City Services

Building Inspection & Code Enforcement

Under the direction of Chief Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer, the Code Enforcement Building Inspection Department performs a variety of routine and complex work in the investigation and enforcement of potential violations of municipal and state laws, city ordinance, national and state codes and regulations to include zoning, building, environmental, land use, health and safety of public welfare.

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Phone: 870-563-5245

Osceola Municipal Electric Utility

waterleftOsceola has owned the Municipal Electric Utility since 1912 and it is the only Municipal Utility in Mississippi County. With Osceola's publicly owned utility, citizens control the destiny of the utility through its elected officials. This assures local control and accountability. The City of Osceola, with its diverse community, prides itself on the high quality and variety of government services it provides to its citizens. For close to a century Osceola's city-owned electric utility has provided quality and reliable electric services for its customers while at the same time maintaining competitive prices. A municipal utility like Osceola is able to respond quickly to emergencies, maintain close contact with its customers, provide state of the art energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and maintain local access to elected officials who make the decisions affecting their citizens. Local control if the utility also means the City maintains its own inventory of parts and equipment. Preventative maintenance programs ensure citizens that their long-term investment is protected and that electric rates remain stable and competitive. The advantages of municipal ownership are numerous. Yet challenges to keep rates competitive remain. With the support and involvement from citizens, the City Council continues to recognize the importance of the City's electric utility. From humble beginnings the utility has grown and changed to meet the needs of Osceola citizens. The decision to operate its own electric utility by citizens close to a century ago is in keeping with the Osceola tradition of self-sufficiency and local control of it destiny.

Phone: 870-563-5245

City Services

The City of Osceola Public Works department is responsible for maintaining the road system, water facilities, sanitation and utilities. Please use the links to the right for more details and information or contact us with concerns or other inquiries.

Responsibilities of the Public Works Department

  • Coordinating with state and federal agencies to insure compliance with regulations.
  • Working with engineers during infrastructure planning and design.
  • Working with project managers and contractors as infrastructure is installed.
  • Securing cost estimates and contractors for repair of city owned buildings and structures.
  • Assisting Department Heads in planning future building and/or repair projects.
  • Working with the Planning Commission within the context of Zoning and other codes.
  • Updating Osceola utility system maps as needed

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