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The choice is up to you to do with your life what you will.

If you chose to develop the talents you were given, rather than what you desire, you are sure to be on the right path. God has plans for your life, very good plans, and the choice is yours as to whether or not to allow God’s will into your life.

Remember that we all have only a short time here on earth, in this one life that we are given. We should all give our lives to the Lord God, but it takes time for many to come to realize this. Any time that we are given is from God, and He will not force anyone to do His Will. However, we can know that if we choose God, that He is well pleased and will give us a Way after death to a new life eternal with Him. See John 11:24-26

For more information, see Matthew 25:14-30, The Parable of the Talents.

City of Independence Missouri
City Phone Numbers

Department Name Phone Number
Emergency 9-1-1
Animal Services 816-325-7205
City Clerk’s Office 816-325-7010
City Manager’s Office 816-325-7170
Code Compliance 816-325-7193
Community Development 816-325-7109
Emergency Management 816-325-7167
Finance Department 816-325-7073
Fire Department 816-325-7123
George Owens Nature Park 816-325-7115
Municipal Court Information Line 816-325-7230
Management Analyst 816-325-7025
Mayor’s Office 816-325-7027
Municipal Court 816-325-7231
Municipal Services 816-325-7727
National Frontier Trails Museum 816-325-7575
Parks and Recreation Main Line 816-325-7370
Park Maintenance 816-325-7755
Police Department 816-325-7300
Power & Light Department 816-325-7500
Prosecutor 816-325-7222
Sermon Center 816-325-7370
Sports Information Line 816-325-7999
Technology Services 816-325-7031
Tourism Department 816-325-7890
Water Department 816-325-7700
Woodlawn Cemetery 816-325-7365
Youth Court 816-325-7750

City of Independence Missouri
Important Phone Numbers

Department Name Phone Number
Animal Shelter 816-325-7207
Adopt-a-Street 816-325-7602
Barking Dogs 816-325-7213
Building Permits 816-325-7401
Business Licenses 816-325-7079
City Council Office 816-325-7022
City Manager’s Office Tips 816-325-7079
Crime Stoppers Tips 816-474-8477
Drop-Off Depot/Trash 816-325-7600
Drugs 816-325-6272
Graffiti 816-325-7824
Mayor’s Office 816-325-7027
Municipal Court 816-325-7230
Neighborhood Watch 816-325-7643
Parks & Recreation 816-325-7370
Park Vandalism 816-325-7755
Police Non-Emergency 816-325-7300
Fire Non-Emergency 816-325-7123
Potholes 816-325-7624
Report Power Outage 816-325-7550
Street Lights 816-325-7535
Storm Water Pollution 816-325-7727
  Customer Service 816-325-7930
  Pay by Phone 816-325-SERV
  Payment Assistance 816-325-4100
Weeds, Trash 816-325-7193

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Missouri Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


WARNING: In order to receive benefits from this program, you MUST owe money to the Water/Sewer company. This warning is NOT on the application. Even if you are approved of benefits and receive them, the Utility Company, such as IPL, may not apply it to your bill. However, in order to receive your benefits from most other Government Utility Assistance programs, you MUST NOT be overdue in your bill. This is a “CATCH 22” situation that you should be aware of. This effectively ensures that the most needy in our community WILL NOT receive full benefits.

Do You Know About Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)?

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. EBB is a temporary federal program through your cable provider.
Congress recently created the Affordable Connectivity Program, a new long-term, $14 billion program, which will replace the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of 12/31/21 will continue to receive their current monthly benefit during a 60-day transition period.

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Or for more informtion, call your cable provider and ask about EBB.

Important update: On December 31, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP) became the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). For assistance call 833-511-0311

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