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903 W Main StreetBlue Springs, Missouri 64015
Kansas City Courthouse415 E. 12th Street, Room 104Kansas City, MO 64106(816) 881-1577
You can also contact the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Vital Records Division.Birth Records: 573-751-6387Death Records: 573-751-6370 Jackson County Health Department
The City of Blue Springs has a number of advisory boards and commissions comprised of volunteers from within the community who serve without compensation.
Generally, these boards and commissions make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding actions and policies affecting municipal government, City departments and the community. Citizens who desire to serve on a City board or commission may apply by completing an application form or contacting the Mayor's office at City Hall, 903 W Main Street, (816) 228-0110. Interested parties may also call their City Councilmen directly. All meetings are open to the public.
More information about each of the City's boards and commissions can be found on the Board and Commission webpage.
1. Eligibility - You must be 17.5 years of age to register, 18 years old to vote - You must be a U.S. Citizen - Resident of Jackson County excluding the city of Kansas City - If you have prior felony conviction you must be off parole or probation - You must not be adjudged incapacitated2. Forms of Identification (Must be current) - Drivers License (From any State but you must be a resident here) - Birth Certificate - Missouri ID - Native American Tribal Document - Proof of United States Citizenship Jackson County Election Board
Inspections are usually completed within one business day from the day they are requested.
Please call the Inspection Hotline to schedule an Inspection 816-228-0104.
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The Independence Housing Authority serves all of Jackson County, including Blue Springs. Please contact the Independence Housing Authority (IHA) at (816) 836-9200. They are located at 210 S. Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050. Currently, IHA is only accepting applications for Public Housing. The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed.
Landlord / Tenant Laws issues are handled in Circuit Court. For more information contact the Circuit Court Clerk's office at (816) 881-4573. Their office is located at 308 W. Kansas, Independence, MO.
Contact the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.
Other Bike Unit activities include patrols at special events such as the Fall Fun Fest, high school sporting events, participation in parades, bike safety events, Bike Rodeos, and other community presentations on request.
The sales tax rate is 8.6 percent. Various agencies rates come together to set the sales tax rate.
It is the ability to produce a map image that sets GIS apart from other database systems. Perhaps more simply, a GIS gives you tools to answer questions about a location (geographic information). You can combine layers of information stored in a database that may include addresses, aerial photographs, dates, and other numerical values.
No, requests for datasets should be made in writing. Please send your request to the GIS Coordinator. 816-228-0119
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Some offices outside of City Hall may have varying hours of operation. Please check their individual web pages or call to verify hours of operation.
Jackson County Health Department313 South LibertyIndependence, MO 64050(816) 404-6415
You can also contact the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Vital Records Division at:Birth Records: (573) 751-6387Death Records: (573) 751-6370 Jackson County Health Department
Once the position is closed (or at varying intervals for postings without closing dates):
To reach LAGERS please call (800) 447-4334.
The City is broken into three districts. Each District has two direct elected City Councilmen. To determine which district you live in please refer to the
City Council Agendas, Minutes and Webcasts
If a person feels there is the need to address the Council directly as a body, the Council offers a Visitor’s Section at the end of each Council Meeting. If you wish to address a Public Hearing item on the Council agenda, you will have an opportunity to speak during the public hearing portion. Otherwise, your presentation will be at the end of the Council Meeting.
In order to be properly recognized and to speak during the Visitor's section at the end of the meeting, please complete the "Speaker Appearance Form" and submit to the Blue Springs City Clerk. Speaker Appearance Form
Do not contact the Office of the Public Defender. They do not represent individuals in Municipal Court cases.
Note: When weather conditions warrant the activation of the Early Warning Siren system, an “all clear” will not be given. Residents need to tune into a local radio or TV channel for information.
The City of Blue Springs also has a daytime curfew which allows officers to question any youth between the ages of six and 17 who is found on the street or in a business, who is subject to compulsory education under the law of the State of Missouri. Daytime curfew is enforced between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm when school is in session. There are exceptions granted in this ordinance.
For more information, call (816) 228-0178.
For the release of your pet you will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination. The vaccination must have been given by a licensed veterinarian within the last year. If you are unable to provide the receipt for the vaccination, providing the date of vaccination and the tag number issued, we will gladly accept a call from your veterinarian. If your pet’s rabies vaccination is not current, or your pet has not received the vaccination you will need to pre-pay for the vaccination at a vet of your choice. Present the paid receipt when you come for your pet. If you present a pre-paid receipt, by ordinance, your pet must be vaccinated within two business days of its release, by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of that vaccination must be provided to the animal control office within that time period.
Attn. Sgt. Don RappBlue Springs Police Department1100 SW Smith StreetBlue Springs, MO 64015
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Jackson County Tow Service located at 617B SE Industrial Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014
Phone: (816)228-2328 or (816) 224-9688
You cannot park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of displaying it for sale or repairing except repair necessitated by an emergency.
Off-duty officers for security detail have a rate of $35.00 per hour. Please contact Lieutenant J. Fanara for more information at the above listed number, (816) 228-0153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of these items are obtained from the Records Unit of the Blue Springs Police Department, located at 1100 SW Smith Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015.
To obtain a Liquor ID Card (by appointment only) you must bring a Drivers License/ or Photo ID and $25.00 to the Records Unit located in the Blue Springs Police Department, 1100 SW Smith Street. You will be issued a temporary Liquor ID Card that will expire in 60 days. You must attend a required training class in order to receive your permanent Liquor ID Card. You also must work in Blue Springs to obtain a Liquor ID Card from the Blue Springs Police Department.
If you are requesting a copy by mail please mail you request to:
Records UnitBlue Springs Police Department1100 SW Smith StreetBlue Springs, MO 64015
Police Reports cost $5.00 per report. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Checks should be made out to the City of Blue Springs.
Residents can contact Black & McDonald (maintains street lights for Evergy) directly to report a street light that is not working by calling (816) 483-0257. Residents can also report an outage online to Evergy at https://www.evergy.com/street-light-outage The only street lights that the City maintains are the decorative lights on Adams Dairy Parkway, to report any issues with these lights please contact Public Works at (816) 228-0195.
City of Blue Springs Snow Removal Policy
Potholes can be reported by calling the Pothole Hotline, (816) 228-0291 or going online to report the pothole through Request Tracker, the City’s online service request system. The Streets Division has a goal of filling potholes within two business days, barring unforeseen circumstances and conditions.
Down, damaged or missing street signs should be reported to the Streets Division of Public Works. They can be reported online using Request Tracker the City’s online service request system or you can call (816) 228 0195, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If the down, missing or damaged sign is a stop sign, it should be reported immediately as this is a public safety concern. Please contact the Streets Division at (816) 228 0195, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If it is after business hours contact the Blue Springs Police Department non-emergency number, (816) 228-0150.
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The City’s distribution system generally operates within a pressure range that does not vary more than 5-10 pounds per square inch (psi). Customers who reside in higher elevations throughout the service area will naturally experience less water pressure than those residing in valleys or lower elevations. This is due to the water column height in the water towers is what produces the pressure on the water mains to push the water to the customer.
Occasionally a water main break or maintenance activities in the area will cause a loss in water pressure.
City maintenance crews root cut and clean the city sewer lines on a regular basis, exceeding the industry standard of 3-5 years. However, the customer service lines that are also constructed of clay tile have the same root growth issue. These lines are the responsibility of the customer. The City continues to identify, fund, and rehabilitate the clay tile sewers throughout the city.
It is important for all customers to control what goes into the sewer. Sewers are designed to carry away wasted water and human waste. They are not designed to be garbage disposals.
Please do not put excessive food waste, greases, rags/towels, or any automotive products down the sewer drains. Flammable materials can cause explosions if gases travel through the sewer pipes to an open floor drain near a pilot light such as the one on your hot water tank or furnace. Keep all drain traps filled with water to prevent sewer gases from entering the residence.
Another common reason for sewer back-ups is excessive wet weather water entering the sewer system which takes up pipe capacity and backs up customers in lower elevations. While the City is actively working to reduce the amount of ground water that can enter into sewer pipes and manholes, customers must be cognizant of illegal connections made to the sewers that are designed to evacuate foundation and downspout water. Sump pumps, foundation drains, and downspout connections are explicitly prohibited by plumbing codes and city ordinance. These sources of water into the sewer mains will only make yours or your neighbors’ situation worse during rain events. Backup Do's and Don'ts
In the past, a Use Tax was applied to large purchases like vehicles or appliances that were purchased out-of-state, but used in Missouri.
In 2021, the Missouri Legislature changed state law to allow cities to collect a Use Tax on online/out-of-state purchases from retailers like Amazon, Chewy, Waifair and others. It is the equivalent of a sales tax that shoppers would pay at a brick-and-mortar store here in town.
The Missouri Department of Revenue already collects the State's Use/Sales tax on out-of-state purchases, but the City currently does not receive any revenue from those purchases.
The Missouri Municipal League has an extensive history of the Use Tax in Missouri and how we came to this ballot initiative today.
In Blue Springs, if approved, the Use Tax on online purchases would be the same as the Sales Tax paid in stores here in town, which is 2.5%
If approved, every dollar generated through the Use Tax would be used to rehabilitate and repave neighborhood roads. Based on what the State of Missouri collects on its Use Tax, it is estimated that Blue Springs would collected roughly an additional $1 million that would be reinvested right back into our neighborhood streets.
Based on current prices, we estimate that $1 million a year could help fund 3-4 miles of additional street overlay improvements. That is equivalent to about three additional subdivisions getting new streets every year.
Currently, the City budgets about $3.5 million for street repairs and repaving every year. We know street maintenance is the number one priority for our residents and it is our hope to use every dollar generated from the Use Tax to repair and repave those roads that need it the most.
Typically, the major thoroughfares or arterial roads receive repaving first as they carry the largest amount of traffic on a daily basis. This means that neighborhood roads that would benefit from this Use Tax end up at the bottom of the repair and repaving list.
A Use Tax and a Sales Tax are equivalent (2.5%), but they will never both be applied to a purchase.
A traditional sales tax is only applied to tangible goods purchased in a store in the City Limits.
A Use Tax is only applied on tangible goods purchased through an online/out-of-state retailer.
In some cases you may see that the local sales tax is applied to something you purchased online because there is a physical store located in our City. This would ONLY apply to online purchases from stores that already have a physical presence in Blue Springs (Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc). In this case ONLY the sales tax would be applied and NOT the Use Tax.
There are more than 200 cities that have passed a similar Use Tax in Missouri - many here in the Kansas City region.
The Missouri Municipal League has a full list here.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
Visit the Jackson County Election Board's Website to learn more about what is on the ballot and to look up your registration information.
The ballot language that voters will see on election day is strictly set by the Missouri Legislature. The ballot will read:
"For the purpose of funding maintenance and improvement of City streets, shall the City of Blue Springs, Missouri impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, currently two and one-half percent (2 1/2%), provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?"
If a majority of the voters vote yes and this initiative passes, then the State Department of Revenue will begin collecting the equivalent sales tax on online, out-of-state purchases and remitting that to the City. Based on our estimates from the state's own use tax, that would mean we could increase the street preservation and rehabilitation budget by roughly $1 million.
If a majority of voters do not approve of the initiative then nothing will change. The street maintenance budget will remain the same.
You can contact City Administrator Mike Ekey at MEkey@BlueSpringsGov.com or call 816-655-0499.
Methods of Payment We accept cash, check, and credit cards. Master Card, Visa and DISCOVER are accepted for online and phone payments only. Pay-By-Phone Line (24/7): 816-228-0220
Utility Billing Department Location and Contact Information Blue Springs City Hall 903 W Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015 Pay-By-Phone Line (24/7): 816-228-0220 Office Phone (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.): (816) 622-4444.
Hours Walk-in payments: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-off or online payments: Customers can also make payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our drop box, located in the parking lot of City Hall, or through our
For questions regarding billing, usage, rate, or other issues, please contact Customer Service via phone, email or in person during normal business hours. Call (816) 622-4444. Visit the Utility Counter in person in City Hall, 903 W Main Street or via email at email@example.com.
Please review the attached instructions. If you need any further assistance, you can call our Utility Billing specialists at 816-622-4444.
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