Kansas City Building Codes

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  • We should reach out to Assistant City Manager, Kerrie Tyndall to discuss possible collaboration with AdvanceKC and Economic Development Programs for Opportunity Zones.
  • When reading the codes, The words "must," "will," "shall" and "may not" are mandatory. The word "may" is permissive, and "should" is advisory, not mandatory or required. reference
  • New construction of residential, detached single family units must be performed by a licensed general contractor or under their supervision. There are permit exceptions if building owner and resident buys all the material themselves. reference
  • The enforcement agency is the Department of City planning and Development. They assign a building official to oversee compliance by receiving applications, reviewing documents, and issuing permits. reference
  • Minimum Residential Permit Fee is $482.34 Fee Calculator