Community Development Department Applications
(Fee schedule subject to change. Please contact staff to verify fees. Last updated September 2016)
Building permits are required for any new roof covered structure over 30 square feet of floor area in size. For example, permits are required for the addition of sheds, garages or carports, patio and decks with or without covers, porches, room additions and basement finish projects, swimming pools, and some hot tubs. A building permit is not required for the installation of residential driveways, however, there are standards that need to be met and a Public Works Improvement Permit may be required.
All of the following need to be submitted with the application for a building permit:
The City’s Historic Preservation Commission is charged with maintaining the City’s historically and architecturally significant structures and neighborhoods. The Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is one tool the City uses to accomplish this goal. The City has established a Residential Historic District and a Main Street Conservation District. Each of these districts has its own set of design guidelines that apply to all development within the district. Before making any improvements or alterations to a building in either district, the property owner must obtain a COA from the Historic Preservation Commission. Ordinary maintenance that repairs decay or deterioration does not require a COA, as long as the maintenance does not include a change of building materials or form.
Most applications require the applicant to complete the City’s Development Services Application, to attach all of the required information, and to pay the required fee. Staff encourages all applicants schedule a Pre-Application meeting prior to submitting a Development Services Application. These meetings may help identify necessary changes and/or avoid potential problems. Upon submitting, please note: staff will not accept applications that are incomplete, missing necessary attachments, or without including the appropriate fee(s). The Development Services Application is required for the following requests:
Residential MEP permits are typically issued over the counter in the Community Development Department in Grandview City Hall, 1200 Main Street, during regular business hours. Commercial and industrial permits require plans and a plan review. Please contact the Building Services Division of the Community Development Department at (816) 316-4825 for additional or specific requirements on your project.
Any occupation or profession conducted entirely within a dwelling unit by the inhabitants thereof which is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the premises for dwelling purposes and does not change the residential character thereof. There are several hundred licensed home occupations in Grandview. A yearly home occupation permit is issued by the Community Development Department without charge. The permit verifies that the home occupation is permitted and that it will follow the performance standards in the zoning ordinance. In most cases a city occupation license will also be required, which includes an annual fee and monitoring for compliance with city and state requirements. If you have any questions, call (816) 316-4822.
REGULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
Click HERE for specific performance standards found under Section 31-25(B) of the city's Zoning Ordinance.
To obtain a General Contractors/Business License or any other type of building contractors' license, the contractor must fill out an application and take it to the Finance Department or the Community Development Department in City Hall. The contractor must also provide a Certificate of Insurance that names The City of Grandview as a Certificate holder and must show the limits of the general liability and if the contractor employs more than zero (0) employees the certificate must also show the worker's compensation coverage. The fiscal year for these licenses is from the 1st of July through the following 30th of June. For more information, call (816) 316-4844.
To obtain an electrical, plumbing or heating and air conditioning contractors "Craftsmen's License", the contractor must comply with the requirements stated above plus the following:
The City’s Development Review Team regularly meets with potential applicants to review their plans and offer comments and suggestions. A pre-application conference may help an applicant to identify necessary changes and avoid potential problems. Applicants preparing applications for site plans, subdivisions, and planned development are particularly encouraged to schedule a pre-application conference, but all potential applicants are welcome to meet with the Review Team to discuss their plans.
All meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit the proper request form and other documents by Friday at 12:00pm noon (official confirmation from the City Planner must be received) in order to make an appointment. The requested meeting will be held two (2) Tuesdays from the week submitted or seven (7) business days after the Friday deadline.
Required for the installation of signs, banners and inflatable (balloon) type signs. Banners and inflatable type signs on commercial and industrial properties are allowed one at a time, 6 times per calendar year for a 30-day period each.
DIVISION FEE SCHEDULES
DISCLAIMER: the dollar ($) amount may be subject to change. Please call Amy Cook at (816) 316-4817 to obtain a detailed list of our updated fee schedule. Thank you.
Click HERE to download a PDF copy of fees associated with valuation.
|A. Conditional Use||$475+A||31-28|
|B. Temporary Use||$250||31-28|
|C. Zoning Ordinance Amendment||$475+A||31-28|
|D. Planned District Review||$475||31-28|
|Historic Preservation Commission|
|A. Certificate of Appropriateness Application||$150||31-25A|
|B. Landmark Nomination||$475||31-25A|
|C. Historic District Nomination||$475||31-25A|
|Platting/Subdividing (< 5 total lots)|
|A. Preliminary Plat||$40/acre (min. $475)||
|B. Final Plat||$20/acre (min. $275)||27-8(3)|
|i. Minor Subdivisions||$250||27-44(C)|
|ii. Variance/Appeal to Zoning||$475||31-28|
|Site Plan Review/Grading Permit||$250 *A+B|
|A.Tax Increment Financing Application|
|i. Creation||Per Code Section||2-49.1|
|ii. Amendment||Per Code Section||2-49.1|
|A. Zoning Ordinance||$15||31-28|
|B. Zoning Map||$7||31-28|
|C. Comprehensive Plan||$20||31-28|
|D. Subdivision Regulations||$2||31-28|
|E. Prints (26"x 36")||$7||31-28|
|F. Prints (largest)||$15||31-28|
|G. Sign Ordinance||$3||31-28|
|A. Street Name Change||$450||27-93.1|
|B. Comprehensive Plan Amendment||$450||31-28|
|C. Oil Well Permit||$25||31-28|
|"A" = if site is more than 5 acres, add $10.00 per acre|
|"B" = if fourth (4th) submission or more is needed, add $50.00 per submission|
|ANIMAL IMPOUND||$60.00 (held at Wayside Waifs)|
$30.00 per day up to 5 days, or
up to 10 days if the owner is known
|OWNER SURRENDER||$50.00 (cat or dog)|
|LITTER SURRENDER||$75.00 (puppies or kittens must be under 5 months old)|
To release a pet back to the owner after being impounded, the owner must provide the following:
- Copy of Driver's License
- Copy of valid Rabies Vaccination Certificate (if one cannot be provided, Wayside Waifs can administer the vaccination for a fee of $15.00; which is paid to Wayside Waifs)