Building & Code Enforcement

Building Codes


The City of Independence uses the 2015 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.

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.