Here are some helpful and useful tips and telephone numbers for residents. If you have questions, or if we can be of assistance to you in any way, please contact the City Offices (City Hall) at 338-2377.
Glasgow Police – 338-2583 (Non-emergency)
City Offices – 338-2377 Fax – 338-5104
City Water Plant – 338-2148 Howard Co.
City Garage (Street Dept.) – 338-5125
Lewis Library – 338-2395
Senior Center – 338-2975
Glasgow Housing Authority – 338-2151
Glasgow Swimming Pool – 338-2323
License Bureau – 248-1107
KCP & L Co. – 1-660-548-3144
Empire Gas Service – 1-800-424-0427
AT&T – 1-800-585-7928
Howard County Assessor – 248-3400
Howard County Clerk – 248-2284
Howard County Collector – 248-2195
Howard County Circuit Clerk & Recorder – 248-2194
Howard County Sheriff – 248-2477
Howard County Public Health Nurse – 248-3100
Howard County R-II Public Schools (Glasgow) – 338-2012
St. Mary's Catholic School – 338-2258
The City Offices is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Police Department can be reached after hours, if non-emergency, at 338-2583 and for emergencies at 911. The Glasgow Board of Aldermen holds their meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark Visitors' Center a/k/a Police Station at 102 Market Street. The Glasgow Municipal Court holds court every 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at 102 Market Street, except in December when court is not held. (Check with the Court Clerk for January and February court dates, because of holidays.)
The City of Glasgow has a Leash Law that requires all dogs to be kept on a leash and under the owners' direct control. All dogs within the city limits over the age of two months must have a City dog or puppy tag. Tags expire each year on April 30th. In order to register a puppy, free Puppy Tags are offered to owners of dogs under the age of six (6) months and cannot receive rabies vaccinations. Once a puppy reaches the age of 6 months, it must have a rabies vaccination, a dog tag, and be registered with the City. A list of registered dogs is kept at City Hall, so if your animal is lost, the number on the tag will be used to help return the animal to its owner. A tag is required on all dogs, both in the home or outdoors in a pen, etc. Dog tags may be purchased for $1.50 each for males and spayed females and $3.25 for non-spayed females. You must present
proof of rabies vaccinations at the time of purchase. Whenever possible, a dog vaccination clinic is held in April at Stump Island Park. Check the local newspaper in March for a date and time.
City Real Estate, Personal Property, and Wheel Taxes are due by December 31st of each year. After that date, a penalty of 2% per month is added and a total of 20% per year. Taxes are billed from and paid directly to the Howard County Collector's office at the courthouse in Fayette, MO. (City Stickers are no longer required.)
Burning of Leaves/Yard Waste is permissible. The City of Glasgow provides yard waste pickup by request only on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Call the Street Department at the City Garage at 338-5125 before 8 a.m. on pickup days. All yard waste must be placed by the curb by 7 a.m. Please place in containers that can be dumped and left behind. DO NOT PLACE IN GARBAGE BAGS. Also, TREE LIMBS must be tied in bundles not to exceed 4 FEET in length. This service is seasonal only. An advertisement will be placed in the Glasgow Missourian stating when service will be discontinued for the winter months.
The City has a Weed Ordinance, which requires weeds and/or grass not to exceed 8 inches in height.
The City enforces Zoning Regulations and requires building permits for any structural changes. The City Building Inspector issues the permits at a $5.00 minimum fee for costs less than $1,000 but more than $200, and $2.00 per each additional $1,000 in construction costs. The City has adopted the BOCA building codes. Call the City Offices (338-2377) to reach the Building Inspector.
Water Utility Information
All bills for water, sewer, and trash services shall be payable in full by the 10th of the month for the prior month's usage. If payment is not made at that time, a 10% late fee is added. If the total bill is not paid by the 10th day of the following month, then the City will discontinue furnishing service to the customer. If your service is disconnected, the bill must be paid in full and there is an additional $25 reconnect fee. The City charges a $150 Water Deposit (for renters only), which must be paid prior to connection. New customers must submit an application prior to service. An application also must be submitted when customers move to another location within the city.
Trash service is furnished by Veolia Environmental Services (1-660-882-7595). Regular household trash pickup is every Tuesday. All trash needs to be at the curb by 7 a.m. Residential solid waste must be stored in containers of not more than 35 gallons nor less than 20 gallons in nominal capacity. Containers must be leakproof, waterproof, and fitted with a fly-tight lid. The containers must have handles, bails, or other suitable lifting devices or features. They must be of lightweight and sturdy construction. Containers should be kept properly covered at all times, except when depositing or removing waste. The weight of any individual container and contents must not exceed 75 pounds.
Curbside recycling is available to all City Residents. Recyclable items will be picked up every Friday. Place all recyclables in clear plastic bags or Veolia recycle bins (available upon request to Veolia) — no dark garbage bags. See attached Veolia instruction sheet.
The City has two (2) parks. Stump Island Park is located on the Missouri River off of Old Highway 87, with 16 campsites with electric hookups, dump station, large modern bathhouse w/hot showers, three (3) large shelter houses, and a boat ramp. Fees, nonrefundable, are $20 per night or $250 per month for RV camping. Full hookups are available at the upper campsites, and the lower campsites along the river include electric only. Tent camping is $10 per night. Please use the lock-box provided for payment.
The second park, Kuemmel Park, can be reached from Highway 5 North or Highway 240 east. There are four (4) shelter houses, three (3) bathrooms, tennis and basketball court, playground equipment, and an area for playing softball/baseball.
No reservations are required for the use of the shelter houses. (Posting a sign at the shelters prior to events is permitted.)
Lewis Library of Glasgow
The library is located on the corner of 4th and Market Streets. The library hours are Monday thru Friday from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Glasgow Community Museum
Located at 402 Commerce Street. The museum houses artifacts relevant to the history of Glasgow and Howard County. The museum is open from May 15 to October 15. Visiting hours are from 2–5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and other times by request via the City Offices. (There is no telephone at the Museum)
Copy and fax services are available at the City Offices. Copies: 10 cents per page (incl. two-sided pages) Faxes: $1.00 per page.