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.
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.
For information about property code violations in unincorporated Jackson County, contact the Environmental Health Division of the Public Works Department at (816) 881-4634.
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.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri does provide this "Find the Status of a Property or Nuisance Violation" online search tool.
Contacts for other cities regarding a property's codes-violation status include:
|Blue Springs Codes Administration
|City of Buckner
|City of Grain Valley
|Grandview Neighborhood Services Division
|City of Greenwood
|Independence Code Compliance Division
|Lee's Summit Neighborhood Services Division
|City of Oak Grove
|City of Pleasant Hill
|Raytown Community Development Department
|Sugar Creek Building Department