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Miscellaneous Permits

With few exceptions, building permits are required for the projects listed below. In order to obtain a permit, certain information must be provided to the Codes Administration Department. The information needed varies depending on the type of project being constructed. Please choose from the links below for more information, or contact Codes Administration at 816-969-1200 or go to the "Contact Us" page and select Codes Administration as the department to contact us.


In-ground Lawn Sprinkler Systems

Permits are required for the installation of in-ground lawn sprinkler systems. To obtain a permit for an in-ground lawn sprinkler, the following steps must be followed:

  1. Applicant submits a signed and notarized “Release for Lawn Sprinkler System in City of Lee’s Summit Right of Way (Residential or Commercial).” Please note that this form must be signed by the property owner if on residential property or corporate officer if on a commercial property, NOT the sprinkler contractor.
  2. Upon receipt of this form, Codes Administration staff will calculate the permit fees and the permit will be issued over the counter. The permit fee will be due at this time.
  3. Upon issuance of a building permit, certain inspections are required so that compliance with the building code may be verified.

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Fences

Residential Fences
Commercial Fences

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Roofing

Permits are required for re-roofing of structures. To obtain a permit for re-roofing a structure, the following steps must be followed:

  1. Submit a “Re-Roof Permit Application” to the Codes Administration Department. If you are submitting an application for a wood shake roof – proof that it is at least a class “c” fire retardant roof will be required.
  2. Upon receipt of this application, Codes Administration staff will issue the permit over the counter. The permit fee of $30 will be due at this time.
  3. Upon issuance of a building permit, certain inspections are required so that compliance with the building code may be verified.

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Solar Panels

Permits are required for all solar panel installations.  Below is a guideline for solar installations and a permit application checklist.  You may also visit www.marc.org/Environment/Energy and www.kcsolarmap.org for additional information pertaining to solar energy.

Solar Permit Applcation/Checklist
Solar Ready KC Presentation
Solar Submittal Example

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Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools – Residential, private
Swimming Pools – Subdivision Swimming Pools (subdivision pools are treated as commercial projects)
Swimming Pools  Commercial

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Other Projects

The list above includes the types of projects we are asked about on a regular basis. However, there may be other projects that require a building permit to be obtained. For more information, please contact the Codes Administration Department at 816-969-1200, go to the "Contact Us" page and choose Codes Administration as the department or visit our office at City Hall.

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