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Building Inspection


The Unified Government’s Building Inspection Department improves the quality of life for citizens in the jurisdiction of the unified portion of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas by ensuring compliance with established construction standards.

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to: 

  • construct
  • enlarge       
  • alter
  • repair

Building Codes

  • move/remove
  • change the occupancy of a building or structure
  • demolish, or
  • replace any system; electrical, mechanical, plumbing

or to cause any such work to be done which is regulated by this code, shall first make application to The Division of Building Inspection, or Developmental Review Committee, and obtain the required permits. The UG has adopted the following codes and ordinances: 

**NEW**  The Unified Government has adopted the following codes and ordinances:

  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2009 International Energy Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • Current NFPA Life Safety Code
  • Ordinances of the United Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas

Permit ApplicationTo access additional information regarding acquiring permit applications for demolition, commercial or residential use, select the appropriate link below. DRC reviews new commercial development, additions,occupancy changes, commercial pools, and exterior renovations. All other permits are reviewed with Building Inspections. 


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NRC Offices Hours Anthony Hutchingson Phone Numbers
Building Inspection 8:00 am to 5:00 pm   Chief Inspector P: (913) 573-8620 
4953 State Avenue Monday - Friday  Email
F: (913) 573-8622
Kansas City, KS       

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