The airport staff is responsible for maintenance of airport grounds, the terminal and runways. They also provide fueling for Cessna and private airplanes which fly into or are based at the airport.
Animal Control/AWOL Humane Society
Animal Control for the city of Independence is handled through the Independence Police Department.
The City Manager is responsible for the administration of all of the affairs of the City.
The Building Inspector is responsible for issuance of building permits, sign permits and roof permits.
The Mount Hope Cemetery currently has over 18,000 burials.
Code Enforcement is subdivision of the Fire/EMS Department. It deals with nuisance reports such as high grass, junk in yards, etc.
Finance & Records
The Finance/Records Department is responsible for the day to day financial activities of the City.
Independence Fire/EMS is a progressive department in the heart of Southeast Kansas serving the Northeastern portion of Montgomery County with fire suppression and Advanced Life Support emergency medical care.
The Independence Housing Authority is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life by providing decent and affordable housing in a safe secure living environment for low and moderate-income residents throughout the City of Independence.
The Memorial Hall building consist of a nearly 2,000 seat auditorium with the latest computerized sound, lighting and stage rigging equipment, and more.
The Independence Municipal Court deals with alleged violations of City ordinances committed within the City limits.
Park & Zoo
The Park Department is responsible for maintaining Riverside Park, five neighborhood parks and trees in the downtown.
The Independence Police Department is dedicated to providing the citizens of Independence with professional, progressive law enforcement.
Public Works Department
Access information about the services provided by the City of Independence Public Works Department.
The Sanitation Department is responsible for a minimum of twice a week collection and disposal of residential and commercial refuse.
The Street Department is responsible for street and alley maintenance, traffic light maintenance, storm sewer maintenance, brush pickup, tree trimming and removal, snow and ice control, voting booth setup, leaf pickup, street sweeping, street marking and street sign replacements.
Find information about the local utilities provided by the City of Independence.
Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of preventive and corrective measures to reduce the risk of current and future flooding, resulting in a more resilient community. These measures take a variety of forms, are carried out by multiple stakeholders with a vested interest in responsible floodplain management and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, building codes and special-purpose floodplain ordinances. While FEMA has minimum floodplain management standards for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), best practices demonstrate the adoption of higher standards which will lead to safer, stronger, more resilient communities.