City Hall is governed by the City of Ava Missouri, which has a population of more than 3,000 residents. The city has an utilities office that offers electric, water, sewer and trash service. Its public safety department operates police chief, animal control, fire chief, code enforcement and housing authority divisions. In addition the city has a public works department that includes maintenance, sanitation, waste water treatment plant, and water and sewer divisions. Its private utilities include telephone, cable, natural gas and Internet facilities. The city has a parks department that offers a range of recreational and leisure environment for the public.