Explore Joplin
Go To Search
Click to Home

City News

11 Stories
Posted on: September 29, 2016

East Town Mural Dedication and Celebration set for Sunday, Oct. 2

The East Town neighborhood and Joplin community is invited to celebrate the completion of the East Town Mural Project during the “East Town Mural Dedication & Celebration” on Sunday, October 2, 2pm at Broadway and Mineral in the Penny Pinchers parking...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Joplin Metro Area Receives High Ranking for Logistics and Quality of Living

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced our metro area received recognition for quality of life assets.

Business Facilities Magazine named the Joplin metro area as a “Top Ten” place in two areas in its recently released 12th Annual Metr...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Library offers fun activities for children

The Joplin Public Library offers all types of programs and activities for all ages. Recently the Children's Department announced some of their upcoming programs, as listed below. For more information about these, contact Tammie Benham, Children’s Libraria...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Library to accept sponsorship from Frank Fletcher Toyota

The Children’s Department of Joplin Public Library will accept a $2,000 Sponsorship donation from Frank Fletcher Toyota on Thursday, September 22. The event is taking place at 2:30 p.m. and will be held in the Children’s section of the Library.

This sp...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Auditor Galloway reports improvements in Joplin municipal court operations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (Sept. 21, 2016) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has completed a follow-up review of the Joplin municipal court, which found significant improvement in a number of areas since the initial court audit was released in December 2015...Read on...

To view follow-up report....
Posted on: September 19, 2016

City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 8

The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 8, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 14, 2016

Fire Dept. receives community grant from Walmart Neighborhood Market

The Joplin Fire Department recently received a $2,500 community grant from Joplin’s newest Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 2426 S Maiden Lane.

These funds will be used to build a roof ventilation training prop at the recently constructed traini...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

JATSO seeking citizens’ comments on its Public Participation Plan Update

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking a 45-day public comment period for an update to the Public Involvement Plan (PIP). The 2016 updated PPP includes:

• Expanded public comment periods for the Metropolitan Transportatio...Read on...

To view Public Participation Plan....
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Joplin recovery projects and funding discussed during Newsmakers program

The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV features the City’s recovery projects being completed with the $158 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As part of the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recover...Read on...

To view this episode of Newsmakers...
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website, www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-list, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

To view the interactive website...
Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

City Road Closures

2 Stories
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Murphy Blvd. Closure

Starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:00 a.m., Murphy Blvd will be closed between New Hampshire Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. The closure will last through Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

This closure is due to a sewer line replacement in ...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

5th Street Closure

5th Street will be closed between Main & Joplin Street starting, Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. and will remain closed until Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Work is due to the repair of a water main break. Read on...

Fire Department

3 Stories
Posted on: September 27, 2016

Structure Fire 814 West A Street

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2016Joplin Fire Department
Structure Fire, 814 West A Street, Joplin, MO. – At approximately 6:07 AM, Ladder 1C, Rescue 3C, Battalion 1C, Engine 3C, and Engine 2C responded to a residential structure fire at 814 W...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Structure Fire 3110 E 10th


August 25, 2016

SUBJECT: Structure Fire at 3110 E 10th

CONTACT: James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department

The Joplin Fire Department responded on 25 August 25, 2016 to a structure fire at 3...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Electrical Fire 1102 W 32nd Street

For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016Joplin Fire Department
Electrical Fire, 1102 W 32nd Street, Joplin, MO. – Freeman HospitalThe Joplin Fire Department responded to a commercial fire alarm, 1102 W 32nd St, at 2:02 AM, Thursday, 18 August. Crews a...Read on...

Health Department

1 Story
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Zika Virus

Follow the link for the latest information on Zika Virus.

Additional Info...


1 Story
Posted on: August 10, 2016



Please pick up a Background Packet when you drop off application, or see below and you can download one! These will need to be filled out and returned the day of the test.

Application Deadline: Open until test date...Read on...