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Development

Demolition and Move Permits

Demolition Permit

Unless otherwise approved by the building official, the demolition of structures or buildings, partial or complete, requires a demolition permit.
Demolition permits are generally issued over the counter and the permit fee is in accordance with the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri Fee Schedule. To obtain a demolition permit, the following steps must be followed:
  1. Submit a completed demolition permit application.
  2. The applicant/permit holder shall furnish a certificate of liability insurance for personal and property damage in a minimum amount of $100,000 injury each person, $300,000 each occurrence, and $50,000 property damage.
  3. The applicant/permit holder must have a valid business license from the City of Lee’s Summit.
 
The applicant shall remove all rubbish and materials and fill excavations to existing grade so that the premises are left in a safe and sanitary condition and can be maintained in accordance with the property maintenance code within 28 days from the date of demolition. Demolition permits are valid for a maximum time period of 60 days from the date of issuance.

Move Permits

A permit is required to move any building or structure having a floor area of 200 or more square feet, upon, across or over any highway, street, alley or sidewalk in the city. Buildings or structures moved into or within the jurisdiction shall comply with the adopted code for new buildings or structures. No buildings shall be moved to any location within the City of Lee’s Summit, until a foundation for the structure has been constructed.
Move permits are generally processed within five (5) working days and the permit fee is in accordance with the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri Fee Schedule. To obtain a permit to move a structure, the following steps must be followed:
 
  1. Submit a completed move permit application.
  2. The applicant/permit holder shall furnish a certificate of liability insurance for personal and property damage in a minimum amount of $100,000 injury each person, $300,000 each occurrence, and $50,000 property damage.
  3. The applicant, if other than the owner, shall file with the application a written statement or bill of sale signed by the owner, or other sufficient evidence that he or she is entitled to move the building or structure.
  4. The applicant/permit holder must have a valid business license from the City of Lee’s Summit.
 
For additional requirements for demolition and move permits please refer to Chapter 7, Article XI of the Lee’s Summit Code of Ordinances. For more information, please contact the Codes Administration Department at 816-969-1200 or visit our office at City Hall.