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A fence permit is required, contact the Code Administration Department for the permit. You may call the Code Administration Director Joe Berkich at (417) 991-3911. You must call 1-800-dig-rite before digging. They will mark all utilities. Fences cannot be locked if the electric meter is at the rear of the house. Utility easements must be made accessible to the utility companies. PLEASE CONTACT BUILDING AND ZONING BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A FENCE. IT IS THE PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE A PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED.
A sign permit is required, contact the Code Administration Department for the permit. You may call the Code Administration Director Joe Berkich (417) 991 3911 or the Code Administration Representative Steve Hemphill at (417) 991-3912. You must call 1-800-dig-rite before digging. They will mark all utilities. Signs 20 feet and over in height require engineered plans. Signs under 20 feet will require that a sketch of the sign be submitted for approval. The sign must be located on the site plan of the property and submitted for approval of the location. PLEASE CONTACT BUILDING AND ZONING BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A SIGN. IT IS THE PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE A PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED.
A garage/outbuilding permit is required. Contact the Code Administration Department for the permit. You may call the Code Administration Director Joe Berkich (417) 991-3911 or the Code Administration Representative at (417) 991-3912. You must call 1-800-dig-rite before digging. They will mark all utilities. Set-backs must conform to the City Ordinances. The general rule is if the building is more than 10 feet from the house the garage or outbuilding can set within 5 feet of the rear and side property line, except it cannot set over any easements. If you have a corner lot the set-back would be greater depending on the zone you live. In a RS-1 zone the street set-back would be 30 feet. In a RS-2 zone the street set-back would be 25 feet. We will be happy to schedule an appointment to come to your house and discuss the location of your project before you make a final decision on location. PLEASE CONTACT BUILDING AND ZONING BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A GARAGE OR OUTBULIDING. IT IS THE PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE A PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED.
A pool permit is required, contact the Code Administration Department for the permit. You may call the Code Administration Director Joe Berkich (417) 991 3911 or the Code Administration Representative Steve Hemphill at (417) 991-3912. You must call1-800-dig-rite before digging. They will mark all utilities. Pools require an enclosure if it contains water over 24 inches. Openings in the fence shall not permit the passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere. It shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates. Lattice cannot be used for the enclosure. The top of the enclosure must be 48 inches above grade. If you want to use the pool structure as a barrier you must submit a written plan to the City for approval. Not all structures will be approved as the barrier. It must meet the Building Code. A copy can be obtained from the Code Administration office. PLEASE CONTACT BUILDING AND ZONING BEFORE CONSTRUCTING A POOL. IT IS THE PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE A PERMIT HAS BEEN OBTAINED.
No permit is required for holding a yard sale in the City of Lebanon. Residents are allowed up to three sales per year, and these sales can be conducted from Thursday through Sunday.
Yes, any contractor planning to undertake work within the City of Lebanon must register with the Code Administration Department. This is a common inquiry, and we recommend all contractors ensure they are registered with us to comply with city regulations.
Yes, both short-term rental properties and in-home daycares in the City of Lebanon require a conditional use permit. This is a frequent question we receive, and it's important for operators of these services to obtain the necessary permits to ensure they meet the city's regulatory standards. Please contact the Code Administration Department at (417) 991-3912.
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Currently, the City of Lebanon is in the process of setting up to stream our city council meetings and other public meetings starting in 2024. This initiative is part of our ongoing efforts to increase transparency and accessibility for all residents. Once this service is available, you will be able to watch these meetings live from your computer or mobile device. Updates on this progress, including where and how to access these live streams, will be communicated through our usual channels – our website, social media, and community newsletters. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to launching this service!
The fastest way to receive updates, especially during emergencies, is by subscribing to our Community and Emergency Alert texts. To subscribe, simply text 'LebanonMo' to 888-777 or sign up via our Nixle Sign Up Page. While we also post regular updates on our social media channels, with a primary focus on Facebook, and on our website, we generally reserve text alerts for more urgent or serious situations. These text alerts are a crucial part of our commitment to keeping our community safe and well-informed in real-time.
Under the Sunshine Laws, citizens have the right to request access to a wide range of public records held by the City of Lebanon. To make a request, please use our NextRequest Portal. This user-friendly platform streamlines the process, ensuring that your request is handled efficiently and in compliance with the law.
The City of Lebanon has installed new electric meters. The following is a guide on how to read the new meters:
1. Your new meter will display 88888 to signify it is in segment test mode.
2. The display will read LSE001 followed by a 5-digit number and the letters kwh, this is the kilowatt hours used.
3. The display will read LSE043 followed by a number between 210 and 218. This number is the voltage at the meter.
4. The display will read LSE053 followed by a number between zero and 200. This number is the amperage at the meter.
Momentary power interruptions, which often appear as brief flickering or blinking of lights, typically last less than a second to a few seconds. While short, these interruptions can impact electronic devices and appliances in homes and businesses.
Causes of Momentary Power Interruptions:
These flickers can happen anytime, even on clear, sunny days, and are caused by various factors, including:
Our power lines are equipped with protective devices like breakers and reclosers. These devices can detect disruptions and momentarily shut off power to the affected line section. This quick action often allows the cause of the interference, like a tree branch touching the line, to clear itself. If the branch falls away or moves clear of the line, the power is swiftly restored, preventing prolonged outages. This process is crucial in avoiding damage and extended power outages.
To minimize the impact of these interruptions, consider:
The Lebanon Fire Department is dedicated to providing swift and efficient emergency medical response. Our team is trained and equipped to be on the frontline, often arriving on the scene before the ambulance. This rapid response is crucial in emergency situations, ensuring that medical aid reaches those in need as quickly as possible.
Our fire apparatus are not just equipped with firefighting gear but also staffed with certified Paramedics. These skilled professionals are capable of delivering advanced medical care, matching the level of treatment provided in an ambulance. This capability is especially vital in many medical emergencies where the need for additional hands and expertise is often critical.
In life-threatening situations, every second counts. Having more trained personnel on the scene means that we can administer complex treatments more rapidly. Tasks like setting up IVs, performing intubations, and administering medications can be carried out simultaneously, significantly improving the chances of a positive outcome. Moreover, in scenarios where patients need to be moved from challenging locations, such as upper floors or through narrow passages, the presence of additional responders can make a significant difference. It ensures not only the safety and comfort of the patient but also enhances the efficiency and safety of the emergency response.
At the Lebanon Fire Department, our commitment extends beyond fighting fires. We are here to provide comprehensive emergency care, bringing medical expertise right to the doorstep of those in need, and ensuring the wellbeing of our community is always our top priority.
Joining the City of Lebanon Fire Department means being part of an elite team of professionals, equipped with a comprehensive set of skills and certifications. Our firefighters are not only brave and committed, but they are also highly trained experts in both firefighting and medical emergency response.
To be eligible for this esteemed role, candidates must meet a series of rigorous qualifications. A foundational requirement is holding a Missouri Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license. However, we place a high value on advanced medical training, with a Paramedic license being the preferred qualification. This advanced level ensures our team is prepared for a wide range of medical emergencies, including those involving pediatric and cardiac care, as evidenced by mandatory certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
But the expertise of our firefighters doesn't stop there. They are also trained in specialized areas such as Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Awareness, Operations, and Technician training. This ensures our team can safely handle a variety of dangerous situations. Additionally, certifications in CPR and International Trauma Life Support are essential, equipping our team to provide life-saving care in critical situations.
Lastly, our firefighters are required to successfully complete and be certified in the Missouri Firefighter 1 and 2 courses. This comprehensive training ensures they are adept in the latest firefighting techniques and fully prepared to protect our community with skill and dedication.
At the City of Lebanon Fire Department, our team is our pride. Each member brings a unique set of skills and a commitment to excellence, ensuring the safety and well-being of the Lebanon community.
The Lebanon Fire Department is a dynamic and essential service, always on the move to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Our dedicated personnel are behind the wheels of our apparatus at all times, ready to respond to a diverse array of emergencies. This constant state of readiness is crucial given the unpredictable and often urgent nature of our work.
Our team is trained and equipped to handle a wide spectrum of incidents – from motor vehicle accidents to medical emergencies, from vehicle fires to large-scale structure fires, and from complex extrications to technical rescues and hazardous material releases. Each of these scenarios demands a unique approach, specialized equipment, and swift action.
Emergencies don’t follow a schedule; they can arise at any moment, often with little to no warning. In many cases, our team finds themselves moving directly from one critical situation to another. This back-to-back, continuous operation is a testament to their commitment and resilience. In a single year, our department responds to hundreds of such simultaneous and consecutive calls, showcasing our unwavering dedication to the community.
For all inquiries about events and ticketing, please visit our website at Visit Lebanon. Under the "Events" section, we provide comprehensive information about each event. This includes contact numbers for the event promoters, links for ticket purchases, and their websites. Please note that the Civic Center does not handle ticketing; this is managed by each event's respective promoter. However, you are always welcome to call the Civic Center for any additional inquiries you may have.
For detailed rates and information regarding the rental of our facilities at the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center, please visit our city website. Additionally, we encourage you to call us directly at (417) 532-4642 . Our calendar is constantly updating, and a phone call allows us to provide you with the most current information, including details about deposits, keys, and any other specifics you may need to know for your event planning.
The indoor walking track at the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center is accessible Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM via the Civic Center entrance. For after-hours access up until 8 PM on weekdays and from 8 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays, you can enter through the YMCA. If you're aiming to walk a mile, it takes approximately 16 laps around the outer edge of the track to reach this distance.
For the latest information on daily passes and pool hours at the Lebanon Family YMCA, please contact them directly at 417-588-1177. You can also find updates and additional details on their website or Facebook page. It's important to note that while the YMCA leases facilities, it operates independently and is not a function of the City of Lebanon.
For detailed information about Bennett Spring and lodging options, please visit our website at VisitLebanonMO.org and navigate to the "Play" section. If you prefer to speak directly for more specific inquiries or assistance, you can call Bennett Spring Park at (417) 532-4307.
Call the cancellation information line at (417) 532-6309.
To rent the Mills Center or the Wallace Building please visit our booking page or call the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center at (417) 532-4642.
The Park Board meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Meetings are at 12:00 pm, and generally are at the Winfrey Memorial Acres House in one of the meeting rooms. Park Board Agendas Park Board Minutes.
Go to our parks page and click on "Baseball/Softball Registration."
The City of Lebanon announced that, effective December 31, 2023, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program has been discontinued at our public works facility. This decision was made due to reductions in grant funding. While we acknowledge the value this program added to our community and thank our residents for their participation, we are also committed to guiding you towards alternative solutions for hazardous waste disposal.
Residents can contact the Lake Area Solid Waste Management District at (573) 723-0079 for information on locating nearby HHW collection centers. These centers ensure that hazardous materials are disposed of safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.
In addition, the city will continue to provide other sustainable waste management services. The Lebanon Public Works facility on West Commercial still accepts yard waste, plastics #1 & #2, cardboard, aluminum cans, metal cans, scrap metal, and metal.
For specific items, here are some alternative disposal options:
We appreciate your understanding and support as we transition to these new arrangements and remain dedicated to maintaining a clean and sustainable environment in Lebanon. Thank you for your continued commitment to responsible waste disposal.
To report a street or sign issue, please click on the "Report a Concern" option located on the front page of our website. This will guide you through the process of submitting your report. Thank you for helping us maintain our city's streets and signage!
Please note that Lebanon’s state roadways, such as Jefferson Avenue, Lynn Street, and North and South 5, are managed by the state, not by the city's Street Department. For reporting concerns on these roads, visit the Missouri Department of Transportation website at MoDOT Road Concern to submit your report.
Setting up a new utility account in Lebanon is a straightforward process. Here's what you need to do:
We look forward to assisting you in person to set up your new utility account and ensuring a smooth start to your services with us.
If you're moving and need to transfer your utility services to a new address in Lebanon, here's how you can do it:
Our team is ready to assist you with the transfer process and ensure a seamless transition of your utility services to your new home. We look forward to seeing you and helping you get everything set up at your new address.
We offer several convenient methods for bill payment in the City of Lebanon:
These options are designed to make your bill payment process as smooth and flexible as possible. Choose the one that best suits your needs!
Understanding why your utility bill might be higher than expected involves considering several factors:
Electric Rates (Effective July 1, 2023):
Water Rates (Effective July 1, 2023):
Sewer Rates (Effective June 19, 2019):
Monitor Your Usage:
To better understand your usage patterns, visit the SENSUS portal at SENSUS Portal. This tool allows you to monitor your utility consumption in real-time, helping you identify any unusual spikes or trends in your usage.
Understanding your billing and keeping track of your usage can provide valuable insights into your utility costs. If you have further questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team.
Both methods offer a seamless and hassle-free way to manage your utility payments. Choose the one that best fits your needs and enjoy the convenience of automatic billing.
Yes, you can opt for Level Pay Billing with your utility account in Lebanon, which can help you manage your household budget more effectively. Here's how you can qualify and set it up:
Level Pay Billing is a convenient way to stabilize your monthly utility payments and make budgeting easier. If you have any questions or need assistance with the enrollment process, our customer service team is here to help.
Fill out the Parade Application Form. The application includes a map. Please highlight your intended parade route on the map and return it with the form and copy of the ordinance. Also please note: All applications should be submitted 60 days prior to event.
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Your drinking water in Lebanon comes from a network of seven deep wells located around the city. These wells draw water from porous rock formations, ranging in depth from 1,000 to 1,800 feet.
To ensure a steady supply, we have five elevated storage tanks that can hold a total of 3 million gallons of water. This water is then distributed throughout the city via mains that range from 4 to 12 inches in diameter.
This system provides water for all your needs – from household and business use to industrial applications and fire protection.
The City of Lebanon is dedicated to providing its residents with top-quality drinking water that naturally meets State and Federal safety standards, remarkably without the need for a conventional water treatment facility.
In our commitment to maintaining the highest water quality, we add chlorine in carefully controlled, minimal amounts at each well site. This ensures the water remains clean and safe throughout the distribution system. Additionally, we enhance our community's health by adding fluoride to the water at each well site, promoting dental wellness.
Our dedication to water quality is rigorously upheld through consistent testing. The Missouri Department of Health Laboratory conducts 10 water quality tests each month on samples from Lebanon, ensuring our high standards are always met. We take great pride in our city's record of consistently meeting and exceeding safe drinking water standards, reflecting our deep commitment to the health and safety of our community. Every time you use water in Lebanon, you can be assured of its quality and purity.
To report a waste water related problem, please call our 24/7 utility customer service number at (417) 322-9001.