Community Development

Building Permits / Business Licenses

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About the Clinton Community Development Department

Vision: To be the best Community Development Department in Missouri
Mission: To help plan, build, and maintain a great community.
Values: Professionalism, Innovation, Courtesy, Collaboration, Consistency
Motto: Be proactive, and be customer centric.

The Community Development Department carries out four primary functions: City Planning, Building Permits and Inspections, Code Compliance, and Administrative Services.

City Planning

The Planning Division provides assistance to ensure that future growth and change happens in accordance with polices and ordinances adopted by the community. This includes development review, environmental review, long range planning, urban design, and historical preservation.

Building Permits and Inspections

The Building Division regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. We provide permits, plan review, and building inspections to ensure compliance with building codes.

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Division promotes and maintains a safe and desirable living and working environment for Clinton residents and business owners. Enforcement includes business and neighborhood code compliance. The code division also provides programs and services such as vacant building monitoring and dangerous buildings inspections, graffiti abatement, and rental housing inspections in a continuous effort to keep neighborhoods safe and clean by working with the community.

Administrative Services

Administrative Services provides centralized department budgeting and accounting, personnel services, procurement, support for boards and commissions, as well as communications and marketing for the Community Development Department.