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, property values can be maintained to create a better quality of life within our community.
To report a code violation call 816.969.1200 or submit it through LS Connect.
Maintenance and use of private property within 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 that are in the foreclosure process and are abandoned shall be registered, using the Abandoned Residential Property Registration or the downloadable pdf form, with the City of Lee's Summit in accordance with the adopted regulations. Once the registration 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).
Registrations can be filled out online, mailed, faxed to 969.1201 or emailed. 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.