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Check with Chick  11/12/2010


Johnson County Planning and Building Codes is hiring for an On-Call Building Inspector. For more information and to apply click here.

Cayden Hoth, son of Chad Hoth, Plans Examiner for Overland Park, Kansas, was injured in a car accident on January 8, 2016. Your prayers and financial support for this family would be greatly appreciated. For more information and to donate to the Hoth family, please visit the Go Fund Me.

"Permits are lacking on many home furnace replacement jobs in area", The Kansas City Star Newspaper featured an article by Steve Everly, on March 8th, pointing out the lack of permits for home furnace replacements. Please click the link below to see the full story.

At the request of Stephen Thompson, P.E., please review the following document:
Basement Finish Guide 2012


Johnson County , Kansas and the cities within the county have enjoyed long-term growth by providing a high quality of living to their citizens. Throughout this growth, one of the Johnson County 's greatest strengths has been the ability of the construction industry, working in partnership with code enforcement agencies, to provide safe structures in which we live, work, provide education and places to purchase the goods and services necessary for our communities. Adopted construction codes have played a major role in providing these safe structures. As the new century is fast approaching, Building Officials throughout Johnson County have made a commitment to coordinate the adoption and use of codes to achieve uniformity and consistency across jurisdictions.


The vision of the Johnson County Building Officials is to create a system whereby the jurisdictions within the county can adopt codes and procedures that promote uniformity. As Building Officials we shall endeavor to:

Johnson County Building Official's Association (JOCOBO), over the last several years has promoted uniformity of code applications between jurisdictions and promoted quality construction within the scope of the codes. These efforts have involved development of common accepted practices.

Past JOCOBO initiatives:
Common Licensing provisions through Johnson County
Residential Braced Wall/Lateral Loads Committee
Residential Deck Construction – Accepted Practices
Residential Stucco Accepted Practices

Current Initiatives that are being finalized or in process:
Basement Finish – Accepted Practice
Residential Foundation Standards

Proposed Initiatives:
Residential Plan Review

JOCOBO Constitution




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