Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Who do I contact to reserve Memorial Hall?

Contact Hall staff at (417) 237-7050.

When is the Carthage fireworks celebration?

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

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

Contact City Hall at (417) 237-7000.

When is Marian Days?

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

How do I reserve a pavilion or other park area?

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

How do I get a permit for a rummage sale?

Contact City Hall at (417) 237-7000.

What are the days/hours for the Recycling Center?

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

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.

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.

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