City of Shawnee

Starting a New Business

There are three major phases that "may" be required for starting a new business in Shawnee. The type of business you are opening as well as the location of your new business will determine which approvals you need.

The City of Shawnee encourages you to contact Dave Holtwick, the City Business Liaison, to work with you to define a custom road map to meet your development needs. Dave's role is to guide you smoothly through the process of developing and starting your business within Shawnee.

Land Use Approvals

Preliminary Plat, Final Plat & Site Plan Approvals *

* dependent on project scope - plat and site may already be approved

Occupancy Approvals

Pass all Final Inspection Requirements - approval from all involved City Departments

Obtain City Business License

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Occupancy Issuance

  • Contact Info
  • Business LiaisonDave Holtwick 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas 66203 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6214 
  • Fax(913) 631-7531 
  • Email
  • Hours8am-5pm