Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department in Newton Kansas

Address and phone number for Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department, a Building Department, at North Main Street, Newton KS.


Name
Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department
Address
800 North Main Street, Newton, Kansas, 67114
Phone
316-284-6940

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About the Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department

The Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department, located in Newton, Kansas, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Harvey County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • Harvey County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Harvey County, Kansas
  • Contractor license searches
  • Building and site inspection records
Harvey County Property Records

Harvey County, Kansas public property records are available for request from the Building Department. These public records include building records and inspection logs, complaints, building and construction permits and permit violations.

Building Codes

The Harvey County Building Department is involved in establishing building code, planning and zoning in Harvey County, KS. A review board is usually responsible for adopting the building code. The DOB provides training and certification of building inspectors who implement the code at the county level through inspections. The Building Dept may also conduct inspections of county department buildings and facilities.

Harvey County Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments are responsible for implementing and enforcing Harvey County building code, as well as any locally adopted standards and regulations related to building construction including zoning laws. Building Departments enforce the building code by reviewing design plans in advance of construction and inspecting buildings during and after construction to verify code compliance as well as issuing building permits. Before a building may be occupied, it must be issued a permit by the Department's building inspector.

Building Safety & Maintenance

The Building Department may also inspect buildings following a fire or other damage in order to determine whether the structure is safe to occupy. In cases where severe damage or neglect has made a building unsafe for occupancy, the Harvey County DOB has the power to condemn the building. The Dept of Buildings is also tasked with enforcing local property maintenance codes and zoning ordinances.

Contact the Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department

You may contact the Building Department by calling 316-284-6940, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Harvey County Planning and Zoning Department, 800 North Main Street, Newton, Kansas, 67114