Law Department

About Us

Our client is the City of Independence. The Law Department cannot advise citizens or members of the general public on private legal issues. If you do not have a personal attorney, contact the Kansas City Missouri Bar Association at (816) 221-9472 or Legal Aid of Kansas City at (816) 474-6750.

Our Mission

Provide legal advice and counsel to the City Council, City Manager and all City departments and City-appointed Boards and Commissions.

Our Staff

The City Counselor and staff provide representation for the City with matters of municipal law and represent the City, its officers and employees in special litigation such as contract disputes, personal injury and civil rights cases. The Law Department drafts ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, and issues advisory opinions.

Municipal court cases for ordinance violations are prosecuted by the City Prosecutor. The Domestic Violence Prosecutor handles the prosecution of cases in the Domestic Violence Court.

City Prosecutor (816) 325-7222
Domestic Violence Prosecutor (816) 325-7298
Municipal Court (816) 325-7239
Police Information Desk (816) 325-7300
Law Department (816) 325-7220
Damage Claims (816) 325-7218