Building permits

Overview


The City of Valley Center issues all building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, water meter, sewer connection, sign, portable sign, and fence permits within the City limits of Valley Center. The City of Valley Center does inspections on driveway approaches, water meters hookups, sewer hookups, lot grading, and occupancy. The City of Valley Center requires all contractors to be licensed with the City of Valley Center.

The City conducts all building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical inspections for residential projects.  The City contracts with Sedgwick County  to do all building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical inspections and plan review on commercial buildings for the City of Valley Center. Also, all new commercial buildings must be reviewed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Board before a building permit is issued.

Building/Construction Standards

 
A building permit must be obtained for any new construction as well as alterations to existing structures, whether the work is interior and exterior.

The City currently utilizes the:
  • 2012 IRBC (International Residential Building Code)
  • 2012 IBC (International Building Code)
  • 2014 NEC (National Electric Code)
  • 2012 IMC & IFGC (Intl. Mechanical Code & Intl. Fuel Gas Code)
  • 2015 UPC/IPC (Uniform Plumbing Code/International Plumbing Code)
  • 2012 IFC (Intl. Fire Code)
  • 2016 City of Valley Center Construction Standards for Paving, Drainage, Waterline and Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Each building permit issued requires the necessary inspections be obtained at the proper stage of the project. This program of inspections helps insure quality construction for residential as well as commercial structures in the City.

Building Permit Applications

 
Applications for a building permit may be downloaded online and then mailed, faxed or e-mailed to: 

City of Valley Center
121 S. Meridian
PO Box 188
Valley Center, KS 67147 
Fax: 316-755-7319
commdevasst@valleycenterks.org
 
Before sending the permit application, please call (316) 755-7310 for cost of permit and to check to see if the permit address is located within the City limits of Valley Center. Every permit requires a plot plan submitted with it.