Codes Administration

Division Overview
The Codes Administration ensures that consistent quality of property and building construction are completed for the safety of tenants and long-term value to property owners.

Staff Responsibilities
  • Reviews commercial, industrial, and residential building plans
  • Issues permits
  • Inspects structures under construction to ensure they are built to applicable codes
  • Investigates reports of city health and safety code violations

Top 10 Code Tips

  1. Resident Lawns - Lawns should not exceed 8 inches in height.
  2. Trash/Brush Piles - Trash/brush piles must be removed and properly disposed of.
  3. Inoperable Vehicles - Inoperable vehicles must be stored inside a garage or removed from the premises. For inoperable vehicles in the street, contact the Blue Springs Police Department at (816) 228-0150.
  4. Trash Containers - All solid wastes, including trash containers, tree limbs and yard wastes, may be deposited either at the curb or no closer to public street than five (5) feet from the dwelling premises, including attached garages, between the hours of 6:00 P.M. the night before collection day until 10:00 P.M. on collection day. 
  5. Off-Premise Signs - Garage and yard sale signs must be placed on your own property. They may not be posted on public utility/light poles or on street rights-of-way.
  6. Parked Vehicles - Parking of cars and trucks is not permitted on grass and lawns. Recreational Vehicles (RVs) can be stored in driveways, side yards or rear yards if access is available.
  7. Fence, Deck and Pool Construction - Construction of a new deck, fence or pool requires a City
    building permit. All pools holding 24 inches of water or more, including inflatable pools, must have a permit, please call (816) 228-0118.
  8. Street Numbers - Numbers must contrast with the background and be Arabic numerals at least 4 inches high and one-half inch stroke.
  9. Tree Limbs - Limbs that overhang the sidewalk or street must be trimmed. Call Public Works at (816) 228-0195 if you have questions about limbs in the rights-of-way of streets.
  10. Disposal of Refrigerators - When disposing of refrigerators or airtight containers, always remove the door or secure the door shut.