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Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, except for federal holidays and weather emergencies.
View the Ward Map (PDF) that will show you what ward your residence is in for voting.
They can be obtained through your local veterinarian or Dog licenses are handled by the city clerk's office. You need to show proof of the rabies vaccine given by a licensed veterinarian. The license fee at City Hall is $5.
For Dog license, five dollars for a non-spayed female or non-neutered male. There will be no license fee for a spayed female or a neutered male. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of any spayed female or a neutered male to keep and provide upon request, proof that said the dog has been spayed or neutered. There will also be no license fee for dogs owned by persons sixty-five years of age or older.
Any person residing in the city and owning or having in his or her possession any cats shall obtain a license as required by this chapter of the Carthage Code. There shall be a charge of five dollars for a non-spayed female or non-neutered male. Licenses for the keeping of cats shall expire annually on the anniversary date of its issuance. There will be no license fee for a spayed female or a neutered male. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of any spayed female or a neutered male to keep and provide upon request, proof that said the cat has been spayed or neutered. Further, each cat must be vaccinated for rabies. There will also be no license fee for cats owned by persons sixty-five years of age or older.
No more than five dogs and cats, and no more than three of this number being dogs, shall be kept at any individual, commercial, industrial or residential unit within the city.
A snow emergency is declared after a snowfall of more than three inches. Plowing starts on the snow emergency routes first and then goes to side streets.
Republic services will pick up one large item (along with your regular trash), but you must call them at 800-627-1717 and let them know in advance.
Bulk waste includes items that are typically too large to be disposed of in your regular curbside trash container. To help you get rid of these large items, Republic Services offers easy bulk trash pickup for recycling or disposal, so you don't have to haul them to a landfill.
Bulk items typically include:
Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is located at 1309 Oakhill Road. Phone: 237-7024.
E-Scooters cannot be ridden on sidewalks and must be ridden on streets or in designated park areas. During the initial Phase 1 period in June, the scooters can be ridden in Carter Park, Griggs Park, Fair Acres, Municipal Park, and Kellogg Lake Park. There is also a designated route that connects most of the parks and a route for the Historic District downtown. See the map for routes and parking areas.
The private company, Lime, operates and maintains the devices currently permitted in Carthage. This company is the only shared mobility device company allowed to operate in Carthage at this time.
Riders must be at least 16 years old.
The use of a helmet is strongly encouraged but is not required by law.
No. Only one rider per E-Scooter is allowed.
Visit the Lime website / mobile app to sign up to use the E-Scooters. Additional information about the price and operation of the devices is available when using the mobile app.
Designated parking areas are located on the map and can be viewed on the Lime app.
Report the broken or illegally parked device directly to Lime. Please use the Lime mobile application or you may also email Lime Support or call 888-546-3345. If a scooter is parked on your property, you may also simply move the device to an appropriate location.
Yes. There are some income-based reduced rates, as much as 70% in some cases. This information can be found on the Lime Access page.
Yes. You can register to be a "Juicer" on the Lime website.
You will earn money each time you charge a scooter. Chargers can be picked up at Visit Carthage, located at 116 W 3rd Street. Or call 417-359-8181.
Lime has deployed a fleet of up to 60 scooters. These devices are equipped with GPS technology to track and manage the fleet's operations. The City will consider allowing Lime to increase the number of devices in their fleet after Lime submits a written notice to the City and in times of population increases like Marian Days or Maple Leaf Festival.
Continue to obey traffic laws and be mindful of E-Scooters and their operators. Motor Vehicles must share the road with all street approved modes of transportation including E-Scooters, Bicycles, and Electric-Assist Bikes. E-Scooter Drivers must also obey all traffic laws while operating the devices.
Contact Republic Services at (417) 358-6999 or 1-800-627-1717 to request an additional trash polycart. They will need your address and phone number. There is an additional charge that will be billed by CWEP. Delivery of an additional poly cart usually takes about a week.
Contact our office and fill out a Sidewalk Participation Request form. We will visit your property and obtain measurements. Once eligibility is determined, you will then receive a letter in the mail letting you know how much your reimbursement amount would be. The complete sidewalk from property line to property line must be replaced in order to qualify, and there is a maximum reimbursement amount per property per year. There is a yearly budget limit for this program, and all reimbursements are subject to funds availability at the time of project completion. Only the sidewalk that runs parallel to the roadway at the street edge of a property is eligible for reimbursement.
Contact our office and speak with a Building Inspector to discuss your project and to schedule an inspection when applicable.
Contact Republic Services at (417) 358-6999 or 1-800-627-1717 if you have a broken or lost poly cart. They will need your address, phone number and what is wrong with the poly cart. Delivery of a replacement poly cart usually takes about a week. At time of delivery they will take the broken poly cart.
Contact Carthage Water and Electric at 417-237-7300 to set up new trash service or if you have any questions regarding billing. All trash services are billed through Carthage Water and Electric.
If there are no utilities ran to the garage/outbuilding (electric, water, gas, etc) then it can be demolished without a permit. If there are any kind of utilities ran to it, contact our office for a pre-demolition application. The application has contact information for the various utilities and a place for each of them to sign off once disconnects are completed. Once the form is complete, you or your contractor may return it to our office and obtain a demolition permit.
Before placing an item at the curb you will need to call and set up a bulky item pickup with Republic Trash Services (800-627-1717). Republic usually schedules pickups for Monday, please call by Friday for the following Monday pickup.
Contact our office at 417-237-7010. All residences inside the city must have electricity, water, and sewer service to be considered inhabitable.
Currently the City of Carthage enforces ICC 2018 Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. If you have any questions, please contact our office and speak with a Building Inspector.
Grass or weeds above 8 inches are subject to violation.
Contact our office at 417-237-7010 and report the location.
Contact our office at 417-237-7010 and report the sign type and the location.
Contact Republic Services at (417) 358-6999 or 1-800-627-1717 to request an additional polycart. They will need your address and phone number. There is an additional charge that will be billed by CWEP. Delivery of an additional polycart usually takes about a week.
Contact Republic Services at (417) 358-6999 or 1-800-627-1717. If you have a broken or lost poly cart. They will need your address, phone number and what is wrong with the poly cart. Delivery of a replacement poly cart usually takes about a week. At time of delivery they will take the broken poly cart.
Contact Carthage Water and Electric at (417) 237-7300 to set up new trash service or if you have any questions regarding billing. All trash services are billed through Carthage Water and Electric.
Before placing an item at the curb you will need to call and set up a bulky item pickup with Republic Services (417) 358-6999 or 1-800-627-1717. Republic Services usually schedules pickups for Monday, please call by Friday for the following Monday pickup.