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Title VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

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  71.270.  Streets, easements and commons in subdivision outside limits — petition — notice. — 1.  Whenever a tract or parcel of land, being outside the limits of any incorporated town, village or city shall have been subdivided and streets, avenues, roads, alleys, public easements, public square or common marked on the recorded plat of said subdivision, the county commission of the county in which the subdivision is located may vacate the streets, alleys, roads, public easements, public square or common or part of either upon petition of the owner or owners of the ground lying on both sides of or fronting on the street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, or part of such street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, proposed to be vacated.

  2.  No such vacation shall be ordered until proof shall be made to the commission of the publication in a newspaper published in the county or of written or printed notices posted in five public places in the county, at least fifteen days prior to the term of the commission at which such petition shall be presented, that application would be made at that term of the commission for the vacation of the street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, or part thereof, as described in the petition.  Such notice shall state distinctly the nature of the petition, when it is to be made, and what street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common or part of such street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, is proposed to be vacated.  Utility providers which provide service in the area of the street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, or any part of such street, avenue, road, alley, public easement, public square or common, sought to be vacated shall be notified of the petition by the proponent of the petition.

  3.  If no person interested in such subdivision shall appear and show cause to the commission why the vacation should not be made, the commission may make the order for the vacation as requested in the petition.

  4.  In the event that the commission orders the requested vacation, such order shall be filed with the office of the county recorder of deeds.

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(RSMo 1939 § 7320, A.L. 1957 p. 276, A.L. 1999 H.B. 779)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7169; 1919 § 8618; 1909 § 9506

(1961) Street in unincorporated area dedicated under section 445.070 would not be deemed abandoned under section 228.190 by nonuser but could only be vacated in accordance with section 71.270.  Winschel v. County of St. Louis (Mo.), 352 S.W.2d 652.


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