About This Department
The Community Development Department provides the citizens and businesses of Atchison with the code enforcement, building inspection, and planning and zoning services necessary to maintain a vibrant community that promotes good quality of life.
We are a one-stop shop for economic development projects as well as property owners looking to improve and maintain the value of their neighborhoods.
We help maintain or improve the quality of our community by:
- Administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.
- Working with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies, and other City departments to empower community self-help programs and establish community priorities for the enforcement program.
- Initiating special programs targeted toward specific opportunities for change in the Atchison community.
Our consolidation of building inspection, code enforcement, and planning and zoning provide the ease of administration and a no-sweat customer service experience that our residents and businesses expect.
Community Development responds to concerns from citizens that include zoning, overgrown lots or yards, inoperative vehicles, maintenance of structures, illegal signs and public nuisances. Systematic inspections are also performed throughout the city to ensure properties and building structures are in compliance with city code and the appropriate permits.
Questions? Contact us today at 913-367-5560 to learn more about how we can help you.