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Development Process

The City of Belton has created a comprehensive Development Guidebook that gives a step-by-step guide to developing in Belton from Pre-Application meeting to Building Permitting to Grand Opening.

View the Development Guidebook(PDF, 4MB)

Pre-Application Meetings (DRC)

The Pre-Application Development Review Committee (DRC) coordinates development services for the City of Belton. The DRC is made up of representatives from multiple departments across the City and are here to make the development process as easy as possible. These meetings are required because they offer many benefits to each project and increase the application acceptance rate.


Setting Up A Meeting:

The Pre-Application (DRC) meets weekly on Wednesday's between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. as meetings are requested. Meetings are held in the Belton City Hall Annex at 520 Main Street, Belton, Missouri.  

Submit Pre-Application Questionnaire(PDF, 187KB)

The completed Questionnaire, with any supporting documentation, is required to be turned in Thursday by 2:00 p.m., prior to the Wednesday you wish to meet. Following the submittal of the DRC Pre Application Questionnaire(PDF, 187KB)  and supporting documentation, an appointment time will be confirmed. Review the Planning Commission and Development Review Schedule(PDF, 192KB) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment Schedule(PDF, 101KB).

To make an appointment, please contact Madison Rust via email or by calling (816) 892-1281.

DRC Meetings Are Opportunities To:

Describe your project

Ask City Staff questions

Get real-time answers

Learn about the development process

Get a roadmap to making your unique project a reality


Apply for a Planning Application

Planning Applications

Use the links below to attend a Pre-Application Meeting, review the submittal requirements for each planning application type, and submit a planning application. Multiple application types can be submitted with one Planning Application.

Land Use Site Development
  • Rezoning
  • Special Use Permit
  • Preliminary Site Plan
  • Final Site Plan

Land Subdivision Miscellaneous
  • Lot Split
  • Preliminary Plat
  • Final Plat
  • Vacation
  • Variance

Step 1 - Attend a Pre-Application Meeting (held every Wednesday)

DRC-Pre-Application-Questionnaire.pdf(PDF, 187KB)

Step 2 - Review the UDC & Planning Application Checklists

Planning Application Checklists.pdf(PDF, 305KB)
Belton, MO Unified Development Code

Step 2 - Submit a Planning Application

Planning-Application-fillable.pdf(PDF, 289KB)


All Other Applications

Request for Extension or Renewal of Expired Permit(PDF, 16KB)

Temporary Use Permit Application(PDF, 111KB) 

Zoning Verification Letter Request Form(PDF, 131KB)

Communication Tower Submittal Requirements(PDF, 95KB)

Applications can be emailed to Jenna Fernandez or turned in at the City Hall Annex, 520 Main Street, Belton, MO 64012.
When should you submit your application? Review the Planning Commission and Development Review Schedule(PDF, 192KB) and the Board of Zoning Adjustment Schedule(PDF, 101KB).





Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.