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Shared Services - Building Inspection & Plan Review

Current Clients
Bates City, Missouri
Buckner, Missouri
Clay County, Missouri
Crystal Lakes, Missouri
Edwardsville, Kansas
Ferrelview, Missouri
Grain Valley, Missouri
Grandview, Missouri
Homestead, Missouri
Johnson County, Kansas, Wastewater
Lone Jack, Missouri
Oak Grove, Missouri
Olathe, Kansas
Orrick, Missouri
Overland Park, Kansas
Peculiar, Missouri
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Ray County, Missouri
Raytown, Missouri
Tracy, Missouri
Wood Heights, Missouri


In a regional approach to shared services, MARC has contracted with the Institute of Building Technology and Safety that allows cities and counties to access building department services.
The Institute of Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a nonprofit service organization. Its mission is to accelerate progress in the built environment by providing enduring solutions that strengthen communities. The members of the IBTS board of directors include representatives from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National League of Cities (NLC), the National Association of Counties (NACo), and the Council of State Governments (CSG).

A number of smaller cities in the region have expressed interest in contracting for building department services through a shared-services agreement. Potential benefits from a regional approach to building department services include:

  • Setup and operational costs are not duplicated.
  • Each local jurisdiction retains control of its permitting process.
  • Competition for talented/certified personnel is reduced.
  • Citizens continue to get local permits.
  • Contractors can count on consistent, uniform enforcement.
  • Participating jurisdictions benefit from modern technology.

The services include:

  1. Building Code Department Services
    • Residential / Commercial / Industrial
    • Permitting & Software
    • Plan Reviews & Inspections
    • Permits & Certificates of Occupancy Approvals
    • Ordinance Reviews / Update / Writing
  2. Flood Plain Management
  3. BFE Reviews/Determinations
  4. Inspections
  5. Record Keeping & Software
  6. CRS Implementation / Management
  7. SWPPP Reviews & Inspections
  8. Record Keeping & Software
  9. EPA Compliance
  10. Stormwater Management
  11. Planning and Zoning Management
  12. Property Maintenance
  13. Wastewater Review Services

MARC will receive a small percentage of the IBTS collected fees to administer the program.

For more information, contact Georgia Nesselrode