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New Residences
In 2009, the City of Archie adopted the International Building Codes 2006 Addition. The IBC was adopted to ensure that residential and commerical development is completed to the building standards. 

As implemented through the Municipal Codes and other City Council policies.

For more information, call the Archie City Hall (816) 293-5601.

Adding to Existing Residences
Before designing an addition, it is recommended to determine the building setbacks, maximum height, maximum building coverage, and other development standards. These are determined by the zoning district in which the property is located. You can determine what district your property is located in by looking at the Zoning Map.

After determining the zoning district, refer to IBC and the Municipal Code for setbacks, maximum height limitations, and other building restrictions.

Remodels of existing residences are generally allowed, but may require a building permit. Remodels of existing residences to another use (i.e. commercial use) are allowed in some zoning districts, but require a change of occupancy permit and may have additional requirements.

It is recommended to contact City Hall for any additional requirements related to a remodel.

Fences and walls are allowed to be built along property lines as long as they do not exceed the maximum height. In general, fences or walls may not exceed six feet in height along the rear and side property lines and no more than three feet in height within the front setback area.