City of Independence, MO

The Community Development Department, located at 111 E. Maple Avenue in Independence, Missouri, city hall is divided into these divisions: • Building inspections • Historic preservation • Neighborhood services • Development services • Regulated industries Most importantly, the city works with citizen groups, the city council, the planning commission, the zoning board of adjustment and city administration to ensure quality development throughout the city of Independence.


Whether you are a lifelong resident or someone seeking new opportunities like the westward travelers of the past, you will find Independence, Missouri, is a community that will support you on this journey.

The process of starting or expanding a business is exciting but challenging. You may have lots of questions about the process, the permits and licenses you need and resources available to you. The city of Independence and our partners are committed to supporting small business development by providing resources and information about the process.

Business resources:


Services Provided

Networking Organizations

  • Geographically Based

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Site Location

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
Contact Information
Tom Scannell
111 E Maple
Independence, MO 64050