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Code Compliance

Property Maintenance

111 E. Maple Ave.
Independence, MO 64050
Lobby Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except for most government holidays

Phone: (816) 325-7193 Option 5

It is the mission of the Property Maintenance Unit to work in partnership with the people of Independence to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment.  The City of Independence has developed municipal codes intended to protect the life, health, safety, and welfare of its residents. The Property Maintenance Code set the standards by which development must conform. We administer a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements. 

Property Maintenance City Code 

Swimming Pool Requirements


Landlord/Tenant Code - Visit the Rental Ready page to view more information about the Landlord/Tenant Code.

Enforcement Methods

In most cases, the person responsible for a code violation is given an opportunity to voluntarily comply with the law and correct the situation.

Once the deadline in the compliance order has passed, the owner or responsible person is subject to one or both of the remedies listed below. (In addition to any fines that result, fees including administrative costs will be charged for any abatement action.)

  • General Ordinance Summons (GOS) - This remedy is designed to address minor violations. The fines range from $150 to $500 and generally increase with each offense.
  • Abatement - This remedy is used when the City needs to take action to abate a nuisance. In a typical case, the Division will hire a private contractor to board and secure a structure or clean a property of trash and weeds.