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An owner may act as a general contractor and perform construction work only if they, own and occupy as their primary residence, the property listed on the permit as the site address. A notarized statement is required and they are subject to the same code inspections as a contractor would be.
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A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a residential or commercial structure. Permits are also required to construct, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems. Typical projects that require permits are replacing a furnace and/or A/C unit, replacing a water heater, replacing a deck, or building a fence. Cosmetic interior remodeling, such as replacement of cabinets, doors, carpeting and plumbing fixtures do not require a permit. Siding and window replacement does not require a permit but all roof replacements do.
Yes, a permit is required for any detached structure or accessory building which is larger than 200 square feet. Contact the Building Inspection Department or Planning Department prior to building any structure for information on allowable sizes and building setbacks.
Yes; you may also reference the Basement Finishing and Remodeling Guidelines (PDF) handout for full information.
Yes, city code requires all private wastewater systems to be inspected within 30 days of any transfer of property. For more information on scheduling a private wastewater inspection visit our private wastewater page at http://www.desotoks.us/178/Private-Wastewater-Systems-Septic
No, contact the Building Inspection Department, at 913-586-5277 with any questions.
Yes, in addition, the Code requires a complete tear-off with only 1 layer of roofing material and ice and water shield is required at eaves. Roofing contractors must be licensed by Contractor Licensing.
Yes, most situations require a permit. Contact the Building Inspection Department at 913-586-5277 for more information.
Yes, check with the Building Inspection Department or City Planner for details before installing. Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs also have special requirements.
No, The City currently does not require a business license; however, all contractors or subcontractors must be licensed by Contractor Licensing, prior to applying for permit.
All permit forms and many documents are available online, or at City Hall. Online applications are available for Residential ROW Permits, Residential Miscellaneous Permits (Roofing, Electric, Plumbing, Fence, and HVAC), and Private Wastewater Resale Inspection Permits. All other permits require PDF applications which can be submitted to:De Soto City HallBuilding Inspection Department32905 W 84th StreetDe Soto, KS 66018
For more information, call 913-210-9186, or email the Building Department.