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 emergency building permits only. If you need an emergency permit related to water, sewer and electrical failures please fill out a permit application. Email the completed, required paperwork to Staff will work to review applications and approve permits as soon as possible.

 The City is also postponing inspections on all currently issued permits that are non-emergency. If you have an existing issued building permit, 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 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


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 Planning and Zoning Division 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.

Community Development

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. 

Building Division

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