Building Inspections

All construction projects must have appropriate inspections to ensure compliance with current building codes and local ordinances. When your building permit is issued, we’ll let you know which commercial inspections or residential inspections are required for your project.

Please be aware that an approved inspection keeps your permit active. Permits expire after 180 days without an approved inspection and will be subject to reinstatement fees.

Inspection scheduling

Schedule your inspections online through Citizen Access. Some inspections (concrete, commercial finals, occupied homes, owner acting as contractor) can be scheduled by a customer service representative Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by calling 913.477.7500.

The process for signing up for an online account and using the Citizen Access system is outlined in this handout.

Penalty for commencing work before permit issuance

When it is determined through an investigation that work has commenced on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits, the responsible party will be required to pay to an investigation fee established by the building official in addition to the required permit fees. The investigation fee will be equal to the amount of the permit fee. The payment of such investigation fee does not exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of either this Code, technical codes or from any penalty prescribed by law.

Fire Department inspections

The fire department inspector inspects all commercial property with the building inspector at the final inspection. They also perform Certificate of Occupancy inspections, which are sometimes coordinated with the building inspectors. To help you better understand what the fire department inspector looks for during an inspection, refer to the Inspection Checklist letter.

Additional resources

Refer to these brochures and documents for more information:

Certificates of occupancy

Special Inspections (information and forms)

Third-party inspections
(information and forms)