Building Department

The department provides administrative support to the City of Garden City Planning Commission.  The department also issues all Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits for new construction and existing structures for both residential and commercial sites. Certificates of Occupancy are issued for new construction, as well as for the sale or rental of residential and commercial properties.


Inspections can be scheduled by calling the inspection line. Leave a voicemail with the address, the type of inspection needed, the permit number and a call back number.

Opening a Business

The building department has outlined 7 steps for opening a business in Garden City. View the 7 steps (PDF).
The 7 steps to opening a business in Garden City document.

Knox Box for Businesses

Knox Box is a requirement for businesses and the only authorized unit used in our city. It is a controlled access system. The Fire Department will only make entry in the event of a fire, alarm activation, medical emergency, or request by the business/property owner. View the complete details for ordering a Know Box.

Contact the Fire Department to schedule a time for the department to install the entry key and for more information.

Zoning Documents