Zoning and Development Code
Access the Zoning & Development Code here.
Kansas City’s new Zoning & Development Code became effective Jan. 1, 2011, replacing a code with sections dating to 1926. The code is now Chapter 88 of the Code of Ordinances, replacing Chapters 80 and 66, the previous zoning and subdivision ordinances. The code consolidates all land development regulations into a single document and contains new and modified regulations.
Kansas City is an exciting and vibrant city that welcomes development and redevelopment activies consistent with City policies. The city's goal is to minimize the regulatory burden on developers, while fulfilling our obligation to protect the public welfare. For additional information on the Zoning & Development Code, refer to the Zoning & Development Code Guide
View Zoning Map
In conjunction with the new code, existing zoning classifications are combined and converted to new classifications. Zoning boundaries have not changed. To view the conversion chart, go to Section 88-25-07 of the code. View the zoning map and follow these steps:
- Select "online mapping"
- Click on "accept disclaimer"
- Select "go to the map"
- Zoom in to the area desired
- Expand "land use" box
- Check the four zoning boxes (to view current and proposed zoning
Note: Some of the proposed zoning labels are small and require zooming in close to view them.
Ongoing Assessment and Revision
During the approval process, staff committed to periodic assessments and revisions of the code, so that it remains a viable and functional tool. Rather than process revisions to the code on a continual basis, the intention is that they be bundled and presented for review on a periodic basis.
Note: for information on zoning, call 816-513-1500, option 3.