301 East Stoddard • Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Phone: 573-624-5959 • Fax: 573-624-4650


Meetings (held at Municipal Bldg., 119 Vine St.)
City Council – 1st Monday at 7:00 pm
Planning & Zoning Meetings – 4th Monday at 6:00 pm


305 Cooper St.
Between Fire and Police Station
Phone:  573-624-4174
Fax:  573-614-1052

Traffic Citations can be paid at the Dexter Municipal Courthouse, located next to the Dexter Police Department. Traffic fines can also be paid at the front desk of the Police Department with exact change. You can ONLY receive balance information at the courthouse.


The Dexter Police Department provides 24 hour protection in our city. In addition to their regular duties, the department assists with several safety and educational programs. The Police Chief and his staff operate with the latest in dispatch, police, and emergency equipment. The department is represented by 18 full-time officers, five dispatchers.


E-911 Service made their live cut-over on October 10, 1995, enabling the 911 services to be accessed throughout Stoddard County. The service employs a full-time emergency management director. They provide the top of the line technology for faster response and accuracy. For more information contact, Carol Moreland at 573-624-9083 or .


Dexter citizens are proud of their city providing one of the most advanced firefighting organizations in the area. The Fire Chief oversees the management of two fire stations with the full-time volunteer services of concerned citizens. Fire rating within the city limits is four (4).

Full-time: 3
Paid On-Call Fireman: 27
Fire Insurance Rating:
In city: 4
Outside city: 10
City: 18
County: 8


City Merchant – Contact City Clerks Office
Peddler License * – $50 Door to Door – 10 day permit (5 day waiting period)
Temporary Vendor * – $500 a day to set up on lot (5 day waiting period)
Yard Sales – 3 days a month (only 2 days in a row) Signs not on City Easement
(Community sponsored events and produce are exempt.)
Building Permit
 – Per Project with minimum of $15
    * Sales Tax Certificate Required


The Stoddard County Ambulance Service is located in Dexter. A qualified staff consisting of both paramedics and EMTs service the area with the latest state of the art equipment. They have stations located throughout the Stoddard County area to provide faster response.


Water Deposit – $125
All accounts require in-person application, documentation is required, application must be made at the collectors office.


Fire – Don Seymore, Chief – Phone: 573-624-3425
Parks and Recreation -Jamie Rowe, Superintendent – Phone: 573-624-8244
Police – Hank Trout, Chief – Phone: 573-624-5512 – Fax: 573-624-8889
Streets & Sanitation – Jeff Myers, Superintendent – Phone: 573-624-6158
Water – Tom Espey, Superintendent – Phone: 573-624-5527
Library– Jordan Myers, Coordinator – Phone:  573-624-3764
Welcome Center Coordinator – Denita Shipman , Coordinator- Phone:   573-614-5131

Garbage Services:

Republic Services Landfill is open to the public. They provide a wide variety of trash services for the area. . The City of Dexter provides a garbage service for citizens.

We accept:

  • Aluminum / Tin Cans
  • Computer Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard — Boxes must be flattened (broken down)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic Bottles & Jugs *No Oil Cans. — Numbers 1 & 2, rinsed in water at least twice and the caps removed. These numbers can be found on the bottom of the bottles and jugs.
  • Telephone Books

Drop off points:

  • Corner of South Locust and SE Main
  • East Parking Lot Next To Hickory Log

Curb Side Pickup:

Regular Trash Pick Up – Residential  —  2 containers or 4 trash bags (30 gallons total)
Extra Bag Trash Pick Up  —  “Red Tags” – $1.00 each
White Good Items & Other Bulk – Must call for pick up 573-624-5527
“Blue Tags” – $10 each  —  Limit 2 items (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, & other major appliances.)
“Red Tags” – $1 each  —  Limit 2 items (couches, mattresses, chairs, etc.)
Bulk Trash  —  1st & 3rd Fri
Yard Waste  —  2nd & 4th Fri

Curbside Pickup – Must call for pick-up 624-5527  —  2nd Friday of each month, at least 2 CLEAR plastic bags, and/or 20 lbs BUNDELED newspapers.

You may purchase tags at the City Administration Building, or Harps