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Permitting is a specific functional area of the Planning Department. Permit activities include building permits (i.e. structures, fences, signs, etc.), demolition permits, home use occupation permits, temporary fireworks stand permits, and, haunted house permits.

Although Shawnee County does not have an adopted building code, the building permit process is designed to assure that all construction is compliant with the requirements of the Shawnee County Zoning Regulations, Shawnee County Subdivision Regulations, Shawnee County Floodplain Regulations and other adopted county rules and regulations. Through the building permit process, it is the intent of the County to assure orderly, planned, efficient and economical development of the county; that property can be used safely; that adequate public facilities and improvements exist; and, that improvements comply with all applicable rules and regulations of the County. In addition, it is the goal of the department to assure that all projects are treated with fairness and accuracy, are processed in a timely manner, and, are compliant with applicable adopted county rules and regulations. It is hoped that through this section you will be able to locate and obtain necessary information, instructions and forms related to all the permit processes administered by the Planning Department.

The Zoning Administrator and Permit Specialist work in concert to process, evaluate and issue the various permit types administered by the Planning Department.