Yes. Contractors installing an irrigation system in the public right of way must obtain an occupation license in the City of Liberty and apply for both a building permit (lawn sprinkler system permit) and a right-of-way permit. By City ordinance, a Release and Indemnification waiver needs to be signed and notarized by each person on the deed prior to applying for an irrigation permit. Backflow devices must be inspected by the City. More information on irrigation permit procedures is available by calling the Engineering Division at 816-439-4503.
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The City of Liberty design criteria and technical specifications are readily available online through the following link. Any questions regarding the Design Criteria and Technical Specifications or about public works projects or this process should be directed to the Engineering Division at 816-439-4503.
A public improvement permit application may be submitted to the office of the City Engineer. The Public Improvement Permit application requires that an associated Performance and Maintenance Bond accompany the application.
Any Person with a Right-of-Way Permit is authorized to use Street Plate Bridging (SPB) to cover open excavations, prior to backfill and restoring the street surface suitable for public use; embedded SPB are required during the months of December through February. SPB shall be marked with the owner’s name and telephone number. A City SPB permit must be obtained for a fee as part of a right-of-way permit application.
Contact DIG RITE (1-800-344-7483) and the City of Liberty Water & Sewer Division (816-439-4503) for utility line locations to ensure the utilities are marked so than an appropriate distance may be maintained during excavation for the safety of all. Both of these parties will need three working days notification prior to digging.
Floodplain development in the City of Liberty must conform to Section 30-100 of the City Unified Development Ordinance and is subject to review by the City Engineer. For developments within a 100-year floodplain, a City Floodplain Development Permit is required.
Many people believe federal disaster assistance will come to their aid after a flood. Floods are not always declared a federal disaster. Even when they are, aid is usually in the form of a loan that must be paid back with interest. Flood insurance, on the other hand, pays for all covered losses, and unlike loans, that money doesn’t have to be paid back. Find out more about flood insurance here, or by contacting your insurance agent. For more information on obtaining copies of flood maps, how to read them, and to request map changes that may be warranted, check here or contact the Engineering Division at 816-439-4503.
To request a change in public parking, such as "no parking" or restricted parking signage, a Parking Regulation Petition must be completed and returned to the office of the City Engineer. The petition must be completed and signatures obtained by 75% of the residents in the adjacent area of the request. For a better description of the area required for a petition request, you may contact the City engineer’s office for a map of the required signatures before submitting the petition to the city. If you have questions about parking or regulations or the petition process, please contact Engineering at 816-439-4503.