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:
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 or other changes, please contact John Lory.
The following table lists county and township ordinances and has a PDF document of the ordinance. Note that these documents may not be current and are for educational purposes; always check with a county to determine the current status of applicable ordinances. If you are aware of changes in a county, please contact John Lory. We rely on feedback from users to keep the information current.
In 2007 we completed a comparison of County Health Ordinances and Zoning Ordinances that existed at that time. The information in each table is not a complete summarization of each ordinance and may be dated. However the tables facilitate understanding some of the similarities and differences among these types of ordinances.
Copies of our inventory of current ordinances can be downloaded in PDF from the table above. These are listed for educational purposes. Always check with the county to determine the current status of applicable ordinances.