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 Chapter 71 Provisions Relative to All Cities and Towns 
71.010   Ordinances to conform to state law. (8/28/1939)
71.011   Transfer of certain land between municipalities, when — procedure — exception — concurrent detachment and annexation, procedure. (10/11/2013)
71.012   Annexation procedure, hearing, exceptions (Perry County, Randolph County) — contiguous and compact defined — common interest community, cooperative and planned community, defined — objection, procedure. (8/28/2018)
71.013   Train crewman not to be personally liable under city ordinance or state statute for blocking crossing, when. (8/28/1969)
71.014   Annexation by certain cities upon request of all property owners in area annexed — deannexation, statute of limitations. (8/28/2013)
71.015   Objections to annexation, satisfaction of objections prior to annexation, procedure — certain cities, elections for annexation, procedure — cause of action for deannexation authorized. (8/28/2018)
71.016   Annexation of noncontiguous territory, when allowed. (8/28/1969)
71.017   Plat of proposed area — acceptance how — election, how conducted — approval by voters, effect of. (8/28/1978)
71.018   Exclusion of prior area from jurisdiction, when. (8/28/1969)
71.019   Condemnation authorized — bonds, how issued — cooperation authorized. (8/28/1969)
71.020   Changing name of town. (8/28/1978)
71.030   Proceedings before presentation of petition to change name. (8/28/1939)
71.040   Duty of the secretary of state. (8/28/1939)
71.050   Petition to change name — consideration — notice. (8/28/1939)
71.060   Order to change name. (8/28/1939)
71.070   Order to change name — duty of secretary of state — duty of courts. (8/28/1939)
71.080   Change not to affect rights accrued. (8/28/1939)
71.090   Unincorporated town or village — change of name. (1/2/1979)
71.100   May sell and convey commons. (8/28/1939)
71.110   Sale of commons — ordinances authorized. (8/28/1939)
71.120   Property held in trust. (8/28/1939)
71.130   Breach of trust — proceedings. (8/28/1939)
71.140   Purchase of Missouri products. (8/28/1949)
71.150   Property qualifications for officers not required. (8/28/1949)
71.160   Special census — qualifications and oath of supervisor. (8/28/1939)
71.170   Special census — enumerators — results certified. (8/28/1939)
71.180   Special census — compensation, supervisor and enumerators. (8/28/1939)
71.185   Tort liability for governmental acts, insurance, trial. (8/28/1959)
71.195   Security guards, license or permit issued by a municipality valid in any municipality in St. Charles County, definition. (8/28/1997)
71.200   Police force, appointment of men and women. (8/28/1983)
71.205   Pensioning of city employees — financing by municipal utility (cities 40,000 to 450,000). (8/28/1983)
71.207   Benefits from pension plan exempt from state taxes, execution, garnishment, attachment, and are unassignable, exception. (8/28/1988)
71.220   City prisoners, labor on public works — fines payable in installments. (8/28/2011)
71.230   Unimproved additions, how vacated. (8/28/1939)
71.250   Duty of county commission — procedure. (8/28/1939)
71.260   What consent necessary. (1/2/1979)
71.270   Streets, easements and commons in subdivision outside limits — petition — notice. (8/28/1999)
71.275   Annexation of contiguous land with a research, development, or office park project, procedure. (5/25/2010)
71.280   Section 71.270 not applicable to state or county road. (8/28/1939)
71.283   Residency for officers in certain villages, exceptions, appointed officers — acts prohibited for officers. (8/28/1994)
71.285   Weeds or trash, city may cause removal and issue tax bill, when — certain cities may order abatement and remove weeds or trash, when — section not to apply to certain cities, when — city official may order abatement in certain cities — removal of weeds or trash, costs. (8/28/2013)
71.286   Display of the United States flag, political subdivisions not to regulate. (8/28/2002)
71.287   Water usage, voluntary reports to division of geology and land survey, contents — city complying may charge fee on tax bill for improvements. (8/28/1983)
71.288   Restrictions on outdoor advertising — fee. (8/28/1998)
71.290   Public improvement — state or federal aid — procedures. (8/28/1939)
71.300   Courthouses and jails — erection and maintenance. (8/28/1945)
71.310   Armories — acquisition, maintenance. (8/28/1939)
71.320   Armories, not owned or leased by cities — maintenance. (8/28/1939)
71.330   Term maintenance defined. (8/28/1939)
71.340   Construction and repair of public roads — annual appropriation. (8/28/1945)
71.350   Parking facilities for motor vehicles, certain cities. (8/28/1959)
71.360   Parking facilities, how financed. (8/28/1959)
71.365   Sidewalks to have wheelchair ramps — specifications for — when required. (8/28/1975)
71.367   Deviations authorized, when. (8/28/1975)

Municipal fire departments may contract with private providers for fire protection, vote required, 85.012

71.370   Contracts for fire protection between incorporated cities. (8/28/1939)
71.380   Fire protection contracts. (8/28/1978)
71.390   Payments under contracts. (8/28/1939)
71.400   Cities may maintain joint fire departments. (8/28/1939)
71.410   Joint contract — validity. (8/28/1939)
71.420   Joint fire department committee — duties. (8/28/1939)
71.430   Joint fire department — use of building. (8/28/1939)
71.440   Joint fire department — cost of maintenance, how met. (8/28/1978)
71.450   Joint fire department — bond election — tax increase. (8/28/1978)
71.470   Joint fire department — issuance of bonds — imposition of tax. (8/28/1990)
71.480   Joint fire department — denomination and form of bonds. (8/28/1939)
71.490   Joint fire department — bonds, notice of sale. (8/28/1939)
71.500   Joint fire department — bonds to be registered. (8/28/1939)
71.510   Joint fire department — use of moneys from bonds. (8/28/1939)
71.520   Certain privileges granted to public utilities. (8/28/1939)
71.525   Condemnation of property of public utility or rural electric cooperative, restrictions, conditions — limitation. (8/28/1994)
71.527   Annexation, provision of cable television services. (8/28/1994)
71.530   Municipalities may contract for utilities — approval by majority of voters required, when. (8/28/1989)
71.540   Municipal water supply — contracts. (8/28/1939)
71.550   Water supply contract — voter approval. (8/28/1978)
71.560   Use of streets for railway purposes — petition of property owners. (8/28/1939)
71.570   Street railways — powers of municipality limited. (8/28/1939)
71.580   Proceedings before granting of franchise to street railroads. (8/28/1939)
71.590   Condemnation of property for street railways — ascertainment and payment of damages — procedure. (8/28/1990)
71.600   Damages defined. (8/28/1939)
71.610   Imposition of tax on business, when. (8/28/1939)
71.611   Certain villages prohibited from imposing a license tax in excess of $10,000 per license. (8/28/2003)
71.620   Imposition of tax or license fee on certain professions prohibited — imposition of tax or fee prohibited unless business office maintained — limitation on business license tax amount in certain villages. (8/28/2004)
71.625   License tax, payment, when deemed timely — municipal corporations, interest and penalties on delinquencies to apply. (8/28/2012)
71.630   Imposition of tax on producer prohibited, when. (8/28/1939)
71.640   Tax for band fund authorized. (8/28/2001)
71.650   Tax for band fund — limitations. (8/28/1978)
71.660   Discontinuance of tax for band fund, procedure. (8/28/1978)
71.670   Band fund — expenditures — contract with band. (8/28/1939)
71.675   No class action suits permitted for enforcement or collection of business license taxes imposed on telecommunications companies. (8/28/2005)
71.680   Garbage and refuse collection and disposal, contracts for — disposal facilities, acquisition, bond issue and contracts. (8/28/1955)
71.690   Garbage disposal — ordinances authorized. (8/28/1939)
71.700   Water supply — authorization to regulate and license. (8/28/1939)
71.710   Water supply — protection of sources. (8/28/1939)
71.715   Sewerage service charges may be imposed, how collected — use of proceeds. (8/28/1978)
71.720   Milk — regulation — inspection. (8/28/1939)
71.760   Smoke nuisance — penalty. (8/28/1939)
71.770   Smoke nuisance — enforcement of penalty. (8/28/1939)
71.780   Nuisances — expense of suppression, how paid. (8/28/1939)
71.790   Special business districts, how established — dissolution in the city of Springfield. (8/28/2006)
71.792   Ordinance to establish district — survey and investigation — cost estimate required — report of survey public record. (8/28/1972)
71.794   Establishing or altering size of district, procedure. (8/28/2005)
71.796   Powers of governing body in establishing and maintaining district. (8/28/2006)
71.798   Governing body to determine expenditures. (8/28/2006)
71.799   Cities of 350,000 or more — powers of district — governing body to determine expenditures. (8/28/1983)
71.800   Rate of tax — exception — abatement of certain tax benefits — new tax rate or special assessment, election, procedure, ballot forms — definitions — tax rate ceiling approved, effective when. (8/28/1988)
71.801   St. Louis City — taxation of urban redevelopment real property, ordinance to control. (8/28/1988)
71.802   General obligation bonds authorized, when — election, notice of — form of ballot. (8/28/1990)
71.804   Revenue bonds authorized, when — refunding of revenue bonds authorized. (8/28/1972)
71.806   Bonds, term of, form, interest rate, private sale authorized. (8/28/1972)
71.808   Benefit determinations by legislative body of city to be conclusive. (8/28/1972)
71.860   Application of section 71.015 — exceptions. (8/28/1995)
71.870   Separate elections required for annexation — effective when. (3/19/1984)
71.880   Notice to election authority and governing body of county — map setting out boundaries to be posted in polling places, when. (7/14/1989)
71.900   Form of ballot. (8/28/1978)
71.910   Proposition not to be resubmitted, when. (8/28/1978)
71.920   City limits may be extended by ordinance if approved by unanimous affirmative vote in both elections — effective when. (3/19/1984)
71.922   Certain annexations effective on date determined by jurisdictions involved. (6/2/1995)
71.940   Codification and compilation of ordinances, defined. (8/28/1997)
71.943   Codification of municipal ordinances, contents — supplements authorized — code to be evidence in all courts. (8/28/2005)
71.946   Supplements to code to be deemed part of original code. (8/28/1997)
71.948   Copies of code on file with municipal clerks and open to public. (8/28/1997)
71.980   Financially insolvent municipalities, state not liable for debt. (8/28/2016)
71.990   Home-based business, use of residential dwelling — limitations on restrictions by political subdivisions — reasonable regulations permitted. (8/28/2022)
71.1000   Districts authorized — ballot form — powers — sales tax, ballot form — board, members, officers, by laws — additional district members, ballot form — dissolution. (8/28/2021)
 - Cross References
Adoptive parent who is city employee to be granted leave without pay, when, 105.271
Age requirements for firefighters and law enforcement officers in compliance with federal law is not unlawful employment practice, 213.055
Bridge corporation, to secure consent of municipality, 351.035, 351.040
Buildings and residences, ordinance may be enacted to require conspicuous posting of address for emergency location, 67.318
Buildings, constituting nuisance, unsafe, ordinances, contents, procedure, 67.410
Cemeteries, city may protect outside of city limits, 214.010
Cities to defend actions against firemen, when, 537.165
Classification, change in, not to affect property rights of city, 72.120
Construction, foreign corporation doing business with state or political subdivisions, requirements, 8.657
Contracts for jobs or service, preference to Missouri firms and businesses, when, 34.073, 34.076
Contracts with cities, how made, 432.070
Counties and cities not to adopt ordinances regulating rent in private or commercial property, exceptions, 441.043
Debt, additional amount, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(c)
Debt, limitation amount, vote required, Const. Art. VI § 26(b)
Donated goods, no zoning law, ordinance or code shall prohibit a nonprofit organization from reselling in same area as other retailers, 407.489
Drivers' licenses, municipalities may not require, 302.041
Earthquakes, floods, hazardous waste, tornados, public safety agencies may aid other public service agencies in state and border states, 70.837
Elections, Chap. 115
Electric plants, additional debt, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(e)
Emergency, location of property, ordinance may be enacted to require conspicuous posting of address, 67.318
Execution against city, mandamus to compel levy to pay, 513.410, 513.420
Extra compensation to officers, employees or contractors, after service rendered, prohibited, Const. Art. III § 39(3)
Fees, officers of certain cities to deposit daily, 95.505
Firearms, components, ammunition, legislation preemption by general assembly, exceptions, 21.750
Fraudulent documents, filing of, system to log required, 570.095
General powers, cities may contract and cooperate with other governmental units, Chap. 70
Incorporation in proper class, manner of, 72.070 to 72.100
Information to be filed annually with state fire marshal, 320.271
Insurance plans, for elected officials and employees, political subdivision may contribute, procedure, 67.150
Jurisdiction, extended to include grounds of county hospital, 205.260
Library, council may provide penalties for injury to property and failure to return books, 182.240
License or fee adjustment not deemed ""increase"", as used in Missouri Constitution, Article X, Section 22, when, records required, 67.042
Life insurance voluntary plan for state and political subdivision, 105.1000 to 105.1020
Memorial airports, state aid for, 305.230
Mining operations within city, authorized, when, 444.100 to 444.120
Misdemeanors not to be prosecuted in police courts in certain cities, 545.010
Missouri calcium initiative, 34.375
Motor vehicles, municipal licenses, 301.340, 304.120
Nuisance abatement ordinances authorized for debris or noxious weeds on property, effect of failure to remove nuisance, penalty, 67.398
Open meetings and records law, Chap. 610
Parking spaces for the disabled, political subdivision's authority to establish, 301.143
Police commissioners, governor to appoint in certain cities, 84.020 to 84.040, 84.350 to 84.370.
Public property, cities may grant for state highways, 227.130
Purchases, contracts, leases by all public agencies to be only for goods produced in the United States, exceptions, procedure, 34.350 to 34.359
Records, authorizing photographic, microfilm or photostat reproduction, 109.120 to 109.140
Recreational facilities, development under agreement with U.S. Corps of Engineers, 70.325
Rights-of-way, additional debt, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(d)
Scenic roads and highway system, state, application procedure to join for municipalities or to be removed from system, 226.797
Sewage systems and waterworks, city or district, Chap. 250
Sewers, additional debt authorized, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(d)
Signs for sale or lease of real property displayed by owner, restriction by ordinance prohibited, 67.317
Solid waste facilities, certain acquisitions, zoning ordinances to apply, 260.247
Storm waters systems, additional debt, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(d)
Streets, additional debt, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(d)
Surplus property, cities may contract with federal government, 70.100, 70.110
Tax ceiling may be increased by governing body of political subdivisions when values assessed are reduced, 137.072
Waterworks, additional debt, votes required, Const. Art. VI § 26(e)
Wharf, city may lease, limitation, 237.210
Zoning of alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities, certain local governments, 82.461, 89.143

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