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Strafford City Departments

City Administration | City Police Department | Utilities | Public Works
 Volunteer Fire Department | Animal Control | Employment Opportunities

City Administration

Our friendly staff is here to help you with most of your basic community needs. We process water, sewer, and trash payments. We file city licenses and permits. These include building permits, zoning permits, and business and liquor licenses. You may download and print these forms from our site.

Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are closed on all major holidays. City Hall sits one block south of the high school at 126 South Washington Avenue.

City Employees
Sharon Mickey, City Clerk
Sammie Root, Utilities Clerk
John Dudley, Maintenance Supervisor


Strafford Police ShieldCity Police Department

Strafford's City Police Department has a long history of serving the community. Raymond Goodin, the city's longtime Police Chief established a proud tradition of keeping Strafford a safe place to live. Today's force continues this tradition while serving in the foot steps of Chief Goodin.

The Strafford Police Department is a full time police department. Our force includes a Chief, six officers, and Yosher the police K-9. For more information about the city's police department, please visit their official site.



Strafford WatertowerThe city offers water, sewer, and trash service. A new resident must apply for these services, and a deposit is required.

City Hall accepts online payments, payments in person, or mail your payment to:
City of Strafford
PO Box 66
126 South Washington Ave.
Strafford, MO 65757

To pay your bill using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, or to use an electronic check from your existing checking account, please click on the PayPal Payments button below. On the payment screen, enter the current amount due from you statement. Follow the rest of the on screen instructions. PayPal offers convenient online payments that are secured with the highest encryption available on the net. You do not need to create a PayPal account in order to use our online payment system.


Strafford's water supply is tested yearly for your safety. You may download the latest water quality report.



Billing Cycle

The city bills for these services on the first of the month. Payment is due on the 25th of each month. A 10% penalty is assessed on the 26th of the month for any past due accounts. Any past due balance that isn't paid by the 6th of the following month will be shut off.


The city requires a utility deposit with the application. The deposit fees are as follows:

Deposit Fees

Water and Sewer Trash
Home Owners: $50 $15
Renters: $75 $15


Electricity for the City of Strafford is provided by Empire Electric. For service please call them at (417) 623-4700.

Public Works

The Strafford Public Works department is responsible for maintaining the city streets, city park, drinking water, and wastewater management system. The public works mission is to provide safe streets and protect the drinking water in the community. They also provide special request such as snow removal of your driveway under special circumstances.

John Dudley is the head of the Strafford Public Works department. His staff works hard around the community plowing streets in the winter, maintaining street signs, repairing water and sewer lines when needed. To report any broken water lines, street damage, or sewer problems, please call City Hall. They will transfer your call to the public works department.


Volunteer Fire Department

Strafford fire department is a trained and dedicated team of emergency workers. They train in fighting fires and medical emergencies. Planning is underway for a new full-time fire department. The Strafford Fire Protection District is a separate entity from the city of Strafford.


Adopt-a-Pet at your local  Humane SocietyAnimal Control: Adopt-a-Pet

Strafford's animal control aids in helping control the animal population in the community. They assist with violent animals in the community. They also play an important part in helping stray animals find a home through the work of the Southwest Missouri Human Society. Please visit the Humane Society's Web site to find out how to adopt one of these cuddly animals.


Employment Opportunities

From time to time, we post open positions on the site. If a rewarding career with our city interests you, please refer to our employment page for open positions.