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City of California
California City Hall
500 South Oak St.
California, MO 65018
(573) 796-2500


The City of California continues to keep a close eye on the weather predicted for this weekend, we are working with our all of our City Departments, to prepare for freezing rain, wind and ice.  At this time, we are told it is fairly certain that whatever this event becomes, it will occur over central Missouri. What is still not clear is exactly what kind of precipitation we could be looking at, nor how much of it we will get. Most forecasts are including mention of up to 1/4′”-1/2″ of ice accumulations in the watch area now, but that is still preliminary.  It only takes about a quarter to a half inch of ice to begin causing problems with power lines and trees, and our crews are preparing to safely expedite the restoration process, if outages occur.

In the event of a power outage, please report the outage immediately! 

  • Call us at at 796-2500 or 796-8000 or  call 911 non-emergency 796-8416.

Stay Safe!

  • Downed wires can be covered in tree debris and hard to see.  Stay away from brush and tall grass that could be hiding a downed power wire.  Be sure to keep pets away as well.  Report downed wires to 796-2500, 796-8000 or 911 non-emergency 796-8416 immediately, and do not go near the wire.
  • Please keep all pets inside or leashed in the yard so our crews can work safely and efficiently to restore power.  Crews often have to walk through backyards to access downed equipment.   
  • Prepare your Emergency supply kit: emergency phone numbers, flashlight and fresh batteries, battery-powered radio, bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day, including pets), first aid kit, blankets, non-perishable food.

If the Power Goes Out

  • Turn off lights and unplug appliances to prevent damage and overloading circuits once the power is restored.
  • Keep faucets on at a drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Close doors to unused rooms in the house.
  • Be cautious when using alternative heat sources and keep rooms properly ventilated.
  • If using a generator, be sure to keep the unit outside the home.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) for electrical outlets can help prevent injuries when installed in areas that may be affected by melting snow or ice.

There will be no residential trash pick up on 
January 16, 2017 due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Your next scheduled trash pick up day will be
January 19, 2017

City Hall will be closed on January 16, 2017.

Welcome to California, Missouri!

The family-oriented community, home to about 4,000 residents, is strategically located in the central Missouri area, with great access to business centers, shopping, activities, beautiful parks and the Moniteau County Fair. Citizens enjoy a thriving economy in the heart of Moniteau County.

Our Goal – is to provide information to the residents, future residents and businesses of California to help them with answers to common questions and needs. Alot of our site is under construction, but it is being updated daily to keep you informed.

Our Site – will continue to grow and offer more services to our community. We will be updating the site regularly and keeping you informed with updates and information.

We look forward to working with and serving you…

  Utility after hours assistance

Call 911 non-emergency



Click here for the: 2014 Annual Water Quality Report