes issues permit, Fire verifies maintenance) Fire Dept/Station 3
Estate Sale License Over the Counter Finance, ext 123
Estate Sale Permit Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Fence Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Fire Suppression System 3 days Fire Dept/Station 3
Fireworks Display 2 weeks Fire Dept/Station 3
Floodplain Development Permit varies Public Works, ext 130
Foundation Repair Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Garage Sale
Grading, Initial application 2 weeks Public Works, ext 130
Grading, Final application Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Heating/Air Conditioning, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Home Occupational License Over the Counter Finance/1 East
Hot Tub 1 to 2 weeks Codes Admin, ext 168
Irrigation Permit (see) Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 165; existing, ext 130
Massage Therapy Neighborhood Services, ext 168
New Commercial Construction 2 to 4 weeks minimum Codes Admin, ext 168
New Development, 1st Submittal 3 weeks minimum Public Works/2 West
New Development, each subsequent submittal 2 weeks minimum Public Works/2 West
New Residential Construction up to 25 days Codes Admin, ext 168
Outdoor Kitchen 1 to 2 weeks Codes Admin, ext 168
Parade Permit 1 week Police (913) 642-5555
Patio (impervious surface) 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 168
Permanent Sign 2-3 weeks Planning, ext 160
Plumbing, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin/2 East
Rental Neighborhood Services, ext 173
Re-Roof up to 2 business days Codes Admin, ext 165
Re-Siding Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Residential interior remodeling 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 168
Residential Remodel 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 168
Residential Room Additions up to 25 days Codes Admin, ext 168
Retaining Wall Over the Counter Codes Admin/2 East
Right-of-Way Miscellaneous 1 to 2 days average Public Works, ext 130
Right-of-Way Utility 1 to 2 days average Public Works, ext 130
Screened-In Porch Codes Admin, ext 166
Sidewalk (see) Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 165; existing, ext 130
Solicitation Permit Police, 663-9309
Solid Waste, (Trash Haulers) 2 days City Clerk/ 1 East
Sport Court (with no lighting) 1 to 2 weeks Planning, ext 160
Sport Court (with lighting) Planning Commission/Governing Body (2-3 months) Planning, ext 160
Storage POD Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165
Structure Moving, State Permit Varies along with Traffic Control from Police Dept.
Structure Moving, Building Permit 1 to 5 days Codes Admin, ext 166
Swimming Pool 1 to 2 weeks Codes Admin, ext 168
Temporary No Parking Signs Police Dept Police Records, 642-5555
Temporary Sign 2 to 3 days Planning, ext 160
Temporary Use Permit 10 days Planning, ext 160
Tenant Finish 1 to 2 weeks Codes Admin, ext 168
Tent and Membrane Structure Permit 1 day (24 hrs) Fire Dept/Station 3
Tree House / Playhouse
Utility Work (see) Right-of-Way Utility Public Works, ext 130
Water Heater Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 165

Main City Hall 
339-6700

Police Department Non-Emergency 
642-5555

Fire Department Non-Emergency
681-6788

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