Ensure any new construction or renovation related to your business location complies with local laws.
Zoning is the means by which communities regulate the use of land and buildings to protect and promote the quality of life within their boundaries. Under the UG’s Zoning Code, every City property is located in a specific zoning district and has an established legal use.
Learn more about UG’s Zoning here.
Determining the correct zoning is the first step for all new businesses. Contact the Business Licensing department at (913) 573-8780. Business Licensing will help you determine what form you will need to submit. It can take up to two weeks to approve the form once submitted.
Planning and zoning will determine that the business activity is appropriate and within the permitted uses for that district zoning.
Commercial locations in Kansas City, KS are subject to a Zoning Inspection.
If you are operating a home-based business, there are a few additional restrictions you should keep in mind.
The Unified Government is committed to helping residents run their businesses from their homes. However, we must balance that commitment with the need to maintain the residential character of our neighborhoods. These restrictions help provide clear guidance for all home-based businesses.
Please visit the Licenses, Applications, and Permits section of the Business Licensing website page for more information.