Why doesn’t the city make my neighbor clean up his home?

Unlike neighborhood associations, the city may not force homeowners to do more than comply with basic safety and building codes. In general, the community has not welcomed interference with the rights of private property owners. Derelict properties do drag down the value of the homes around them, however, and community attention and assistance to the needs of neighbors will always be welcomed. Call 816-439-4539 for nuisance issues. 

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1. What is the HDRC?
2. What does it mean to live in a historic district?
3. Do I need to get a permit to work on my house?
4. What is a COA and how do I get one?
5. Does the HDRC tell me what color I can paint my house?
6. I want to replace my old windows. What will the HDRC allow for replacements?
7. Will the City make me restore my house to its original appearance?
8. What if I can’t afford to fix up my home?
9. I have a plaque on my house; what does it mean?
10. How can I find out the history of my house?
11. Is the interior of my house regulated by the Historic District Review Commission?
12. How do I know what I can and cannot do to my home?
13. Why doesn’t the city make my neighbor clean up his home?
14. Why can’t I do what I want to my own property?
15. What does it cost to get a COA?
16. I hear I can’t use vinyl on my home.  Why?