Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a permit for a rummage sale?

Contact City Hall at (417) 237-7000.

Who do I contact to reserve Memorial Hall?

Contact Hall staff at (417) 237-7050.

When is the Maple Leaf Festival?

The festival runs the third week of October, with the parade always held on the 3rd Saturday of October.

How do I reserve a pavilion or other park area?

Call the Parks & Rec department at (417) 237-7035.

When is the Carthage fireworks celebration?

Our Independence Day celebration in Municipal Park is always held on July 4th.

How do I file a complaint against a business?

Our nearest Better Business Bureau office is located at 430 S. Glenstone in Springfield (417) 862-4222.

When is city-wide cleanup?

Carthage no longer has a scheduled day for residents to dispose of larger-than-normal trash items.  Call (417) 358-6999 to schedule a special pick-up free of charge.

When is Marian Days?

The Vietnamese-Catholic festival begins on the first Thursday in August and runs through Sunday.

When does trick-or-treating occur in Carthage?

No day is specified by the City, so most trick-or-treating is done on October 31st.

What are the days/hours for the Recycling Center?

The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Do I need and how do I obtain a Carthage City business license?

Contact City Hall at (417) 237-7000.

Helpful Community Numbers

Better Business Bureau
417-862-4222

Carthage Press newspaper
417-358-2191

City Taxi
417-359-6589

Carthage Water & Electric
417-237-7301

City Hall
417-237-7000

County Records Office
417-359-1100

Civil War Museum
417-237-7060

Extension Office
417-358-2158

Golf Course
417-237-7030

Fire Department
417 237-7101
(non emergency)

Health Department
417-358-3111

Memorial Hall
417-237-7050

Library
417-237-7040

License Bureau/DMV
417-358-6800

Municipal Pool
417-237-0225

Parks & Rec Department
417-237-7035

Police Department
417-237-7200
(non emergency)

Post Office
417-358-2307

Public Works Department
417-237-7011

Senior Center
417-358-4741

Street Department
417-237-7021

Voter Registration
417-358-0413