Residential Re-Roof Permits

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.

A permit is required for roofing projects within the City of Leawood. This would include removing an existing roofing material to replace it with a new material or covering an existing roof with a new material. City ordinance requires that a two business day notice be given to homes associations who wish to be notified of re-roofing permit applications. This requirement went into effect May 26, 2009.

A permit application may be obtained in person from the Codes Administration Division at City Hall or by using this permit application. The form must be filled out completely and returned with the following required information:

  • A completed permit application. The application must note the type of roofing materials to be used. The materials must be approved prior to installation
  • Contractors are required to have a valid City of Leawood license; Johnson County Contractor License – minimum of DR class; and be registered with State of Kansas Roofing Registration per KRRA.

Listed below are permitted roofing materials. A complete list of permitted materials, including color and manufacturer, can be obtained in person from the Codes Administration Division at City Hall or using this list of Approved Roofing Materials. Contact the Planning Department for questions regarding adding a new product or shingle color to the Approved Materials list (913) 663-9160.

  • Wood Shingles
  • Wood Shakes
  • Slate
  • Clay Tile
  • Concrete Tile
  • Synthetic Slate
  • Synthetic Shingles
  • Stone Coated Steel Roofing
  • Metal Roofing
  • Laminated Composition Shingles
  • SBS Modified Shingles

A minimum UL Class B fire rating is required for Synthetic Slate, Synthetic Shingles, Stone Coated Steel Roofing and Metal Roofing.

A minimum UL Class A fire rating is required for Laminated Composition Shingles and SBS Modified Shingles.


Permits expire after 60 days from the date of issuance. Additional time may be granted if substantial completion can be verified prior to the expiration of the permit.