Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 506
Commencement of Actions and General Provisions

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Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Actions pending, how affected by repeal of law, 1.180
Actions pending, when new county established, how disposed of, 47.330
Bonds required for arrest warrants, probation, civil cash bonds, deemed unclaimed property, when, 447.595
Circuit clerk to have authority to appoint special process server valid only for specific case, procedure, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Decedent's contract to convey land, procedure to enforce, 473.303, 473.313
Equitable liens and notice thereof (lis pendens), 527.260
Escheat of lands to state, proceedings, 470.060 to 470.090
Federal jurisdiction over federal enclaves, cession and retrocession, 12.028
Foreign insurance company authorized to do business in this state, service of process, proceedings, Chap. 375
Mortgage foreclosure actions, procedure, 443.190 to 443.280
Service of process by special process server valid for only one specific case, procedure, duty of circuit clerk, fee may be taxed as costs, 506.140
Sexually violent predators, civil commitment procedure, 632.480 to 632.525
Unlawful pesticides, seizure and condemnation, 281.300
Will contest, procedure, 473.083
   
GENERAL PROVISIONS
506.010. Citation of code--to govern certain procedures.
506.020. Code not to apply to criminal practice, exception.
506.030. Power of supreme court to promulgate rules to harmonize code.
506.040. One form of action.
506.050. Order of court and motion defined.
506.060. Periods of time prescribed or allowed by code--how computed.
506.080. Court deemed always open for filing certain papers.
506.090. Clerk's office open, when.
506.100. How papers shall be served.
   
COMMENCEMENT OF SUITS AND SERVICE OF PROCESS
506.110. How suits may be instituted in courts of record.
506.120. Issuance and serving of summons or other process.
506.130. Summons shall be signed by clerk--contents.
506.140. Who shall serve process--fees paid to special process server may be taxed as costs in a claim.
506.145. Process server authorized to carry concealed firearm.
506.150. Summons and petition, how served--service by mail, authorized when--notice by mail and acknowledgment form.
506.160. Service by mail or publication.
506.170. Where process may be served.
506.180. Proof of service.
506.190. Court may allow process, return or proof of service to be amended, when.
506.192. Service on nonresidents, generally.
   
ACTIONS AGAINST NONRESIDENT MOTORISTS
506.200. Definitions.
506.210. Use of highways by nonresidents shall constitute an agreement.
506.220. Provisions apply to former residents.
506.230. Form of process.
506.240. Service of process.
506.250. Form of notification.
506.260. Notification other than by mail.
506.270. Proof of mailing or delivery of notice.
506.280. Provisions cumulative.
506.290. Venue for actions.
506.300. Continuance to be granted, when.
506.310. Secretary of state shall keep records.
   
ACTIONS AGAINST NONRESIDENT WATERCRAFT OWNERS
506.330. Actions against nonresidents for injuries caused by watercraft--venue.
506.340. Service, how made.
506.350. Person in charge of watercraft to report injuries--penalty.
   
PRISONER LITIGATION REFORM
506.360. Prisoner litigation reform act.
506.363. Definitions.
506.366. Procedure for nonprepayment of fees.
506.369. Partial payment of court costs, when.
506.372. Monthly payments.
506.375. Dismissal of action, when.
506.378. Payment of costs in judgment.
506.381. Court to review complaint.
506.384. Exhaustion of administrative remedies required--dismissal--limitations on remedies.
506.387. Damages to be paid, how.
506.390. Notification of crime victims pending payment.
   
PERSONAL SERVICE OF PROCESS OUTSIDE THIS STATE
506.500. Actions in which outstate service is authorized--jurisdiction of Missouri courts applicable, when.
506.510. Service, how made--affidavit.
506.520. Personal judgment authorized--default judgment, when.

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