City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

Comprehensive Plan,
Zoning/Subdivision Regulations available for review 

The City of Belle Plaine’s recently approved Comprehensive Plan, and the Zoning and Subdivision Regulations which will be on the March 16 Planning Commission agenda for approval, are now available for review. They are in PDF form at the bottom of this page.

The Comprehensive Plan includes the results of the Community Questionnaire, planning and goals, statistics on the community, and a guideline for planning through 2036.

The Subdivision Regulations include definitions of subdivision permits, enforcement, violations and fees; procedures for platting property; design standards; procedures for lot splits; and other administrative functions and procedures. The Zoning Regulations establish zoning districts and rules, along with other administrative and regulatory regulations.

The proposed Zoning Regulations govern the use of land and structures, and the location of buildings within the City, and establish various zoning district classifications and boundaries thereof for agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. The Regulations define terms used in the Regulations; regulate the maximum dimensions of buildings and other structures through minimum setback lines and lot areas; provide for and regulate vehicle parking spaces; regulate the types, size, and locations of signs; reestablish the Board of Zoning Appeals and prescribe its duties; provide for the appointment of administrative officials and prescribe their duties; provide for fees to be charged for amendments, special uses, appeals, and permits; establish a means for amending the Regulations, Maps, and Ordinance; and provide for penalties for violation of the provisions; and a means of enforcement.

As per state statutes, any land in excess of three acres outside the City which is used only for agricultural purposes is exempt from these proposed Zoning Regulations, except for land designated as floodplain in Floodplain Regulations. Furthermore, these proposed Regulations do not annex land to the City, nor do they affect its taxation. Any land uses or structures not meeting these new Regulations in some way are considered "legal, non-conforming", and are automatically considered as "grandfathered-in".

Reminder: All pets need to be registered and tagged

All animals must be registered with the City of Belle Plaine annually.
  • Animals are registered at the City Office, 401 North Merchant, during normal business hours.

  • Registration fees are: $5.00 for each spayed or neutered cat or dog; or $10.00 for each unspayed or unneutered cat or dog

  • Registering and tagging your animal provides the city with contact information should your animal get loose.

  • All animals must be current with their rabies immunization. 

  • Keep your animals on your property with proper housing, food, and water.

Eliminate the need to write one check a month

Pay your monthly bill

by bank draft

Your Utility Bill can be paid by a bank draft on the 7th of each month – at no additional charge to you.

All you need to do is fill out a City of Belle Plaine Debit Authorization form and attach a voided check or deposit slip. Ask us and we’ll be glad to help you. You will receive a copy of your bill each month so you can be prepared for the withdrawal.

Community storm shelters will be open during severe weather

   Three community shelters are open during severe storms in Belle Plaine:

   ∙ The United Methodist Church at 10th and Lincoln (124 E. 10th) will be open. Please use the door on the northwest corner of the building.

   ∙ The Middle School Gym (8th and Merchant) will be open at the northeast corner door.

   ∙ The First Baptist Church, 612 N. Linden, will also be open.

City burn pit is open for yard waste only

The City burn pit at the sewer plant (one mile south of town on Line Street) is for yard waste only,
including trees, brush, leaves and grass clippings.

The burn pit will be left unlocked unless the use of this facility is abused by dumping of items that do not comply with the state permit, such as fencing, decking and other lumber materials. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment does monitor the City of Belle Plaine for compliance. 

 All bagged material must be emptied and bags placed in container next to the gate. 

You can help monitor correct usage by calling 911 if you see illegal dumping in the burn pit.

City offices to observe holidays in 2017

The Holiday Schedule for 2017 for the City of Belle Plaine is:

New Year’s Day – Monday, January 2

President’s Day – Monday, February 20            

Memorial Day – Monday, May 29

Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, September 4

Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 10

Thanksgiving Day and Friday after – November 23 and 24

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26.

All City offices will be closed on these days.

Community Center rental prices
Rental prices for the Belle Plaine Community Center are:

Small Meeting Room occupancy limit 13        
  • per hour  $5

Large Meeting Room occupancy limit 30

  • per hour  $10
  • per ½ day (4 hours)  $30
  • per full day (4+ hours)  $50
  • deposit  $50 refundable up to 48 hours prior to event

Multi-Purpose Room & Kitchen  occupancy limit 197

  • per ½ day (4 hours)  $75
  • per full day (4+ hours)  $135
  • deposit  $100

Wedding/Entire Building (both meeting rooms, multi-purpose room & kitchen)
Saturday 8 am to Sunday 12 noon (or equivalent). Includes use of audio visual equipment

  • $500  USD 357 resident
  • $750  out of district
  • deposit  $250  refundable up to 30 days prior to event
For additional information, click on the Community Center page at left, or call Belle Plaine City Hall at (620) 488-3433.

Volunteers sought for senior meals

   Help is needed in delivering meals to the homebound through the Senior Meals program at the Barner Center in Belle Plaine.

   Anyone who can help with the deliveries is asked to contact Carol Cole at (620) 488-2945, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Report street light outages

   Is a street light out in your neighborhood in Belle Plaine?
   Gather the number of the pole (It starts with either A or B and has 5 digits and is about 9 feet up on the pole), and the approximate address of the pole. It can be reported to City Hall at 488-3433 or online at

  • Belle Plaine Community Center Fitness Fees 
      * Monthly Membership Fees *
      Single Membership  - $15
      Family Membership - $25
      Student Membership - $10
      Senior 55+ - $10.00



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