Building Permit and Inspections

The City of Edgerton requires property owners to obtain a building permit for most residential and non-residential construction. For more information or to determine if a building permit is needed, please contact City Hall at 913-893-6231.

Once a building permit is issued, the City conducts building inspections to ensure that consistent quality of property and building construction is completed for the safety of the tenants and long-term value to property owners. The City conducts building inspections using the following building codes:

2006 International Building Code
2006 International Residential Code
2006 International Mechanical Code
2006 International Plumbing Code
2006 International Fire Code
2005 National Electric Code


  Residential Building Permits

Download the Residential Building Permit. Pursuant to Ordinance No. 760, the City of Edgerton has established the following fees pertaining to residential building permits:

TOTAL VALUATION FEE

$1 to $500

$13

$501 to $2,000

$13 for the first $500 + $1.50 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.

$2,001 to $25,000

$35.50 for the first $2,000 + $8.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.

$25,001 to $50,000

$219.50 for the first $25,000 + $6.50 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.

$50,001 to $100,000

$382.00 for the first $50,000 + $4.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.

$100,001 to $500,000

$582.00 for the first $100,000 + $3.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.

$500,001 and up

$1,782.00 for the first $500,000 + $2.00 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.


  Non-Residential Building Permits

The City of Edgerton contracts with Johnson County to provide plan review and inspection services for non-residential development. Download the non-residential building permit here. Please contact City Hall for non-residential building permit and plan review fees.

Other Inspections and Fees

  • After-hours Building Inspection Fee: $50 per hour (one hour minimum)
  • Re-inspection Fee: $25 per hour (paid in advance)
  • Certificate of Occupancy: $10

For more information on each of these steps, please click the links below or call City Hall at (913) 893-6231. The City appreciates your desire to development within our community. Please let us know how we can help you achieve your development goals.


  Conditional Use Permit

Land uses that are not permitted within a particular zoning district, such as hospitals, airports and quarries, are typically approved through the Conditional Use Permit process. Land uses that are only permitted within a particular zoning district under specified conditions relating to operation, site development and time limits after review and approval by the Planning Commission and City Council, are allowed through the Conditional Use Permit process.

Applicants shall file an application for a proposed conditional use. The applicant shall also mail certified letters to all property owners having property within 200 feet of the proposed conditional use’s location. Letters shall also be mailed to property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed conditional use’s location in the unincorporated area of the applicable county. These notices must be mailed a minimum of twenty days prior to the scheduled public hearing. The City can assist applicants in determining the property owners that need to be notified.

An affidavit concerning the mailing of property owner notification letters must be returned to the office of the City Clerk by no later than the Monday preceding the public hearing. The Planning Commission meets in the City Hall on the second Tuesday of every month. The agenda and staff reports will be available the Friday preceding the public hearing. The chairperson will open the public hearing for each case to hear presentations by the city staff, the owner or authorized agent, and the audience, respectively. After everyone has had the opportunity to speak, the Planning Commission will close or continue the public hearing to a later date. After the public hearing is closed, discussion will be limited to the Planning Commission and action will be taken in the form of a recommendation for approval or denial to the Governing Body.

After the conclusion of the public hearing, a fourteen day protest period begins. During the protest period, property owners within the notification area of the subject property may file a petition indicating their protest to the requested conditional use permit in the office of the City Clerk. The submission of valid protest petitions from property owners of 20% of the land within the notification area of the subject property within the allotted time will require a three-quarter vote for approval by the Governing Body. Copies of protest petitions may be obtained in the office of the City Clerk.

After the protest period has concluded, the application will be placed on the next agenda for City Council action (typically within thirty days after the conclusion of the public hearing). The Governing Body will review the transcript of the public hearing and the recommendation of the Planning Commission and will take action by concurring with or overriding the Planning Commission recommendation, or by returning the request to the Planning Commission.

Download the Conditional Use Permit Application.