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

Code Enforcement Officer Brian Lau, with the Independence Police Department, has been enforcing city ordinances city wide.  If a resident has any questions or concerns about an ordinance, please visit the Code of Ordinances page or call the Independence Police Department at (319) 334-2520.