News from Moore

  • The Recycle Moore Center now accepts the following battery types for recycling during manned drop off hours. 

    Rechargeable Batteries (weighing less than 11 lbs/ 5 kg each):

    • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd )
    • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
    • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
    • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
    • Small Sealed Lead (SSLA/Pb)

     We do not accept wet-cell batteries.

  • On November 8, 2016, voters approved the renewal of a temporary ¼ cent sales tax. The extension of the sales tax shall be limited to a period of four (4) years, commencing April 1, 2017, and ending March 31, 2021. All revenues and proceeds from the ¼ cent sales tax shall be used for existing parks and recreation facilities and a fire station and training facility.

    The sales tax in Moore, charged on purchases, will be 8.5%. Of this amount the city receives 3.75%, the state 4.5% and Cleveland County .25%. If you have questions about sales tax, please call the Moore City Clerk’s Office at (405) 793-5020. 

  • Shape Your Future encourages Oklahoma residents to eat better, move more and be tobacco free.


    Eat Better

    Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables
    Fresh, frozen or canned - fruits and veggies power you up

    Move More

    "Get Your 30" - 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily
    This can be walking, vacuuming, gardening, playing basketball, etc.
    Can be in three, 10 minute sets of time - just get your heart rate up!

    Be Tobacco Free

  • MONEY magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in America was announced and Moore, Oklahoma ranked #77. The other Oklahoma cities listed among the top 100 on MONEY’s list include Broken Arrow, Edmond and Norman.

  • A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. A silent leak can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month.

  • On Sunday May 20th the Moore Fire Department jumped into action to save a family of Ducks from a storm drain near Furrs Fresh Buffet.  Click on the link below to see a series of photographs from the event. 

  • Operation Identification

  • Moore was founded during the land-run of 1889. The early settlers came on train, horseback, wagons, and some, on foot. According to local historians, the town's original name was "Verbeck" as designated by the railroad company. However, a railroad employee named Al Moore, reported to be either a conductor or a brakeman, lived in a boxcar at the camp and had difficulty receiving his mail. He painted his name - "Moore" - on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. When a postmaster was appointed, he continued to call the settlement Moore.