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Planning & Development

Phone: 913-715-2200

111 S. Cherry STE 3500, Olathe, KS 66061

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The Planning and Codes department is responsible for ensuring the coordinated, efficient and safe development of the County for all current and future residents by providing professional contractor monitoring, building codes enforcement, development and land use reviews and recommendations, long-range planning, and geographic and socioeconomic analyses.

Our mission is to ensure coordinated, efficient, and safe development for current and future County residents and businesses by providing professional long-range planning; policy and demographic analysis; development plan reviews; zoning and building code enforcement; and construction contractor licensing, education, and monitoring.

Department News

November Zoning Board Meeting Cancellations
October 25, 2016

The following meetings have been cancelled.

November 7, 2016 – South-Central Consolidated Zoning Board

November 16, 2016 – Board of Zoning Appeals




New Location - Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board
August 16, 2016

new location! “Beginning with the September 28, 2016, meeting, the Southwest Consolidated Zoning Board will meet at the Gardner Grange Building, 136 E. Washington, Gardner, Kansas.”  See calendar for time and dates.

Johnson County has been awarded Gold-Level Recognition
March 10, 2016

In partnership with Department of Health and Environment, Planning, Development, and Codes has assisted with the implementation of Solar Ready Construction better practices and guidelines, which you can find under Permits> Building or by clicking here. With this new implementations, MARC has awarded Johnson County with a Gold-Level Solar Ready Community Recognition. For more information regarding the Solar Ready Community Recognition Program please visit MARC's website.

Solar Ready Construction Information Now Available
February 26, 2016

You can now find information regarding zoning, permits, and inspections for solar ready construction here.

The link can be found under Building Codes > Permits > Building.

Please call 913-715-2200 to speak to a Planner or an Inspector for additional information.