County Services

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Guides

Not sure where to get started? Our guides will walk you through important services and support.

Permits and Licenses

  • Apply for an Accessory and Agriculture Building Permit. An Accessory and Agriculture Building is a building or structure subordinate to and detached from but located on the same lot as the principal building or structure, the use of which is incidental and accessory to that of the principal building or structure, as defined in the Johnson County Zoning Regulations.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Download and complete a permit application for an amusement enterprise.

    County Manager's Office
  • Apply for a blasting permit. Johnson County is currently enforcing the blasting regulations adopted by the State of Kansas, K.A.R., 22-4-1 / N.F.P.A. 495, 2018 International Fire Code, and the Johnson County Code of Regulations for Buildings and Construction, 2018 edition. 

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Apply online for building and trade permits. Anything you can do in-person at your local office you can do online at MyGovernmentOnline.org. 

    Planning
  • Johnson County Child Care Licensing division works with all child care facilities in Johnson County. Kansas Child Care Licensing Law states that anyone providing care for children other than those related by blood, marriage, or adoption, must be licensed. 

    Health and Environment
  • A building permit must be obtained from the Development Services Building Safety Division for nearly all types of “commercial” new building construction, additions, remodeling or repair work prior to the start of construction.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Download and complete a permit application for a commercial party or celebration.

    County Manager's Office
  • Johnson County Wastewater's commercial permitting team reviews and inspects commercial building plans and plumbing in accordance with our regulations. Find requirements and apply for commercial permits. 

    Wastewater
  • The Commercial/Industrial On-Site Program issues permits to install and operate non-residential septic systems where property owners are not served by a public wastewater collection system.

    Environment
    Health and Environment
  • A building permit is required for demolition of all structures within Johnson County unincorporated area. Apply for a demolition permit.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Entrances to private property require work to be completed within county road allowances (i.e. on county property). Request an entrance permit.

    Public Works
  • Download and complete a permit application for fireworks.

    County Manager's Office
  • Johnson County Wastewater's food service permitting team regulates and monitors the pumping and maintenance of grease interceptors and establishes best management practices to prevent sewer backups caused by fats, oils and grease. Apply for food service permits.

    Wastewater
  • Johnson County Wastewater's Industrial Pretreatment Program regulates industrial wastewater discharges so that toxic materials do not interfere with wastewater treatment systems or pass through to receiving streams. Find requirements and apply for industrial permits. 

    Wastewater
  • Download and complete a permit application for a itinerant sales activity and auctions.

    County Manager's Office
  • Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) enforces the state air quality regulations on open burning. These regulations are designed to protect human health and the environment. JCDHE issues open burning exemptions in accordance with these regulations when prudent and necessary. 

    Environment
    Health and Environment
  • Download and complete a permit application for a parade or demonstration.

    County Manager's Office
  • A residential remodel can include an exterior porch, attached garage, sunroom, interior remodel, additions, and basement finishes. Apply for a residential remodel permit.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Find out if you need a permit to install or alter a private residential sewer system, and learn how to apply.  

    Environment
    Health and Environment
  • Johnson County Wastewater's residential permitting team regulates and inspects the installation, modification and repair of residential sewer connections and service lines. Find resources and apply for residential permits.

    Wastewater
  • All roofing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractors must be licensed with Johnson County Contractor Licensing. Permits will require plan review, therefore a set of plans and a plan review fee will be required at the time of application. Apply for a permit.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Johnson County Department of Health and Environment licenses installers and designers of private sewage treatment systems regulated under the Johnson County Environmental Sanitary Code, as well as the sanitary disposal contractors, also known as pumpers, who clean the treatment systems and transport the sewage to the disposal site.

    Environment
    Health and Environment
  • Sign permit application procedures for the unincorporated area of Johnson County, Kansas.

    Planning
  • Permits are required when building new single family dwellings and/or modular homes in unincorporated Johnson County. Apply for a Permit.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Construction of a photovoltaic (PV) system needs requires a permit for all use cases in unincorporated Johnson County.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Special permit application procedures for the unincorporated area of Johnson County, Kansas.

    Planning
  • A swimming pool is any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches (610 mm) deep. This includes in-ground, above ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Any pool 24” deep or more requires a permit. Apply for a swimming pool permit.

    Building Codes
    Planning, Housing and Community Development
  • Apply to transport a large building or other large structures in unincorporated Johnson County.

    Public Works
  • Utility companies and their contractors are required to obtain a utility permit. Apply for a utility permit.

    Public Works