Departments

  1. Airport

    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.

  2. Animal Control/AWOL Humane Society

    Animal Control for the city of Independence is handled through the Independence Police Department.

  3. Administration/City Manager

    The City Manager is responsible for the administration of all of the affairs of the City.

  4. Building Inspector

    The Building Inspector is responsible for issuance of building permits, sign permits and roof permits.

  5. Cemetery

    The Mount Hope Cemetery currently has over 18,000 burials.

  6. Finance & Records

    The Finance/Records Department is responsible for the day to day financial activities of the City.

  7. Fire/EMS

    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.

  8. Housing Authority

    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.

  9. Memorial Hall

    The Memorial Hall building consist of a nearly 2,000 seat auditorium with the latest computerized sound, lighting and stage rigging equipment, and more.

  10. Municipal Court

    The Independence Municipal Court deals with alleged violations of City ordinances committed within the City limits.

  11. Park & Zoo

    The Park Department is responsible for maintaining Riverside Park, five neighborhood parks and trees in the downtown.

  12. Police Department

    The Independence Police Department is dedicated to providing the citizens of Independence with professional, progressive law enforcement.

  13. Public Works Department

    Access information about the services provided by the City of Independence Public Works Department.

  14. Sanitation Department

    The Sanitation Department is responsible for a minimum of twice a week collection and disposal of residential and commercial refuse.

  15. Street Department

    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.

  16. Utilities Department

    Find information about the local utilities provided by the City of Independence.