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Designate Your Property on the Local Register and Qualify for a Free Plaque

Do you live in a historic house? Would you like to have your property recognized through local historic designation? Your property may be eligible for a free brass plaque highlighting the date of construction. Homes must be over 100 years of age and property owners must first list their homes on the Independence Local Register of Historic Places to qualify. Plaques are available for new designations only. As such, houses must be located outside the local historic district. 

Free plaques are limited to three per year so contact us today to check your eligibility. For more on this program, contact the City’s Historic Preservation Division at (816)325-7419 or email at Designation forms can be found at and must be completed prior to submittal to qualify. For tips to begin your research check out