City of Independence, Missouri

Independence begins codes enforcement sweep along key corridors

The City of Independence will begin a multi-departmental codes enforcement and public safety sweep along 24 Highway on Thursday, Jan. 13.

“We have seen a great deal of success from these proactive code enforcement efforts over the last few years with many businesses and individuals voluntarily resolving code violations that are found,” City Manager Zach Walker said. “I am pleased this program is helping fulfill the City Council‘s goal of improving the visual appearance of our main thoroughfares. Our Community Development Department is leading this event but is working closely with our Fire Department, Health and Animal Services Department, and Municipal Services Departments to address not only code violations but also public safety and environmental concerns that may be found. We will be providing the Council and public updates as this continues.”

The area addressed this year has been broken into four phases and will be addressed on the following timeline (weather permitting):

  • Thursday, Jan. 13 - US 24 Hwy. from the City limit to Brookside.
  • Week of Jan. 17 –
    • Wilson Road bridge to Sterling
    • Sterling to River
  • Thursday, Jan. 27 - Spring Street to Noland

Citizens are encouraged to help keep our community safe and clean by reporting concerns in their area through the IndepNow App or online at indep.us/indepnow. Download IndepNow in the Google Play Store here, bit.ly/2J7oc0w, or the Apple App Store here, apple.co/33zRNca.