Building & Code Enforcement

Building Codes

The City of Independence uses the 2018 International Code Council codes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The department handles all inspections with the exception of electrical inspections which are handled by state inspectors.
  • The department enforces floodplain regulations and zoning ordinances within the City limits.
  • This department enforces compliance with the Code of Ordinances of the City of Independence.
  • The department also has a storm water detention policy that can be found by clicking here.
  • Click here for a tip sheet on what requires a building permit and what doesn't.
  • Bulk requirements can be found by clicking here.

Nuisances and other Code Enforcement Issues

If a resident has any questions or concerns about an ordinance, please visit the Code of Ordinances page or call the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer at (319) 334-4711.