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Municipal Code allows each household to have up to four dogs or cats or a combination of dogs and cats.
Yes. Building permits and inspections are required in the City of Valley Center. Call us at (316) 755-7310 ext 111 for information and assistance.
Yes, a permit and inspection are required before utilities can be hooked up. Call (316) 755-7310 ext 111 for assistance.
Yes. A Zoning permit is required.
A mobile home is allowed in a mobile home park. The mobile home can not be more than 15 years old.
Yes, if you meet the following criteria:
1. You must OWN and OCCUPY the home.
2. Complete and submit the Homeowner Declaration Form when submitting your permit request. (You are able to be the General Contractor on your home only one (1) time every three (3) years).
3. You must successfully pass the Homeowners exam (thru MABCD) for each trade you wish to perform, and still may need to have a licensed sub-contractor to perform tasks you are not able to do.
Call Valley Center Code Enforcement at (316) 755-7310 ext. 110 for more information.
Yes. Call (316) 755-7320 for a Right of Way (ROW) permit, or go to the Main Homepage and click ONLINE FORMS.
*Apply for a road approval at Community Development (316) 755-7310 ext 111 *Call the Valley Center Fire Department for an inspection (316) 755-7303.
Yes, a permit and an inspection are required to ensure the safety of the installation.
Sheds less than 100 square feet do not need a permit. However, they must follow the Zoning codes: 10ft from back property line; 6ft from the side property line; 5ft from any structures.
Sheds between from 100-200 square feet will need a Zoning permit.
Sheds over 200 square feet will need a Building permit.
Please call us at (316) 755-7310 ext 111 from 8:00 am too 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Valley Center Community Development (VCCD) inspects all Residential: Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical projects. To schedule inspections, please call (316) 755-7310, ext 111.
Commercial Building permits: Must be submitted to MABCD (Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department) for plan review. Once approved, a letter from MABCD is sent to VCCD to proceed with issuing the permit. Once VCCD issues the permit, a copy of the permit is immediately forwarded to MABCD, and all inspections are then scheduled through MABCD. MABCD can be reached at (316) 660-1840.
Commercial Trade permits: Contractor needs to submit directly to VCCD. Once approved and issued, VCCD forwards a copy to MABCD, and all inspections are then scheduled through MABCD. MABCD can be reached at (316) 660-1840.
VCCD issues the Occupancy permit for all new residential and commercial uses. For Occupancy, call (316) 755-7310, ext 111.
Public Works Permits:
For all Right of Way, Water, Sewer, Well permits, Lot grading, an inspection can be scheduled by calling Valley Center Public Works, call (316) 755-7320.
Please contact the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, (316) 755-7340.
Call (316) 755-7310 or stop by the Public Works Building to look at the map. The Zoning Map for the City of Valley Center is also available online.
Contact Valley Center Fire Department at (316)755-7303 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday or fill out a Email Submittal Form, to request a burn permit.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census the official population of Valley Center was 6,822.
UnderK.S.A. 75-4318, you may make written request to be notified of public meetings. In Valley Center this is accomplished by completing and submitting the Citizen Request for Open Meeting Notification form. This form is good for the calendar year. To continue receiving notifications you must renew notification of your desire to be notified each year.
As with other committees, commissions, and boards, the Mayor is responsible for making appointments which are then subject to the approval of Council. As dictated by Kansas statute 14-308, the person appointed to fill the vacancy will complete the unexpired term of the vacancy they are appointed to fill.
Every two years, the Council elects one of it's members to serve in this capacity. This Council member is responsible to preside over the meetings during the Mayor's absence. The President of the Council also assumes the role as Mayor if the Mayor is unable to complete his/her term of office. In the event the Mayor is not able to complete his/her term, the President of the Council becomes the Mayor until the next election, which are held in odd numbered years. Kansas Statute defining City Officers
The current President of the Council is Ben Anderson from Ward 4. To send Council President Anderson an email please click here.
Council is comprised of two elected representatives from each of the four Wards in the City. The eight members of the Council, together with the Mayor make up the Governing Body. In other words, the Mayor is not a member of the City Council. Kansas Statute 12-104 defines the difference as outlined above.
Under the Mayor/Council/Administrator form of government, the mayor has an "original" vote only on Charter Ordinances. The Mayor may also cast the deciding vote in the event of a tie vote of Council. The mayor is not required to vote in case of a tie. When the President of the Council conducts the meeting during the absence of the Mayor, the President retains his/her right to an original vote on all matters coming before the Governing Body. The mayor is the only member of the Governing Body whose vote is restricted. Passage of ordinances requires a majority of the members-elect, regardless of how many are in attendance or if vacancies exist. In the case of Valley Center, this number is five (5). It is possible for a motion on an ordinance to receive a majority of the votes of the members present, but still fail to gather the five votes necessary. According to Kansas Statute 12-3002, if the votes in favor of the motion reaches one less than the required number, the mayor can cast the fifth vote necessary for adoption of the ordinance. Vacancies caused by resignation or a vacancy caused by any other reason does not change the number required to meet the test of "a majority of the members elect", nor does it change the number required for a quorum. Council must have a quorum to conduct business. The mayor does not count when determining the presence of a quorum.
Valley Center Municipal Court has court on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (except for November and December which is only the second Wednesday of that month).
Court Dockets are as follows:
7:00p.m.- Misdemeanors, etc.
8:30a.m.- Trials (2nd Wednesday of the month only)
Please use the front parking lot and entrance to the building.
The Splash Pad hours of operations: Everyday 10 AM to 9 PM
The city does provides a location for these items.
To check for leaks in your home, you first need to determine whether you're wasting water. Then identify the source of the leak. In most cases the water line running to your home is "metered" for accountability and billing purposes. A leak on your line can be very costly. Yet, even a very small leak can be found through trying a few simple techniques and can save you from a nasty surprise from your local utility company. If you have been notified that you have a leak, here are a few steps you can do before calling a plumber. The more you do, the less it will cost you in the long run! After you have checked your home for possible water leaks and still feel you have a leak call 755-7310.
It can be the lines in the house are old or a variety of other possibilities. You can call 755-7320 to have this checked.
It could be rain water, from irrigation water or seeping lines.