Johnson County Building Officials Association

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Our Mission

Johnson County, Kansas and the cities within the county have enjoyed long-term growth by providing a high quality of living to their citizens. Throughout this growth, one of the Johnson County 's greatest strengths has been the ability of the construction industry, working in partnership with code enforcement agencies, to provide safe structures in which we live, work, provide education and places to purchase the goods and services necessary for our communities.

Adopted construction codes have played a major role in providing these safe structures. As the new century is fast approaching, Building Officials throughout Johnson County have made a commitment to coordinate the adoption and use of codes to achieve uniformity and consistency across jurisdictions.

Meeting Information

Meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Meeting Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: St. Andrews Golf Club - 11099 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66221

Agendas / Minutes

Our Vision

The vision of the Johnson County Building Officials is to create a system whereby the jurisdictions within the county can adopt codes and procedures that promote uniformity. As Building Officials we shall endeavor to:

  • Develop and adopt codes that are uniform throughout Johnson County
  • Provide a process that encourages participation of the construction industry.
  • Adopt the International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Residential Code, National Electrical Code and other related codes as necessary to insure safe construction.
  • Promote consistency of code interpretations.
  • Develop a uniform countywide contractor licensing and inspector certification program to insure that minimum code standards are maintained throughout the county.
  • Develop and administer a countywide information program for all interested groups and organizations. Enhance and promote information resource sharing between Building Officials throughout Johnson County .
  • Educate elected officials and citizens of Johnson County on construction code issues.
  • Develop and institute a regional training program to provide code awareness and uniformity of code knowledge throughout Johnson County and the surrounding area.
  • Develop and administrate uniform administrative procedures, schedules and forms.


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Johnson County Building Official's Association (JOCOBO), over the last several years has promoted uniformity of code applications between jurisdictions and promoted quality construction within the scope of the codes. These efforts have involved development of common accepted practices.

  • Common Licensing provisions through Johnson County
  • Residential Braced Wall/Lateral Loads Committee
  • Residential Deck Construction – Accepted Practices
  • Residential Stucco Accepted Practices
  • Basement Finish – Accepted Practice
  • Residential Foundation Standards