Frequently Asked Questions
Where is City Hall? What hours are you open?
City Hall is located at 500 East Locust Street, across the street from the Franklin County Government Center. We are open 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
Does Union offer a large trash pickup day?
The City of Union contracts with IESI and yes, there is a large trash pickup day. It is always the last pickup day of the month. More info ...
Why didn't my trash ... recycling ... yard waste ... get picked up today?
The City of Union contracts with IESI and if your trash ... recycling ... yard waste ... was not picked up on the regularly scheduled day, then either it is a holiday or possibly there are dangerous winter weather conditions.
The following holidays are observed and no hauling will occur: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Service may be temporarily suspended and/or postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. For example, in severe winter weather trucks may not be able to operate safely until streets have been cleared. In this case, your trash will be picked up on the next day.
When in doubt, please call City Hall at 636-583-3600 with your address and we will be happy to confirm.
I am doing some digging in my yard; who do I call to locate buried cables?
Call 1-800-344-7483 (DIG-RITE) at least 3 days before excavation. Just one call and all utility companies will be notified (Charter, Ameren, AT&T, Missouri Natural Gas and City of Union for water and sewer)
I'm having a garage sale; do I need a permit to put up signs?
Per Municipal Code Section 405.725, you must have a permit for off-premises temporary signs such as a garage sale. The cost is $3.00 for up to five locations. No sign shall be placed on utility or telephone poles, or within the right-of-way of any street, highway or alley. Complete an application for a sign permit and bring to the Building Department, 2nd floor, City Hall. Call 636-583-1805 for more information.
Do I need a business license?
If you are operating a business in the city limits of Union, it is most likely you will need some type of business license. For more specific questions, please visit our Business License FAQ page.