City of Lake Lotawana

misc permit

variance app

Plat amendment application

Building permit

Demolition permit

This completed application and required documents (listed on application) are needed to apply for a variance to the city code. The Board of Adjustment meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The deadline for a completed application is the 4th Tuesday of the month prior to the meeting you want your case to be presented.

City of Lake Lotawana
100 Lake Lotawana Road
Lake Lotawana, Missouri     64086

816-578-4215 City Hall
816-578-4035 Fax

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New residence permit

Animal licensing

Public Works provides a wide variety of services to the public. We are committed to providing efficient and cost-effective services involving planning, building, engineering, inspections, codes and land development.

You will find permits and applications below. Please take time to explore them.

Used for projects that are approved in-house by city staff, including: electrical, HVAC, & plumbing repairs/upgrades, roof, fence, solar panels, sprinkler systems, driveway/flatwork, and retaining walls less than four (4) feet tall.

​Used for all new construction, residential and commercial. Building inspections are performed by IBTS ( ROW inspections are performed by Lamp Rynearson (​

The Development Application is concerning zoning and subdivision issues to be heard by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

development app

Used for additions, interior/exterior remodels, culverts, in-ground pools & spas, and retaining walls taller than four (4) feet. Building inspections are performed by IBTS ( ROW inspections are performed by Lamp Rynearson (

This permit is for any type of sewer repairs made.

From the FEMA Flood Plain maps, virtually every TEIR 1 property at Lake Lotawana has at least a small portion of the property that is in the FEMA flood plain. For the most part this is the few feet at the lake edge, and the residence is not in the “flood plain”. However since the small portion at the water’s edge is in the “flood plain” FEMA considers the property as a whole in the “flood plain”. Thus flood insurance may be required by the lender. 

We have made an agreement with a local surveyor to survey the property (i.e. the residence) and submit a certification request to FEMA to certify that the residence is NOT in the flood plain, thus relieving the flood plain insurance requirement for the residence. The total time to process the request can take from 2 to 8 weeks to obtain the survey, to process the request form and for FEMA to respond.

sewer repair permit

fema flood certification

A Demolition Permit is required prior to the removal of any significant structure. An application for a Demolition Permit with all required items must be submitted to the Permit Department at City Hall no less than 72 hours prior to obtaining a Building Permit.

Applications & permits