Check Property Code Violations

Don't be caught by surprise buying a house only to then discover it has an existing code violation that must be corrected, possibly before the property can be occupied.

Be Informed
While responsible for enforcing code violations only in the unincorporated areas of the county, Jackson County urges everyone considering the purchase of any property to make a fully informed decision. Before you buy, check with the local city government -- or, if in an unincorporated area, Jackson County -- to learn whether or not a property has any pending code violations and, if so, what the nature of those violations are.
House Closer Look
Contact Environmental Health Division
For information about property code violations in unincorporated Jackson County, contact the Environmental Health Division of the Public Works Department at 816-881-4634.

Contact City Officials
Performing a title search will not always result in sufficient information about possible code violations. Instead, contact the city officials where the property is located to inquire about any outstanding code violations, including whether or not the property has been marked as uninhabitable.

Search Tool
The City of Kansas City, Missouri does provide this "Find the Status of a Property or Nuisance Violation" online search tool.

Code Violation Contact List
Contacts for other cities regarding a property's codes-violation status include:
City Phone Number
Blue Springs Codes Administration
816-220-4565
City of Buckner
816-650-3191
City of Grain Valley
816-847-6220
Grandview Neighborhood Services Division
816-316-4817
City of Greenwood
816-537-6969
Independence Code Compliance Division
816-325-7193
Lee's Summit Neighborhood Services Division
816-969-1200
City of Oak Grove
816-690-3773
City of Pleasant Hill
816-540-3135
Raytown Community Development Department
816-737-6014
Sugar Creek Building Department
816-252-4400