City codes require owners maintain their property so that it does not become unsightly. Weeds and grass allowed to grow in excess of twelve (12”) inches in height are in violation of the City’s codes.
To report a weed/grass violation, call the Codes Administration Department at 816-380-8958, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. The report will be investigated, and if found to be valid, ownership of the property will be verified through the County records. The property owner(s) will then be notified and given a reasonable amount of time to correct the violation. Provided no corrective action has been taken at the end of the prescribed period, the City will authorize its abatement contractor to mow the property, and the property owner(s) will be billed for the work. Provided the property owner(s) does not pay the bill, the costs will be added to the property tax as a special assessment.