Neighborhood Services Division

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The Neighborhood Services Division exists to help Joplin neighbors build safe, strong and vibrant neighborhoods.


The Neighborhood Services Division seeks to build TRUST with Joplin residents, community partners and fellow City staff through:
  • Teamwork
  • Service
  • Follow-through
  • Communication
  • Collaboration


The vision to see safe, strong, and vibrant neighborhoods begins as our division becomes a resource for Joplin neighbors through:
1. ENFORCEMENT: We enforce city property and nuisance codes through routine inspections, responding to neighbor’s requests, using the court process, abating properties using private contractors, and increasing fines for repeat offenders.
2. EDUCATION: We educate neighbors through City newsletters, flyers/handouts, personal visits, speaking engagements, and the City Facebook page.
3. EMPOWERMENT: We empower people by engaging individuals and working with neighborhood groups, churches, and businesses in volunteer opportunities, while focusing resources on infrastructure improvements in targeted Neighborhood Improvement Districts.