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Photos of all animals currently housed in our animal shelter can be found in a photo gallery (link below). If you see an animal that you believe belongs to you, call (417) 833-3592 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about viewing and claiming it. We strongly recommend owners view animals in person before assuming it belongs to them.
We rely on our numerous rescue partners to decide which animals are going to make the best pets for people. Once they pull animals from our shelter, they quarantine them for at least two weeks to make sure they are healthy. Spay/neuter procedures will also take place while the animal is in care of the rescue, along with many other standard health tests for conditions such as heartworm or feline leukemia. By adopting out animals in this manner, we see less than 1% of animals return to the shelter.
If you mail the form in, it must be notarized before you mail it in. If you reside in another state, you may order one by computer through VitalChek and charge the fee to a major credit card. VitalChek
If you mail in the form, it must be notarized. If you reside in another state, you may order one through VitalChek and charge the fee to a major credit card. VitalChek
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If the birth took place in another state, you must obtain your form and file the birth certificate through that state.
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Rental property registration allows for enhanced communication between the City and property owners. It requires a designated local person to be responsible for activities which occur on the premises. Having a designated local person available instead of a business or corporation will facilitate communication between city staff and owners or their responsible agents. The City’s goal is to be able to contact a property owner or responsible party as soon as we know there’s an issue so it can be addressed quickly.
The owner or otherwise responsible party for the property who is located in one of the following counties: Greene, Dade, Polk, Dallas, Webster, Christian, Lawrence, Taney, or Stone.
Owner-occupied duplexes do not require a City business license. As such, owner-occupied duplexes are required to be registered.
Any changes to a submitted form will require a new online registration form to be submitted. Submitted forms cannot be edited.
Contact staff at 417-864-1440 or email@example.com. Staff will delete the registration from the database.
Yes. A registered local agent who has consented in writing and has agreed to serve in such capacity for a particular property may register the property.
The Missouri Sunshine Law applies. To submit a request for any City record, please contact the City Clerk at 864-1651.
Yes. Enforcement of the residential rental registration requirement will begin Nov. 27, 2018.
Building Development Services, 417-864-1440 or email Building@springfieldmo.gov.
The online form has been modified so vacant properties may be registered.
The Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee was formed at the suggestion of a citizen in January 2010. The original purpose of the Committee was to provide oversight of the 3/4-cent Pension Sales Tax to ensure that 100% of the revenues received by the city from this tax are deposited into the city’s Police / Fire Pension Fund as promised. The scope of the committee was later expanded to include oversight of the Level Property Tax, the most recent 1/2-cent Transportation Sales Tax and the 1/4-cent Sales Tax for Capital Improvements.
The base sales tax rate is 8.1%. This includes state sales tax of 4.225%, the city sales tax of 2.125% and the county sales tax rate of 1.75%. The city sales tax rate of 2.125% includes a 1-cent General Sales Tax, 1/4-cent sales tax for capital improvements, 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax, and 3/4-cent Pension Sales Tax. In parts of the city there are special taxing districts such as Community Improvement Districts and Transportation Sales Tax Districts. In these special taxing districts, the sales tax rate will be higher.
Benefits of the online process for applicants, hiring departments and the City of Springfield far outweigh any advantages of a manual application process. These include:
No, your iRecruitment profile and previously submitted applications and documentation in iRecruitment WILL NOT transfer to NEOGOV. No account information, documents, or applications will transfer from iRecruitment to NEOGOV. For future career opportunities, you will create a new online application via NEOGOV.
An email address is an electronic address where you can receive messages. An email address takes the form of name@provider, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, which is read as jsmith at example dot com. There are many free and accessible email providers that you can use for this purpose. You should send any email related questions to your email provider’s technical support group.
You can establish a free email account using many online services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail or many others. Visit the site of your choice and follow their instructions.
It is important to remember the email address you used when you established your NEOGOV account. If your email changes, log into your NEOGOV account with your original email address, and then update your email address in your profile.
Every account must have a unique email address associated with it. If you share an email address with another person, and it is already in use on another account, you cannot use that email address on your account. You can request a new email address from a service provider (for example, Hotmail, Yahoo, Google), or use a work email address on your account.
To apply for a job, go to www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs and click “Current Job Opportunities”. Click on the “Sign In” tab located in the right hand corner of your screen, and then select “Don’t have an account? Create one” or enter your username and password for your existing account.
Perform a job search to find jobs that match your interests. Then click on the job title to view the job posting.
To initiate the application process, click the “Apply” tab. The “Apply” tab is located toward the top of the posting next to “Job Details”.
City employees can access City Jobs link via Cityshare or the Job Opportunities link on the City’s Job page to apply for City job opportunities. Employees will NOT have a separate internal access link like they did in iRecruitment.
You may visit the Citizen Resource Center located in the Busch Municipal Building lobby, the City of Springfield's Human Resources Department, public libraries, etc.
The City’s online application system is optimized and most compatible with the Internet Explorer web browser; however, it is also compatible with more recent versions of Firefox and Chrome.
To make sure you have the best experience possible, we recommend using the most up-to-date version of one of the following browsers:
To create an applicant account, go to www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs and click “Current Job Opportunities”.
Click on the “Sign In” tab located in the right hand corner of your screen, and then select “Don’t have an account? Create one.”
Complete the required fields and click “Create.”
For help with setting a password, see password requirements.
If you receive this message, it means that there is an account associated with your email address. You may have previously applied with an organization that is a NEOGOV customer. You can retrieve your credentials by following the “Forgot Username” and/or “Reset Password” steps.
There is no way to merge accounts. You should choose the account with the most up-to-date information, and only use that account.
You may not share an account with another user. To apply for positions, you must create your own account with your own specific contact information, applications, and application history.
Once the account is created, it remains in the system and cannot be deleted.
You should confirm your username or reset your password by using “Forgot Username” or “Reset Password” option located below the “Sign In” button.
Located below the “Sign In” button, click on “Forgot Username”. On the next page, enter your email address, answer the security question, and click “Send Username”. An email is sent with your username. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam/junk email folder.
The email address that you enter must match what appears on your profile. If it does not match, you may receive an error that “User with that email was not found.”
Once established, a username cannot be changed.
Located below the “Sign In” button, click on “Reset Password”. On the next page, enter your email address, answer the security question, and click on “Reset Password”. An email is sent with a link to reset your password. Once you click on the link, you are directed to a page where you can create a new password. Enter a new password, confirm the new password, and then log into your account.
Password reset emails are sent immediately, but delivery can depend on your email provider. Check your spam/junk email settings/folder if you do not receive the email. Sometimes adding the email@example.com address to your contacts resolves this issue. If the email is still is not received after adding the email address listed above, please contact the technical support team at your email service provider to determine if the reset password email is being filtered out or blocked.
Passwords must be at least 8 characters in length and contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. To reset your password, click “Reset Password”. Once you’ve entered a new password twice, you receive the message “Your password has been updated.”
If you don’t have access to the email address listed on your account, you will need to contact the technical support team for assistance. For security reasons, the reset password email is sent only to the email address associated with your account. The technical support team will ask you a series of questions to verify your identity, and then update the email address on the account as appropriate.
To find out which jobs are open for recruitment visit www.springfieldmo.gov/Jobs and select “Job Opportunities” for posted positions.
A list of jobs which are currently open and for which the city is taking applications can be viewed online. The open jobs list is updated weekly.
Yes, you can sign up for Job Interest Cards through the organization’s web site so that you are notified when jobs become available. By selecting the job categories that you’re interested in, filling out your contact information, and clicking “Submit Request”, you will be notified via email notifications when job(s) are posted in your selected categories of interest. You will receive notifications for a period of one year. After one year, your job interest card subscription expires and notifications are no longer sent.
Signing up for job interest cards is not the same as creating a user account. To apply for positions you need to create a NEOGOV applicant account.
Job Notifications (Job Interest Cards) are only notification emails to let you know a position has been posted to accept applications. If you want to apply/log in to submit an application you must create an applicant account. To create an applicant account, go to www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs and click “Current Job Opportunities”. Then click on the “Sign In” tab located in the right hand corner of your screen, and select “Don’t have an account? Create one.” Complete the required fields and click “Create.” Complete the required new job seeker account information, enter a new password, and click “Save”.
Applications are required of each person applying for a position. It is likely that you may have acquired additional qualifications, education and/or experience since you originally applied that should be considered. In addition, completing an online application ensures your experience and qualifications will be documented and ensures accurate applicant tracking information for every position. Since you are already a City employee, you may apply by clicking the appropriate link on the City Share page to create an account and submit your online application.
You only need to register within NEOGOV once. It is important to remember your username and password so you can log into the system any time to view or make updates to your profile and to apply for jobs.
Your application is on a secure web server and will be available to the Human Resources Department and the interviewer(s) for the specific job opening for which you apply. If the same position becomes available in a different department or with a different supervisor, your application may be reviewed for that opening by the responsible supervisor. The City of Springfield does not share its database with other companies or localities.
The time it takes to complete an application depends on how much information you provide on your basic application. It can take as little as 10-15 minutes.
When applying for a job, you may be required to answer additional questions (organization-wide questions and supplemental questions), which will also vary in length, depending on the number and type of questions asked.
Applications are accepted and accessed, online only, via NEOGOV. If you are a first time visitor, you will need to register within the NEOGOV site. If you are already registered, you can log into your account at any time. Once registered, you can create and/or edit your profile online.
For detailed information on how to apply online for a job, refer to the Online Application Guide.
If you need to exit the application, click “Save” at the bottom of the page you are working on. All of the information that you have entered up to that point is stored. As long as the job you are applying for is still open, you may return and submit your application prior to the closing date.
You can return to your application and submit it at a later time. Though the system does auto-save while completing the application, make sure you save the field you are working on before signing out. Be sure to log back into your account and submit your application prior to the posting’s Closing Date.
To attach a document successfully, ensure that the document you want to attach is closed and then check the following:
Once an application is submitted you cannot make any changes to that application. Any attachments you may want added to your application template are not automatically sent to the Human Resources department. To ensure the Human Resources department receives any additional documents, you must submit a new application. When submitting a new application, if you receive an error message stating you are not allowed to apply again or if the position has closed, you may want to contact the Human Resources department directly.
No. Once the application is submitted to the organization, a record remains in the Application Status area of your account.
It is not possible to withdraw an application online. Once officially submitted, the application becomes property of the organization. You must call the Human Resources department of the organization directly for further action.
You cannot make changes or corrections once you certify and submit your application. The technical support team cannot make changes to an application that has already been submitted.
If you are still working at your current job and don't yet have a planned ending date, simply leave the field blank.
If you have completed your basic information, ie…contact information, work experience, education, references etc…you have created a profile. This can be used to pre-populate any future applications, but is not an application in and of itself. You may apply for any open position(s) for which you are qualified by clicking on ”Apply Now” in the column where the job is listed. To complete the application you will have to add any attachments (if applicable) and answer any specific agency questions. All information must be completed whether you have attached a resume or not. Applications may not be considered if incomplete.
In order to submit the application successfully, all required fields, questions, and attachments must be supplied. If you see a red exclamation mark next to a section, please click on the section to complete missing information.
Also, check for red text within the section indicating what information is missing. Ensure that all questions marked as required (designated by an asterisk *) have been answered.
If you did not answer some of the questions because they did not apply to you, but the question is required, you must type “N/A” into the text box.
For example, if the question is: “If you answered yes to the question above, please explain.” and you answered “No” to the previous question, type in “N/A”.
Once all questions have been answered and all documents have been successfully attached, you are able to submit your application.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you will see a confirmation message that you’ve successfully applied with the organization. To verify the status online, log into your account, and click on the “Application” tab.
Once you are logged into your account, click on “Applications & Status”.
You may view all of your submitted applications and the status of each application. If you still have questions regarding your status after viewing this page, you should contact the Human Resources department.
Because your account information, job application history, and status are available 24/7 online, you can skip the printing and save paper and ink costs!
If you do have need for a printed copy, the best option is to use your browser's print function. In order to get a full print out of your application, you will need to print all screens.
The sections of the application process appear vertically on the left-hand navigation bar.
Once you’ve completed a section, you can continue by clicking on the next section in the sequence, or click Next at the bottom of the page. If you would like to revert to previous section, click on that section name on the navigation bar.
Confirms you have submitted a complete application and the system recognizes the application.
Application In Review
Your application is being reviewed by the Human Resources Department.
Your name has been placed on an Eligible List and you are among a group of applicants who may be considered for this position. A list of top candidates on an Eligible List is forwarded to hiring managers for selection.An Eligible List is typically active for a minimum of six months, but can be extended by the Human Resources Department.
The Eligible List for this position has expired and is no longer a valid list for use by the hiring department.
You will be notified to participate in an interview. You will receive a corresponding email with specific details about the interview.
Confirms you have submitted a complete application.
Confirms you have received a contingent job offer, but the offer process has not been finalized.
Status for Contract/Temporary/Seasonal applicants ONLY; you are among a group of applicants who may be considered for this position.
You will be notified to participate in skills testing. You will receive a corresponding email with specific details about the testing.
You will be notified to participate in a written exam. You will receive a corresponding email with specific details about the exam.
The closing date represents the date when a position is no longer open and applications are no longer being accepted.
You cannot apply for positions that are closed. If you started an application prior to the closing date, and did not submit it, you will not be able to submit that application. The technical support team is not able to change the closing date. For further information, you may wish to contact the Human Resouces Department.
Once a job's closing date (deadline) has passed, no applications will be accepted. Please visit www.springfieldmo.gov/jobs and apply for new job postings as they become available. If you have started an application but have not completed it, be sure to complete it before the application deadline.
No, the City only accepts applications for positions that are posted/open for recruitment.
If you do not see an “Apply” tab on the job posting, this job posting is not accepting online applications. If the opening date suggests that the position should be open, contact the Human Resources department for further information. The technical support team cannot add an “Apply” tab if it does not already exist.
The first step on the road to a City of Springfield career is to apply for a city job. Every week the Human Resources Department posts new job opportunities which may have different recruitment time-frames. Employment applications for the posted job opportunities are accepted only during the open recruitment period.
Please read the general benefits page, the Firefighter benefits page, or the Police Officer benefits page.
No, applicants do not have to live within city limits to apply or work for the City of Springfield. Only a small group of Directors and Municipal Court Judges are required to live within city limits, unless otherwise approved.
The job may require certain education and/or experience, a license and/or certification, and knowledge and/or ability in specific areas. The information is helpful in determining if you meet the minimum requirements of the job.
Each job for which we are recruiting has a link to the full job description which will show:
Generally, a Human Resources Specialist will review the application materials for primarily for two reasons:
In either case, it is very important that you complete the application materials thoroughly. Do not type "see resume" in the online application fields. Applications may not be considered if incomplete.
Your qualifications will be evaluated based on the information you provide in your application materials. Therefore, be sure to include paid and voluntary work experience that is pertinent. Also, include any other information that is relevant to the job, such as licenses, certification and any other applicable special qualifications.
Be aware that qualifications above the minimum requirements may be necessary to qualify in order for you to proceed to the next phase of the recruitment process based on the quality and quantity of applicants. Higher screening criteria may include:
Recency and stability of experience are also frequently considered.
The required skills and qualifications are displayed as a link to the job description within the job posting online. For more specific details or information related to the job, please contact the Human Resources office directly.
Yes, applicants who present evidence showing honorable service in the armed forces of the United States or placement on the reserve list who have met the minimum requirements imposed for each test and who have received at least the passing grade required for eligibility, shall have added to their earned gradings an additional 5 points on the basis of 100. Veteran's preference only applies to entrance examinations. Credit is allowed in the case of "honorable" or "general under honorable conditions" discharges. Applicable documentation will need to be provided to the Human Resources office, which may include DD-214 and a certificate from the Veteran's Administration.
The City of Springfield conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that are made contingent job offers. In most circumstances, applicants must report to the testing site within twenty-four (24) hours of being made a contingent job offer. All job offers are contingent upon successfully passing the later phase of our pre-employment screening process which may include:
Exams are developed based on the actual job duties. Depending on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job, the exam may consist of written tests, skills tests, simulation exercises, oral presentations, oral exam/interviews and/or assessment centers.
Be prepared by finding out as much as you can about the position.
The job posting typically only outlines minimum qualifications. Due to the quantity and quality of applications received during open recruitment, it is often necessary for the recruiter to screen beyond the minimum requirements of the posting. Recruiters may screen for additional years of required experience, specific licenses or certifications, and additional educational requirements, as well as recency of experience and stability of employment.
If you have successfully passed the testing and the interview process, your name is placed on an Eligibility List. Eligibility List contain the names of the individuals that are listed or ranked by test score and who a supervisor may hire for his/her open vacancy. Supervisors will be given the names of top candidates they can consider for the job vacancy. Individuals may be asked to come in for a second interview, departmental tour, etc.
You can log into your NEOGOV account to check the status of your application. Your application will be updated throughout the recruitment process. You are encouraged to apply for any posted job you are interested in and for which you are qualified.
You can update the contact information on your profile at any time. Log into your account and click on “Account Settings > Edit.” Any changes that you make are updated with the organization automatically.
You may contact the Human Resources Department by phone at (417) 864-1607 or send an email to HR@springfieldmo.gov.
Here are some questions you will need to answer if you file a complaint about trash: What is the exact street address of the property in question? Can inspectors view the trash from the public right-of-way without having to trespass? If not, would the person filing the complaint be willing to let the inspector onto their property so the inspector can see what they see? Citizen Service Request Online Form
If you are a permitted food establishment outside of Greene County, you will need to provide a copy of your current food permit as well as your most recent inspection report. Food establishments outside of Greene County must contact the health department several days in advance to review and ensure the essential requirements can be met.
Engines carry enough self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units for each crew member, hand tools for forcible entry, rescue and ventilation tools and emergency medical car equipment, including an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The crew of an engine company consist of a company officer (captain), apparatus driver (equipment operator) and one to two firefighters. At a fire, the main function of an engine company is to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible utilizing water streams generated from the fire pump on the engine.
Engine companies also respond to medical emergencies, which make up a majority of our calls.
Ladder trucks or truck companies are strategically positioned around the city to respond to fire calls, motor vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and service calls. These large trucks consist of a hydraulically operated aerial device, usually 100 feet in length, many with platforms for safety, fire suppression and rescue operations. These platforms can hold up to 4 people. A truck can be utilized to reach up to six to eight stories of high-rise buildings. Trucks can also be utilized to deliver master water streams on a fire of up to 1,500 gallons per minute.
Trucks carry a wide assortment of equipment including a full compliment of hand-raised ground ladders, ranging from 10 to 35 feet in length. Several power saws are carried for forcing entry and ventilation. Trucks carry salvage covers that are used to cover undamaged furniture and fixtures during firefighting operations. Additionally, trucks carry hydraulic extrication equipment, commonly referred to as the "Jaws of Life", which can be sued to extricate victims trapped in vehicle accidents or collapse situations. Engines carry enough self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units for each crew member, emergency medical car equipment, including an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Currently, engine companies are housed at Fire Stations #1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
The crew of a truck consists of a company officer (captain), apparatus driver (equipment operator) and one to two firefighters. At a fire scene, truck companies perform a multitude of duties including forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, master water stream operations and with its aerial ladder, the truck provides access to upper floors of a structure. At some fires, it may be necessary for a truck to perform all of these duties, while at others, only some of them.
Currently, truck companies are housed at Fire Stations #2, 3, 6, and 10.
The Springfield Fire Department also operates two rescue units, based at Fire Stations #1 and #8. The truck contains hydraulic extrication equipment, power saws, hand tools utilized for forcing entry and rescue. Rescue trucks contains self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for each rescue specialist assigned to the units. In addition, they contain ropes and harness equipment for high-angle rescue, salvage equipment, emergency medical equipment, and an automated external defibrillator (AED). Rescue 1 also has a water pump, a full load of fire hose and a water tank for fire fighting capabilities.
Typically, the rescue specialists are responsible for the removal of victims from areas of danger or entrapment.
Rescue 1 is equipped with a company officer (captain) and at least 3 rescue specialists. Rescue 8 is equipped with 2 rescue specialists.
Minimum requirements to becomes a City of Springfield Firefighter include the following:
Candidates must submit copies of supporting documentation for one of the following qualifications:
All new Firefighter employees will complete the Firefighter I and II training even if they have previously taken the courses. Employees who already have FFI and FFII certificates will not be required to take the exam again.
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If you have any issues or questions while register, you can contact Audrey Cova at 417-864-1685. Registration Directions
Did your physical examination include blood-work? If not, it is a great idea to participate in the offered HRA which provide these services for free!
Want to participate but don’t want to do the blood-work again? No problem! If you have completed your blood-work in the past 12 months and still want to participate in the HRA, you can check your lab results to make sure they include the following:
If so, bring a copy of these results to your HRA appointment. When in doubt, complete your lab tests at the HRA as all of the lab results assist us in providing the most accurate wellness picture for you and the City of Springfield.
On Aug. 7, when the City transitions from iRecruitment to NEOGOV, the City of Springfield Jobs page (https://www.springfieldmo.gov/Jobs) will be updated to display the link to the new NEOGOV application system.
No, your current iRecruitment profile and previously submitted applications and documentation in iRecruitment WILL NOT transfer to NEOGOV. No account information, documents, or applications will transfer from iRecruitment to NEOGOV. For future career opportunities, you will create a new online application via NEOGOV.
No. Jobs posted in iRecruitment over the next few weeks will have an application deadline that will occur before the scheduled transition to NEOGOV. Effective August 7th, 2017, Human Resources will post all job openings via NEOGOV.
With the exception noted above on "showcause/payment" warrants, you can neither have a warrant removed nor post bond over the phone.
When the court date is continued, the judge may continue the bond until the case is resolved.
When the judge releases the bond, the defendant is required to produce a picture identification before the bond will be refunded.
When a defendant posts bond through a bonding company, the "surety" bond company will be released when the case is concluded. NOTE: Any fee paid on behalf of a defendant to the bonding company is between the defendant and the bonding company, not the court.
In order to qualify for these discounts, you will be required to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) or download the annual physical examination verification form (PDF) and have your physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant sign the form. If you already have a form from your physician, just make sure it includes the same information as the Annual Physical Examination Verification Form. Send all completed forms to Audrey Cova in the Health Department. New employees hired within the last 12 months are also eligible for the discounted membership.
As stated in the parks current policy, a family is defined as a legally married couple, living together, and their children, or a single parent and their children. Children up to age 18 or if they are a full time student, age 22. Although it is important for your family to have an HRA or physical, they do not need one to participate in a family membership.
A Building Permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, move or demolish a structure; or change the occupancy of a building or structure requiring greater strength, exit or sanitary provisions; or to change to another use; or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by the Building Code. Learn More Apply for Commercial or Residential permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
A Mechanical Permit is required to do all mechanical work except portable heating, ventilating and cooling equipment; any steam, hot or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by the Mechanical Code; replacement or any minor part which does not alter approval of equipment or make it unsafe; any self-contained refrigeration system containing 10 lbs. or less of refrigerant, or actuated by motors of 1 horsepower or less. Learn More
Apply for mechanical permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
A Gas Permit is required to do all gas work except for portable heating appliances, connecting or replacement of residential gas-fired appliances other than gas hot water heaters, furnaces or gas logs. Learn More
Apply for gas permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
An Electrical Permit is required to do all electrical work except the replacement of lamps, the connection of portable appliances to suitable, permanently installed receptacles, or for the replacement of over-current protective devices which have become defective or inoperative. Learn More
Apply for electrical permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
A Plumbing Permit is required to do all plumbing work except for repairs which involve only the working parts of a faucet or valve, clearance of stoppages, or repairing or replacement of defective faucets or valves, provided alterations are not made in the existing piping or fixture. Learn More
Apply for plumbing permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
All sprinkler work, underground or within a building shall be permitted under an “FIS” permit only. Learn More
Apply for Sprinkler(FIS) permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
A permit is required for any new detached sign or alternation to an existing detached sign and new wall sign or alternation to an existing wall sign. Learn More
Apply for sign permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
A permit is required for development in a FEMA designated floodplain or an area designated by the Public Works Director.
Apply for floodplain permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
Both Missouri and federal regulations require a demolition or renovation project to have an asbestos inspection of the building prior to the start of work activity. It’s the responsibility of the facility owner and the person conducting the activity to maintain compliance with all applicable asbestos laws and regulations pertaining to conduct of demolition, renovation and asbestos projects. Learn More
Apply for wrecking permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov
Authorize the building owner to board up a building that has been determined to be in violation of the Dangerous Building Ordinance. Learn More Apply
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The Land Disturbance Permits are a requirement of the City's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under the federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. Permit fee is for review and approval of applications and inspections, based on number of acres disturbed. Learn More
Apply for land disturbance permits on eCity.springfieldmo.gov Apply for a Pre-Development meeting first and then a Land Disturbance permit will be available to apply for if required.
A permit is required to store explosives within the City. A permit is also required to do blasting. Learn More Apply
Within Springfield's city limits, no person may cause or allow open burning without a permit. Some recreational fires, which include cooking and warming fires, highway safety flares, smudge pots and similar occupational needs may be excepted. Learn More Apply
A permit is required for ground display, aerial display and proximate audience fireworks. Learn More Apply
Within Springfield's city limits, no person may burn off propane vapors from a storage tank without a permit. A permit must be issued by the Fire Prevention Division of the Springfield Fire Department in compliance with the International Fire Code and by authority of Springfield Fire Code, Section 105.6. Learn More Apply
Tents are required to be inspected by the Fire Marshal’s Office for fire and life safety requirements. Learn More Apply
A request to the Board of Adjustment to vary from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.
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A request for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Ordinance. Changes to the text of the Zoning Ordinance would affect property citywide, rather than a specific property as is the case with a zoning map amendment.
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A request to the Board of Adjustment for a special exception to the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.
A Conditional Use Permit allows for discretionary review of a request to establish or construct uses or structures which may be necessary or desirable in a zoning district, but which may also have the potential for deleterious impact upon the health, safety and welfare of the public. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the proposed location of the structure or use is appropriate and whether it will be designed and located so as to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any potentially adverse effects upon the community or other properties in its vicinity.
A request for property to be incorporated into the City of Springfield.
A "vacation" is the legal process whereby the city relinquishes the public's interest in a street, alley or subdivision. When a street is created, the owner of the land gives the public the right to drive on that street and when the street is vacated it becomes private property again. The vacation process is the only method available to eliminate a street, alley, or subdivision. Learn More
A request to deviate from the requirements of the Subdivision Regulations with respect to improvements and the design standards relative to lot dimensions and arrangements, street location, alignment, the location and alignment of easements, building lines and similar standards.
A request to change the name of an existing street or name an existing un-named street. Apply
A request to extend the completion date set forth in the bond or agreement given to the City in lieu of completing the public improvements required as part of a subdivision. Approval is limited to one (1) additional year for completion.
To use your property for a purpose other than the one permitted by the zoning ordinance, you may request that the zoning be changed. Learn More
A request to remove an existing public utility, sewer, drainage or cross access easement.
Once your planned development district has been approved by the Springfield City Council, the Final Plan is the next step in developing your property. Learn More
A planned development results in a property being rezoned in a manner that encourages a more creative and imaginative design than is generally possible under conventional zoning regulations. A PD differs from conventional zoning by allowing deviations from the zoning ordinance. Learn More
Purpose is to establish consistent, logical and equitable signage for multiple uses on a single property; a building group of a single use or multiple use that may involve multiple properties; or a large tract that contains a single use with multiple services. The main intent of a Master Sign Plan is to provide clarity of communication regarding tenants and services to uses of the premise or building group.
A subdivision is the division or combination of any parcel, or parcels of land into 1 or more lots, tracts, or parcels for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development. In effect, any change in a property description is subject to review under the city's subdivision ordinance. No one may subdivide property without following the city’s subdivision regulations. Learn More
A request subdivide 5 or fewer lots, tracts or parcels of a previously platted land. Contact Planning and Zoning for more information. Apply by LLA, LC, or Replats.
Permits must be obtained to perform excavations in the City's rights-of-way. Typically used for utility connections and stormwater system work. Requires proof a current excavation bond on file. Must obtain an excavation permit for direct connections into public stormwater facilities not requiring a public improvement plan. An excavation permit may be obtained after plans are approved and prior to tying the proposed storm sewer into the existing public storm sewer system. Contact Traffic Operations at 417-864-1980 for more information and requirements for obtaining excavation permit. Learn More
Projects funded and managed by private individuals or developers. Projects submitted by private developers for streets, sidewalks*, storm sewer and sanitary sewer public improvement are assessed an engineering, inspection and technology fee. The fee is 5.34% of the project cost. Privately funded improvements do not have to be publically advertised. These fees are collected after the plans and construction bid have been approved. Additional fees can be incurred depending upon geographic location such as Trunkline Connection fees and Sewer Lift Station fees. Once the projects are constructed, inspected, completed and accepted, the city takes over maintenance of the infrastructure. Public improvements can sometimes be escrowed, with approval, to expedite building permits or plats. *Sidewalk improvements must be on a public improvement plan UNLESS there are no other public improvements required for a project A request to extend the completion date set forth in the bond or agreement given to the City in lieu of completing the public improvements required as part of a subdivision. Approval is limited to one (1) additional year for completion. If no other public improvements are required, sidewalk plans must be submitted as part of the building plans and a sidewalk permit is required. Learn More Escrow Information
To prepare to become a Springfield Police Officer you must first meet the minimum qualifications which include:
Must possess high school diploma or GED; Possess 60 semester hours from accredited college of university; OR Class A MO POST certifications or currently enrolled in a Class A POST program with successful passing of POST exam within six months of application deadline; OR Class B MO POST certification plus at least 2 years of full time law enforcement experience within the last 5 years; OR Two years of active duty military service with an honorable discharge; OR Possess 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university plus 3 years of experience as a Springfield Police Cadet to enter the Academy.
*Law enforcement experience and/or education preferred, but not required*
Additional requirements include the following: U.S. Citizen 21 years of age at commission, Excellent physical condition, No felony convictions, No DWI, DUI, or BAC conviction within the past three years. May not have been at fault in more than one traffic accident in the past twelve months. Meet vision and hearing standards, No objectionable tattoos and no visible tattoos while on duty (i.e., can be covered with a long sleeve shirt), or when representing the SPD in an official capacity, unless approved by the Chief of Police. May not have used an illegal controlled substance within the last three years.
LATERAL ACADEMY REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the requirements listed above, lateral candidates must possess the following:
A MO POST Class A license (if candidate does not possess a MO POST Class A license, but possesses law enforcement certification through another state, he/she may participate in the testing process while seeking reciprocity through MO POST) AND A minimum of two years full time sworn police experience in any state within the last five years. Police experience must include the primary duties of responding to call for service, conducting preliminary and/or follow-up investigations of crimes, responding to traffic accidents and apprehending, detaining and arresting suspects. Candidates must submit copies of supporting documentation to meet specific qualification: College transcripts; certifications, and/or military DD-214, etc.
In accordance with City Merit Rules, “Continuous Recruitment” has been declared for the Police Officer job classification. Based on the notice of “Continuous Recruitment”, applications received as a result of this posting process will be considered on a continual basis until such time the Director of Human Resources terminates the “Continuous Recruitment” process.Eligible candidates are those who successfully pass the testing and selection process. The names of eligible candidates shall be added to, and removed from, the Eligible List on a continuous basis and will be submitted to the Springfield Police Department based upon rank, irrespective of dates on which the testing and selection process occurred.
Once a candidate has attained eligibility status, his or her name may remain on the Eligible List for a period of no longer than eighteen (18) months from the date the candidate attained his/her eligibility status. If a candidate desires to become eligible after his/her eighteen (18) months of eligibility has expired, he or she must participate in the testing and interview processes again in order to maintain eligibility and as long as the “Continuous Recruitment” process has not been terminated.
Lateral candidates must possess a Missouri POST Class A license (if a candidate does not possess a Missouri POST Class A license, but does possess a law enforcement certification through another state, he or she may participate in the testing process while seeking reciprocity through Missouri POST.)
The Springfield Police Department is very selective when hiring its new Officers. The most desirable candidates will possess a clean criminal record and meet all of the other requirements. Candidates who have a felony conviction; more than one DWI; a DWI in the past three years; used an illegal controlled substance within in the last three years; or have had more than one traffic accident in the past twelve months will not be considered eligible for the position.
• City’s Household Chemical Collection Center: Call for appointment): 864-2000• AutoZone - all Springfield locations• Import Car Service, 1901 S. Stewart, 881-0101.• Mister HotShine Lube Express, all Springfield locations.• Kwik Kar Automotive, 4112 S. Kansas Expwy., 887-5945.• O’Reilly Auto Parts (oil and filters), all Springfield locations.• R&B Tire Pros, 1811 W. Republic Road, 889-5945.• Wal Mart Super Center: (5 gallon limit)1923 E. Kearney, 865-4575. 2021 E. Independence, 886-8654, 2825 N. Kansas Expwy., 865-9721.
• All Metal Recycling - 3340 W. Division 862-0011• Bob’s Scrap Metal - 3241 W. Division 869-6633• City of Spring?eld Recycling Centers 864-1904• Commercial Metals Co. - 634 E. Phelps 862-0548• Computer Recycling Center - 528 N. Prince Lane 866-2588 (pickup service available –fees may apply)• Curbside (call your waste hauler)• Greenway Recycling - Fordland, MO 767-4390• Habitat for Humanity ReStore -(cans, scrap, aluminum) 829-4001• Marck Recycling Services - 225 S. Walnut, Republic, MO 732-9253• McCoy Iron & Metal - 321 N. Fort 866-3707• New American Recycling - (cans only) 357 N. Fort 862-9995• Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks - 949 E. Primrose 875-3505. (Aluminum can tabs only – call for details.)• S&S Recycling LLC - 8930 1st Rd, Mountain Grove 926-3360; 22395 Route 66, Lebanon 588-3555.• Springfield Iron & Metal - 1323 W. Locust 869-7373• Humane Society of Southwest MO - (cans only) 3161 W. Norton Rd 833-2526• Waste Corp. of MO - (residential/commercial svcs) 2120 W. Bennett 831-3195
• All Metal Recycling - 3340 W. Division 862-0011• AutoZone - All Springfield locations• Batteries Plus Bulbs -2216 S. Campbell 823-8060; 2648 N. Kansas Expressway 831-2420• City’s Household Chemical Collection Center -(call for appointment) 864-2000• Computer Recycling Center -528 N. Prince Lane 866-2588 (pickup service available –fees may apply)• Import Car Service - 1901 S. Stewart 881-0101• Interstate Batteries - 2545 E. Kearney 831-3372 (Accepts other batteries types as well. Call fordetails)• Kwik Kar Automotive - 4112 S. Kansas Exp. 887-5945• McCoy Iron & Metal - 321 N. Fort 866-3707• O’Reilly Auto Parts - All Springfield locations• R&B Tire Pros - 1811 W. Republic Rd. 889-5945• Springfield Iron & Metal - 1323 W. Locust 869-7373.
At 8:00 AM, the clinic registration will begin. The clerical staff will call numbers. When your number is called, take the number and clipboard with completed paperwork and give to clerical staff. She will get you signed into the computer and will call the nurse when they have you ready. A medical staff member will alert you when it is your turn to be seen and they will escort you to the clinic room.
At 8:00 AM, the clinic registration will begin. The clerical staff will call numbers. When your number is called, take the number and clipboard with completed paperwork and give it to clerical staff. They will get you signed into the computer and will call the nurse when they have you ready. A medical staff member will alert you when it is your turn to be seen and they will escort you to the clinic room. Harold K. Bengsch Building location
The STD Clinic offers:• Urine tests for gonorrhea and Chlamydia• Blood draws for HIV and/or syphilis• Optional Hepatitis B blood test for $20. (Pay at Vital Records desk and give receipt to medical provider before blood draw.)• Vaginal tests for Trichomoniasis (“Trich”).• Herpes swab test for active genital sores/blisters. No herpes blood test available.• Additional testing for individuals who are having vaginal or urethral symptoms.• Treatments for gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis or “Trich” if that person or a recent partner has been diagnosed.
STD Clinic offers:•Urine tests are for gonorrhea and Chlamydia•Blood draws for HIV and/or syphilis•Optional Hepatitis B blood test is $20 (Pay at Vital Records desk and give receipt to medical provider before blood draw.)•Vaginal test for Trichomoniasis “trich”•Herpes swab test for active genital sores/blisters. No herpes blood test available.•Additional testing for individuals who are having vaginal or urethral symptoms.
We do not provide blood tests for herpes. You will have to see a physician or lab facility such as Any Lab Test Now for blood tests.
If you have not been diagnosed with herpes in the past and are having your first suspected outbreak, you may be tested here. In first episode situations, we may opt to give you a prescription to take to your pharmacy at your expense. After that, you will need to see a physician for future treatments if needed.
HIV testing is confidential, as is all testing. This means your information is private and not released without your consent and according to state laws.
You will need to inform the front desk staff that you would like to purchase the test. Give that receipt to the medical staff before they draw your blood.
We do not post “lists” of people with STDs to the public.Some diseases, such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B are reportable to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS). The MDHSS has trained, professional Disease Intervention Specialists who confidentially track and investigate these reportable diseases. The purpose it to ensure that the person and their partner(s) have been adequately treated. The goal is to stop the spread of STDs.
Some diseases, such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B are reportable to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS). The MDHSS has trained, professional Disease Intervention Specialists who confidentially track and investigate these reportable diseases. The purpose it to ensure that the person and their partner(s) have been adequately treated. The goal is to stop the spread of STDs.
A person, who owns, manages, operates, or otherwise controls a public place or place of employment and who fails to comply with the ordinance shall be subject to:
In addition to the fines established by the ordinance, a violation of this ordinance by a person who owns, manages, operates, or otherwise controls a public place or place of employment may result in the suspension or revocation of any permit or license issued to the person for the premises on which the violation occurred.Please refer to the ordinance for more information on violations.
A private residence is not a "public place" unless it is used as a child care, adult day care or health care facility.
For the most accurate legal definitions of the above, please refer to the ordinance itself.
All completed paperwork is due 30 days prior to event date. Those failing to meet this deadline will receive a permit denial.
Please note that our special event permit coordinator is available to you throughout the entire process. If you are having difficulties meeting the requirements, please let us know so we can help you address any challenges.
There are fees, however, associated with hosting an event, depending on the nature of the event. Examples include additional permits and licenses required, such as tent permits, City business licenses, catering/picnic liquor licenses. Events requiring extra duty police officers also incur charges and additional worker’s compensation coverage. Events taking place in Parks and the Springfield Expo Center grassy lot, require rental fees and contract agreements.
Please see the Guide to Recycling in Springfield (PDF).
Contact the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors directly at (417) 864-1541 or after hours line (417) 838-9992.
We typically do not offer a breast pump before the birth of baby, however you can call the office at (417) 864-1540 and talk to our breastfeeding staff for more information.