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Frequently Asked Questions - Planning & Development
The requirements are obtained based on the city location involved. If the property is in an incorporated city location you should contact the codes department in that particular city. For unincorporated areas, contact the county Planning Department for assistance. That number is (913) 715-2248.
If your question concerns zoning within an incorporated city, contact the city office. If it is zoning in an unincorporated area, contact Johnson County Planning and Codes Department at 913-715-2200 or via US Mail to: 111 S. Cherry Street - Suite 3500,
Olathe, KS 66061
The kitchen floor has partially collapsed in my daughter's Lenexa apartment. There is mold present as well as beetles. The complex has agreed to move her but not until July. The complex is still requiring full rent. What are her options?
Because your daughter's apartment complex is located in Lenexa, this problem should be directed to Mr. Matt Souder, Codes Administrator for the city. His number is 913-477-7706. I have contacted the Lenexa office and spoken with Mr. Souder; but because your information is not available to me, I couldn't make your email address available to him. Please contact him ASAP.
Our company (a foreign corp. based in CA) plans to open a new clothing store in Leawood. Is a license or permit required in Johnson County?
The location you described is in Leawood, KS; a self-governing city within the confines of Johnson County KS. We suggest you contact the city of Leawood at 913-339-6700 to speak with someone within their planning and/or codes department.
If your business is housed within an incorporated city such as Prairie Village, Overland Park, Lenexa, Roeland Park, etc., you will need to contact the city government to determine whether or not a business license is mandatory. However, in the unincorporated cities over which the County has oversight, no business license is required.
How to report a vehicle in my neighborhood that is parked on the street and haven't moved for two months?
If your home is in an incorporated area, contact your city codes office to request assistance. If you are in an unincorporated area, contact the county Planning & Codes department to report the problem and request assistance. A representative will investigate the situation and respond appropriately.
If I purchase a house with large acreage as a primary residence with intent to use the land for agricultural purposes. What is involved in terms of zoning/permits in Olathe or Gardner?
Contact the city's property codes department to be sure you are in line with their city's municipal codes.
The County Government exercises oversight for concerns within unincorporated areas only.
Incorporated cities (i.e. Overland Park, Edgerton, Roeland Park, Prairie Village, etc.) have separate authority to adopt and enforce codes, standards and regulations as each deem appropriate. If you're providing services in an incorporated city, you should contact the codes enforcement department for that city to discover their requirements as it concerns contractor licensing.
Contact the codes office within the city of Olathe. The Olathe city office number is 913-971-8700. The codes or development officer will be able to assist you.
What color tag does a county home inspector place on a new home construction that does not meet bldg code ??
If a county inspector sees a work in progress at a home in unincorporated Johnson County that does not display the standard yellow tag (an indication that no permit has been obtained), he will affix a red stop work order until the proper permit is obtained and displayed.
Business registration requirements depend upon where the home is located.
Each incorporated city in Johnson County has regulations peculiar to the specific incorporated locale for business entities, including home based. If the home is located within an unincorporated area, there is no registration, license, or permit requirements. However, there are zoning regulations. Zoning regulations can be found on our website: http://planning.jocogov.org/zoning.htm, under Article 18, Section 5, on pages 18-2 though 18-4.
Offices for Realtors is one of the particular home occupations permitted. However, the owner would have to live in the home and, depending upon the size and zoning of the property, they can either have just family members as employees/assistants or may be able to have one employee/assistant who is not a family member.
Should you need additional information or clarification, contact: Pamela Hayhow, Planner; in our Planning and Codes department. You may reach her via email at email@example.com or via phone at 913-715-2216.
The office is located in the Johnson County Administration Building located at 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, Kansas, in Suite 1000. The direct phone number is 913-715-2233. View the Contractor Licensing website.