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Codes, Brochures, & Manuals

This is the place to be if you need information regarding a wide variety of county issues. We have provided convenient links for you to find the materials you need, just as if you came to the Public Works Offices to pick them up. Once you click on the appropriate link, you can download the information and print or read the items that pertain to you.

Building Code

Jackson County is zoned. If you are thinking about purchasing land, starting construction or planning a development, you need to consult the Jackson County Development Division for proper zoning, building codes, floodplain information, etc. Complete Building Code information is available in Chapter 54 of the Jackson County Code. For complete zoning information, you can access the Unified Development Code.

Other useful resources you can consult include:



Here is permit information on building, boat dock and septic wastewater systems. Permits are taken Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until noon and 1:00 pm until
3:30 pm at the Public Works Tech Center, 303 W. Walnut, Independence, Missouri. We strongly encourage you to download the information on all permits before coming to the office so you will have all the information you need. If you have additional questions, please use the "contact us" link, or call Kerri Moore at 816-881-4649.


Sewer Districts

The following are PDF maps detailing the sewer districts. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDFs.

Another useful resource you can consult is our On-site (Septic) Wastewater Permit Brochure.

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