RECORDS REQUESTS AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The City Planning and Development Department has made changes to make your request for information easier to access. Please use the guidelines below before submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPD offers a Zoning Compliance Letter – The Zoning Compliance Letter provides the following parcel information:
-Zoning Use and Zoning Violations
-Building code violations
-Permits and Inspections records
-Certificate of Occupancy
The fee for a Zoning Compliance Letter is $132.00. The turnaround time is 10 working days from receipt of the request letter and fee. The fee is per parcel requested. Please email your records request to email@example.com. Include the issues you want addressed in the letter, the agency to whom the letter is to be addressed and the e-mail to whom a copy is to be sent upon completion of processing the letter. CPD Staff will email you a credit card authorization form and upon receipt of the fee, your request will be filled.
CPD also keeps Certificate of Occupancy records. The Certificate of Occupancy (CICO) provides the following information about a parcel or project:
-Project area and height
-Occupancy group and construction type
-Zoning district and code information
-Other permits associated with the property
The fee for a copy of a previously issued CICO is $33.00. In addition to the $33.00 charge for the certificate, there is also a charge for labor and copies requested. You can submit your request by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. CPD Staff will email you a credit card authorization form and upon receipt of the fee, your request will be filled.
Customers can access most of the permit records on properties dating back to 1986 on our website at the following link: http://kivaweb.kcmo.org/kivanet/2/index.cfm.
You can also access zoning, mapping and additional parcel information at
*Please note, CPD does not keep records on information related to hazardous materials, fuel storage, asbestos and other records pertaining to environmental issues. These records may be available from other City Departments. Please use the City’s Online Sunshine Request form to access those records.
Online Sunshine Request Form – Missouri’s Sunshine Law requires a public body to grant access to open records it already has, but it does not require a public body to create new records in response to a request for information. There is a fee for this type of request, pursuant to Missouri Sunshine Law, Chapter 610, Revised Statutes of Missouri. The fee is calculated by hours of labor required to gather the documents and the number of copies requested. Access a downloadable copy of the CPD Sunshine Request Form.