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You can. We do not have any breed bans.
If your neighbor's dog, or any dog is running loose please call 417-682-3546 while the incident is occurring. Please note we only have an Animal Control Officer on duty Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. If you run into an issue where a dog has bit someone or been aggressive please call in any time immediately after the incident occurred.
Yes we do. The adoption fee is $20 and an adoption agreement will need to be completed as well. We post available dogs on our Facebook page.
We are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.
Yes, you can have up to six chickens (no roosters) on your property as long as you have been given written consent from any neighbors within 100 feet of your property.
Yes you do. Tags can be purchased at City Hall - the cost for unsterilized pets is $10 per tag and $2 per tag for sterilized pets. Tags are due to be renewed in June of every year.
Yes, you can - there are restrictions to building as well as a required permit.
You will need to contact Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317 or email him at email@example.com.
In some cases your remodel will require a permit, in order to ensure we are following proper building protocols.
To get more information call Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the complex nature of zoning and building regulations for answers call Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317 or email him at email@example.com.
To get more information call Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs can vary based upon each situation to get more information call Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317 or email him at email@example.com.
To get a building permit you will need to fill out an application and return it to Jim Buzzard at City Hall. If you have additional questions you can reach Jim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317.
To report a nuisance structure please complete our online form or call Jim Buzzard at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2317.
You will call the Fire Department at 417-682-5512.
Call the Fire Department at 417-682-5512 or stop by 1100 Broadway to pick up a rental form.
You will need to pay your membership fees by July 31st each year and you will make your payment at City Hall.
To obtain a rural fire membership you will need to stop by the Fire Department and pick up an application.
All open positions will be posted here. If you visit this link and do not see a posting - we currently have no open positions.
Council Meeting agendas are posted under agendas and minutes.
City Council meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6pm. They are held at The Thiebaud Auditorium at 105 E. 11th St.
We have several payment options available, you can pay by:
Please note bills are due the 15th of each month. After the 15th a 10% late fee will be incurred. Shut offs for unpaid accounts begins the 20th of each moth.
To start or stop service you will need to come into City Hall.
When starting service you will be asked to fill out a utility application, to pay a meter deposit, and we will take a copy of your photo ID.
To stop service we will ask that you complete our utility cancellation form.
We have several landlords in Lamar and you can fins their contact information here.
To report a concern you will need to use our request tracker.
Our ordinances can be found on MuniCode.
To rent a facility you will use our facilities page and follow the directions listed for the facility of your choosing.
View our ward map here.
Lamar City Park is open 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily. The Parks and Recreation Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Enclosed Shelter, Shelter 2 (across the creek from the enclosed shelter), Shelter 3 (across from the playground by the basketball courts) and Shelter 6 (small memorial shelter across from the outfield of the high school baseball field) are all available to reserve for smaller events. There is a $25 deposit required to reserve, that is refundable, as long as all trash from your event is in the trash cans and no park property is damaged. The Enclosed Shelter also requires a $25 rental fee. Shelters 4, 5 and 7 at the City Park and the Shelter at Wheeler Park are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do ask if you will have a group of more than 50 using one of these space, that you let park staff know so that we can have plenty of trash cans available for you.
Please go to our Parks & Recreation Catalog to reserve your shelter!
There is overnight camping available only in the RV Park, located on the west side of the Lamar City Park. There are three electrical hookups available. There is a frost free hydrant available for filling by the green bathroom facility and a central dumping station on the southwest edge of the RV area. The first night you stay with us is free, each additional night is $20 up to a seven day maximum stay. There is currently no overnight camping allowed at the Lamar City Lake and no tent camping is allowed at any city facility.
The Lamar City Lake has 17 boat slips available, two being specifically for pontoon boats. They are rented per year beginning in March of each year. Currently all boat slips are filled, but people wishing to rent a slip may be put on a waiting list. First priority for slips is given to City of Lamar residents first, then residents of Barton County, then finally to those living outside Barton County. You may fill out a form here to be added to the waiting list.
Fishing and boating at Lamar City Lake requires a fishing permit by anyone over 16-year-old or older, unless they are over 65 and a resident of Barton County.
Season fishing and boating permits are good from January through December each year. They can be purchased in person at City Hall or the Parks and Recreation Office or online through our online catalog in the activities tab. Fishing is $30 per year, boating is $45 per year. Non-motorized boats (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats) do need a permit, however it is just $10 per year.
Daily fishing and boating permits can be purchased by using the drop box at the Lake Office on the south side of the lake or by using our online catalog in the activities tab.
The Thiebaud Meeting Rooms are an ideal spot for your next family event, party, class reunion, meeting or training session.
There are two meeting rooms in the front of the Thiebaud that can also be combined to make one big room. Room A is the room with the kitchen. With tables and chairs, it can seat 60 people comfortably. It also has a 42-inch television and a white board. The kitchen as a sink, stove and oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave and dishwasher. We do not provide any serving ware or utensils.
The B Room does not have the kitchen, but has a small tiled area, a sound system, a 65-inch television and a white board. It was seat 80 people with tables and chairs.
Both rooms combined have seated up to 200 people.
The Thiebaud staff sets tables and chairs to your specifications for your event. All Thiebaud tables are rectangle tables, either 8 ft. banquet tables, narrow student tables or 4 ft tables.
Rental is done by the half day (any time period less than 6 hours) or whole day (any time period over 6 hours). There is a deposit required to reserve your space and reservations can be made at any time in advance of your event. Alcohol is permitted in the meeting rooms with a $200 alcohol fee, $100 of which is refundable.
To see the full pricing or to reserve Thiebaud for your next event, please visit our online catalog!
The LED video sign along 160 is available for use by community members and organizations for a nominal fee. To put your event on the sign, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 417-682-5851 or visit our online catalog.
The Thiebaud Auditorium seats up to 805 people.
The auditorium is complete with a stage, two backstage dressing rooms, stage lighting and sound, a projector and screen, as well as an array of microphone and monitors to help you have the best performance or meeting.
Thiebaud is available to rent for $50 per hour for non-ticketed events or $400 or 10 percent of ticket sales for ticketed events. Lamar Schools are provided use of the Auditorium for a discounted rate as well.
Thiebaud has been used for school concerts, dance recitals, plays and community meetings, as well as a concert venue for visiting performers at the annual Lamar Free Fair.
To begin the process for reserving Thiebaud Auditorium, visit our online catalog!
Moore Pavilion can be rented for community or business events, auctions and garage sales. It is also home to the 10th Street Farmer's Market. There is no charge to use Moore Pavilion, however, it must be reserved through the Parks and Recreation Office. To do so, please call 417-682-5851 or visit our online catalog.
The Lamar Parks and Recreation Office sponsors several youth sports through Lamar Youth Athletics. Sign ups can be done through our online catalog or watch our Facebook page for specific sign up dates.
Other groups in the community also offer Youth Tackle Football and Volleyball for grades 3-6 and Wrestling for Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Lamar R-1 School District offers an archery program from third grade through seniors, as well as football, basketball, volleyball, cross country and track for 7th through 12th grades and tennis, baseball, softball, golf and fishing for high school students.
The police department operates 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Our lobby is open Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. We are closed on holidays and weekends.
We will take your old prescription pills only. Please bring them emptied into a Ziploc bag during business hours.
To get your golf cart registered you will need to come by our office during business hours to complete an inspection.
To obtain a copy of your police report you will need to call Diane Helms at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2332 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
You can call us at 417-682-5554 Ext. 2332 or you can fill out a nuisance complaint form.
To report a water leak please call City Hall at 417-682-5554 during business hours, if it is outside of business hours please call 417-682-5512.
To report an electric outage please call City Hall at 417-682-5554 during business hours, if it is outside of business hours please call 417-682-5512.
To report a pothole please call City Hall at 417-682-5554 during business hours.
To report a sewage backup please call City Hall at 417-682-5554 during business hours, if it is outside of business hours please call 417-682-5512.
You can print our street closure permit and turn it into City Hall.
An additional trash cart will cost $5 a month.
To order an additional cart you can call us at 4174-682-5554, call Republic Services at 1-800-431-1507, or visit Republic's website.
If you are looking to throw away a bulky item Republic Services allows you to dispose of one each week. To ensure your item is picked up you will need to call Republic Services prior to pick up at 1-800-431-1507.
In the event of a holiday your trash will be picked up a day later than normal.
For example: if your trash is normally picked up on a Monday and Monday is Labor day, your trash will be collected Tuesday. Tuesday pick ups will be collected on Wednesday and so on.
TATS operates within a 3-mile radius of Lamar city limits.
With a 24-hour notice we will also pick up for medical rides within Barton County. We however will only take individuals for medical appointments that are in Lamar.
Call us at 417-682-5542. We are an on demand service and will get you as quickly as we can.
If you are needing to get to work or to a medical appointment we ask that you please give us a 30 minute notice so we can ensure you arrive on time.
We are open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-5:00pm. We do ask that afternoon riders call no later than 4:40pm so we can ensure we get everyone home by 5:00pm.
We close for holidays, required trainings, and inclement weather.
If we have advanced notice of our closures we will post in our vehicles when we will be closed.
In the event of inclement weather we will post on City Hall's Facebook page which will also appear here on our website.
Without donations from our community we would not be able to continue the way we do. If you wish to make a donation you can mail a check to 1104 Broadway, Lamar, MO. 64759, you can stop by City Hall or call City Hall and make a donation over the phone at 417-682-5554 - just be sure to let them know you would like this donation to be made to TATS.
You can check your utility bill online or give us a call at 417-682-5554.