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Planning & Development

Phone: 913-715-2200

111 S. Cherry STE 3500, Olathe, KS 66061

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The Planning and Codes department is responsible for ensuring the coordinated, efficient and safe development of the County for all current and future residents by providing professional contractor monitoring, building codes enforcement, development and land use reviews and recommendations, long-range planning, and geographic and socioeconomic analyses.

Our mission is to ensure coordinated, efficient, and safe development for current and future County residents and businesses by providing professional long-range planning; policy and demographic analysis; development plan reviews; zoning and building code enforcement; and construction contractor licensing, education, and monitoring.

Department News

Johnson County Planning, Development, and Codes Welcomes a New Director
September 14, 2017

Jay C. Leipzig, AICP assumed his duties as the county’s new Planning and Development Director on Sept. 11. He brings 24 years of experience in planning and development and most recently he had served as Community and Economic Development Director for the city of Belton, Missouri, since 2008.

Previously, Jay served as Neighborhood Services Manager for the city of Independence, Missouri, and Neighborhood Conservation Services Administrator for the city of Des Moines, Iowa. Jay also held the position of Principal Planner Project Administrator for Ochsner Hare& Hare, and early in his career, he was Housing Coordinator for the city of Lawrence. Jay earned a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas.