Building Division

The Building Division of the Planning & Zoning Department oversees all construction and inspection services for building activities throughout unincorporated Clay County.  Please contact us at (816) 407-3388 or email  for information on fees, permits, and inspections.

Green Build Incentive Program

Clay County is proud to announce the creation of our Green Build Incentive Program!  Click here to learn more.

Building Codes

To learn more about the building codes the Building Division has adopted, please click here.

Residential Construction

Click here to read more about Clay County's residental construction guidelines.

Accessory Buildings

For more information on accessory buildings (a.k.a. pole barns, barns, sheds, etc.), click here.

Modular & Manufactured

Information on modular and manufactured housing standards can be found by clicking here.

Building Demolitions

If you are wanting to demolition or remove an existing structure, please review Clay County's checklist here.  A building permit must be issued for every building demolition.

Sprinkler System Disclosure

To view the standard sprinkler system disclosure form, click here.

Erosion & Sediment Control Standards (LESS than 1 acre)

Click here to learn more about the requirements for disturbing land LESS than 1 acre, typically for building construction activities.


Our Jurisdiction

The Clay County Planning & Zoning Department has home rule jurisdiction or control over only the unincorporated areas of the County, or those areas outside of city limits.  If you live within an incorporated city, you will need to contact your city regarding any planning and zoning matters as only they have control inside their city boundaries.

contact us

Clay County

Planning & Zoning Department


Kipp Jones



234 W. Shrader

Suite C
Liberty, Missouri 64068

phone: (816) 407-3380
fax: (816) 407-3381