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 Chapter 72 Classification and Consolidation of Cities, Towns and Villages 
72.030   Third class cities. (8/28/1975)
72.040   Fourth class cities — villages may vote to become. (8/28/1982)
72.050   Villages — certain towns declared to be, when — villages may vote to become fourth class cities. (8/28/1982)
72.060   May cause census to be taken, when. (8/28/1978)
72.070   Election by city or town to become city of different class — village officers to act on becoming city. (8/28/1982)
72.080   Cities and towns may be incorporated in their respective classes — exception, certain cities must comply with boundary change law — exception, Cass County — owners of majority of certain class of property may object to incorporation, cause of action — definition — contents of petition. (8/28/2008)
72.090   Unincorporated city entitled to become third class city — may incorporate and adopt commission form, when. (8/28/1939)
72.100   City or town situated on county line. (8/28/1978)
72.110   Jurisdiction to remain same. (8/28/1949)
72.120   Rights of property retained. (8/28/1939)
72.130   No incorporation within two miles of existing city, where, exceptions. (5/15/2003)
72.132   Signers to state name, address and date when signing petition — time limit on petition. (8/28/1971)
72.135   Resubmission within year prohibited. (8/28/1978)
72.140   Reorganization to take effect, when — officers hold, how long. (8/28/1939)
72.150   Certain adjoining municipalities may consolidate — certain cities to comply with boundary changes law — consolidation of certain cities, towns, or villages in counties of the first, second, or third classification. (8/28/2016)
72.153   Cities separated by street or stream may consolidate as though contiguous. (8/28/1978)
72.155   Consolidation ordinance when initiated by municipality — contents. (8/28/1963)
72.160   Petition of voters for election — county commission to order election, how and when. (8/28/1978)
72.163   Petition for consolidation, contents, verification. (8/28/1975)
72.165   County commission to submit question, when. (8/28/1978)
72.167   Approval of municipality of petition by citizens, procedure on — certification to county commission, contents. (8/28/1961)
72.170   Form of ballot. (8/28/1978)
72.180   Consolidation effective, when — more than two cities, vote against, effect. (7/9/1992)
72.185   Charter commission to recommend name and form of government of consolidated municipality — approval by election. (7/9/1992)
72.195   Bonded indebtedness of municipalities to become debt of consolidated municipality — when. (8/28/1978)
72.200   Elections governed by laws governing bond issue elections. (8/28/1961)
72.205   Three-year limit on elections on petition of citizens. (8/28/1961)
72.210   Two or more cities may consolidate — procedure. (8/28/1978)
72.220   Procedure — form of ballot to be used. (8/28/1978)
72.300   Absorption of municipalities authorized (certain third class counties). (8/28/1976)
72.305   Resolution to absorb, contents of. (8/28/1976)
72.310   Election, how ordered. (8/28/1978)
72.320   Form of ballot. (8/28/1978)
72.325   Procedure for, and effect of absorption. (8/28/1978)
72.330   Liabilities or legal actions, effect on. (8/28/1976)
72.335   Bonded indebtedness, effect on — notice of indebtedness required in resolution and election notice. (8/28/1978)
72.340   Ordinances, effect on — corporate existence to cease, when. (8/28/1976)
72.345   Notice of approval of absorption, who to send and receive. (8/28/1978)
72.350   Courts to take judicial notice of absorption. (8/28/1976)
72.400   Definitions. (6/27/2000)
72.401   Law to be exclusive for boundary changes if commission established (St. Louis County) — procedure for boundary change — commission members, qualifications, appointment, vacancies — notice of ordinance establishing commission — list of appointees — terms — succession — conflict of interest — boundary adjustment and certain annexations not subject to commission review and not prohibited by existence of established unincorporated area, when. (8/28/2015)
72.402   Rules and regulations, commission shall promulgate — procedure. (6/27/2000)
72.403   Powers and duties of commission to review all boundary changes — no changes submitted to commission until April 15, 2001, exceptions, procedures — plan of intent — notice, publication of — approval of change, factors to be considered — commission may provide advice to proposing agents. (6/27/2000)
72.405   Boundary changes, approval or disapproval — commission may modify proposal — minor corrections allowed, when — simplified boundary change, procedure — noncontiguous boundary changes, required proposals — prohibited boundary changes, exception — proposing agent may modify proposal — commission may defer final action until after election, when. (6/27/2000)
72.407   Adoption of boundary change by voters, procedure — unincorporated pocket defined — cost of election, how paid — proposal concerning annexation and incorporation not to be submitted at same election, election void, when. (6/27/2000)
72.408   Limitation on resubmission — void petition, when. (6/27/2000)
72.409   Boundary change, effective when — transition committee established, members, how selected — to disband when delay in declaring new incorporated municipality, when — conflict of laws, this section to prevail. (6/27/2000)
72.412   Commission independent of county — budget request, appropriation level — application fee for annexation, use. (6/27/2000)
72.414   Approval of change, governing body to declare a municipality and designate metes and bounds — first officers designated by governing body. (7/9/1992)
72.416   Civil actions against commission, who may bring, cost and attorneys fees paid to commission, when. (6/27/2000)
72.418   New city not to provide fire services, when — annexation, continuation of services — city to pay fire protection district, amount — voting provisions. (6/27/2000)
72.420   Consolidation of multiple municipalities and unincorporated areas, must be contiguous — procedure, petition content — costs of election — ballot form — effective when — transition committee, how selected, duties. (8/28/1995)
72.422   Petition to remain unincorporated — unincorporated area proposal, procedure for creating established unincorporated areas — no boundary change to affect established unincorporated area prior to expiration. (6/27/2000)
72.423   Five-year planning cycle, procedures, map plans, review. (6/27/2000)
72.430   Standing for proposed boundary change. (8/28/1999)
 - Cross References
Classification of cities and towns, uniform laws, Const. Art. VI, § 15
Constitutional charter cities defined, 82.010
Special charter cities, Chap. 81

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