2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Chapter 80 Towns and Villages
Section 80.570. Disincorporation procedure.
80.570. 1. The county governing body of each county shall have power to disincorporate any town or village which they may have incorporated as provided in this section.
2. The county governing body shall order an election upon the question of disincorporation of a town or village upon petition of one-half of the voters of the town or village.
3. The county governing body shall give notice of the election by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in the town or village or, if there is no such newspaper in the town or village, then in the newspaper in the county published nearest the town or village. The notice shall contain a copy of the petition and the names of the petitioners. No election on the question of disincorporation shall be held until the notice has been published for eight weeks successively.
4. The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form as the case may be:
Shall the town of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . be dissolved?; or
Shall the village of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . be dissolved?
5. Upon the affirmative vote of sixty percent of those persons voting on the question, the county governing body shall disincorporate the town or village.
6. Any county governing body may, in its discretion, on the application of any person or persons owning a tract of land containing five acres or more in a town or village, used only for agricultural purposes, to diminish the limits of such town or village by excluding any such tract of land from said corporate limits; provided, that such application shall be accompanied by a petition asking such change and signed by a majority of the voters in such town or village. And thereafter such tract of land so excluded shall not be deemed or held to be any part of such town or village.
(RSMo 1939 7295, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1987 H.B. 160)
Prior revisions: 1929 7144; 1919 8593; 1909 9481
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