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Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257.
Staff Liaison: Nicolle Barton, Consent Decree Coordinator 314-524-5260.
Staff Liaison: Alexis Miller, Finance Director 314-524-5189
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070
Staff Liaison: Aaron Harris, Executive Director 314-743-5379.
Staff Liaison: Bailey Mitchell, Community Development Coordinator, 314-521-7721 ext. 2149
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director, 314-524-5257
Staff Liaison: Octavia Pittman, City Clerk 314-524-5152
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257
Staff Liaison: Scott Bonner, Director, Ferguson Municipal Public Library 314-524-7840.
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070.
Staff Liaison: Veta Crosswhite, Human Resources Manager, 314-524-5256
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070.
Staff Liaison: Chris Crabel, Assistant to the City Manager 314-524-5060.
Staff Liaison: Donald Boyce, Public Works Director 314-524-4721.
It all depends on the location and the type of business. The Downtown TIF district provides financial incentives to developers of projects that will attract increased retail activity and sales taxes to the area.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Fire Department is currently not hosting any events or tours at either of our Fire Stations (House 1 and 2).
The City of Ferguson does not offer grant funds or loans for home repairs.
Please visit your local bank or contact a local housing organization on our Housing Resource List for information about any home improvement loans they may have available.
Yes. Ferguson Neighborhood Improvement Program has the Good Neighbor Program that offers qualified applicants a $2,500 forgivable loan. See the details here
Additionally, Check out the Property Restoration Program if you want to purchase and renovate a home.
Most municipalities in St. Louis County receive an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that can be used for a variety of different public services. Not all municipalities allocate their CDBG funds to the Home Improvement Program. Ferguson is one that does not allocate CDBG Funds to this program through the County.
If Ferguson City Council decides to allocate CDBG Funds to the County program in the future, you can find information on the program here: https://www.stlouisco.com/Property-and-Roads/Community-Development/Home-Improvement-Program
Please bring the following items with you to your Court Date:
If you received your citation/summons before May 5, 2021, - you can pay your fines and court costs online at www.trafficpayment.com, or by calling 1-800-444-1187.
If you received your citation/summons after May 5, 2021, you may plead guilty and pay online at www.courts.mo.gov/pbw
(you must have your case/ticket number and the credit/debit card must be in your name). Payment can also be made in person at the Municipal Court Building located at 222 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135 in the form of cash, credit/debit card, cashier’s check, or money order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Additionally, payment can be mailed to the Municipal Court Building in the form of a cashier’s check or money order (the cashier’s check or money order must be made out to the City of Ferguson). For after-hours payments, a drop box is located to the left of the front door of the building at the top of the stairs (envelopes are provided).
You can set up monthly payment arrangements at your court date after you have plead on your charges before the Judge. Payments are always due on the first Friday of each month. If you are unable to make your payment by the due date, you will need to appear in court the following Monday at 6:00 p.m. to speak with the Judge about a continuance. A warrant will not be issued for failing to pay your fine. However, a warrant and/or license suspension, if applicable, could be issued if you fail to appear in court on your scheduled court date.
The goal of the Ferguson Municipal Court is to assist you in resolving your cases. However, neither the Judge nor the Court staff can give you any legal advice. You will always have the option hire an attorney at any point of your case, but you are nor required to. You may to represent yourself. Additionally, you can set up a payment arrangement or other alternatives if fines are assessed. Please refer to the Rights and Responsibilities section for more information.
Please see FMC Policy 2.0 – Requests for Continuance.
If you feel that you are indigent and are unable to pay your fine or complete community service, you can request an Ability to Pay Determination hearing at your court date. You will be required to fill out the Statement of Financial Condition form. A copy of the form can be found under the Forms section or will be provided to you at your court date.
Please see FMC Policy 4.0 – Issuance and Clearance of Warrants Related to Fines and Fees.
You have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For example, if you or a witness are deaf or hearing impaired, you have the right t request assistance, including an interpreter at no cost. Additionally, if you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP), you have the right to request an interpreter in your native language at no cost. For help, please contact the Court Administrator at (314) 524-5264 or by e-mail.
Planning and Development works with interested residents in an area to organize a neighborhood association. Call (314) 521-7721 ext. 2149 for more information.
Please refer to the neighborhoods map below.
The Ferguson Community Center offers a variety of rooms to rent for special events. Contact the Recreation Department for details (314) 521-4661.
Ferguson residents may reserve a park pavilion by visiting the Parks and Recreation office and completing a request form and paying a permit fee.
If you live within Ferguson city limits and pay taxes in Ferguson, you are considered a resident. Non-residents may participate in many of our programs, but at a slightly higher fee rate.
Fishing is permitted at the lake in January-Wabash Memorial Park. A City of Ferguson license is not required, but anglers must comply with all state of Missouri fishing regulations including a state fishing license for persons age 16 to 64, which are available at retail sporting goods stores.
The Missouri Department of Conservation stocks the lake, as well as enforces daily catch limits and manages the lake through the Urban Fishing Program. Ferguson Police officers may also enforce limits and permits. Please call the Missouri Department of Conservation at (636) 300-9651 for information.
The City of Ferguson does not offer grant funds or loans for home repairs. Please visit your local bank for information about any home improvement loans they may have available.
A warning for the first false alarm in any calendar year; after which all others in the same calendar year will incur a twenty five dollar ($25.00) service charge.
We encourage all applicants to do an exterior inspection (from public right of way) before applying.
However, applicants who wish to enter any property for any purpose related to this program, must obtain (and provide a copy to the City) written permission from the listed owner on the Saint Louis County records. The City of Ferguson cannot grant access to any property until the quit-claim deeds and the redevelopment agreement are signed.
To find the owner’s information, please visit the link below and search the property you are interested in (note the only contact information available to the County and City is the mailing address):
NOTE: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access the property before you acquire it through this program. You are acquiring property "as-is, where-is" through this program and you will be held to all standards set forth in the redevelopment agreement that is negotiated with the City. To access a property owned by the City of Ferguson, please contact the Planning & Development Office.
(The pricing of properties through this program may change in the future)
The Financial benefit of this program is that the property itself is provided to the successful applicant at no cost* other than all associated costs with acquiring and redeveloping the property as set forth in the program guidelines and any redevelopment agreement negotiated between the applicant and the City.
There can be substantial cost to the successful applicant in the process of clearing the title, which is required through this program. Any and all costs that are incurred by the City of Ferguson through the acquisition and redevelopment of any property will be the sole responsibility of the successful applicant as set forth in the contract.
A title search or property title search is the process of retrieving documents evidencing events in the history of a piece of real property, to determine relevant interests in and regulations concerning that property.
You can obtain a title search through a title company. It is best for you to identify a title company you will be working with to clear the title in the future. You can begin the title clearing process once you obtain the quitclaim deed from the City.
The following is provided as a basic guideline of items that the inspectors will look for through the course of an inspection:
Gutters & Down Spouts:
Driveway / Sidewalks:
Swimming Pool (Above Ground):
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedrooms:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Electrical Main Fuse Box:
The rating scale shown below, rates on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being low and 10 being high:
Streets are then selected for either concrete slab replacement or asphalt overlay. The number of streets scheduled to be repaired depends on the amount of funds budgeted for the fiscal year. Maintenance activities include pothole patching for temporary and permanent repair, preventive maintenance practices such as street sweeping and yearly crack sealing.
Your issue is important to us. To help us keep our community safe, clean and enjoyable for everyone you may report your concerns of pot holes, trash and debris, overgrown grass and limbs, graffiti, code violations, etc. by clicking here
When snow is forecast there are a few simple things you can do to assist during and immediately after a snow:
All creeks, streams and sewers within the City of Ferguson are the sole responsibility and property of the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).
If you experience a problem that involves a creek or sewer, please contact:
MSD Customer Service at (314) 768-6260 or visit their website
There are three different types of areas within a city that are often confused with city right-of-ways. They are each different and are maintained by different entities. The three are:
Right-of-ways are the responsibility of the city or the governing entity for that street. In the City of Ferguson this could include St. Louis County (Elizabeth, Chambers, Hereford, Airport, Bermuda, Hudson, West Florissant) or MoDot (State of Missouri - Florissant Road and Pershall Road). These generally include the street, sidewalk, and the tree lawn area between the street and the sidewalk.
The individual homeowner is generally responsible for maintaining the grass, leaves, trash, and small branches that are located in the tree lawn, the city, county, or state maintains the trees in the public right-of-ways. This is the only one of the three types of areas discussed that the city is responsible for maintain. The city is generally not responsible for anything located in the rear / behind a property. Those areas are usually easements or common ground. Sidewalks are the homeowner’s responsibility.
Easements are the areas on private property that legally allow utilities the right to work on and/or place utility equipment on, over, or under. The property owner / homeowner is responsible for the maintenance for this property and still owns this property, but the utility companies have access and can remove items placed on the easement.
Common ground is owned by a subdivision and is the responsibility of the residents, usually through a board of trustees or similar group. In many cases the adjacent property owners are responsible for the maintenance in the case of no existing subdivision board of trustees or similar group.
If you have an issue concerning a tree located in the public right-of-way or have another concern involving the public right-of-way, please contact the Ferguson Public Works Municipal Services - Street Division at 314-521-8373. Other contacts for public right-of-way Issues:
St. Louis County - 314-615-8538
MoDot - 314-340-4100