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Warrensburg relocation brochure 


Warrensburg at a Glance

No matter where your travel plans take you, Warrensburg, Missouri is on the way. Located in the center of the country’s heartland, Warrensburg is an hour’s drive from Kansas City, four hours from St. Louis, and three hours from Branson, Missouri. Warrensburg residents are in the enviable position of being able to enjoy the attractions of metropolitan areas and the advantages of small-town life. Unlike purely suburban areas, Warrensburg is a self-contained city with a vibrant employment base, active cultural scene, and many civic events and activities. Warrensburg serves as the county seat of Johnson County.

Established in 1855, Warrensburg is a third-class city, with a council-manager form of government adopted in 1957. Its five council members are elected at-large, and one council member is chosen by the council to serve as mayor.

The City of Warrensburg provides police, fire, street maintenance, sewer, animal control, building inspection, and planning and zoning services within the city limits. In addition, it provides animal shelter services to unincorporated Johnson County. The Park and Recreation Department has 12 park areas totaling 402 acres and a Community Center. The center provides space for the Senior Center that operates a weekday lunch and home delivery program. The city maintains Sunset Hill Cemetery. The city operates with approximately 280 full-time, part-time employees and seasonal employees.

Warrensburg micropolitan area (2009 estimate)


Sales tax


Coldest month 


     Average high temperature

 38 F or 3 C 

     Average low temperature

 16 F or 9 C

Warmest month 


     Average high temperature

 89 F or 32 C

     Average low temperature

 67 F or 19 C

Yearly precipitation   

 41 inches


 23 inches

County of Johnson – second class Missouri county with a commission  form of government  
City of Warrensburg - third class Missouri city with a council-manager form of government  
Intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Missouri Highway 13  
17 miles south of Interstate 70 on Missouri Highway 13  
Amtrak, Union Pacific  
University of Central Missouri’s Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport  
Kansas City International Airport  
Old Drum Transportation  (800) 276-6287
Jefferson Lines  (800) 451-5333
Important Telephone Numbers  
Police, sheriff, fire and ambulance emergencies


Animal Control

 (660) 747-2265

Animal Shelter

    (660) 747-7156

Building Permits

  (660) 747-9135

Collections / Licenses

 (660) 747-9131


 (800) 788-3500

Fire Department non-emergency  

 (660) 747-9136

Johnson County Courthouse

 (660) 747-6161


 (888) 471-5275

License Bureau

 (660) 747-3500

Missouri American Water Co.

 (866) 430-0820

Missouri Gas Energy

  (800) 582-1234

Municipal Court

 (660) 747-9132

Parks and Recreation / Community Center

  (660) 747-7178

Poison Control Center

 (800) 222-1222

Police Department non-emergency

  (660) 747-9133

Taxi Service - ETS Taxi

(660) 624-4120

Distance to other cities