Planning & Development
During City Facility Closures:
Due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19, the City of Liberty has closed all City facilities to the public through April 24.
With this the closure, we are currently issuing building permits via email only. Please fill out a permit application. If the completed, required paperwork is under 25MB, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the completed materials are more than 25MB, please email email@example.com for alternative instructions. Staff will work to review applications and approve permits as soon as possible.
The City is doing some limited inspections, please see the linked document for the full list and procedures. If you have an existing issued building permit that doesn’t fall into a category that the City will currently inspect, the City will accept an inspection from an accredited inspection firm or design professional. All third party inspection reports must contain the letterhead of the reporting agency, permit number, summary of the inspection conducted with date and time and the professional who conducted the inspection. This report must be to firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of the inspection.
We appreciate your patience as we all work through these challenging times.
More information about all changes to City services related to the COVID-19 precautions can be found online at www.libertymissouri.gov/covid19.
The Planning and Development Department is responsible for guiding desirable community development through its various divisions. Together, these divisions work to ensure responsible and comprehensive land use decisions, healthy neighborhoods and preservation of Liberty's rich history, and quality and safe construction in the community.
Planning & Zoning
The manages the current and long-range planning functions of the City. These functions include the review and processing of development applications, platting of property and code amendments, and the implementation of the long-range plans.
The Community Development Division manages the Neighborhood Planning and Historic Preservation functions of the city. Other functions include the coordination of neighborhood needs, Nuisance Code Enforcement, and providing support to the Arts Commission.
The Building Division manages the inspection activities necessary to ensure that residential, commercial, and industrial structures conform to building codes and approved plans. The Division's functions include building plan review, processing and issuing permits, and inspection activities. The Division also coordinates the Residential Rental Occupancy Code Program and conducts inspections of residential units.
The staff of the Planning and Development Department also guide and support the work of the following Boards and Commissions: