Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 72
Classification and Consolidation of Cities, Towns and Villages

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August 28, 2013

72.030. Third class cities.
72.040. Fourth class cities--villages may vote to become.
72.050. Villages--certain towns declared to be, when--villages may vote to
become fourth class cities.
72.060. May cause census to be taken, when.
72.070. Election by city or town to become city of different class--village
officers to act on becoming city.
72.080. Cities and towns may be incorporated in their respective
classes--exception, certain cities must comply with boundary
change law--exception, Cass County--owners of majority of certain
class of property may object to incorporation, cause of
action--definition--contents of petition.
72.090. Unincorporated city entitled to become third class city--may
incorporate and adopt commission form, when.
72.100. City or town situated on county line.
72.110. Jurisdiction to remain same.
72.120. Rights of property retained.
72.130. No incorporation within two miles of existing city, where,
72.132. Signers to state name, address and date when signing petition--time
limit on petition.
72.135. Resubmission within year prohibited.
72.140. Reorganization to take effect, when--officers hold, how long.
72.150. Certain adjoining municipalities may consolidate--certain cities to
comply with boundary changes law.
72.153. Cities separated by street or stream may consolidate as though
72.155. Consolidation ordinance when initiated by municipality--contents.
72.160. Petition of voters for election--county commission to order
election, how and when.
72.163. Petition for consolidation, contents, verification.
72.165. County commission to submit question, when.
72.167. Approval of municipality of petition by citizens, procedure
on--certification to county commission, contents.
72.170. Form of ballot.
72.180. Consolidation effective, when--more than two cities, vote against,
72.185. Charter commission to recommend name and form of government of
consolidated municipality--approval by election.
72.195. Bonded indebtedness of municipalities to become debt of
consolidated municipality--when.
72.200. Elections governed by laws governing bond issue elections.
72.205. Three-year limit on elections on petition of citizens.
72.210. Two or more cities may consolidate--procedure.
72.220. Procedure--form of ballot to be used.
72.300. Absorption of municipalities authorized (certain third class
72.305. Resolution to absorb, contents of.
72.310. Election, how ordered.
72.320. Form of ballot.
72.325. Procedure for, and effect of absorption.
72.330. Liabilities or legal actions, effect on.
72.335. Bonded indebtedness, effect on--notice of indebtedness required in
resolution and election notice.
72.340. Ordinances, effect on--corporate existence to cease, when.
72.345. Notice of approval of absorption, who to send and receive.
72.350. Courts to take judicial notice of absorption.
72.400. Definitions.
72.401. Law to be exclusive for boundary changes if commission established
(St. Louis County)--procedure for boundary change--prior
commission abolished--commission members, qualifications,
appointment, vacancies--notice of ordinance establishing
commission--list of appointees--terms--succession--conflict of
interest--boundary adjustment not subject to commission review
and not prohibited by existence of established unincorporated
area, when.
72.402. Rules and regulations, commission shall promulgate--procedure.
72.403. Powers and duties of commission to review all boundary changes--no
changes submitted to commission until April 15, 2001, exceptions,
procedures--plan of intent--notice, publication of--approval of
change, factors to be considered--commission may provide advice to
proposing agents.
72.405. Boundary changes, approval or disapproval--commission may modify
proposal--minor corrections allowed, when--simplified boundary
change, procedure--noncontiguous boundary changes, required
proposals--prohibited boundary changes, exception--proposing agent
may modify proposal--commission may defer final action until after
election, when.
72.407. Adoption of boundary change by voters, procedure--unincorporated
pocket defined--cost of election, how paid--proposal concerning
annexation and incorporation not to be submitted at same election,
election void, when.
72.408. Limitation on resubmission--void petition, when.
72.409. Boundary change, effective when--transition committee established,
members, how selected--to disband when delay in declaring new
incorporated municipality, when--conflict of laws, this section to
72.412. Commission independent of county--budget request, appropriation
level--application fee for annexation, use.
72.414. Approval of change, governing body to declare a municipality
and designate metes and bounds--first officers designated by
governing body.
72.416. Civil actions against commission, who may bring, cost and attorneys
fees paid to commission, when.
72.418. New city not to provide fire services, when--annexation, continuation
of services--city to pay fire protection district, amount--voting
72.420. Consolidation of multiple municipalities and unincorporated areas,
must be contiguous--procedure, petition content--costs of
election--ballot form--effective when--transition committee, how
selected, duties.
72.422. Petition to remain unincorporated--unincorporated area proposal,
procedure for creating established unincorporated areas--no boundary
change to affect established unincorporated area prior to expiration.
72.423. Five-year planning cycle, procedures, map plans, review.
72.424. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 613 Revision A)
72.430. Standing for proposed boundary change.

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