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 Chapter 253 State Parks and Historic Preservation 
253.010   Definitions. (8/28/1986)
253.022   Department of natural resources to administer the National Historic Preservation Act. (8/28/2010)
253.024   Plan for expenditure of federal funds to be submitted to appropriations and oversight division of the committee on legislative research — contents of plan. (8/28/1972)
253.035   Rules and regulations, procedure. (8/28/1995)
253.040   Acquisition of land — eminent domain. (8/28/1961)
253.043   Park boundary conflicts, department authorized to convey up to five acres as part of land trade, conditions. (8/28/2003)
253.045   Department of natural resources may mark and maintain certain former governors' graves. (8/28/1967)
253.048   Flags authorized for display in state parks. (8/28/2018)
253.050   Obligations incurred only as authorized by appropriation. (8/28/1953)
253.060   Director's and staff's qualifications — compensation. (8/28/1986)
253.065   Park rangers, appointment, powers as peace officers. (8/28/1983)
253.067   Volunteers may supplement programs — duties of division — status of volunteers — expenses — definition. (5/16/1995)
253.070   Expenditures, how made. (8/28/1953)
253.078   Annual stakeholder meeting in each park district — stakeholders may petition director, when — stakeholder defined. (8/28/2013)
253.080   Director of natural resources may construct and operate facilities and collect fees for usage — concession contracts — limitations — bond — recordkeeping — advertising merchandise, permission required — private providers permitted, when. (8/28/2019)
253.082   Fund established for each facility head at state parks and scenic sites — purpose of fund — limitation, rules — revolving fund for sale of Division of State Parks items established. (8/28/2011)
253.090   State park earnings fund created, how used. (8/28/2013)
253.092   Arrow Rock state historic site endowment fund created, expenditure of moneys in fund — state treasurer to be custodian. (8/28/2002)
253.095   Interpretive or education services, agreements entered into with not-for-profit organizations for state parks, space provided — net proceeds retained by organization. (8/28/2007)
253.100   Removal of timber only on order of record. (8/28/1953)
253.110   The Confederate Memorial Park as state park. (8/28/1957)
253.120   Confederate Memorial Park endowment fund. (8/28/1957)
253.130   Portrait to be located in Mark Twain state park. (8/28/1963)
253.140   Department of natural resources to maintain as historical sites all covered wooden bridges donated to the state. (8/28/1967)
253.147   Maintenance, repair, and construction report to general assembly, contents. (8/28/2018)
253.150   Definitions. (8/28/1971)
253.155   Motor vehicles may operate, where, exception. (8/28/1971)
253.160   Speed limits in park. (8/28/1971)
253.165   Vehicles in parks subject to general law regulating such vehicles. (8/28/1971)
253.170   Penalty. (8/28/1971)
253.175   Rock Island Railroad corridor, fencing to be maintained by division of state parks. (8/28/2018)
253.177   Rock Island Trail State Park endowment fund created — use of moneys — refunds, when. (8/28/2019)
253.180   Domestic animals prohibited from running at large. (8/28/2013)
253.185   Domestic animals, how controlled — prohibited in buildings, exception — dog park, designated area. (8/28/2013)
253.190   Exempted domestic animals. (8/28/1971)
253.195   Fireworks prohibited, exception. (8/28/1971)
253.200   Taking of wildlife prohibited, exception. (8/28/1971)
253.205   Penalty. (8/28/1971)
253.210   Definitions. (8/28/1961)
253.220   Erection of structure in park to accommodate visitors — may acquire land. (8/28/1957)
253.230   Revenue bonds — conditions of issue, approval, sources of payment — department of natural resources building fund. (8/28/1961)
253.240   Bonds issued on resolution of board, when. (8/28/1957)
253.250   Revenue bonds not obligations of state. (8/28/1957)
253.260   Bonds, denomination, interest rate, contents — negotiable — income exempt from income taxes. (8/28/1982)
253.270   Department of natural resources may prescribe form of bonds — holder may compel performance of duties. (8/28/1957)
253.280   Bonds refunded, when — refunding bonds may include interest — how paid. (8/28/1982)
253.290   Leases for development and operation of resort facilities — rentals. (8/28/1981)
253.300   Leases to be let on competitive bids. (8/28/1981)
253.310   Lessees to give bond. (8/28/1967)
253.320   Conditions required in leases — effect of encumbrances of lessee. (8/28/2014)
253.350   Babler memorial state park — powers of department of natural resources. (8/28/1965)
253.360   Fund created, use of income and corpus, investments. (8/28/1965)
253.370   Thomas Hart Benton homestead memorial. (8/28/1975)
253.380   Pansy Johnson-Travis memorial state gardens and trust fund. (8/28/1986)
253.385   Acquisition of Rice-Tremonti Home by department of natural resources — duties. (8/28/1996)
253.387   Antioch Cemetery in Clinton, department of natural resources authorized to purchase — procedure — fund created, use of moneys. (8/28/2021)
253.395   Historic preservation revolving fund authorized — definitions — use of fund. (8/28/2002)
253.400   Short title. (8/28/1979)
253.401   Definitions. (8/28/1979)
253.402   Purpose of fund — administration. (8/28/1995)
253.403   Property, acquired how — condemnation prohibited — award of grants, procedure, rulemaking authority. (8/28/2019)
253.404   Property, interest limited to estate, or term necessary to preserve and protect. (8/28/1979)
253.405   Sale or lease of acquired property subject to restrictions — reversion clause. (8/28/1979)
253.407   Unexpended balance not to be transferred to general revenue. (8/28/1979)
253.408   State historic preservation act — state historic preservation officer to be director of natural resources, duties — advisory council, powers and duties. (8/28/2018)
253.409   Designation of historic districts, structure or sites, certain counties, procedure — property owners must concur — not applicable to cities (Greene and Christian counties). (8/28/1994)
253.410   Deputy state preservation officer appointment — to serve as director — staff, qualifications. (8/28/1991)
253.415   Local historic preservation citation — historic preservation commission may be established by ordinance — powers — qualifications. (8/28/1993)
253.420   Shipwrecks meeting historic register criteria, salvage or excavation requirements, permit, fee — embedded, defined — violation, penalty, rules, procedure. (8/28/1995)
253.421   Abandoned materials belong to the state — definitions — rulemaking. (8/28/2007)
253.500   Disapproval of conveyance by United States to state of land related to Meramec Park Lake Project, exceptions — restrictive covenants, exceptions. (4/26/1982)
253.510   Sale of land authorized — procedure — committee established, qualifications, appointment, duties. (6/9/1983)
253.520   Distribution of proceeds from land sales — Meramec-Onondaga state parks fund, created, purpose. (4/26/1982)
253.530   State treasurer to be custodian of fund, duties, powers. (4/26/1982)
253.540   Department of natural resources' authority to use income and annual percentage of fund. (4/26/1982)

Tax Credit Accountability Act of 2004, additional requirements, 135.800 to 135.830

253.545   Definitions. (8/28/2018)
253.550   Tax credits, qualified persons or entities, maximum amount, limitations — exceptions. (8/28/2018)
253.557   Credits exceeding tax liability — distribution — assignment. (8/28/1998)
253.559   Procedure for approval of tax credit — eligibility, how determined — certificate required — rehabilitation of property, evidence of capacity to finance required — commencement of rehabilitation, when — issuance of credits. (8/28/2018)
 - Cross References
Garbage, solid not to be discarded or brought into parks or game refuges, 252.045
Katy Trail, no civil liability for adjoining landowners when, 258.100
Mississippi River parkway, state agencies to cooperate in establishing, 226.280 to 226.490
Route 66, original roads and highways to be renamed to Route 66, 226.792
Sales and use tax to support conservation, soil, water and state parks, effective when, expires when, Const. Art. IV §§ 47(a), 47(b), 47(c)
Scenic roads, State Highway 19, designation, duties, 226.795
Shipwrecks meeting national register of historic places criteria, salvage or excavation, requirements, permit, fee, penalty, 253.420
State historic preservation officer defined as the director of natural resources, 194.400
State park fund, certain amount to be appropriated for, Const. Art. III § 47
U.S. Highway 66, designated historic highway, costs, how paid, 226.796
Unmarked human burials, state historic preservation officer, jurisdiction, duties, 194.400 to 194.410

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