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An approved backflow prevention assembly shall be installed where actual or potential hazards to the public potable water system exist. The type and degree of protection required shall be commensurate with the degree of hazard. (More information on the types of hazards and backflow prevention assemblies is available in the City of Liberty Code Ch. 29 Water and Sewers; Article 3: Water, Division 2 – Cross Connection Control). City Code...
For new facilities, the assembly must be tested when installed.
Letters are sent annually reminding citizens/businesses of their test date. It is then up to the backflow device owner to contact a licensed and certified backflow assembly tester. If the tester finds the assembly is not working, you must arrange to have it repaired and tested again. It is your responsibility to pay for the test and repairs. The tester is required to provide a copy of the test report to you and the water supplier. To obtain a list of certified testers in your area, call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources or visit their Backflow Prevention webpage (http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/backflow/).
According to City ordinance (in accordance with state regulations), if an owner does not perform the testing annually, it is the Water Utilities right to terminate water service in order to protect the public water system. The backflow assembly test report can be mailed to the Utiltities Department, Attn: Backflow Prevntion, 101 E. Kansas, Liberty, MO 64068, or faxed to 816.439.4513
Exception: Final Occupancy and Framing inspections will be next day inspections.
A $50 fee must be paid prior to the approval of a temporary occupancy. All exterior items are required to be completed within the 30-day period. Extension of the temporary occupancy permit may be granted for exterior items affected by weather conditions.
In addition to the permit, one must acquire the consent of neighboring property owners in order to construct a front yard fence. Additionally, the fence must be constructed so that it does not impede into the established site triangle if it is on a corner lot. Fences may be erected up to side and rear property lines without a permit as long as city construction, height, and material standards are respected.
This is a state and City code requirement and failure to comply will result in the disconnection of the water service to protect the potable water system from cross contamination.
This code identifies the responsibilities of owners and occupants regarding rental properties. It also establishes basic standards that these properties should meet as well as providing a procedure for inspections and appeals.
Please view our Residential Rental Occupancy Code section to view the rental criteria.
Residential Rental Occupancy Code
To arrange a collection of unwanted trash and bulky objects contact a private hauler or Liberty’s trash service provider, Allied Waste at 816.254.1470. The city offers two yearly curb side collection events for excess trash bulky items in April and in October (both events are advertised prior to collection.) Also during these two periods a limb and log disposal site is open for residents to haul yard waste. Another option for residents is to subscribe to weekly curbside yard waste collection, also provided through Allied Waste. Some auto stores take used tires for a small fee. Other trash and recycling information can be obtained on the city’s website.
Keep in mind, some subdivisions may have homeowner’s association regulations that do not allow the addition of a parking space.
At no time should the area parallel to the street be paved or used as a parking space. Vehicles parked on the street should have tires fully on the street pavement and not over the curb or on the grass.
Contact a Planner at 439.4543 if you have questions about adding an additional parking space.
The Preservation Office is available to provide information about historic homes, answer renovation questions, and assist with the application process.
The Design Subcommittee of the Historic District Review Commission convenes as needed to consult with property owners about bigger projects. Comprised of HDRC members, this group is able to answer questions, make suggestions and assist with details in the planning phase of a project. Frequently, they will visit the worksite itself in order to better understand the project. Their services are offered free of charge. application form
The use of firearms is prohibited except by law enforcement and animal control officers.
You must also have written permission of the landowner.
No hunting shall be permitted within 250 ft of any roadway, residential structure or place where domestic animals are kept.
Ref: Liberty City Ordinance 22-23 City Code
ATVs are described as a vehicle manufactured for off-roadway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width and an unladen dry weight of 600 lbs or less.
Scooters of less than 50 cc may be operated on the city streets by person with a valid Missouri driver’s license. No vehicle license is required and the operator is not required to wear a helmet.
The shooting of aerial fireworks are permitted between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm on July 3, and July 4 on three acre tracts of land or more.
Penalties for first offense $50.00 fine.Second offense and third offense $75 to $100.00Fourth offense and each additional offense after that are punishable under section 22-70 of the city code.
Ref: Liberty City Ordinance 22-20 City Code
A member of The Liberty Landlords Association who signs a share information agreement will receive a weekly e-mailed bulletin with all police activities on members property each Tuesday. This information lets landlords know what type activity is occurring on their, as well as other members properties, and who is involved and the circumstances.
US 69 Hwy from M-33/I-35 to M-33 /B Hwy
I-35 from south city limits to the north city limits
The driving of commercial trucks within the designated prohibited area shall be permitted if said trucks are making deliveries or providing services on the designated truck routes.
Ref: Liberty City Ordinance 20-25 City Code
Ref: Liberty City Ordinance 22-22 City Code
If you are experiencing water drainage problems due to a stopped up public storm drain, please contact the City of Liberty Street and Storm Sewer Maintenance Division at 816-439-4514.
Undeveloped lots in residential subdivisions, large land disturbance areas (grading, earthmoving, etc.), and City public works projects are required to utilize and maintain adequate erosion and sedimentation control (ESC) measures per the conditions of the City Land Disturbance Permit or City construction contract. To report erosion and drainage concerns on undeveloped or Public Works construction sites, you may contact the Engineering Division at 816-439-4500.
"Let Us Know": Click on the “Let Us Know” button on the left and you’ll be taken to the “Citizen Request Tracker.” If you haven't already, register as a user and then enter the pertinent info regarding the pothole. After you submit a request, an email will be routed to the appropriate department or staff member for response or resolution. You can log in to view the status of their requests and staff will email you when the pothole has been filled.
Use your iPhone: Once you’re a registered user of the Citizen Request Tracker (CRT), you can even submit issues via your iPhone. The CRT iPhone App keeps a history of all your requests, keeps a profile of your information and submits requests right from your iPhone. With the CRT iPhone App -- GPS will pinpoint your location -- You can take pictures with your phone and submit them with your request -- You can see a history of your requests -- Your profile information is stored on your app
Give us a call: If there is a pot hole or a street problem, please call the City of Liberty Streets and Storm Sewer Maintenance Division at 816.439.4514 with a location and description of the problem. If you are calling after hours you can leave a message at 816.439.4522.
If there is a streetlight that is out, please contact KCP&L at 1-888-LIGHT-KC (544-4852). Please be prepared to provide a house number that is adjacent to the street light or a location description of the problematic light. The pole number posted on the light may also assist in the location of the light.
You can also contact the City of Liberty Streets and Storm Sewer Maintenance Division at 816-439-4514 with a location of the light. That information will be forwarded on to KCP&L who will make the repair.
If there is a damaged or missing street sign, please contact the City of Liberty Street and Storm Sewer Maintenance Division at 816-439-4514. If the sign is a stop or yield sign and it is after work hours, please contact the Liberty Police Department at 816-439-4701.
If there is debris in the streets that needs to be removed, please contact the City of Liberty Streets and Storm Sewer Maintenance Division at 816-439-4514.
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Permanent FacilitiesKansas City Facility4700 Deramus Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Appointments are required Call 816.513.8400 to schedule a time an appointment
Lee's Summit Facility2101 S.E. Hamblen Road Open April through November from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Appointments are required Call 816.969.1805.
The following is a list of sample items that can be disposed of safely at the permanent facilities:Lawn and garden chemicals Paints and paint related products Automotive fluids All types of batteries Pesticides Household Cleaners All types of fuels and solvents Fluorescent tubes
Please keep waste materials in their original containers and do not mix them.
For more information on HHW collection facilities or mobile events, visit RecycleSpot.org.
This new program also is intended to help the environment by reducing what is sent to landfills, and thereby making recycling easier. The sturdy, lidded carts also will help keep our community clean by making it more difficult for critters to overturn your trash cans. And as an added benefit, Allied Waste will rebate the City 50% of the value of all recycling collected
The City recognizes that there are situations in certain segments of the community concerning aspects of the program. Staff has worked with Allied Waste to develop alternatives for those with special circumstances.
The City's recycling program is paid for with the sanitation service charge on residents' water bills. Payment for recycling is required whether or not residents participate in curbside recycling collection. The fees for trash and recycling help fund some of the other sanitation services in the City's program.
Residents are reminded that curbside collection of recycled materials will only be made from yellow lidded carts provided by Allied Waste Services.
Residents may continue to use the City drop-off recycling center located at 400 Suddarth in lieu of using curbside collection.
To arrange for the return of the recycling cart, call the City's Public Works Department at 816.439.4517. When calling, please provide the address for the pickup.
If there is a water main break or a wastewater back up, please contact the City of Liberty Utilities Maintenance Division at 816.439.4514. If the problem has occurred after working hours, please contact the Liberty Police Department at 816.439.4701.
Report illegal connections. Gutters and other storm water management systems should never be routed to a sanitary sewer. If you become aware of such a connection, immediately sever the connection and/or report the connection to the City of Liberty Streets and Utilities Maintenance Division at 816.439.4514.
Install a back-flow preventer. A back-flow preventer is a one-way valve device designed to prevent sanitary sewer overflows. If you have a back-flow preventer installed on your sewer line, you must be aware that it is designed to close when the sewer is flowing beyond its capacity, as can occasionally occur during a heavy rainfall. If you use your internal drains while the backflow valve is closed, you can create a flooding situation in your own home. Do not use your laundry machine, dishwasher, shower, or bath; and minimize the use of sinks and toilets. You must also be aware of what your back-flow preventer’s maintenance requirements are, to ensure that it continues to function properly. As with any privately owned system, it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that these components are maintained and functioning properly.
If it is determined that there is no problem in the City sewer main, you may choose to have your lateral line checked by a plumber. The City will not choose, recommend, or contact a plumber for you.
You have a responsibility to mitigate your damages as soon as possible. For insurance purposes, it is advisable to document any damage and take photographs prior to beginning clean-up; but if unable, you should not wait to begin sanitizing your home.
Due to the nature of a sewer system, it is not always reasonable or in the community’s best interest for the City to reimburse property owners in the event they experience damage from a sewer back-up. Every incident must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in order to determine if the City has any liability for the damage and responsibility to reimburse. Citizens are highly encouraged to maintain an insurance policy that covers instances of sanitary sewer overflow or back-up.
If you do decide to request reimbursement from the City for damages incurred, contact City Hall during normal working hours at 816.439.4441, and ask for Human Resources/Loss Control. All requests for reimbursement will be filed with the City’s third-party insurance carrier. The City considers all determinations made by the insurance carrier to be final.
Liberty utility bills are split into two billing cycles. Utility bills are mailed monthly and due each month.
Cycle 1 is distinguished by an account number beginning with a 1 (i.e. 199.9999). These bills are mailed on or about the 25th of each month and are due the 20th of the following month. For inquiries email us or call 816.439.4460.
Cycle 2 is distinguished by an account number beginning with a 2 (i.e. 299.9999). These bills are mailed on or about the 10th of each month and are due the 5th of the following month. For inquiries email us or call 816.439.4460.
Utility service will be disconnected if a delinquent bill is not paid by the due date shown on the delinquent notice. When utility service has been disconnected for bill non-payment, the full amount of the past due balance plus a reconnection fee of $25.00 must be paid before service will be reinstated.
No service reconnections will occur after 4:00 p.m. If payments are made after 3:00 p.m. water service will not be restored until the next business day. Meter technicians will not reconnect service and leave water on if the customer’s meter indicates that water is flowing through the meter. Customers who experience a water disconnection are expected to shut off all faucets prior to water reconnection or have someone at their place of service at the time of reconnection.
Any customer who has been disconnected, but has not already paid a $150 deposit, will be required to pay a total deposit of $150 prior to reconnection. Customers who have a deposit on file that is not equal to $150 will be required to pay the difference to bring the deposit amount up to $150. This is in addition to the payment for the past due amount and $25 reconnect fee. Cash, money orders, credit or debit cards will be the only form of payment accepted after service has been disconnected. Sign up to pay your utility bill online
The City offers a Water and Sewer Utility Bill Credit Program, which is an income-based water/sewer utility bill credit program for qualified senior citizens/disabled individuals. It provides a 15% reduction in the 2011 water and sewer rates to qualified residents. Water rates
- Payments can be made by Mail: Please attach your stub and write your account number in the memo section of your check. The mailing address is City of Liberty, PO Box 232, Liberty, MO 64069.
- Payments can be made by Auto Bank Draft: To set this up, you will need to come to City Hall to fill out an ACH form and bring a voided check.
- Payments can be made Online: Use the link below to set up an account toaccess, manage and pay your bill online. You can pay with a debit/credit card or check!
- Payments can be made in Person at City Hall: at the cashier’s window inside City Hall, 101 E Kansas St.
- Payments can be made using the drop box: The night drop is collected at 8:00 a.m. on weekdays. The night drop is located across from the Liberty Police Department on Missouri St. Sign up to pay your bill online
Payment arrangements on delinquent accounts may be made one time per calendar year. Customers seeking a payment arrangement are required to sign a Promise to Pay Agreement in person. The agreement will extend the customer’s payment due date two weeks from the delinquent payment due date, at which time the past due and current charges must be paid. Payment arrangements cannot be made for a customer whose water has already been shut off for non-payment of their utility bill. Customers desiring to learn more about payment arrangements should call the utility office at 816.439.4460.
Customers failing to adhere to the conditions of their payment agreement will not be provided any future opportunities to enter into future payment agreements.
No service reconnections will occur after 4:00 p.m. If payments are made after 3:00 p.m., water service will not be restored until the next business day. Meter technicians will not reconnect service and leave water on if the customer’s meter indicates that water is flowing through the meter. Customers who experience a water disconnection are expected to shut off all faucets prior to water reconnection or have someone at their place of service at the time of reconnection.
Any customer who has been disconnected, but has not already paid a $150 deposit, will be required to pay a total deposit of $150 prior to reconnection. Customers who have a deposit on file that is not equal to $150 will be required to pay the difference to bring the deposit amount up to $150. This is in addition to the payment for the past due amount and $25 reconnect fee. Cash, money orders, credit or debit cards will be the only form of payment accepted after service has been disconnected.