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Welcome to the City of Jefferson, Missouri

Upon arriving in Jefferson City, visitors are captivated by the majestic Missouri River and tree lined bluffs. Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson City’s beauty shines not only through its natural landscape, but also through the many historic buildings and special landmarks. The Missouri State Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Governor’s Mansion and charming Downtown are just a few of the architectural treasures that anchor this unique community, a real gem tucked away in the heart of the nation. Aside from the many museums to explore, fine cuisine, quaint boutiques and beautiful parks are just waiting to be discovered. Come see for yourself why Jefferson City was chosen as “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town!” Watch our winning video here.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the top of mind for many of our City residents and stakeholders. The Cole County Health Department, (573) 636-2181, (https://www.colecounty.org/186/Health-Department) leads the City's preparations for public safety and emergency situations. City first responders are working closely with the Cole County Health Department; federal and state agencies; hospitals; and other local organizations to implement preventive measures and to monitor and respond to COVID-19 incidents as they arise.  The City’s and County’s first responder personnel have procedures in place and personal protective equipment available to continue to provide quality service to the community at all times. Other Frequently Asked Questions’ and answers from the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.

CLICK HERE for more information on advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention of COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re worried you have coronavirus or are displaying symptoms, please call your doctor or call the DHSS 24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411. 

For Food Establishments:  Please click on the following links for guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in handling of COVID-19 in food service establishments.





Jefferson City is concerned about connecting businesses to resources for relief during the COVID- 19 health emergency. 
Here are some resources to consider:

State of Missouri Dept. of Economic Development and Dept. of Health Business Resources  - Resources for businesses, including health and safety guidance, financial relief and assistance programs, closure/layoff information, and regulatory changes, are available on the State Department of Health & Senior Services website.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development - March 21, 2020 the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Missouri’s request for assistance through the federal agency’s disaster loan program. This move makes low interest disaster loans available to small businesses and private non-profits severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) .  See the link above for more details.

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber promotes the economic vitality and strength in the Jefferson City Area. Please contact Shaun Sappenfield, Existing Business Manager with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, at 573-638-3586 for information on resources available to businesses during this health emergency.

Personal Paycheck Protection Program-this program is designed to provide access to cash so that businesses can keep paying their employees and other expenses such as health insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payment and utilities.  Please click the following links for more information. CLICK HERE.

Personal Paycheck Protection FAQs by US Treasury. https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf

The United Way of Central Missouri has established a relief fund for the food service industry.  For more information click on the following link:   www.unitedwaycemo.org/foodserviceindustryrelieffund

The City of Jefferson received CARES Act funds through HUD. Listed below is a link to a survey to garner input on how the City of Jefferson should spend their COVID-19 allocation. Please feel free to pass this survey link to whoever you feel is appropriate. This survey will close on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. You may click on the following link to access the survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCRGPQN


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

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