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City of Jefferson Comprehensive Plan

The Department of Planning and Protective Services is responsible for updating and maintaining the City's comprehensive plan. Currently, the Jefferson City Comprehensive Plan is in the exciting process of being updated.

Special studies and plans are also linked with the Jefferson City Comprehensive Plan to help support Jefferson City's overall goals and growth. Those documents can be found under the "Plans and Publications" tab on the Planning & Protective Services Department page.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?
Containing current condition analyses and community priorities, comprehensive plans are tools used to guide future development, activity, and preservation.

Get Involved

1. Please fill out the Comprehensive Plan Community Survey.

     Available online or complete a copy out at City Hall.

     Click the link below.
     https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/jeffcityplansurvey 
   
2. Stay up-to-date with the Comprehensive Plan planning process.

   Follow the City's Facebook page!
     @CityofJefferson

     Join the Comprehensive Plan email list.
     Send your email to jcplanning@jeffcitymo.org and you will get email updates regarding the planning process.

Additional questions?
Contact the Department of Planning and Protective Services
Email: jcplanning@jeffcitymo.org
Phone: (573) 634-6410

Open Burning

A reminder to citizens in Jefferson City that the Burning season ends on March 1st at sunset. Each year burning season starts on November 1st and ends at sunset on March 1st. Fire officials encourage citizens to utilize the compost facility at 2417 South Ridge Dr. in Jefferson City. Hours of operation are listed below. 

March 16 through November 30

8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, Saturday
Noon to 5 pm, Sunday

December 1 through March 15

8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, on Saturday
Noon to 5 pm, on Sunday

Anyone needing additional information can call 634-6401 or click Here

Capitol Avenue Plans

Currently the City is maintaining a list of interested individuals, developers, companies, etc. that would like to be notified when the Housing Authority issues the Request for Proposals (RFP) for acquired properties within the Capitol Ave Redevelopment Area. If interested in being added to the list, call 573-634-6410 or email jcplanning@jeffcitymo.org with subject line "Capitol Ave Redevelopment Area RFP List" and provide name, email address and contact number. 

For more information click HERE.

Capitol Project


Due to upcoming construction activities at the Capitol, South Capitol Drive will be closed due to construction begining early March, 2018. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of December, 2020. The Traffic Logistics map can be found here and more information can be found here.

Open Burning


A reminder to citizens in Jefferson City that the Burning season starts each year on November 1st and ends at sunset on March 1st. Open burning allows for the burning of yard waste materials, leaves, small tree branches, and grass clippings only.

 The following will be enforced.

  • Avoid burning on windy days
  • Always have a garden hose and rake on hand
  • Never leave fires unattended
  • Fires must be extinguished at sunset
  • Don’t burn on streets, sidewalks, or storm drainage areas
  • Burning must be done on your property and 10ft from property lines
  • Don’t burn near any structures
  • Failure adhering to the recommendations above could result in the extinguishment of the fire and/or a fine to the municipal code

 Fire officials encourage citizens to utilize the compost facility at 2417 South Ridge Dr. in Jefferson City.  Hours of operation are listed below. 

March 16 through November 30

8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, Saturday
Noon to 5 pm, Sunday

December 1 through March 15

8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday 
8 am to 5 pm, on Saturday 
Noon to 5 pm, on Sunday

Spam Alert

SpamThe City of Jefferson’s Technology Department has become aware of multiple emails coming from various City staff members indicating they have an invoice, word document, or link.  These appear to be malicious emails so please simply delete these emails and do not open either the email or the link to “View the Invoice” or other attachments that are written within the email.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this might be causing, and appreciate everyone who has made us aware of these emails.

Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment

The presentation on the Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment plan discussed at the June 12, 2017 City Council work session can be accessed here.

Council Presentations - PhotoVoice

PhotoVoice gives youth cameras, and lets them capture their world through photography. The vision of PhotoVoice is for a world in which no one is denied the opportunity to speak out and be heard. View the  PhotoVoice presentation by local children in our community.

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Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri have entered into an agreement with Jefferson City officials to locate the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City. Read More...

Interested in being a part of local government?

Be a part of your local government. The City of Jefferson is seeking volunteers for Citizen Boards, Commissions, and Committees.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Click here for information regarding the 2019 Schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off