Lawton, OK

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Animal Welfare
Lawton Animal Welfare's (LAW) provides public health and safety for the citizens and animals of Lawton, Oklahoma. Phone: 580-581-3272 Learn more: Facebook:
Splash Pad
Wading Pool
The City of Lawton has three wading pools, two splash pads and one municipal pool. The wading pools are free to the public and are open to children ages 12 and under. The splash pads are also free to the public. Municipal Pool admission is $1 per person, ages 5 and older. More info:
The Lawton Arts & Humanities Division manages city events and the McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Phones: 580-581-3470 580-581-3471 Learn more:
Audits Annual City Audits:
Boards and Committees The City of Lawton has various boards and committees. Learn more:
City Budget
Annual City Budgets:
Citizens Advisory Citizens Advisory Committee Phone: 580-581-3305 Meets the 3rd Mon Apr & Oct 1:30 PM Learn more:
City Council
Ward Representative
City Council Phone: 580-581-3305 City Council meetings are held in the Auditorium of City Hall. The meetings are at 2 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Learn more: Council Corner:
Open Records Request
Meeting Agendas
The City Clerk's Office keeps official city records and administrates open records requests. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more or submit an open records request online:
Community Relations
Public Affairs
Social Media
The Communications & Marketing Office manages press inquiries for the City of Lawton. Phone: 580-581-3301 Learn more:
Lawton City Hall Phone 580-581-3500 Hours Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 212 SW 9th Street, Lawton, OK 73501 Contact Us Staff Directory
Court Fines
Pay Fines
Municipal Court
The Lawton Municipal Court handles criminal and traffic misdemeanor offenses that are in violation of city ordinances. Phone: 580-581-3265 Address: 100 S Railroad Street, Lawton, OK, 73501 Online Fine Payment: Learn more:
COVID Vaccine
COVID Precautions
For information about COVID-19 in the state of Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health website: Comanche County Health Dept: 580-248-5890
CPC City Planning Commission Phone: 580-581-3375 CPC meets on the Thursday following each regularly scheduled meeting of the Lawton City Council at 1:30 PM. Learn more:
Customer Service Survey Tell us how we're doing! To leave a review for License & Permits, visit To leave a review for Utility Billing, visit
Storm Drain
Drainage Canal
The Drainage Maintenance Division is to provide stormwater control to Lawton and services vector control for mosquitoes. Phone: 580-581-3424 Learn more:
Traffic Signal
Storm Siren
School Zone
The Electronic Maintenance Division provides maintenance and repair for traffic signal lights, crosswalk lights, tri-level lighting, Civil Defense Storm Sirens, radio equipment, emergency vehicle lighting, etc. Phone: 580-581-3418 Learn more:
Emergency Communications The Emergency Communications Department aids the public and other public safety agencies with emergency and non-emergency requests for service. Non-emergency: 580-581-3272 For emergencies, please call 911. Learn more:
Engineering The Engineering Department is responsible for the construction administration of capital improvement program projects, city capital outlays projects and other special funding projects. Phone: 580-581-3385 Learn more:
Events The City of Lawton sponsors and co-sponsors events year round. View city events calendar:
Family Affairs The Youth and Family Affairs Committee is dedicated to serving at-risk youth in Lawton. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
FAQ Frequently asked options are: UTILITY, GARBAGE, MISSED PICKUP, CONTACT, and CHAT.
Finance The Finance Department handles the city's budget and financials. Phone: 580-581-3328 Learn more:
Fire Lawton Fire Department Phone: 580-581-3280 For emergencies, please call 911. Learn more:
FISTA Fires Innovation Science & Technology Accelerator Development Trust Authority Phone: 405-595-8430 The FISTA Development Trust Authority meets the first Tuesday of every month at 3:15 PM. Learn more FISTA website:
Flood Plain Management
Flood Plain Management Phone: 580-581-3478 580-581-3360 Learn more: Flood Resources & Info:
Food Handlers The Food Handlers License class is hosted by the Comanche County Health Department. Phone: 580-585-6699
Freedom Festival
Fourth of July
4th of July
July 4th
Independence Day
The 2022 Freedom Festival is scheduled for June 1 & 2 in Elmer Thomas Park! Learn more:
Solid Waste
Bulk Waste
Solid Waste Collection Phone: 580-581-3428 Residential carts once a week Bulk Waste once a month To report bulk waste out of cycle in you neighborhood, please text OUT OF CYCLE. View collection schedule and map by visiting:
GIS GIS (Geographic Information System) division is responsible for managing and updating the city's geographically-controlled data. Phone: 580-581-4770 580-581-3595 ArcGIS: Learn more:
Parks and Grounds
The Parks & Grounds Department is responsible for creating and maintaining pleasurable, attractive and inviting public spaces. Phone: 580-581-3400 Learn more:
Highland Cemetery Highland Cemetery is owned and managed by the City of Lawton. Location: 2201 NW Fort Sill Blvd Phone: 580-355-2905 Board info:
Historical Preservation The Historical Preservation Commission exists to prepare a comprehensive inventory of historical architectural and archeological resources within the city. The commission meets on an as-needed basis. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
Holiday in the Park
Christmas Parade
The annual Holiday in the Park event is a light display and other activities in Elmer Thomas Park. This event is managed by the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 580-355-3541 Committee info:
Homeowner Homeowner Programs and Resources: First Time Homebuyer: Homeowner Emergency Repair: Homeowner Rehabilitation: Exterior Housing Improvement:
Community Development
The mission of Housing & Community Development is to improve the quality of life for the community we serve by providing assistance to citizens and public service organizations. Phone: 580-581-3347 Learn more:
Human Resources
The City of Lawton's Human Resources Department manages open job positions within the City of Lawton. Phone: 580-581-3392 Learn more:
Information Technology
Information Technology Service Desk: 580-581-3338 Admin: 580-581-3337 Learn more:
Inspection Services
Home Inspection
Commercial Inspection
Inspection Services is responsible for insuring compliance with all building standards associated with the construction or alteration of buildings. Questions: 580-581-3360 Schedule Inspection: 580-581-3362 Learn more:
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The Lakes Division provides recreational camping, boating, fishing and hunting services. The City of Lawton manages Lake Lawtonka & Lake Ellsworth. Phone: 580-529-2663 Learn more:
Lakes and Land The Lakes and Land Commission exists to receive complaints having to do with city lakes and surrounding city-owned land. Phone: 580-529-2663 Commission info:
The Lawton Landfill is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Phone: 580-581-3468 Learn more:
Traffic Advisory
To receive notifications from the City of Lawton, please text any of the keywords below to 91896. LAWTON for Citywide Alerts. LAWTONNEWS for News Releases. LAWTONTRAFFIC for Traffic Advisory. LAWTONCOUNCIL for Council Notifications. Learn more: Lawton Alerts page:
Lawton Public Library
The Lawton Public Library provides opportunities to engage in life-long learning through books, resources, classes, and so much more. Main: 580-581-3450 Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Address: 110 SW 4th Street Lawton, OK, 73501 Learn more:
LawtonCouncil Opt-in to receive City Council Notifications for the City of Lawton by texting LAWTONCOUNCIL to 91896
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LEDA The Lawton Economic Development Authority, also known as LEDA, exists to assist the City of Lawton and the State of Oklahoma in making the most efficient use of all of their economic resources). Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
Legal Services Legal Services Phone: 580-581-3320 Prosecutor's Office: 580-581-3539 Learn more:
LETA The Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority, also known as LETA, exists to beautify and esthetically enhance the appearance of the City of Lawton. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
License & Permits The License and Permits Division provides building permit, trade license, inspection services and more. Phone: 580-581-3360 Inspection line: 580-581-3362 Learn more:
LIDA The Lawton Industrial Development Authority, also known as LIDA, exists to aide in the industrial growth of Lawton by supplying the City of Lawton any lands, buildings, or facilities that can be used in securing and developing industry within or near Lawton. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
LURA The Lawton Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) exists to accelerate redevelopment to provide a better living environment and neighborhood. Phone: 580-581-3375 Learn more:
MAA The McMahon Auditorium Authority is a public trust that oversees the McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Phone: 580-581-3470/3471 Learn more:
City Manager
City Manager Michael Cleghorn Phone: 580-581-3301 Email: Learn more:
Mayor Mayor Stan Booker Phone: 580-581-3301 Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Learn more:
Public Meetings View Agendas, Meetings, Minutes, and Archives by visiting:
MMA McMahon Memorial Auditorium Phone: 580-581-3472 801 NW Ferris Ave Lawton , OK73507 Learn more:
Monthly Financial Reports Monthly Financial Reports:
Neighborhood Services
Dilapidated Structure
The Neighborhood Services Division seeks to encourage voluntarily compliance with city ordinances. Phone: 580-581-3467 Report issues by visiting: Learn more:
Press Releases
View the latest news from the City of Lawton:
City Code
Code of Ordinance for the City of Lawton can be found by visiting:
Parking Authority The Lawton Parking Authority exists to plan, develop, construct, and operate public parking systems. Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
Parks and Recreation
Youth Sports
Sports Complex
Eastern Sports Management
Play Lawton
Lawton Parks and Recreation Phone: 580-581-3400 Parks and Recreation Page: Youth Sports information: Eastern Sports Management page:
Parks Commission The Parks and Recreation Commission has a responsibility to advise the City Council, the administration and the public on various policy matters in regard to the provision of recreation services and facilities to the community. Phone: 580-581-3400 Learn more:
Planning The Planning Department, under the provisions of Title 11, Oklahoma Statutes, accomplishes comprehensive planning, transportation planning, administration of land use controls, and support functions needed to provide governing bodies a rational basis for decision-making in related areas of concern. Phone: 580-581-3375 Learn more:
Policies Administrative Policies and City Council Policies can be found by visiting:
Public Utilities The Department of Public Utilities is comprised of the Sewer System Technical, Sewer System Construction, Wastewater Maintenance, Wastewater Collection, Water Distribution, Southeast Water Treatment Plant, Medicine Park Water Treatment Plant, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Divisions. Phone: 580-581-3324 Learn more:
Public Works
Public Works Solid Waste Collection: 580-581-3428 Landfill: 580-581-3468 Streets and Traffic: 580-581-3427 Drainage Maintenance: 580-581-3424 Stormwater Management: 580-581-3478 Electronic Maintenance: 580-581-3418 Equipment Maintenance 580-581-3415 Public Works Admin: 580-581-3410 Learn more:
Recreation It is the mission of the Recreation & Leisure Services Division to create recreational opportunities for growth and enhancement. Phone: 580 581-3400 Registration info: Learn more:
The City of Lawton has an agreement with Recyclops for handling recyclable materials. Learn more at Recyclops website: Learn more:
Tall Grass
Please make reports using the iHelp Lawton Portal, please visit:
RSVP Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Phone: 580-581-3408 Learn more:
Sales Tax Reports Sales Tax Reports:
Services Community Services Phone: 580-581-3375 Learn more:
Sewage Leak
Sewer Construction Phone: 580-581-3405 580-581-3402 Sewer System Technical Phone: 580-581-3324 580-581-3405
Flood Report
Stormwater Management Phone: 580-581-3478 Citizens are encouraged to report illegal discharges, spills or dumping into the storm drains or streets to the Stormwater Hotline: 580-581-3565. Learn more:
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Traffic Commission The purpose of the Traffic Commission is to coordinate traffic reports, receive complaints having to do with traffic matters. Phone: 580-581-3410 Learn more
Transit Trust Lawton City Transit Trust Phone: 580-581-3305 Meets on an as-needed basis. Learn more:
Utility Services
Water Department
Water Bill
Utility Bill
The Utility Services division assists citizens with paying their utility bill. Questions: 580-581-3308 Pay by phone: 1-888-585-0980 Pay online: Learn more:
Vector Control
Drainage Maintenance sprays to kill adult mosquitoes in areas with high mosquito counts in area parks and neighborhoods. Learn more:
Wastewater Wastewater Collection Phone: 580-581-3422 Collection: Wastewater Maintenance Phone: 580-581-3422 Maintenance:
Water Authority Lawton Water Authority Phone: 580-581-3305 Learn more:
Water Distribution
Water Leak
Water Outages
Water Distribution Phone: 580-581-3456 24-hour Emergency line 580-581-3419 To receive alerts on Water Outages text ALERTS for more information. Learn more: