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.


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Department Head

Matt Wright, AICP - Director of Planning & Building

The City of Belton is currently proposing the adoption of a Rental Inspection Program for rental units in the city limits. The proposed program may be revised based on community feedback and reviews by the Code Enforcement Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, and City Council. Program updates will be posted on this page as they become available.

City staff held a community meeting to discuss the proposed Rental Inspection Program on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in the Community Room at the Belton Police Department. See the Community Meeting Presentation(PDF, 380KB) for a review of what was presented and discussed. An audio recording of the presentation and discussion is also available on the City's YouTube channel.

Based on the citizen feedback received, staff has made revisions to the proposed Program. Revisions can be reviewed in the memo(PDF, 603KB) provided to the Code Enforcement Advisory Committee for their February 23, 2023 meeting. The Committee unanimously recommended approval of the Program with the following additions: (1) allow voluntary inspections, (2) require a minimum of 1 inspection every 5 years for long-term occupancy, and (3) reduce exceptions for new construction from 5 years to 3 years. These items will be incorporated into the code amendment for review and consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Unified Development Code (UDC) Text Amendment to adopt the Rental Inspection Program on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the City Hall Annex, 520 Main St. The agenda packet with the proposed code language will be posted on the City's "Agendas and Minutes" page the Friday prior to the meeting.

Madison Smith - Development Technician        816-892-1281

Jenna Fernandez - City Planner                             816-892-1268

Carol Lee - Code Enforcement Secretary            816-892-1259

Demetrius Ramirez - Chief Building Official     816-892-1261

Greg Clayton - Senior Building Inspector           816-892-1282

Ben Beauchamp - Building Inspector                  816-892-1273

Jeremiah Todd - Code Enforcement Officer     816-892-1275

Tyler Hanes - Code Enforcement Officer            816-892-1284

Building Inspection Line - 816-892-1260


1st and 3rd Tuesday 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)