Public Works


Due to concerns over COVID-19 a number of temporary changes have been made to the Public Works Department’s operations:

  • Road and Bridge has suspended walk in services for citizens. All concerns or questions must be called in using the Road and Bridge service number (816) 847-7050.
  • Ketterman Yard Facility will reopen Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • For questions regarding Building Permits applications within unincorporated Jackson County (outside city limits), please contact (816) 881-4649.
  • All Construction Inspection services will be completed as scheduled, unless determined otherwise by County Building Inspectors.
  • Cleanup efforts in Tarsney Lakes and Blue Summit have been postponed, until further notice.
Welcome to the award-winning Jackson County Public Works Department!

It's our job to care for your county home like you care for your personal home. We repair and maintain; we make sure businesses and citizens honor the codes; we cut back growth, clear unsightly weeds and plow the snow in the unincorporated areas in which the County has possession and control. We take care of your county government buildings, and plan for future growth.

We're a "hands-on" department that takes pride in giving you, the citizen, a great place to live and work.


The Public Works division encompasses 6 lines of business:
  • Administration
  • Development
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Facilities Management
  • Road and Bridge Maintenance
Major responsibilities include project engineering and construction administration, building maintenance and repair, road and bridge repair, snow removal, planning, building permits, code enforcement, animal control, nuisance abatement, stormwater and environmental services including food inspection and sanitary sewer operation.