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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.

2021 Spring Clean-Up

Below are the following dates for the 2021 Spring Clean-Up Event:

  • West of Highway 54 - MONDAY, APRIL 12
  • East of Hightway 54 - MONDAY, APRIL 19
Click HERE to view the Spring Clean-Up Flyer for more information.

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. 



The City of Jefferson is recognized as a Housing and Urban Development Entitlement Community. Under the CARES Act, the City of Jefferson will receive $413,435 to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A previous survey was conducted to recognize the local impact of COVID-19 and help identify areas that need financial assistance. Survey results showed that childcare is an underserved need.

This survey will further define the immediate needs within our community. Future grant funding will be available based off of the survey results. You may access the survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8TVZHJ. This survey will close on Friday, February 26.

Please feel free to forward the survey link to other childcare providers.


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