Residential Miscellaneous Permits

This process applies to all residential building permits except for the construction of a new dwelling. Please use residential new dwelling permit for that information.

Process for applying for a Residential Miscellaneous Permit.

  1. Use the City of De Soto's permit portal found here to apply for a permit for all residential projects requiring building permits other than construction of a new dwelling.
  2. Fill out all required information on the application. Please fill in any contractor information along with Johnson County Contractor's License number. If homeowner is the contractor for the project please fill out the section for homeowner contractor statement. All contractors must be licensed with Johnson County Contractor's Licensing unless work is being completed by the homeowner.
  3. Upload any required documentation at time of application to ensure your permit can be processed. Table below shows examples of documentation required for different permits.
  4. Once permit is processed and any plans are reviewed, a copy of the building permit with a link to pay fees will be emailed to the applicant. If you wish to pay fees with a check or cash, please let the building staff know and a copy of your permit will be available for payment by those methods at the front counter of City Hall. Electronic payment via the link provided in the email or through the portal will immediately cause permit to become active for construction.
  5. Once payment has been received, signed plans will be available for download from the permit portal found here by searching for your permit using one of the available search fields. Signed plans can also be emailed to the contractor by request. 
  6. After payment has been received, the permit is considered active for construction. Building permit letter can be downloaded through the permit portal found here and should be posted on site during construction.

Documents required by Permit Type

Required Documents

  • Plot plan showing height, location, and material of the fence in relation to all property lines and structures on the property.