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If you live in the Paola City Limits or in the Growth Area, you may apply for a permit in Paola City Hall, located at 19 East Peoria. We are located on the first floor and the entrance is on the East side of the building (faces Agate Street / Paola Free Library).
Some of the special features that may require plans to be sealed by a licensed professional:
• Walls that are subject to hydrostatic pressure from groundwater;• Retaining walls that will support fill with a depth of 4 Feet or more;• Foundation walls exceeding 9-feet in height;• Footings and foundations that are placed on fill;• Foundations that are placed on slopes steeper than 4:1 before grading;• Foundations that are supported on unlike materials such as part on soil and part on rock strata;• Foundation walls with an unbroken (straight) line exceeding 30-feet;• Concrete slabs that are located over accessible space that have a clear span of greater than 4-feet in any direction;• Trusses.
Plans for all new buildings and additions or substantial improvements to existing commercial use buildings are required to have sealed plans by an Architect licensed by the State of Kansas.
Please keep in mind that the more complete and accurate your plans and information on your permit application, the faster it is to complete review of your project.
Some of the items that must be complete before occupancy is granted include, but are not limited to the following:• Approval of onsite wastewater system by the Miami County Environmental Health Department (Growth Area);• Smoke detectors required by code installed and functioning;• At least one fully functioning bathroom including a tub or shower, a lavatory and a water closer; any openings in the DWV system for additional fixtures shall be capped; • A kitchen sink and cooking facilities;• A water heater with a thermal expansion tank;• At least one exit including landings, stairs, handrails and guardrails that fully comply with code requirements; additional exit doors do not have landing that are over 30 inches above the outside grade shall be blocked by approved guardrails or be locked by temporary double keyed deadbolts;• Handrails on stairs with three or more risers and guardrails on porches, decks or similar platforms located 30 inches or more above adjacent surface;• Required electrical receptacles, switches, lights, fixtures, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, and cover plates;• Final approval of the electrical service, including grounding system;• Required mechanical heating equipment shall be completed and approval received;• Address posted;• A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained until a full final approval of the residence is given.