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Neighborhood Services & Code Enforcement

The Neighborhood Services division of the Development Services Department is responsible for enforcing various City Ordinances related to maintenance and use of property. Through a cooperative effort of the City Council and the citizens of Lee's Summit, we can maintain property values and create a better quality of life within our community. All concerns and cases follow a standard workflow.

Report a Code Violation

To report a code violation, you may call us at 816.969.1200, or submit it through LS Connect.

Maintenance and use of private property with the City of Lee's Summit is generally guided by three City Ordinances: 

Foreclosed/Abandoned Residential Property

The "Abandoned Residential Property Registration & Maintenance Ordinance" was adopted in July, 2008 as part of the Lee's Summit Code of Ordinances - Chapter 16, Article 8. The purpose of the ordinance is to serve as a mechanism to assist with protecting residential neighborhoods from becoming blighted through the lack of adequate maintenance and security of abandoned residential properties which are in foreclosure.

Any residential properties in existence which are in the foreclosure process and are abandoned shall be registered with the City of Lee's Summit in accordance with the adopted regulations.

Once the registration form is received, an exterior inspection of the property will be performed to determine if the property exists in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code standards of the City of Lee's Summit (Chapter 16 Lee's Summit Code of Ordinances).

The registration form may be mailed, faxed 816.969.1201, or e-mailed to the Neighborhood Services Division of the Development Services Department accordingly. Only fully completed registrations will be received and processed. Failure to provide all required registration information will be treated as a failure to properly register the property.