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Zoning and Codes

Zoning

All property research requests and general inquiries are handled through email. Please note: Phone calls and voicemail will be added to our Queue and responded to in the order received.

For zoning and research questions please email zoning@douglascountyks.org. All requests are handled in the order received. Our office receives a large amount of these requests, and we work hard to answer them in a timely manner. If your request requires extensive research, please expect delays. All requests must include a valid address or Plate number. Locate the property on our Public Property Viewer.

Zoning Directory

Floodplain Mapping and Information – Click to view information regarding floodplain and resources in Douglas County.

Home Business Information – home businesses have been regulated in Douglas County since 2008 to ensure minimal impact on adjacent neighbors and register your business.

Board of Zoning Appeals – Douglas County adopted new Zoning Regulations in February of 2020. If a proposed idea does not conform to current regulations, the Board may approve a Variance if the 5 criteria are met.

Interactive Web Map - Did you know you can use the Douglas County Interactive Map to identify your electrical service provider, water, fire, and school district, Urban Growth Areas, and so much more? Take a few minutes and explore the different layers available.  If you have a detailed question about a specific lot that has not been addressed, locate the lot on the map and send the plate number and question to zoning@douglascountyks.org. Due to a higher than normal amount of emails, please expect delays. 

Building Codes (2012 IRC)

For scheduling an inspection on an active permit, please call 785-331-1343.

All building code questions are handled through email. Please note: Phone calls and voicemail will be added to our Queue and responded to in the order received. For all building code related questions, please email building@douglascountyks.org and include a detailed question and phone number to reach you at. All requests are handled in the order received. Our office receives a large amount of these requests, and we work hard to answer them in a timely manner. If your request requires extensive research, please expect delays.

Building Directory

Building Permits - Residential, Accessory, Ag Exempt, Swimming Pool, Commercial, and more.

Monthly Building Permit Reports – view a month by month report of all building permits issued by Zoning and Codes.

Building and Zoning Fee Schedule – How much will my building permit cost? Check here to find an approximate value.

Lone Star Lake Construction Regulations - As of January 2021 Douglas County has adopted construction regulations specific to Lone Star Lake Park. 

 

Tina Rakes, Codes Director is available for technical building code questions at building@douglascountyks.org or 785-331-1323.

Please remember, we are working hard to process emails and phone calls requests in the order received. We look forward to assisting you as soon as possible.

 

Our Services

Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals schedule, board members and the application information.

Licenses and Permits

Applications and information for licenses and permits for businesses.

Guide to Rural Living

Guide to rural living in Douglas County, Kansas

Regulations and Fees

Regulations and fees for businesses.

Agritourism Business

Agriculturally-based business that brings visitors to a farm or ranch.

Issued Building Permits

Reports of issued building permits.

Home Business

Information on registering your Rural Home Business.

Zoning and Codes documents

Documents for Zoning and Codes.

Floodplain

Douglas County’s Floodplain Management Program, administered through the Zoning and Codes Department.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Tina Rakes Building Codes Director 785-331-1343 building@douglascountyks.org
Tonya Voigt Zoning Director, Floodplain Manager 785-331-1343 zoning@douglascountyks.org
Donna Hughes Administrative Building Specialist 785-331-1343 dhughes@douglascountyks.org
Ben Harris Code Enforcement Officer 785-331-1343 zoning@douglascountyks.org
DreVel Taylor Administrative Zoning Specialist 785-331-1343 zoning@douglascountyks.org
Stuart Young Combination Building Inspector 785-331-1343 building@douglascountyks.org