City of Shawnee

Building Permits and Inspections

The City of Shawnee City Council has approved the adoption of the construction codes listed below. These codes will be effective for any construction permit submitted on or after July 1, 2019.

2018 International Building Code 
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Residential Code 
2018 International Plumbing Code
2018 International Mechanical Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Energy Conservation Code
2017 National Electrical Code

The Building Codes Division is responsible for ensuring that new construction on private property complies with all municipal construction codes. This Division issues building permits, reviews plans, and conducts building inspections.

2012 International Construction Codes (Building)
Contractor's Licensing Program
New Commercial Buildings
Code Compliance Certification Statement (pdf)
Verification of Subcontractor's Work (pdf)

Building Permits

Building permits are issued by the Community Development Department. Plans prepared by a design professional are required for all buildings including single family and two family residential structures. Permit guidelines are available for commercial, grading, tenant finish, retaining walls, single family dwelling, and demolition.

  • Contact Info
  • Chief Building OfficialTyler Wirth 
  • Address11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, Kansas 66203 
  • Telephone(913) 742-6010 
  • Fax(913) 268-7562 
  • Email
  • Hours8am-5pm