Does Riley County have building codes?
Riley County requires a building permit but does not enforce building codes. During a building permit inspection the primary concern is determining that the building is set back the proper distances from all property lines. The inspector does not examine how the building is being constructed. Most counties in Kansas do not have building codes, however, a number are considering adoption of a minimum code. Consult a qualified contractor or building professional regarding industry standard construction techniques and proper installation of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems. The respective cities within the County vary regarding their building code requirements. Check with the individual city before starting construction.

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1. Does Riley County have building codes?
2. How do I get a new address?
3. I am planning on building a house. May I get an address assigned prior to applying for a building permit?
4. Do I need a building permit to construct a fence?
5. Do I need a permit to build a structure in the unincorporated area?
6. What are the required setbacks for my property?
7. I’m not sure where my property lines are. How do I get accurate information?
8. How do I determine what my property is zoned?
9. What should I do if I notice construction and suspect that the owner or builder did not obtain a building permit?
10. If I want to make a complaint against someone regarding a possible zoning violation, can I remain anonymous?
11. How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain?
12. Can I build within the 100-year floodplain?
13. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
14. Can I build within the floodway?
15. Can I have an apartment in my garage or guest house on my property?
16. What is a PUD?
17. What is the process for sub-dividing land?
18. I have 60-acres and I would like to sell 30-acres of my land. Do I need to plat the property?
19. Does Riley County notify surrounding property owners if someone has obtained, or is in the process of obtaining, a building permit?
20. I received a notice of public hearing in the mail. What exactly does it mean?
21. I would like to put up a sign advertising my business. Do I need a sign permit?
22. Where can I submit feedback on my experiences with the Planning & Development Department?