FAQ

To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Library Media Center . . . . . . Open to the Public

How long does it take to get a library card?

Patrons who live in the Lawson School District fill out a library card application and are able to check out one book that same day for a two week loan period. With subsequent check outs patrons are allowed 10 books at a time for check outs.

Are electronic books available?

Yes -- through the MOREnet subscription both fiction and nonfiction titles are available. The Librarians can assist with remotely using these resources.

What are the hours for the Community Library Media Center?

Lawson Community LMC Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Summer Hours (when school is not in session):
Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 

City Park

What is the history of the Gazebo in the City Park?

City Park Gazebo: In memory of the dead and in honor of the living heros of Lawson who defended us in the World War.

Departments

What hours is City Hall open?

City Hall is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm.

Ordinances/Code Compliance

May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

No, please contact City Hall if you have any questions.

Yard Waste Disposal

Residents cand dispose of yard waste at the City Maintenance Barn. See residents page.

Ordinances

May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

No, not at the current time due to dry conditions in our county.  Please contact city hall if you have any questions.

Application Process

I am interested in applying for a job with the City of Lawson, what do I do?

You will need to fill out an application if available.  Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for.  If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at City Hall.  Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Does the City of Lawson hire part time employees?

Yes, we do hire part time employees.  Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.

Building Permits & Inspections

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email (select Permits & Licenses).  We will be happy to help you.

City Park

What is the history of the Gazebo in the City Park?

City Park Gazebo: In memory of the dead and in honor of the living heros of Lawson who defended us in the World War.

Trash Service

How do I dispose of my leaves and brush?

Grass clippings, leaves, brush and tree limbs less than 4 inches across may be taken the City Maintenance Barn for disposal.

Trash, building material and junk MAY NOT be dumped.

Mon-Fri: 7 am – 6 pm and Sat-Sun: 9 am – 6 pm.  This is for City Residents ONLY. Commercial disposal is prohibited.

When is the trash collection day for my street?

Please refer to the map below for the weekly schedule.  Curbside recycling pick up is Thursday for all sectors of the city.  Remember, observed holidays will alter the normal routine.

New Resident Resources

How do I sign up to receive Alerts and News & Notices?

Simply click the "Sign Up for Alerts" button located ……fill out the brief form with your preferred contact information and click submit

Where do I go to vote?

Please confirm your voting location with your county election board, numbers below.

Ray County  - 816-776-4502  
Clay County - 816-415-8683    

If Lawson is your voting location, the address is 103 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Lawson, MO 64062 in the community center.

Where can I find a list of phone numbers for local schools and businesses?

Frequently called numbers

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting can start 6 weeks prior to election day.

Example: November 7,2017 election - voting starts September 26, 2017.
All ballots will count that are received up to the day before election (November 6, 2017)

Ray County

http://www.raycountymo.com/pdf_library/Application_AbsenteeBallot.pdf

FAX:                      
816-776-4512

Mail to:
100 W Main
Suite 23
Richmond, MO 64085

Phone:
816-776-4502

Upon receipt, they will mail out ballot same day.
 

Clay County

http://www.claycoelections.com/index.asp?SEC=46F11B01-1BD5-4F33-865C-BBA1013CC6E5

FAX:                        
816-792-5334

Mail to:
100 W Mississippi
Liberty, MO 64068

Phone:
815-415-8683 (VOTE)

Upon receipt, they will mail out ballot within a couple of days.

Application Process

I am interested in applying for a job with the City of Lawson, what do I do?

You will need to fill out an application if available.  Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for.  If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at City Hall.  Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Does the City of Lawson hire part time employees?

Yes, we do hire part time employees.  Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.