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How Do I Apply For Water/Sewer/Trash
The City of Strafford provides water, sewer and trash services, Click here to be re-directed to fill out a Water, Sewer, and Trash Application. Prior to service being turned on, we also require a lease/rental agreement or a copy of your closing statement and a deposit. For more information go the Departments tab on the left side of this page, then choose Utilities.
Contact Someone At City Hall
|Steve Bodenhamer||417-736-2154 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terri Taylor||417-736-2154 ext email@example.com|
|Marcy Yarbrough, deputy city clerk||417-736-2154 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diane McWhorter, utilities clerk||417-736-2154 ext email@example.com|
|Kandace Atkinson, court firstname.lastname@example.org|
Contact Public Works
Contact Public Works Department
License My Dog
The City of Strafford requires by ordinance (205.050) anyone keeping a dog within the City Limits, which is over the age of six months, to secure and display on a collar worn on the dog's neck, an annual license issued by the City of Strafford.
At the time of licensing, we require a rabies certificate from your veterinarian. This can be attached, faxed to 417-736-2390, emailed to email@example.com or mailed to City of Strafford, PO Box 66, Strafford, MO 65757. Dog licenses are $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $10.00 for non-spayed or un-neutered dogs. Licenses are valid from Jan 1st thru Dec 31st. After we receive the rabies certificate and payment, we will issue a Dog License. Dogs must be in reasonable control of the owner at all times. A citation can be issued if your dog is not controlled by a leash outside the owner's property. Dogs that are found without a license tag on their collar will be held at the City's kennel facility. Payment can be made in person or over the phone by calling 417-736-2154. Click here to be redirected to submit an online application. Once you have been redirected, scroll all the way down to the bottom and click on submit online application.
Adopt A Dog From The Pound
The Strafford Police department will pick up a dog at large and take it to the impound.
To view dogs that have been picked up, call Diane at 417-736-2154 to make an appointment.
If you would like to adopt a dog that has been picked up and not been claimed, please contact Diane.
Dogs can be adopted after they have been impounded for 5 days - including a weekend. They will receive their rabies shot prior to being allowed to leave.
Adoption fee $65.00
Rabies vaccination $15.00.
Dog License $5.00 (spayed or neutered) $10.00 (un-spayed or un-neutered) Required if you live within the city limits of Strafford.
To view our dog ordinance click here.
Receive A Building Permit
Building Permits are required prior to performing construction projects on commercial and residential properties. Examples of projects requiring a permit are:
• Roofing or roofing replacement
• New construction
• Electrical / Mechanical replacement / upgrades
• Some interior remodeling
• Storage buildings
Permits are issued after the project has been reviewed. Commercial projects require drawings to be submitted that have been prepared by a licensed engineer. Once a project has been reviewed, a price can be quoted and a permit issued.
Once a permit has been issued, you will be required to obtain certain inspections during the project and upon completion.
The City of Strafford has adopted the International Building Codes. Please contact the City of review requirements.
Please call City Hall during business hours at 417-736-2154 if you have any questions about whether a project requires a permit or not.
Click here to view Chapter 500 of City Code relating to a building permit.
Rent A Park Pavilion
Pavilion rental is $20.00 per time slot. Times available are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:15 pm to 5:15pm, and 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
There are two pavilions available at the Howard Smith Park, the large one has six (6) tables and the small one has two (2) tables. The large pavilion is closest to the splash pad. There is one pavilion at Croxdale Community Park with two tables. There is a water fountain and restroom at both parks. Please contact City Hall at 417-736-2154 for pavilion rental availability.
Print out an Employment Application
Get A Business License
Click Here to be redirected to print out a Business License Application
Get A Liquor License
Click here to be redirected to print out a Liquor License Application
Find out about a Board of Aldermen Meeting / Agenda Request
Board of Aldermen meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first and third Monday of each month. View the agenda in the calendar on the home page. Click here to be redirected to fill out a Citizens Agenda Request Form.
Get A Garage Sale Permit Application
Residents are allowed 2 garage sales yearly, they do require a permit but there is no fee. Click here to be redirected to fill out and submit a garage sale permit. Or Click here to print out the permit application and either bring to City Hall at 126 S Washington, Strafford, MO, fax to 417-736-2390, or mail to PO Box 66, Strafford, MO 65757. After your application has been received and approved we will issue the permit. Strafford also hosts a yearly city wide garage sale that does not require a permit. To read the ordinance on garage sales click here.
Contact Police Department
For Emergencies call 911. All other inquiries contact Police Department
Contact Emergency Management
If you have an emergency call 911. For Emergency Management questions contact the City Administrator, Steve Bodenhamer at 417-736-2154.
Learn About Strafford Chamber
Click here to be re-directed to the Strafford Chamber website.
Find Out When My Court Date Is
Municipal Court is held in City Hall the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. The Court Clerk’s office is located next to the lobby in City Hall.
Strafford City Hall
126 S. Washington PO Box 66 Strafford, MO 65757
Submit A Records Request
Click here to be redirected to Submit a Records Request
Submit An Annexation Request
Click here to be redirected to submit a Annexation Request.
Apply For Electrical Service
The City of Strafford provides water, sewer and trash services. Please view the utilities page for more information on application for services. All other services contact information is provided below.
Southwest Electric Coop 417-326-5244
Empire District Electric 800-206-2300
There is a limited service area in Strafford. Please contact the provider.
City Utilities 417-863-9000
Open Burning Permit
The City of Strafford does not have an ordinance against open burning but you are required to contact the Strafford Protection District prior to burning anything.
Report A Concern
Power Outage. Contact your provider, please have your location number available.
Empire Electric 800-206-2300
Southwest Electric 417-326-5244
If you would like to report a street light outage, call City Hall at 417-736-2154, please note the closest house address or street crossing and give a directional (N,E,W,S) placement of the pole to the street.
If there is a dog at large or a dangerous dog at large, contact the Strafford Police Department at 417-736-4000. If they do not answer, call 911 and state that you have a non-emergency and an officer will be dispatched.
If you have a concern other than what is listed, please contact City Hall at
Submit a Variance Request
Click here to be redirected to the Variance Request form.
Submit Zoning Request
Click here to be redirected to the Rezoning Request form.