Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 214
Cemeteries
Section 214.010

August 28, 2014


Local government may acquire and dispose of cemeteries within boundaries--authority to regulate--penalties.

214.010. Any town, city, village or county in the state of Missouri may purchase, receive and hold real estate within such city, town, village or county for the burial of the dead, and may lease, sell or otherwise dispose of the same. The council of such cities, towns and villages or county commissioners may make rules and pass ordinances or orders imposing penalties and fines not exceeding one thousand dollars, regulating, protecting and governing cemeteries within such cities, towns, villages, and counties, the owners of lots therein, visitors thereto, and punishing trespassers thereon.

(RSMo 1939 § 15277, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1079)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 14068; 1919 § 1092; 1909 § 1314


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