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Updated 12.8.17. Our third code spotlight focuses on permits for work around the home.
All fences are subject to various rules and regulations according to the City Code. Many fences, home repairs and alterations require a building permit. Any work in the right-of-way must be approved also. Contractors that perform this work must be licensed with the city of Lansing. Please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 913-727-5488 before performing or contracting out any work.
Updated 12.1.17. The second code in our spotlight is clearing snow and ice from sidewalks.
Lansing city code states property owners must treat for ice, or clear for snow their sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of a winter storm. School routes and main travel routes will receive code enforcement's highest priority. Property owners can be held legally responsible should someone slip and fall because sidewalks have not been properly cleared or treated in a timely manner. It is strongly suggested to clear areas by the curb, if possible, until after the City has cleared the adjacent street. Please be aware: it is illegal for property owners or contractors to push snow into streets. Residents can use a Fix-It Form on the city website or contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 913-727-2400 if a sidewalk remains snow or ice-laden well after the storm.
11.17.17. Our first code spotlight is an easy one, but a very important one: House Numbers
Clearly posted house numbers can save precious time should an emergency occur. Can life-saving personnel find you? All houses and buildings must display street address numbers in an area easily readable from the street. The numbers must be at least four inches in height and in a contrasting color from your house – see our examples. Also, trees and shrubbery can cover numbers if not properly maintained. Be sure to keep your numbers clearly visible throughout the year.
Questions? Call 913-727-5488 or 727-2400.