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Building Permits & Fees

Permits Licenses & Fees

Building Permits & Fees

All contractors, electricians, and plumbers must have a license with the City of Hesston before a permit is approved. If you are a home owner and doing the work yourself, no license is required however, permits and inspections still apply.

For questions about the different kinds of permits and their fees call: (620) 327-4412
Stop by or send your application, payment, and other required information to:
City of Hesston
115 E Smith St
Hesston KS 67062


  • Building Permit (includes electrical, plumbing, & roofing)
    Based on the total building/project valuation
    Valuation Amount Fee
    $0 $2,000 $25.00
    $2,001 $5,000 $35.00
    $5,001 $10,000 $70.00
    $10,001 $50,000 $100.00
    $50,001 $100.000 $150.00
    $100,001 $500.000 $275.00
    $500,001 $1,000,000 $350.00
    $1,000,001 on up $500.00
    plus $0.50  for each additional $1,000
    or fraction thereof
    Building Permit Application form (pdf)

    New Building Utility Charges
    Item   Cost Tax Total
    Account Set Up Fee 19.61 0.39 *$20.00
    Gas Meter (275 cf) 1,523.50 112.50 *$1,636.00
      (415 cf) 1,779.50 124.26 $1,913.76
    Gas Yard Line 315.00 26.78 *$341.78
    Water Meter (1") 1,750.00 0.00 *$1,750.00
      (1.5") 2,503.00 0.00 $2,503.00
      (2") 2,854.00 0.00 $2,854.00
    Sewer Tap Fee 20.00 0.00 *$20.00
    *Normal Residential Charges
  • Fence Permit (no contractors license needed)
    $15

  • Irrigation Permit (no contractors license needed)
    $15

  • Moving a Building (no contractors license needed)
    No Fee, but must call with date & time of move!

  • Plumbing Permit only (only needed if over $500.00)
    $45 (includes $15 permit fee, $15 inspection fee, & $15 additional inspection fee)
    Plumbing Permit Application form (pdf)

  • Sign Permit (no contractors license needed)
    $15

  • Right-of-Way Permit (Permit for work on City Right-of-Way, City Easement, & City Property)
    No Fee
    Right-of-Way Permit (pdf)

  • Water Well (for digging of well no contractors license needed)
    No Fee, Call Kansas Department of Agriculture, Manhattan office at (785) 564-6700.

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