Planning & Building

Planning

The Planning Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the Zoning Regulations, Subdivision Regulations and the Franklin County Comprehensive Plan in the unincorporated areas of Franklin County in order to promote the health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare of the citizens of Franklin County, Kansas.

The Planning Department is also responsible for administering and enforcing the National Flood Insurance Program based in the Floodplain Insurance Rate Maps prepared by FEMA.

Building

The Building Department is responsible for the inspection of all building construction and structural installations and administering and enforcing the building codes in the unincorporated areas of Franklin County in order to promote the health, safety, morals, comfort, and general welfare of the citizens of Franklin County, Kansas. 

Introducing a NEW Online Permit Center

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Franklin County is excited to announce the launch of a convenient portal to streamline the inspection and permitting process, remove manual submissions and improve communication with our customers.

As of February 28, 2024, all permit applications must be submitted through the customer portal, which can be accessed here: www.franklincoks.org/permitcenter.

With the implementation of the new software, we are now able to accept credit card payments. Please note that there is a processing fee of 3.95%, with a minimum fee of $2.50 per transaction. Payments by cash or check are still accepted in our office.

Types of Permits/Applications to be Submitted Online: 

  • Rezoning Applications
  • Building Permits
  • Special Use Permits
  • Septic Permits
  • Water Well Permits
  • And more! 

To get started or view a full list of permits/applications, visit the portal here.  

Have questions?

Contact Franklin County Planning & Building/Environmental Health at 785-229-3570 for more information.