Community Development (Building Inspection)


The Building Inspection Department accepts building permit applications, reviews building documents for compliance, gets approval from Zoning/Planning Department, and issues building permits. The Department also performs physical inspections of authorized work, answers code inquiries and investigates complaints received. We also administer the Contractor Licensing program for Paola.


The Department is responsible for administering regulations adopted by the City of Paola as the minimum standards for construction of new buildings, additions, remodeling or repair, following up on nuisance complaints, and/or change of use for existing buildings. Upon receipt of application for a building permit, a review of plans is performed, setback verified with Planning Department.