As of January 1, 2011, Kansas City's new Zoning & Development Code is within Chapter 88 of the Code of Ordinances, replacing Chapters 80 and 66, the previous zoning and subdivision ordinances. The new code consolidates all land development regulations into a single document and contains new and modified regulations.
Kansas City’s new Zoning & Development Code, replacing a code with sections dating to 1926, was approved by Ordinance 081033 on May 21, 2008. Then, on June 10, 2010 the City Council passed two ordinances further revising the Zoning and Development Code: Ordinance 100394 CS response to policy and administrative revisions identified during the first "Six-Month Review"; and Ordinance 100299 CS , enabling urban agriculture.
Kansas City is an exciting and vibrant city that welcomes development and redevelopment activies consistent with city policies. The city's goal is to minimize the regulatory burden on developers, while fulfilling our obligation to protect the public welfare.
For additional information on the Zoning & Development Code, refer to the Zoning & Development Code Guide.
Development applications have been revised for use with the new code. To access these, click on this link:
Applications for Development Projects
Zoning & Development Code Guide
The Development Guide explains the various applications and processes and contains the application forms, checklist, and schedules.
Click on this link to view: Zoning & Development Code Guide
ZoningPlus is a user-friendly, on-line way to view the new Zoning & Development Code. It will feature direct links within the text, Guide, and a link from the GIS zoning map to ZoningPlus.
Click on this link to view: ZoningPlus
On-Going Assessment and Revision
During the approval process, staff committed to periodic assessments and revisions of the code so that it remains a viable and functional tool. Rather than process revisions to the code on a constant basis, the intention is to bundle these and present them for review on a periodic basis. Note: for information on zoning, call 816-513-1500, option 3.