Community Planning & Building Department

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The Planning & Building Department manages land use development through the administration of the Belton Unified Development Code (UDC) and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan as well as other plans, ordinances, policies, and procedures of the city.

The department also prepares studies that serve to guide future development in the community while maintaining a high level of integrity and customer service.



Department Head

Matt Wright, AICP - Director of Planning & Building

Madison Smith - Development Technician        816-892-1281

Jenna Baker - City Planner                                       816-892-1268

Carol Lee - Code Enforcement Secretary            816-892-1259

Demetrius Ramirez - Chief Building Official     816-892-1261

Ben Beauchamp - Building Inspector                  816-892-1273

Jeremiah Todd - Code Enforcement Officer     816-892-1275

Tyler Hanes - Code Enforcement Officer            816-892-1284


1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m.


City Hall Annex at 520 Main Street Belton, MO 64012


The Planning Commission is a board appointed by the Mayor with approval from the City Council. This commission is responsible for the development of the Unified Development Code and the Comprehensive Plan. The commission also makes recommendations to the City Council concerning new developments, zoning changes, and text amendments. The Planning Commission is primarily involved in city land use issues.

Watch Planning Commission Meetings Here

Planning Commission and Development Review Schedule(PDF, 123KB)