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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on current planning development applications. The Commission consists of seven (7) appointed citizens who review the applications in terms of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), City Code, the Comprehensive Plan, and other applicable codes.

Application & Guide

Planning & Zoning Application

Planning & Zoning Application Guide

Fillable PDF appendices in the links below:

You can submit your application and attachments via email to  In order to be considered a complete application, after you email the documents, you will need to call 816.325.7109 (opt. 9) to make a credit card payment over the phone.  


Independence City Hall Council Chambers

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month

6:00 p.m.

2021 Planning Commission Schedule

On Demand Videos

Agendas and Minutes

  • Agendas are available prior to the meetings
  • Each agenda include the Minutes from the previous meeting. See the 'Approval of Minutes' section.