City Charter & Code of Ordinances

Charter Form of Government

Lee's Summit began as the Town of Strother in 1865 and was incorporated in 1868 as the "Town of Lee's Summit." At that time it was designated a fourth class city and remained as such until April 1996 when voters adopted a Charter, changing the status to a Charter City.  In 2016, the voters adopted additional amendments and the Second Amended Charter is in place today.

Code of Ordinance (Laws)

The City of Lee's Summit Code of Ordinance can be accessed by agreeing to the terms below.  Agreeing to the terms will direct you to the searchable on-line code of ordinances.

The on-line code is provided as a service from the City using a 3rd party service. The external information that is available may not represent the most recent version of the City's Code of Ordinances and you are encouraged to verify information as appropriate with the City Clerks office at 816.969.1006 or via email to

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