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Yes, all contractors (GCs and sub-contractors) doing work in the City of Liberty must have an active contractor business license with the City. For more information, please visit the website at https://www.libertymissouri.gov/1737/Occupation-Business-Licenses or contact the License Clerk at 816.439.4457.
Building plans and site plans must be submitted to the City and reviewed by the Building Official for compliance with the 2012 IRC building codes and the City zoning regulations. All applicable fees must be paid. For more information, contact the Building Division at City Hall, 101 E. Kansas St., 3rd floor, by phone at 816-439-4534 or you may contact us by email at email@example.com.
Inspections are performed during construction and a minimum of 2 hours notice is needed to allow for scheduling. All inspections will be performed within 24 hours from the time of the inspection request. All rough-in inspections must be approved before any work is concealed. Exception: Final Occupancy and Framing inspections will be next day inspections. You may request an inspection by calling our recorded line at 816-439-4541 or by email . Please see the next FAQ item for further instruction.
Inspections are conducted M-F between 8AM and 5PM. To request an inspection, call 816-439-4541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your name, phone number, job address, and the permit number. All required inspections are listed on the building permit. A two-hour minimum notice is required for scheduling.
A 30-day temporary occupancy permit can be issued when approved by the Chief Building Official, provided all life an safety items are completed. All exterior items are required to be completed within the 30-day period. Extension of the temporary occupancy permit may be granted for exterior items affected by weather conditions.
In most residential districts, detached accessory buildings are permissible provided they fully comply with City Code and building permits are obtained. All accessory buildings must respect the minimum setback requirements for the zoning districts in which they are located. For more information, call a City Planner at 816-439-4543.
No building permit is required; however, a fence in the front yard must have written consent from all abutting property owners, including those directly across the street. Please submit this to the Planning & Zoning Division in City Hall on the third floor, or at email@example.com. Additionally, the fence must be constructed so that it does not impede into the established site triangle if it is on a corner lot. Fences may be erected up to side and rear property lines without a permit as long as city construction, height, and material standards are respected. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required in historic districts. View our Fence Summary Guide for more information.
Permits are required for swimming pools over two feet in depth. A completed Building Permit Application with a licensed contractor company, a site plan that includes distance from property lines and primary structures, our Residential Pool Supplemental Handout, and the manufacturer’s equipment information must be submitted. Please see our Swimming Pool Guidelines for more information and to download the Supplemental Handout.
Yes. Lawn irrigation systems are required to be permitted through the Building Division, and the installer must be a licensed contractor. If sprinkler heads are located in the right-of-way (the first 11 feet from the back of the curb) then a right-of-way permit will also be required. All Applications (PDF) can be obtained on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 101 E Kansas Street or by email.
All backflow devices for irrigation or domestic use, commercial and residential are required to be tested annually by July 1st with a DNR backflow form submitted to the City of Liberty (Fax: 816-439-4513). This is a state and City code requirement and failure to comply will result in the disconnection of the water service to protect the potable water system from cross contamination. Any questions regarding backflow requirements please contact our Utilities Department at 816-439-4762 or by email.
Please view our Residential Rental Occupancy Code (RROC) section to view the rental criteria. For questions please call 816-439-4540 or email .
Permits are required for decks that are over 30” above grade and/or decks that are attached to the building or structure. In order to apply for this permit, please fill out an Application (PDF) as well as submit one plot plan and one set of building plans. For questions regarding the plot plan or setback requirements, please contact the City Planner at 816-439-4543. For questions regarding the building permit or building codes, please contact the Building Division at 816-439-4534.