Residential Permitting

Did you know there are over 138,000 residential wastewater customers in Johnson County?  Now imagine the amount of private and public sewer infrastructure required to serve these customers... That's a lot of pipe in the ground!  Our residential permitting team regulates and inspects the installation, modification, and repair of residential sewer connections and service lines.  Our efforts help ensure the longevity and integrity of your home's service line and the public sewer.

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):

  • Single Family Residential Application
  • Multi-Family Residential Application (Excluding Apartments)

Application Requirements:

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

Applications are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your application and 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.
Connection Fee --- 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
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.  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):

  • Residential Temp. Cap-Off Permit
  • Residential Perm. Cap-Off Permit

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

Applications are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your application and 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 inspection fees must be paid prior to scheduling an additional inspection.

Sewer Repair Permit

Where Required

A Sewer Repair Permit is required to repair a damaged or collapsed service line.

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 application and permit through My Government Online (MGO).

Fees

Sewer Repair Permits are free of charge.

Street Restoration Permit

Where Required

Homeowners are responsible for the repair/replacement of their private service line from the home’s connection to the point of connection on the public sanitary sewer main. The service line sometimes runs under paved public streets in public street right-of-way. The cost for replacement of a private sanitary sewer service line serving a single family residential property can be substantial and including the cost of public street restoration can make the repair even more costly.

To mitigate public street restoration expense, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a street restoration reimbursement program in March 2016 which allows reimbursement of up to $5,000 per single-family residential property for restoration of the paved public street in the public street right-of-way. The program is administered by Johnson County Wastewater and is subject to the homeowner meeting specific application and qualification requirements. All private service line repairs must meet Johnson County Wastewater inspection standards and all street repairs must meet City permit and inspection standards.

Application

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

Application Type(s):

  • Residential Street Restoration Permit

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(s)
    • Exterior Plumber

Applications are reviewed as quickly as possible in the order in which they are received.  You may track the status of your application and permit through My Government Online (MGO).

To qualify for reimbursement of street restoration repairs, the following documentation must be provided to JCW once the application has been accepted:

  • Signed Street Restoration Agreement. The Street Restoration Agreement (provided by Johnson County Wastewater) must be signed by all record Owners of the subject property and returned to Johnson County Wastewater prior to reimbursement of street repair costs. The addresses of all record Owners must be included on the Agreement.
  • An executed W9 form (provided by Johnson County Wastewater) must be received from each Owner.
  • A Johnson County Wastewater approved building service line repair inspection form.
  • A City (or other applicable public entity if not a City) approved street restoration inspection form.
  • A detailed statement (itemized estimate or paid invoice) or copy of the contract between the Owner(s) and the plumber or contractor that was hired to perform the work indicating the nature and extent of building service line repairs to be completed, the anticipated cost of such building service line repairs and the anticipated cost of restoring the public street.
  • Johnson County Wastewater may request additional information from the property owner as may reasonably be necessary to review and determine if reimbursement of street restoration costs is qualified for and should be approved under the program.
  • Reimbursements are calculated by the use of the street cut dimensions provided by a JCW Inspector and they are not based on the owners total cost of their repair.

Fees

Street Restoration Permits are free of charge.  The reimbursement may be subject to federal or state income tax and participants are advised to consult with their tax advisers.

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