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

The City of Belton is currently proposing the adoption of a Rental Inspection Program for rental units in the city limits. Proposed program details can be found in the Rental Inspection Program handout(PDF, 163KB), which details the purpose and inspection process. The proposed program may be revised based on community feedback and reviews by the Code Enforcement Advisory Committee and City Council. Program updates will be posted on this page as they become available. If approved, the Program is anticipated to take effect on October 1, 2023.

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.

Citizen feedback is important to assist staff, the Code Enforcement Advisory Committee, and City Council with the drafting and decision-making process. Thank you to everyone who participated in the community meeting and responded to the community survey.


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)