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A base rate of $11.28 for household meters is added to the cost of gas used, plus 1% tax. The unit cost (1,000 cubic feet) is determined by the City’s cost per unit.
The base rate is $22 plus the cost of water used. The unit cost (1,000 gallons) is a tiered rate:
Recycling is required by ordinance for all residential properties within Kechi City Limits. Because of the contract for recycling services, and the City processing the bills for trash and recycling, customers using Waste Connection for trash are given a preferential rate. Recycling is $4.25 per month and trash service is $12.50 per month.
Sewer charges are based upon the winter average water use. Water use for December, January and February are averaged to determine the sewer charges. These are calculated in March, and become effective for March usage which is reflected on the April bill. For new customers, the sewer charge will be the City’s average winter water use.
When leaks occur on the customer’s side of the meter (the water or gas went through the meter), the customer is responsible for repair and usage. If the leak occurs prior to going through the meter, it is the City's responsibility to repair, and you are not charged for usage.
You can put up to 10 extra bags with your cart at no additional charge. However, if you have large items like couches, mattresses, dressers, or carpet, there is additional bulk charges. Please contact City Hall at 316-744-9287 to make arrangements for bulk pick ups.
For a homeowner the deposit is refunded with interest after two years and for a renter after five years, if the account has been kept in good standing. If the owner/renter moves out prior to those lengths of time, the deposit is refunded upon final payment being received.
At this time, we are not quite set up for this, but stay tuned to your bill and the website, as it will be coming very soon.
Yes, zoning permits are required for most improvements to review the placement on the property and conformance to the zoning regulations.
Yes, there are several zoning regulations regarding fences.
You must submit a drawing/plan on how the parking will be changed and what type of surfacing will be used to the Zoning Administrator for review and approval.
The Kechi Chamber of Commerce can be contacted by emailing the Chamber of Commerce.
To request vendor information for the Kechi Farmer’s Market email the Chamber of Commerce.
To become a member, email the Chamber of Commerce.
To request open records, please fill out a records inspection form and return it to the City Clerk.
To be notified about public meetings please fill out a meeting notification form and return it to the City Clerk.
To contact the entire City Council, email the City Clerk.
Residents are encouraged to apply for open seats on city board and commissions. See the Boards and Commissions page for more information.
All members of the City Council are elected at-large, this means council members serve as representatives for the entire community. If you have a question or request, you can contact any council member at any time.
Building Permits are required by the City of Kechi when there is construction work of the following:
For permit approval you will need a completed Building Permit Application (PDF), application fee, and blueprints (may not apply to your permit, please call to verify). Most building permits require an inspection upon completion of the project, please verify when the permit is pulled.
Plumbing permits are required by the City of Kechi when residential, commercial or patient medical gas or plumbing work is needed. For permit approval, you will need a completed Plumbing Permit Application (PDF) and application fee. Most plumbing permits require an inspection upon completion of the project, please verify when permit is pulled.
Electrical permits are required by the City of Kechi when there is the following electrical work for a single family, multi-family, business, medical / dental office, or hospital:
For permit approval, you will need a completed Electrical Permit Application (PDF) and application fee. Inspections are required upon completion of electrical projects, and depending on the work being done, inspections may be required prior to completion of projects.
Mechanical permits are required by the City of Kechi when there is work done on the following areas:
For permit approval, you will need a completed Mechanical Permit Application (PDF) and application fee. Inspections are required upon completion of most mechanical projects, please verify when permit is pulled.
A building permit is required for sheds over 200 square feet. However, a Zoning Compliance Certificate is required for all storage buildings regardless of size. View the Licenses and Permits page for more information.
Yes, both a Building Permit (PDF) and Zoning Compliance Certificate Application (PDF) are required.
A Plumbing Permit (PDF) is required for replacement of a hot water heater, as well as an inspection upon completion of the project.
New fences require a Zoning Compliance Certificate Application (PDF). If the planned fence is taller than 6ft, it will also require a building permit, a conditional use permit, and be engineered to include footings.
The homeowner may get a permit, provided they are doing the work themselves, otherwise it is required to be a contractor, licensed through the City of Kechi.
All decks require a Zoning Compliance Certificate (PDF), and decks over 30 inches will also require a Building Permit (PDF).
Residents are encouraged to apply for open seats on city board and commissions. Appointments are typically in the Spring of each year. View the Boards and Commissions page for more information.
If your citation was written for a traffic infraction only, you may pay your fine without appearing in court. If your citation was written for a misdemeanor you will be required to appear in court.
You may pay your fine by cash, check, debit/credit card or money order. Payments can be made in person at the Kechi Police Department (105 North Sioux), over the phone (316-744-6611), or online. There is a 2.5% processing fee for all debit/credit card payments.
Appeals must be filed with Sedgwick County District Court within 14 days of conviction in Municipal Court.
It usually takes 5 to 10 business days for the report to be processed. It is best to call 316-744-6611 and see if the report is ready before you come to the Police Department.
Yes, by appointment only. The cost is $25, which includes one card and any additional cards are $5. To schedule an appointment call 316-744-6611.
The Kechi Police Department does not provide this service, but a VIN inspection can be done through the Kansas Highway Patrol - Troop F at:1900 E Tigua StreetKechi, KS 67067
They can be contacted by phone at 316-744-0451.
To report a violation or compliant, please call the Code Enforcement Division at 316-744-6611; or email your complaint to Code Enforcement Officer Brent Smith.
A complaint was received, and/or an inspection revealed that there may be a violation. Usually, you will first be notified by use of a door-hanger request for compliance; otherwise a certified compliance letter will be mailed to your address of record. If there is no response, or corrective action is not completed as requested within a specified period of time, you may be notified of hearing before the city’s Judge. If you need additional time to comply, please call the Code Enforcement Division at 316-744-6611. Our goal is to achieve compliance with the regulations; monetary fines are a last resort.
In no particular order, the following violations are the most common:
The City of Kechi owns and operates the gas system. Gas product is purchased from the Kansas Municipal Gas Association.
If you think you smell gas inside your home you should go outside without shuffling your feet or turning on or off any appliances or switches and contact the city at 316-744-9287 someone for the Gas Department is on call 24/7.
The City will send someone out to check for leaks free of charge.
The gazebos are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Stormwater qualifies as pollutants that end up in the ground water contaminating creeks and streams, such as:
The City of Kechi grades these roads and applies all the sand and rock on these roads. They also remove snow during and after snow events.
If a road is closed due to a construction project or a repair the City makes every effort to communicate closures in advance to residents. Residents are notified by phone, utility bill inserts, and on City social media accounts.
No, all wastewater is sent to the City of Wichita for treatment.
Yes, the City owns and maintains the lines and administers billing. The City is simply a wholesale wastewater customer of the City of Wichita.
Yes, it is mandatory that every year back flow devices be checked. If not, your water service might be shut off.