City of Fayette


Welcome! Fayette is a beautiful town located thirteen miles from Boonville and twenty-six miles from Columbia settled in the rolling farmland of Central Missouri. Fayette is a friendly town of nearly 2900 residents and home to more than 1200 Central Methodist University students and it is truly the people that make the difference.

Stroll around our courthouse square and visit our Main Street shops, local art galleries, restaurants, parks and you will find a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere complete with tree lined streets and friendly residents to welcome you during your visit. We also have a beautiful park and multiple lakes with amenities that you can enjoy!

So whether you are a casual visitor looking for an afternoon or weekend destination, the entrepreneur searching for a community motivated for new business and growth, or a family searching for small town life, come join us in Fayette!

Greg Stidham


"The Fayette Police department is dedicated to public safety utilizing 7 full time and 3 active reserve officers to provide 24/7 patrol. Fayette is a very safe community and we plan to keep it that way so our citizens and visitors continue to have a safe place to live, work and play. We appreciate you joining us here in Fayette."

Jeff Oswald 
Chief of Police

Our Police Department: 

Jeff Oswald: Police Chief

Greg Lanham: Captain

David Ford: Lieutenant

John Schell: Sergeant

Matthew Johnson: Officer

Timothy "Bo" Wells: Officer

John Rollins: Officer

Police Department

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