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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


How long does it take to get a library card?

Our librarian will be able to supply you with a new library card the same day you apply.

Are electronic books available?

No, not at this time.

Does the Library have "story time" for younger children?

We do offer "story time" for younger children!  Give us a call if the current schedule is not posted.

City Hall

When is City Hall open?

City Hall is open from 8am - 5pm, Monday-Friday, except for select holidays.

Where can I pay city property taxes?

The City of Kennett no longer collects on local property taxes.  All payment for property tax are collected at the Dunklin County Courthouse,. within the city square.

Do I need a permit to have a yard sale?

Yes, each individual wanting to have a yard/garage sale are required to purchase a permit.  Also, only 4 yard sales can be done at any physical address per calendar year.  The permit is $5.00 for up to 2 days.


May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

Please contact 573-888-4512 or 573-888-4412 more information.

Application Process

I am interested in applying for a job with the City of Kennett, 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 Kennett hire part time employees?

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

Animal Services

How can I make donations to the Kennett Humane Department?

The Kennett Humane Department has a paypal account that can be accessed by going to  Once logged in, use e-mail to send money.  If there is a specific animal that you want to donate for, write a message with the donation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact City Hall at 573-888-9001.