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Local Restrictions

Local governments have imposed additional requirements and fees on animal feeding operations beyond what is required in regulations by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Two strategies have been used by these local governments to add additional requirements:

Figure 1. Missouri counties known to have county health ordinances or zoning restrictions on animal feeding operations or counties containing townships with zoning restrictions on animal feeding operations.

There may be other ordinances or other restrictions in other counties throughout the state, so it is important to check with the local zoning or county clerk offices while evaluating prospective operation sites. If you are aware of a local restriction that we do not have listed, please contact Ryan Milhollin at milhollinr@missouri.edu

Each of the local restrictions have some similarities and differences in the type of restrictions. The following two tables contain some of the information that we found within each local restriction. The information in each table is not a complete summarization of each ordinance. However, complete details of the ordinance can be downloaded in PDF format further down this page.

County Health Ordinance Comparison PDF File
Zoning Ordinance Comparison PDF File

In the following table is each county or township legislation that was collected in our surveys. You can download the complete legislation by clicking on the PDF documents associated with it. The information was obtained with the help of University of Missouri Extension Specialists throughout the state of Missouri. This information was collected in the fall of 2003. New information will be added as we learn of it.

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