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Building Permit Information

Residential Building Permits 

New Home Construction

Contractors applying for new home construction should submit the following to the Codes Division:

  • Completed Building Permit Application
  • 1 set of digital construction plans (PDF format), sealed (if house has not been "Master Planned")
  • 1 stamped and signed original plot plan and 1 digital copy

All contractors, including subcontractors, must hold a Johnson County Contractor's license.

Miscellaneous Residential

In addition to building a new home, the City of Gardner also requires building permits for many home improvement projects such as finishing a basement, re-roofing, setting an outdoor shed, installing a sprinkler system, setting a swimming pool, or building a fence or deck. Homeowners can do work on their own home however any contractor you hire must hold a Johnson County Contractor's license with the exception of deck, fence, and irrigation contractors. If you are unsure whether your contractor is licensed, please check the Johnson County's Contractor database.

All building permits require a completed Building Permit Application. Please check the links below to see what additional information may need to accompany your permit, or call our department at 913.856.0913.

Please review our informational brochures for pertinent permitting and construction information:

Commercial Construction

New Commercial Construction

Contractors applying for new commercial construction should submit the following to the Codes Division:
All contractors, including subcontractors, must hold a Johnson County Contractor's license.
  • Completed Building Permit Application
  • 1 complete set of digital construction plans (PDF format) and 1 complete set of paper construction plans, sealed
  • Site plan approved by or submitted to Planning and Zoning Division

Tenant Finish

Contractors applying for a tenant finish permit should submit the following to the Codes Division:

  • Completed Building Permit Application
  • 1 complete set of digital construction plans (PDF format) and 1 complete set of paper construction plans, sealed

All contractors, including subcontractors, must hold a Johnson County Contractor's license

Permit Fees

Fees are effective January 1, 2017 (Res. 1956)

Building Inspection

All building permits will require inspections at various stages of construction. The Building Inspector will inspect construction relative to approved plans and the attached comments. If the project complies with plans and all code requirements the inspector will provide approval for the work completed. In the event that any corrections are needed, the inspector will provide a list of items to be completed. The contractor or property owner is required to request all inspections associated with an issued building permit.

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