Building & Zoning Department
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5811 · louisburgkansas.gov
rwhitham@louisburgkansas.gov
APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE
Date: _____________ Permit # ______________________________
Property Owner: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Property Owner Address: ________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________
Contractor: (Must be Licensed in Miami County)
Contractor Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________
Contractor Phone: ______________________________ Email: _______________________________________________
General: _________________________________________ Mechanical: _______________________________________
Electrical: ________________________________________ Plumbing: _________________________________________
Foundation: ______________________________________ Site Utility: ________________________________________
Roofing: _________________________________________ Fire Sprinkler: ______________________________________
Legal description of building site, lot or tract (attach copy of deed)
GENERAL INFORMATION: Width _____ Depth _____ Acreage _____
General description of structure to be constructed: ________________________________________________________
Estimated cost of new construction: _____________________________________________________________________
Overall size of structure: Width ____________ Length ____________
Square footage for: First Floor ____________ Second Floor ____________
Basement/Unfinished ____________ Finished ____________
Garage/Attached ____________ Detached ____________
Total Square Feet of Structure: ____________
Will residence have a deck or lawn irrigation (sprinkler)? Deck: ____ Yes ____ No Lawn Irrigation: ____ Yes ____ No
I, ______________________, hereby certify that the information provided herein is true and correct and that all Zoning
Regulations shall be complied with. I certify that all contractors listed above are licensed under the Miami County,
Kansas, Contractor Licensing Code. I further understand that any permit based upon false or incorrect statements of a
material fact necessary to the issuance of the permit, shall be void.
Date: _____________ Signature: __________________________________________________
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ATTACHED:
_____________ Site Plan _____________ Building Plans _____________ Date Paid
_____________ Amount Due _____________ Receipt #
Assigned address: ___________________________________________________________________________________
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Building & Zoning Department
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5811 · louisburgkansas.gov
rwhitham@louisburgkansas.gov
BUILDING INSPECTIONS
The following inspections are required on all new construction, as well as all additions, garages, etc.
The building permit must be posted at the job site.
1. FOOTINGS: All footings shall be inspected prior to concrete being poured. A minimum of two (2)
#4 rebar in the footing, bent around the corners at least 18 inches, and tied. All footings shall be
36 inches below finished grade.
2. FOUNDATION WALLS: All foundation walls shall be inspected prior to concrete being poured. For
8’ walls, a minimum of four (4) #4 rebar located horizontally. For 9’ and 10’ walls, a minimum of
five (5) #4 rebar located horizontally. Verticals shall be a maximum of four (4) feet apart. Steel is
to be tied (100%). Forms shall be sprayed with form oil prior to installing. Form oil shall not be
sprayed on the rebar.
3. UNDERSLAB UTILITIES: All underslab plumbing and electrical shall be inspected prior to covering.
4. CONCRETE SLABS: All basement, garage floor, slab-on-grade and driveways shall be inspected
prior to concrete being poured. They shall have at a minimum #4 rebar on a 24 inch grid, tied
50%, and on chairs. A 6 mil vapor barrier is required for all basements and slab-on-grade.
Additional reinforcement and/or grade beams may be required as detailed on the engineered
plans. Driveways shall have a maximum slope of ½” per foot.
Minimum thickness of concrete is as follows:
Basement
3.5 inches
Slab-on-grade
3.5 inches
Garage
5 inches
Driveway
4 inches
5. CONCRETE FLATWORK (GRANITE MIX): City sidewalks and approaches shall be inspected prior to
concrete being poured. Four (4) foot sidewalks shall have two (2) #4 bars lengthwise. Five (5)
foot sidewalks shall have three (3) #4 bars. Provide crossbars for rebar. Rebar shall be on
chairs. Sidewalks and approaches shall be Granite Mix concrete. Minimum thickness of
approaches shall be 6 inches. Approaches shall have at a minimum #4 rebar on a 24 inch grid,
tied 50%, and on chairs. Approaches shall have a maximum slope of ¼” per foot.
Please consult with Building & Zoning Department staff for location of sidewalk and length of
approach. Sidewalks and approaches shall not be poured until all utilities (water, sewer, gas, etc.) have
been installed.
6. PATIOS, STOOPS AND PRIVATE SIDEWALKS: Inspection is required prior to concrete being
poured. Patios shall have #4 rebar on a 24 inch grid, tied 50%, and on chairs.
7. BRACED WALL INSPECTION: Inspection of braced walls in garage or other areas of the residence.
8. WINDOW INSPECTION: Inspection of window installation and flashing.
9. ROUGH-IN INSPECTION: Inspection includes plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and the framing of
the structure. Inspection is required prior to the installation of any insulation or sheet rock.
Note:
Thermo-Pan is not allowed for return air in joist spaces unless it is fire rated.
10. ELECTRICAL: Electrical service inspection shall be done when meter base or disconnect is set, and
the underground or overhead has been run.
11. SEWER: Sewer shall be inspected prior to covering pipe.
12. GAS: Gas inspection pressure test at 10 psi for 15 minutes.
13. DECKS: Pier holes for decks shall be inspected prior to concrete being poured. Minimum depth is
36” unless solid rock is reached. Final inspection is required when deck is completed.
14. FINAL INSPECTION: A Certificate of Occupancy may be issued when upon completion of a project.
A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued if there are items not completed that are
not life safety issues. Cost is $100.00 for 90 days.
It is the responsibility of the contractor or the owner to call for inspections and to verify they are
completed before any work progresses. To schedule an inspection, call the Building & Zoning
Department and leave the following information:
Site Address
Contractor’s Name and Phone Number
Type of Inspection
Permit Number
Hookup Fees and Rates
Note: Contact Jessica McGowin at 913-837-5217 when ready to connect to city utility service.
STANDARD GAS METER FEE
(additional charge for upsize meter)
COMMERCIAL: $110.00
TAX: $10.18
$120.18
RESIDENTIAL: $110.00
TAX: 3.03
$113.03
STANDARD WATER METER FEE
(additional charge for upsize meter)
$3,150.00
SEWER HOOK-UP FEE
Single Family Dwelling Unit $2,500.00
Each Duplex & Mobile Home Dwelling Unit $2,500.00
Each Multi-Family Dwelling Unit $2,000.00
All Non-Residential $2,500.00
City Customer Not in Sewer District Additional $,1500.00
DISCONNECT & RECONNECT FEE
Water Disconnect & Reconnect Fee $50.00 NO TAX
Gas Disconnect & Reconnect Fee $50 + $4.62 TAX
SALES TAX RATE 1.50 City
1.50 County
6.50 State
9.50 TOTAL RATE
GAS RATES
Flat Rate 18.00
0-999 0.76575
1,000-3,999 0.73250
4,000 and up 0.69975
Residential tax rate for gas 2.75%
WATER RATES
Flat Rate 25.00
per 1,000 7.45
WATER PROTECTION FEE 0.032
SEWER RATES
0-1,000 $27.00
1,000 & over $9.75
Additional Fees
Building Permit:
Varies depending on square footage
Deck Permit Fee
$75 for 30” off the ground all others $25
Lawn Irrigation System Permit Fee
$25.00
Fence Permit Fee
$25.00
TOTAL VALUATION
FEE
$501.00 to $2,000.00
$23.50 for the first $500.00 plus $3.05 for each additional
$100.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00
$2,001.00 to
$25,000.00
$69.25 for the first $2,000.00 plus $14.00 for each additional
$1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to
$50,000.00
$391.25 for the first $25,000.00 plus $10.10 for each
additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including
$50,000.00
$50,001.00 to
$100,000.00
$643.75 for the first $50,000.00 plus $7.00 for each
additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including
$100,000.00
$100,001.00 to
$500,000.00
$993.75 for the first $100,000.00 plus $5.60 for each
additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including
$500,000.00
$500,001.00 to
$1,000,000.00
$3,233.75 for the first $500,000.00 plus $4.75 for each
additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including
$1,000,000.00
$1,000,001.00 and up
$5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $3.65 for each
additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof.
Building & Zoning Department
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5811 · louisburgkansas.gov
rwhitham@louisburgkansas.gov
Final Inspection Checklist
This checklist is not intended as an all-inclusive list for obtaining a “Certificate of Occupany.” This is to
serve only as a guideline to inform you of items that are inspected during the Final Inspection. Each
project is different and may require inspection of items not included on this list. Inspection and
operation of “Life Safety” items are the No. 1 priority in receiving an approval for Occupany. In no case
shall an individual, company or corporation occupy any building or structure without first obtaining a
final inspection and a “Certificate of Occupancy.” Violators are subject to fines and other penalties
under local law as well as removal from the premises.
1. Installation, location and operation of all smoke detectors.
2. Size, location and operation of all required egress windows.
3. Installation and operation of all outlets and required GFCI-protected outlets.
4. Installation and operation of doors and hardware.
5. Installation of all electrical devices, lighting fixtures and cover plates.
6. County approval of septic system, if applicable.
7. Installation of HVAC system and all required vents and registers.
8. Run and rise of all stairways and required handrails.
9. Installation of all required guardrails.
10. Proper placement of required “tempered” window units.
11. Operation of plumbing system.
12. Construction of all exterior decks or balconies not in place at the time of the rough-in
inspection.
13. Proper circuit indentification, marking and working clearances of electrical panels.
14. Installation of all required walks, paths of egress and landings at yards, doorways and stairs.
15. Installation and location of attic and crawl space access.
16. Chimney and flue placement.
17. Required roof ventilation.
18. Installation of required Back-flow prevention devices.
19. Compliance with local zoning requirements.
20. Compliance with landscaping requirements.
21. Required clearances to combusibles at fireplaces, furnaces, wood stoves and fuel-burning
appliances.
22. Storage of flammable materials and combustible debris.
Office of Utilities
215 S. Broadway, Louisburg, KS 66053
913-837-5371 · louisburgkansas.gov
Application for Gas and/or Water Service for the Builder
Date: _____________
Do you want: Gas: __________ Water: __________
Builder Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Phone: _______________________________________ Email: _________________________________________
Address for service: _________________________________________________________________________________
Lot # __________ Subdivision: _________________________________________________________________________
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