Building Division

Current News from the Harrisonville Building Division:

Here are some safety tips for you, as fall approaches. 

More community safety tips.

Looking for fun and interactive ways to get your child excited about community safety!?!

Check out the new Children's Activity Book from the International Code Council; with stimulating and educational games and activities.

 ICC activity book

Being a code official means that you make sure buildings are built safe and strong. Fill out this activity book to learn what to do to keep you and your family safe, aware and prepared. When you finish the book, you will earn the title of Junior Code Official! Good luck!

Overview

The Building Division oversees all development and building activity within the City of Harrisonville. Specific activities include:

  • Building permitting and inspection
  • Plan review
  • Signs
  • Property Maintenance Ordinances
  • Nuisance Abatement

Being a good neighbor

For those living inside the Harrisonville City limits, here is a quick overview of the City’s Property Maintenance Codes.

Be a good neighbor final version_

Maps

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Building Permitting, Plan Review & Inspection 

Building permitting and inspection ensures that all construction undertaken within the city complies with established minimum construction standards. Such oversight maintains public safety standards within our buildings and keeps property values high. Building Division personnel will review construction plans, issue all applicable permits, and conduct building inspections before approving and issuing certificates of occupancy. Building Division Documents

Sign Regulation

Sign regulation helps to maintain and enhance the City’s aesthetic environment and our ability to attract sources of economic development and growth. It also provides for a desirable and attractive living environment through harmonious signage. 

View an informational bulletin regarding our sign ordinance (PDF)

Property Maintenance Ordinances 

Property maintenance ordinances ensures that buildings and properties within the city are properly maintained. Those with an appearance which has a blighting effect on a neighborhood are required to be repaired and restored to good condition. 

Building Permits

Building permits for small projects can be applied for over the phone or by email; for larger projects by mail or email. Permit fees can be paid over the phone or by mail. Payments can also be put in the drop box at City Hall (mark "Building Permits"). Click here to apply for a permit online.

 All permit applicants are responsible for scheduling all inspections. Please call (816) 380-8958 to schedule your inspections. Due to the Life and Fire Safety aspects of most projects, the Building Division will continue to operate; although some non Life or Fire Safety aspect inspection may be delayed. 

For answers to any specific questions relating to the City’s Building Division please call 816-380-8958.    

Roof Replacement  

As of July 1, 2017, the building division will no longer require permitting for residential roof replacement jobs unless there is structural repair or major mechanical/electrical /plumbing work involved. Roofing contractors are still required to have a current business license and jobs will be spot checked for this. Please remember, all roof replacement jobs are still required to be done in compliance with the current adopted building codes.

Missouri Law Regarding Demolition and Construction Waste NOTICE: 

The disposal of demolition and constructions waste is regulated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under Chapter 260, RSMo. Such wastes in types and quantities established by the department shall be taken to a demolition landfill or a sanitary landfill for disposal. Any person who engages in building construction, modification or demolition that produces demolition waste, in types and quantities established by the department, shall maintain records of sites used for demolition waste disposal for a period of one year. These records shall be made available to the department upon request.

Quick Links

  1. Chris Arthur, CBO, MCP

    Building Official
    Phone: 816-380-8912
    Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  2. Jamie Martin

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 816-380-8958
    General Information 
    Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  3. Help Desk

    Phone: 816-380-8958
    Fax: 816-380-8906

  4. Community Development

    Physical Address
    300 E Pearl Street
    Harrisonville, MO 64701

    Phone: 816-380-8958
    Fax: 816-380-8910

    Hours
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.