Trade Permit

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*Building Permits can only be applied for at our office.

Important Notice: Due to a national shortage on utility-grade distribution transformers, the Independence Power & Light Department (IPL) is not able to accommodate any projects that require a new transformer at this time and will not be able to until further notice. We do not have any timeframe of when to expect deliveries of transformers as suppliers are unable to provide a date of when to expect deliveries to re-start. We are working with state and national organizations to arrive at a solution to this problem as soon as possible. Should anything change, we will provide notice of those changes as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience as this issue is affecting electrical utilities nationwide.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Borland (IPL District Engineer Planning Supervisor) at 816-325-7446 or



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  1. The Applicant, who resides at the above mentioned address, under penalty of purjury, being duly sworn, deposes and says:
  2. He/She is the owner and occupant of the above mentioned address.
  3. All work on the above mentioned address, which is the address for which Applicant is requesting permit wil be done in accordance with all codes and requirements of the Municipal Code of the City of Independence, Mo.
  4. All work shall be completed by Owner/Occupant.
  5. If a subcontractor is hired by the owner, the subcontractor will be directed by the owner to obtain necessary permits and licenses as required by the Municipal Code of Independence, Mo.
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