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Code Enforcement

Property maintenance and other code issues are a high priority for Mission residents. Well-maintained homes and yards improve the quality of life and preserve property values. Here are some of the most common City Code issues residents can easily address to avoid a violation.

Be a Good Neighbor

Take a look at some common codes around the home, on this Be A Good Neighbor handout or read below for more details.

High Weeds + Grass

All property owners must keep weeds and grass shorter than eight inches in height. Sweeping or blowing lawn and yard debris into the street is prohibited. Untended or uncontrolled brush and woody vines are classified as nuisance weeds and should be removed. This is a common problem along fence lines and around established trees and bushes.

Outdoor Storage

City Code prohibits rubbish or garbage accumulating on or in any property. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Filth
  • Excrement
  • Lumber
  • Tree limbs
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Cans
  • Containers
  • Paper
  • Trash
  • Plastic
  • Petroleum products
  • Styrofoam
  • Metal
  • Discarded appliances or other household items
  • Offensive or disagreeable things or substances

Trash + Recycling Containers

Trash and recycling should not be placed out earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before your scheduled pickup day. When stored, containers should be kept in the garage or behind the front property line of the home.

Property Maintenance

Property owners should keep all buildings and grounds in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition. This includes keeping exteriors in good repair. Mission’s Neighborhood Services team enforces property codes dealing with:

  • Exterior walls
  • Guttering
  • Roofs
  • Windows
  • Driveways
  • Accessory structures
  • Fences
  • Trees

Inoperable + Abandoned Vehicles

Property owners should not park any vehicle outdoors when such a vehicle is inoperable for any reason. Vehicles must have current registration on the vehicle, be legally street operable, and move every 14 days.


If you are responsible for a code violation and refuse to correct the problem, citations may be issued. If convicted in court, you may be fined as much as $1,000 per day for each offense.

For questions about other issues, you may search the City Code by keyword or contact Neighborhood Services directly. Click here for a printable version of common codes.

Neighborhood Services actively works to help residents resolve code issues prior to issuing citations. To learn more about how outreach programs such as Mission Possible can help residents resolve property maintenance issues, click here.

Report a Code Violation

If you see a code violation, you may report it to our Neighborhood Services Officer through our online form.

City of Mission

6090 Woodson Street
Mission, KS 66202


8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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