Zoning permits and fees for Douglas County, Kansas.
Zoning Permits and Fees
Special Events Permits (S.E.P.)
Download: Special Events Permit (S.E.P.) (PDF format)
Procedures for Granting: Applicant applies for a special use permit for conducting short-term events on private property within the unincorporated area of Douglas County. There is a fee of $100.00.
Construction and Building Permits
Downloads: A complete list of Building Permit downloads can be found on the Building Permits page.
Procedures for Granting: Applicant submits completed application, two sets of house plans, site plan, copy of recorded deed, health department approval, and entrance approval.
Floodplain Development Permits
Download: Floodplain Development Permit (PDF format)
Procedures for Granting: Applicant applies for permit which states the required elevation and has a land surveyor or licensed engineer document that the lowest floor, including basement, is elevated one (1) foot above regulatory flood elevation.
Temporary Business Use Permits (T.B.U.)
Download: Temporary Business Use Permits (T.B.U.) (PDF format)
Procedures for Granting: Application filled out and $100.00 application fee to go before County Commissioners for approval of Temporary Business Use.
Conditional Use Permits (C.U.P.)
Procedures for Granting: Applicant submits site plans to the Lawrence/Douglas County Planning Department. Upon their approval, Planning Department submits item to Douglas County Commissioners for approval. Applications will need to be submitted to the Planning & Development Services office at 6 E 6th Street (City Hall Building), Lawrence, KS 66044 (Ph: 785-831-3150). Please click on link for application submittal deadlines and application form.
Fireworks Permits (Vendors)
Download: Fireworks Permit Requirements (Vendors) (PDF format)
Procedures for Granting: Applicant applies for Firework Permit. Applicant must submit site plan and copy of tax identification and pay $100 Permit Fee.
Board of Zoning Appeals
Procedures for Granting: Applicant pays $100.00, non refundable application fee to go before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). Legal Publication of Meeting in the Lawrence Journal-World and property owners within 1,000 feet are notified. Applicant should contact the Zoning Department for information on how to apply for a variance. The BZA members meet once a month. Here is the current calendar for deadline and meeting dates.
Board of Building Codes Appeals
Procedures for Granting: Applicant pays $100.00, non refundable application fee to go before the Board of Building Code Appeals. Legal Publication of Meeting in the Lawrence Journal-World and property owners within 1,000 feet are notified.
Rural Home Occupation (Type I), Rural Home Business Occupation (Type II)
Procedures for Granting: All Home Business Owners will register their business annually. Site inspection will be made on Type II locations. Renewals will be made annually, according to location in various Townships. Fees are according to type of business and number of employees. Upon completion of inspection, Home Occupation Registration certificate will be issued. Click this link for the Home Business Application Form.