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 Chapter 321 Fire Protection Districts 
321.010   Definitions — election procedure. (6/15/1979)
321.015   District director not to hold other lucrative employment — exemptions certain counties and employment — lucrative office or employment, defined. (8/28/2013)
321.017   Employee of fire protection district or ambulance district not to be member of board, exception — former board members ineligible for employment by the board for twelve months. (8/28/2016)
321.020   Circuit court may establish districts. (6/15/1979)
321.030   Petition required for organization of fire district — who to sign. (8/28/1978)
321.040   Contents of petition. (8/28/1947)
321.050   Amendment of petition — similar petitions or duplicates. (8/28/1947)
321.060   Filing fee. (8/28/1947)
321.070   Publication of notice of hearing — fixing time and place. (8/28/1978)
321.080   Jurisdiction of proceedings — judge owning property not disqualified. (8/28/1969)
321.090   Protesting petition may be filed — who to sign — contents. (8/28/1978)
321.100   Hearing — adjudication — corporate powers. (8/28/1969)
321.110   Dismissal of proceedings — costs — review. (8/28/1969)
321.120   Election before decree becomes conclusive — decree to determine number of directors — ballot form — successor directors, terms — may increase number of directors, exception — ballot, form — terms. (8/28/2011)
321.130   Directors, qualifications — candidate filing fee, oath. (8/28/2016)
321.140   Final order establishing district deemed conclusive — quo warranto — collateral attack. (8/28/1947)
321.150   Filing of copies of findings and decrees incorporating district. (8/28/1978)
321.160   Board members to file oaths of office — surety bonds. (8/28/1947)
321.162   Educational training required for board of directors. (8/28/2007)
321.170   Board to select officers — seal — records. (8/28/1947)
321.180   Treasurer's duties — file bond — make annual financial statement. (8/28/2002)
321.190   Attendance fees authorized — reimbursement for expenses — secretary and treasurer, additional compensation, how set, limitation. (8/28/2005)
321.200   Board meetings, quorum, vacancy — employment, suspension, discharge of employees — deployment of Missouri Task Force One or Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, emergency board meeting. (8/28/2014)
321.210   Election and terms of directors — filing fee. (8/28/2016)
321.220   Powers of board — employee benefits plan. (8/28/2005)
321.221   Municipality purchasing fire protection, annual payments, how computed. (8/28/1982)
321.222   Residential construction — definitions — regulatory system of city or county supersedes fire protection district regulations (Jefferson County). (8/28/2005)
321.223   Fire protection districts may contract to provide fire protection to municipalities not in the district, certain counties (including St. Louis County) — may also provide ambulance service, when. (6/27/2000)
321.225   Emergency ambulance services, may provide — election — tax levy — additional tax levy, paramedic first responder program — defeat of levy, old levy to remain in effect — emergency, defined. (8/28/2023)
321.226   Emergency ambulance service outside district — fee for services for all districts — emergency defined. (8/28/1985)
321.228   Residential construction regulatory system, preemption of law by local governmental body over fire protection district, when, exceptions. (8/28/2012)
321.230   Power to levy and collect ad valorem taxes. (8/28/1947)
321.240   Tax levy, election, when — form of ballot. (8/28/1979)
321.241   Additional tax levy, when — form of ballot. (8/28/1995)
321.242   Additional sales tax, certain cities — ballot, form — fire protection sales tax trust fund, deposit of funds — abolition of tax, procedure — dissolution of district, effect. (8/28/2019)
321.243   Tax authorized for dispatching center and equipment and services in a certain county — requirements — funds, payment from — board of directors, members, qualifications — St. Charles County, special board, powers — Jefferson County, tax authorized. (8/28/2010)
321.244   Reduced tax levy may be increased to maximum limits, by elections, ballot form. (7/7/1997)
321.245   Personnel and equipment required for dispatching center. (8/28/1993)
321.246   Fire protection districts, sales tax authorized for districts within certain counties and cities — ballot contents — trust fund — collection by director of revenue — refunds. (8/28/2023)
321.250   Board to certify rate of levy to county commission. (8/28/2010)
321.260   Matters considered when certifying annual levies — additional levies. (8/28/1947)
321.270   Duty to levy and collect taxes — delinquent taxes constitute a lien. (8/28/1978)
321.280   Property may be sold for nonpayment of taxes. (8/28/1947)
321.290   Reserve fund, taxes for. (8/28/1947)
321.300   Boundaries of districts may be changed, procedure, certain counties — additional training not required, when. (7/7/1997)
321.301   Extension of boundaries if petition does not include all required signatures, effect — election, ballot form. (8/28/1990)
321.302   Recording of boundary extension, duties — fees. (8/28/1982)
321.310   Exclusion of property from district on petition of property owners. (8/28/1990)
321.320   Property in city of 40,000 inhabitants not wholly within district, to be excluded — requirements for certain annexed areas (Boone, Jackson, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis counties) — exceptions (Crystal City, Festus, Herculaneum). (6/1/2018)
321.320   Property in city of 40,000 inhabitants not wholly within district, to be excluded. (8/28/1969)
321.322   Cities with population of 2,500 to 65,000 with fire department, annexing property in a fire protection district — rights and duties, procedure — exception. (8/28/2014)
321.322   Cities with population of 2,500 to 65,000 with fire department, annexing property in a fire protection district — rights and duties, procedure — exception. (8/28/2013)
321.330   Property not to be subject to taxes, when. (8/28/1947)
321.340   Bonds of district. (8/28/1947)
321.350   Election to vote on issuing bonds or creating indebtedness. (8/28/1978)
321.360   Form of ballot. (8/28/1978)
321.370   Results of election to be announced. (8/28/1978)
321.380   Percentage necessary to create indebtedness — subsequent submission. (8/28/1990)
321.390   Petition for dissolution of district — submission of question. (8/28/1978)
321.400   Circuit court may call for an election to determine dissolution of district. (8/28/1978)
321.410   Effect of dissolution — appointment of trustee. (8/28/1969)
321.430   Prior obligations remain valid. (8/28/1969)
321.440   When notice not given as required, procedure of court. (8/28/1969)
321.450   Cases arising under this chapter to be advanced on docket — courts always open. (8/28/1969)
321.460   Consolidation of districts, procedure — may also provide ambulance service — election, ballot form. (8/28/2012)
321.465   Consolidated district, status — transfer of assets and liabilities. (8/28/1969)
321.470   Recording of order of consolidation — fee (constitutional charter counties). (8/28/1978)
321.490   Initiative and referendum authorized. (8/28/1978)
321.495   Form of petition. (8/28/1978)
321.500   Signatures required for referendum or initiative petition — submission of question — vote required. (8/28/1978)
321.506   Fire district may contract with private provider — ballot. (8/28/1996)
321.552   Sales tax authorized in certain counties (all except Greene, Platte, Clay, St. Louis, and St. Charles counties) for ambulance and fire protection — ballot language — special trust fund established — refunds authorized. (8/28/2003)
321.554   Adjustment in total operating levy of district based on sales tax revenue, exceptions — general reassessment, effect of. (8/28/2006)
321.556   Repeal of sales tax, procedure, exceptions — ballot language. (8/28/2004)
321.600   Powers of board in providing fire protection — employee benefits plan (first class counties). (8/28/1999)
321.603   Attendance fees permitted, fire district board members (first classification charter counties). (8/28/2005)
321.610   Rate of levy — limit — additional levies by vote of people — elections held when — form of ballot (counties, first class). (8/28/1996)
321.620   Ambulance services may be provided — emergency, defined — election held when, procedure to call — additional tax levy, paramedic first responder program, amount — if tax levy fails, old levy to remain in effect. (8/28/2023)
321.621   Epinephrine auto-injector devices, statewide standing order issued for certain areas, when — limitation on possession and use — fund created. (8/28/2020)
321.622   Responding to fires or emergencies beyond corporate boundaries, exception — liabilities for claims, death or injuries — charges for responding. (8/28/1990)
321.687   Consolidation of two or more fire districts, procedure — board of directors, terms (St. Louis County). (8/28/1993)
321.688   Consolidation of districts — ballot language — effect of. (8/28/2007)
321.690   Audits to be performed, when — rules established by state auditor (Christian County fire protection districts exempt from audits). (8/28/1998)
321.700   Dissolution of district, funds distributed to city, when. (8/28/1995)
321.701   Members of board subject to recall — exceptions. (8/28/1995)
321.703   Notice of intent to circulate recall petition, service, contents — answer — purpose. (8/28/1995)
321.707   Petition for recall, content. (8/28/1995)
321.709   Affidavit to be attached to each section of the petition — content. (8/28/1995)
321.711   Recall petition, number of signatures required, time limitation — petition found insufficient, supplemental petition may be filed, when — supplemental petition insufficient, effect. (8/28/1995)
321.714   Certification of petition by election authority, content, election to be held — candidacy nomination filed — resignation by board member, recall to be removed from ballot — resigned board member may not fill vacancy. (8/28/1995)
321.716   Laws governing recall election, costs, how paid. (8/28/1995)
321.800   Retirement plan, board may establish. (8/28/2007)
 - Cross References
Age requirements for firefighters in compliance with federal law is not unlawful employment practice, 213.055
Buildings and residences, emergency, location of property, ordinance may be enacted to require conspicuous posting of address for emergency location, fire department's duty to enforce, 67.318
Defibrillator emergency program requirements, 190.092
Donation of used personal protection clothing or equipment, immunity from liability, when, 320.091
Emergency central dispatching service alternate funding by county sales tax, 190.335 to 190.340
Explosives, temporary storage in the workplace, notification, duties, 292.617
Fire districts to defend actions against firemen, when, 537.165
Firefighting equipment exception to motor vehicle size restrictions, 304.172
Firemen's arbitration board, 290.350 to 290.380
Information to be filed annually with state fire marshal, 320.271
Personal protective equipment, standards for purchasing, 320.088
Protective equipment, labeling requirement violation, penalty, 320.089

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