Doing Business

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We are here to help you with any questions you have about opening and operating a business in Lenexa. We’re a business-friendly city, so please call us at 913.477.7500 if you have any questions.

Opening and Doing Business

  • Business licenses: If you operate a business in Lenexa, you must obtain a business license. Some businesses require additional documentation or licensing in addition to the city license.

  • Certificate of Occupancy: You must apply and receive approval for a Certificate of Occupancy before you move in to your business space.

  • Sign permitsPermanent and temporary signs require sign permits.

  • Special event permits: If you are planning an outdoor sale, gathering or other event at your business, you must have a special event permit.

  • Alarm permits: If your business has an alarm system, you must register it with our false alarm reduction program.

  • Business resources: If you’re looking for help opening or operating your business, there are a variety of local resources available that can assist you.

Economic Development

  • Economic incentives: We offer a variety of economic development incentives to make our city as business-friendly as possible.

  • Building permit reports: View our monthly building permit reports, which list commercial and residential construction happening in Lenexa.