Building permits (commercial, residential, and all other miscellaneous permits) can be obtained online at or by the Development Services Department, which is located on the first floor of City Hall.  Roofing permits must be obtained through our portal at  Permits can only be obtained by a licensed contractor or by the homeowner when it is their primary residence.  Payments can be made either online using a check or credit card or over the counter using check, cash or credit card.  Make checks payable to the “City of Lee’s Summit”.

If you have any questions about permits, processes or review, please contact Development Services at 816-969-1200 or by emailing