City of Festus Departments
The City Clerk’s office provides Festus residents with services essential for growth, development, and quality of life enhancements. Services include administration of business, liquor, and contractor licenses; City Council meeting attendance and preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and ordinances; Notary Public; document copy certification; public notice postings; administrative support to the Mayor, City Council, and Staff; Missouri Sunshine Law records requests; voter and candidate registration, custodianship of official records and official seal of the City; and school group tour coordination.
The Finance Department manages the City’s financial operations and financial services including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, investing of city funds, and preparing financial statements for the City Council and public record.
The City of Festus Police Department devotes its resources in partnership with the community to foster safety and security. The Police Department takes pride in its fair, ethical, and impartial law enforcement with around-the-clock staffing of the Patrol Division and Communications Center, and the dedicated work of the Detective Bureau, Support Services, D.A.R.E. and Twin City S.W.A.T.
In addition to emergency response services for fire, medical, hazardous materials, and natural disasters, the City of Festus Fire Department provides public education and public service programs. Learn about fire prevention and see our firefighters in action at the Fire Department portal.
Planning & Building
The Planning & Building Department is your source for information about building permits, construction and remodeling, pool or deck installation, subdivision requirements, and enforcement of solid waste ordinances.
The Fire Marshal’s office conducts plan reviews on all new construction projects, and inspects new construction and existing properties. The City enforces International Codes, NFPA Codes, and City Ordinances.
Search for, reserve, and renew books online! The City of Festus Public Library is located at 400 West Main Street in Downtown Festus.
The City of Festus operates a vibrant, dynamic park system with more than 218 acres of green space for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors. From the serenity of Sunset Park’s bird sanctuary to the excitement of West City Park’s baseball and softball complex, the Festus park system provides great options for recreation.
The City of Festus Animal Control Department provides you with options regarding most pet and wild animal issues.
The City of Festus Street Department maintains more than 66 linear miles of streets within the 4.8 square miles within the City. The Street Department repairs and maintains streets, storm sewers, trees, curbs, trash, street sweeping, barricades, bridges, and street signs.
Water & Sewer
The Water Department distributes water from the Jefferson County Water Authority Plant through 69 miles of water lines in the City of Festus.