City of Mayfield Disaster Recovery Overview

Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund, Inc. Established as a non-profit 501c3, while not restricting or limiting the foregoing, the Corporation shall engage in providing aid, assistance, and relief to persons and entities effected by Tornadoes and natural disasters in Mayfield and Graves County, KY. The Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund business affairs are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors each receiving no reimbursement of expenses or other compensation. The board consists of Darvin Towery, Tim Stark, and Cindy Cash. Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden, and Mayor Kathy O'Nan serve in an advisory capacity and have no voting authority.

Currently the Mayfield Graves County Tornado Relief Fund, Inc. has three programs active to assist tornado victims. Automobile assistance, renter assistance, and homeowner assistance. Each program has an application, guidelines, and required documentation in addition to an application that must be submitted. Applications and guidelines can be found online at, or at designated locations. Applications are currently reviewed and compiled by volunteer case workers, and reviewed by the board for approval.

►Mayfield Disaster Audit


The City Council requested the Executive Action be taken on
restricting/freezing the issuance of building permits for
new construction in certain areas of the City of Mayfield.

►Details and Map

Debris Removal


(Mayfield, Kentucky) The City of Mayfield, Kentucky is continuing its recovery process following the December 10, 2021, EF-4 tornado.

In the coming weeks, storm-generated debris will be removed from the public right-of-way. The public right-of-way is the area of property that extends from the street for approximately 15 feet onto private property. Debris should not block the roadway.

To expedite the tornado debris removal process, City of Mayfield residents are asked to follow these guidelines as the debris removal contractor is set to begin picking up the debris:

• Debris should be sorted into 5 categories:

  1. Vegetative debris (tree branches, logs, and plants)
  2. Hazardous Waste (oil, batteries, paint, cleaning supplies, compressed gas)
  3. Electronics (TV's, computers, phones, DVD's)
  4. Construction debris (building materials, drywall, lumber, carpet, furniture, plumbing fixtures)
  5. Large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, air conditioning, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers)

• Place debris only in the right-of-way (within 15 feet of the curb or edge of street). Do not place debris on or near utility boxes, water meter covers, near trees, poles, fire hydrants, or other structures. Please do not place debris in the roadway nor under low hanging utility lines overhead.

• Bagged debris and residential trash are ineligible for pickup.

►ABCs of Tornado Debris Removal and Demolition

March 9, 2022

According to FEMA policy, private property debris removal and commercial property debris removal (PPDR/CPDR) is the property owner's responsibility.

However, in limited circumstances, based on severity and impact of an incident, and whether debris on private property or commercial property is so widespread that it threatens public health and safety or the economic recovery of the community, FEMA may determine that debris removal from private property is eligible under the PA program (FEMA PPAG 4). The Sub-Recipient (the City of Mayfield) must request this exception through a formal process.

It is the City's burden to prove public health and safety and economic impact severity to be approved for the action of PPDR/CPDR with the use of Public Funds.

If the City is approved for PPDR/CPDR, it must collect right of entry (ROE) permission forms, applications, and documentation from the citizens wishing to participate in the program.

The Citizen must show an undue burden or lack of means to remove or demolish the property. In addition, the City is responsible for inspecting and accessing the type and extent of the debris removal needed for each property.

Citizens must apply and sign a ROE form giving the City and, thus, the debris removal contractor the right to enter the property to perform the necessary work. Once the applications are compiled, and assessments are made, the applications for individual property owners are submitted to FEMA for approval or denial. These evaluations are made on a case-by-case basis by FEMA. The City, nor any organization affiliated with the City, does not influence the eligibility of individual properties requesting PPDR or CPDR.

Applications for PPDR or CPDR can be downloaded using the links below, along with a checklist of documentation required to complete the application.

PPDR Demo Form and Checklist

PPDR-CPDR Form and Checklist

Lot Owners/ Potential applicants for PPDR (residential/ non-rental) can stop by The Graves County Library on Wednesday, March 16th from 2 pm-4 pm to drop off completed applications, ask questions, or get assistance with completing the application.

Lot Owners/ Potential applicants for CPDR (commercial lot owners, including the owners of rental, residential property) can stop by The Graves County Mayfield Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 17, from 2 pm-4 pm to drop off completed applications, ask questions, or get assistance with completing the application.

The City has submitted the formal request and has been approved to submit individual applications for PPDR or CPDR. It is essential to understand that while the City wishes to assist its citizens in the application process and the dissemination of all critical information, we must reiterate that the City of Mayfield in no way influences or makes eligibility determinations on these applications.

News & Events

Current Locations

Mayfield City Clerks' Office
1108 Cuba Rd., Suite B
Phone numbers:

Mayfield Code Enforcement
1257 Paris Road
(former Snap Fitness building)

Mayor's Office
1257 Paris Rd

Mayfield Police Department
900 S. Commonwealth Drive
(Atmos Energy building)

Mayfield Fire/EMS
Located at the rear of
Mayfield Graves County Health Department
No phone service at this time

Please check back for further updates.
Thank You.