2021 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXVI - Trade and Commerce
Chapter 419 - Innkeepers
Section 419.060 - Lien on baggage and wages.
Effective - 28 Aug 1949
419.060. Lien on baggage and wages. — 1. The keeper of any inn, hotel or boardinghouse, whether individual, partnership or corporation, shall have a lien on the baggage and other property in and about such inn brought to the same by or under the control of his guests or boarders, and upon the wages of such guests or boarders for the proper charges due him from such guests, or boarders, for the accommodation, board and lodging, and for all money paid for or advanced to them not to exceed the sum of two hundred dollars, and for such other extras as are furnished at the request of such guests, and said innkeeper or hotel keeper shall have the right to detain such baggage and other property until the amount of such charges are paid and such baggage and other property shall be exempt from attachment or execution until such innkeeper's lien and the cost of satisfying it are paid.
2. The innkeeper, boardinghouse or hotel keeper shall retain such baggage and other property upon which he has a lien for a period of ninety days, at the expiration of which time, if such lien is not satisfied, he may sell such baggage and other property at public auction, first giving notice of the time and place of sale by posting at least three notices thereof in public places in the county where the inn or hotel is situated and also by mailing a copy of such notice addressed to said guest or boarder at the place of residence designated by the register of such inn or hotel. And after satisfying the lien and any cost that may accrue, any residue remaining shall, on demand, within six months, be paid to such guest or boarder, and if not so demanded within six months from date of sale, such residue shall be deposited by such inn keeper with the treasurer of the county in which the inn or hotel is situated, together with a statement of the innkeeper's claim and the cost of enforcing the same, a copy of the notice given, and of the amount received for the goods sold at said sale; said residue shall be retained by the county treasurer for a period of one year, and if not claimed within that time by the owner thereof, the county treasurer shall pay the same into the state treasury, and it shall be placed to the credit of the escheat fund.
(RSMo 1939 §§ 3589, 3590, 9930, A. 1949 H.B. 2112)
Prior revisions: 1929 §§ 3199, 3200, 13090; 1919 §§ 7259, 7260, 5868; 1909 §§ 8247, 8248