Commercial Permitting

Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) owns and maintains over 2,325 miles of public sewers and treats over 18 billion gallons of wastewater each year.  Many commercial businesses connected to our system have the potential to discharge large quantities of wastewater or harmful substances that can inundate, damage, or block the public sewer system, resulting in sewer backups into homes, businesses, and the environment.  Our commercial permitting team reviews and inspects commercial building plans and plumbing in accordance with our regulations.  Our efforts help ensure the longevity and integrity of the public sewer system and the private sewer systems connected to it.

Sewer Connection Permit

Where Required

A Sewer Connection Permit is required to connect a new building or an existing building with a private sewage system to the public sewer.  A Sewer Connection Permit is required prior to obtaining a Building Permit from the City.

Application

Applications shall be submitted through My Government Online (MGO).  The following items are required:

Application Type(s):

  • Commercial Sewer Construction

Application Requirements:

  • Building address
  • Legal description of the property
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address) for the following:
    • Applicant
    • Deeded Property Owner
    • Civil Engineer
    • MEP Engineer
  • Building plan set (Architectural, Structural, Civil, MEP, etc.)
  • Supplemental items, dependent upon project scope:
    • Public Pool Form
    • Wash Bay Application
    • Food/Beverage Supplemental Application
    • Grease and/or sand/oil interceptor sizing calculations 
    • Draft Plat

Upon acceptance of the application, please allow up to 14 calendar days to receive initial review comments and up to 7 calendar days to receive comments for each subsequent submittal.  Submittals are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your permit through My Government Online (MGO).

Fees

Fees may be paid through My Government Online (MGO) or in-person at our office.  The following fees may apply:

Type Amount Description
Permit Fee $220 Charged prior to permit issuance.  Applies to all permits.  Includes one inspection fee.
Plan Review Fee $440 Charged prior to permit issuance.  Applies to all projects that require plan review.

Connection Fee

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Charged prior to permit issuance.  Fee amount is based on the building's domestic water meter size.  Redevelopment projects (teardown and rebuilds) will receive credit for the previous building's water meter.
5/8" $4,400
3/4" $6,600
1" $11,000
1 1/2" $22,000
2" $35,200
3" $66,000
4" $110,000
6" $220,000
Inspection Fee $38 Charged post-permit issuance on a per trip basis.  All outstanding fees must be paid prior to scheduling an additional inspection.
Permit Revision Fee $100 Charged post-permit issuance.  Applies to expired permits and projects that require revisions to the permit and/or permitted plans.

Sewer Modification Permit

Where Required

A Sewer Modification Permit is required for the change of use, expansion, and/or modification of a building's sanitary plumbing system.  This includes tenant finishes, building additions, and changes in operation and/or use that may affect the sewer system.  A Sewer Modification Permit is typically required prior to obtaining a Building Permit from the City.

Application

Applications shall be submitted through My Government Online (MGO).  The following items are required:

Application Type(s):

  • Commercial Sewer Construction

Application Requirements:

  • Building address
  • Legal description of the property
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address) for the following:
    • Applicant
    • Deeded Property Owner
    • Civil Engineer
    • MEP Engineer
  • Building plan set (Architectural, Structural, Civil, MEP, etc.)
  • Supplemental items, dependent upon project scope:
    • Public Pool Form
    • Wash Bay Application
    • Food/Beverage Supplemental Application
    • Grease and/or sand/oil interceptor sizing calculations 

Upon acceptance of the application, please allow up to 14 calendar days to receive initial review comments and up to 7 calendar days to receive comments for each subsequent submittal.  Submittals are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your permit through My Government Online (MGO).

Fees

Fees may be paid through My Government Online (MGO) or in-person at our office.  The following fees may apply:

Type Amount Description
Permit Fee $220 Charged prior to permit issuance.  Applies to all permits.  Includes one inspection fee.
Plan Review Fee $440 Charged prior to permit issuance.  Applies to all projects that require plan review.

Connection Fee

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Charged prior to permit issuance.  Fee amount is based on the building's domestic water meter size.  Redevelopment projects (teardown and rebuilds) will receive credit for the previous building's water meter.
5/8" $4,400
3/4" $6,600
1" $11,000
1 1/2" $22,000
2" $35,200
3" $66,000
4" $110,000
6" $220,000
Inspection Fee $38 Charged post-permit issuance on a per trip basis.  All outstanding fees must be paid prior to scheduling an additional inspection.
Permit Revision Fee $100 Charged post-permit issuance.  Applies to expired permits and projects that require revisions to the permit and/or permitted plans.

Sewer Cap Off Permit

Where Required

A Sewer Cap Off Permit is required to disconnect an existing building from the public sewer.  Sewer cap offs may be temporary, when a sewer connection will be reused in the future, or permanent, when a sewer connection will no longer be needed.  It is also required to temporarily or permanently decommission a grease interceptor and/or sand/oil interceptor.  A Sewer Cap Off Permit is required prior to obtaining a Demolition Permit from the City.

Application

Applications shall be submitted through My Government Online (MGO).  The following items are required:

Application Type(s):

  • Commercial Application with Temp or Perm Cap-Off

Application Requirements:

  • Building address
  • Legal description of the property
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address) for the following:
    • Applicant
    • Deeded Property Owner
    • Exterior Plumber

Upon acceptance of the application, please allow up to 14 calendar days to receive initial review comments and up to 7 calendar days to receive comments for each subsequent submittal.  Submittals are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your permit through My Government Online (MGO).

Fees

Fees may be paid through My Government Online (MGO) or in-person at our office.  The following fees may apply:

Type Amount Description
Permit Fee $220 Charged prior to permit issuance.  Applies to all permits.  Includes one inspection fee.
Inspection Fee $38 Charged post-permit issuance on a per trip basis.  All outstanding fees must be paid prior to scheduling an additional inspection.
Permit Revision Fee $100 Charged post-permit issuance.  Applies to expired permits and projects that require revisions to the permit and/or permitted plans.

Sewer Repair Permit

Where Required

A Sewer Repair Permit is required to repair a damaged or collapsed service line, grease interceptor, or sand/oil interceptor.

Application

Applications shall be submitted through My Government Online (MGO).  The following items are required:

Application Type(s):

  • Repair Application

Application Requirements:

  • Building address
  • Legal description of the property
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address) for the following:
    • Applicant
    • Deeded Property Owner
    • Exterior Plumber

Due to the time-sensitive nature of sewer repairs, JCW issues Sewer Repair Permits as quickly as we can.  You may track the status of your permit through My Government Online (MGO).

Fees

Sewer Repair Permits are free of charge.

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