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Animal Control 

Any resident who owns, controls, manages, possesses or has part ineterest in any animal four months of age or older in the City of Kirksville must obtain a one-year, no cost license for their animal from the Kirksville Police Department.  The resident must supply certification of inoculuation against rabies at the time of application.  Licenses are issued for one year and are good from January 1 - December 31.

For information about Kirksville’s animal control ordinance, contact the Police Department via dispatch at (660) 665-5621, or view the Municipal Code on Animals and Fowl

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Business License Information 

For information about establishing a business in Kirksville, contact the

Business License Clerk
City Hall, 201 S. Franklin
Kirksville, MO  63501
(660) 627-1251

More information may be viewed on the  Business License Information page.

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Kirksville Community Transition Resource Guide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Transition Coalition partnered to support the formation of sixteen Community Transition Teams across Missouri. The Kirksville Community Transition Team was selected for their commitment to the improvement of post-secondary outcomes for systemic change approach for students with disabilities.

View the Kirksville Community Transition Resource Guide in a new window.

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To Obtain a Missouri Drivers License  

License Bureau
Department of Revenue Office
112 East Washington Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 665-0292

You must have a valid Missouri Drivers License within 30 days of establishing residence in the state. To obtain a Missouri Drivers License you must first pass a vision and written test (if you have a valid license from another state). The Department of Revenue Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 11:30am and from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. You will need to show Proof of Lawful Presence, Proof of Identity and Proof of Residency. Visit for more information.

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To establish electricity at a residence or business in Kirksville, contact Ameren Missouri at 1-800-552-7583. Be prepared to tell them the address where you want service, and the date you want it connected. A deposit may be required. A program is also available to let you pay one level rate for service throughout the year. Ask for information on Ameren Missouri's Budget Billing program.

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Employment Opportunities

Missouri Career Source is the official Workforce Resource website for the State of Missouri.

Find these resources at

Job Seekers:

  • Access to thousands of Missouri jobs, with job matches based on skills as well as job titles
  • Job Market Search feature to find openings by title, skill set, field of study, or zip code
  • Personal Homepage to store searches, position descriptions, and communication with businesses
  • On-line Unemployment Insurance claim reporting (available in Missouri Career Centers)


  • No-cost access to Missouri's largest hiring pool and broadest variety of skill sets
  • Streamlined 5-Step Job Posting process, with increased control over your ability to ensure qualified matches
  • Ranking of candidates for more precise match to business needs
  • Individual Home Page with consolidated list of all job postings, searches, and communication

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Gas Service

To establish natural gas service at a residence or business in Kirksville, contact Liberty Utilities customer service at 1-855-872-3242. Be prepared to tell them the address where you want service, the date you want it connected, your social security number, and the names of your co-habitants. Also see the Liberty Utilities website on line at A budget billing plan is available.

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Public Schools 

Information about the Kirksville R-3 School District is available by visiting the Kirksville R-3 School District Homepage

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Renter's Information 

General information about real estate and rental housing is available by contacting the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce or the "Kirksville Daily Express" Classified Section or the "Rent Kirksville" web site.

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Trash & Recycling Services

This service is enacted automatically by the City when residential water is established.  The cost is $10.47 per month which will be charged on the City water/sewer bills. 

If you are a Senior Citizen age 65 or older, your name is on the water bill, and you live at the location, you qualify for a discounted rate of $8.67.  To receive this discount, contact City Hall at 660-627-1251.

Kirksville's recycling program allows newspaper, plastic, metal cans, chipboard, mixed paper, and corrugated cardboard to be placed curbside bi-weekly for collection.  There is no limit to the amount of recycled items, and no charge for their collection.

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. of Macon, MO is the carrier for trash, recycling and yard waste collection for all Kirksville residents.  There is no charge for the recycling and no limit to the amount that can be recycled. 


 Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
31226 Intrepid Rd
P.O. Box 247
Macon, MO 63552
 Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

Trash Collection is mandatory in Kirksville.  Fines may be levied against citizens who have their trash in front of or behind their house for an extended period.  Persons who illegally dump their trash in commercial dumpsters or on the road sides will be subject to fines.


The City offers a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program as well.

More detailed information may be found on the Trash & Recycling programs page.

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Telephone/Cable Services


CableOne  (660) 665-7066

Cable Services:

CableOne Cable Television
402 North Main Street
(660) 665-5444 

CableONE Homepage (enter 63501 for the Kirksville zip code)

Satellite Services:

Authorized Local Dish Network Dealers-

Cable Technologies
715 S. Baltimore
(660) 627-1660

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U.S. Post Office 

210 East Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 665-6077

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Water/Sewer Service

Each customer must establish water/sewer service in person at City Hall, 201 S. Franklin Street. A water/sewer deposit is required at the time of application for service along with showing proof of proper identification. The following are the minimum water/sewer deposits:

Residential Property Owner - $80.00
Residential Tenant - $180.00
Commercial - Based on type of business and historical usage

Deposits are not transferable from one customer to another. Water service is connected by appointment only. The resident, landlord or realtor must be present at the service address at the time of appointment to connect water service. Appointments are required to be made at least one-half day in advance.

Water service connections will be done during regular customer service hours only: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, excluding holidays.

View the Water/Sewer Service Information Page.

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