Access to City Records
Some of the more frequently requested City records continue to be available on the City's website and may be accessed through the links below.
- City Council
- City Boards and Commissions
- City Charter
- City Code (including the Unified Development Ordinance)
- City Calendar
- City Newsletters and Publications
- Bid/RFP Opportunities
- Capital Improvement Projects
Visit the Online Services page for quick access to apply for or renew, check on, find, pay, register, report, or request City services or information.
Requests for Open Records
Open City records are available upon request. The City Clerk is the Custodian of Records for the City. Formal requests for records can be made, pursuant to Chapter 610, RSMo (Missouri's "Sunshine Law"). To ensure accuracy we ask that request be submitted in writing. The form can be filled out through this web page. This form may be used to request records through the City Clerk's office. Complete the information, including details about the records being requested. Because records may take time to search or staff may have questions about the request, it is important for complete contact information to be included.
There may be costs associated with the request. Costs for Public Records Payment of estimated fees in advance of the search for records may be required, as allowed by Chapter 610, RSMo (Missouri’s “Sunshine Law”). The City’s Fee Schedule lists hourly staff time for document search or duplication time and other fees that may apply for copies of audio and/or video recordings as well as programming, and the cost of the disk, tape, or other medium used for duplication. Fees for maps, blueprints, or plats that require special expertise to duplicate may include the actual rate of compensation for the trained personnel required to duplicate such maps, blueprints, or plats and programming required beyond the customary and usual level to comply with a request for records. Once payment of any applicable estimated cost is received, open public records found to meet the request will be provided as quickly as possible, pursuant to the Missouri “Sunshine Law”.