Missouri County and Township Restrictions on AFOs

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:

  • County Health Ordinances
  • Zoning Ordinances

 

Missouri State Map

CAFO regulations overtime in Missouri: PDF File.

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 John Lory.

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 (Updated August 2007)
Zoning Ordinance Comparison PDF File (Updated August 2007)

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.

County/Township Type of Legislation Documents Effective Date
of Current
Document
Adair County County Health Ordinance PDF File 12/28/2011
Andrew County County Health Ordinance PDF File 11/23/2010
Barton County, Richland Township Planning & Zoning PDF File 8/6/2007
Barton County, Doylesport Township Planning & Zoning PDF File  
Caldwell County County Health Ordinance PDF File 6/9/1997
Camden County County Health Ordinance PDF File 10/23/1997
Cass County County Zoning Ordinance PDF File  
Cedar County County Health Ordinance PDF File 5/11/2016
Clay County County Zoning Ordinance PDF File 5/22/2015
Dade County County Health Ordinance PDF File 5/13/2013
Dekalb County, Colfax Township Planning & Zoning PDF File 1996
Greene County County Zoning Ordinance PDF File  
Harrison County County Health Ordinance PDF File 8/30/2000
Howard County County Health Ordinance PDF File 5/19/2017
Jackson County County Zoning Ordinance PDF File 6/1/1995
Knox County County Health Ordinance PDF File 7/11/2014
Linn County County Health Ordinance PDF File 8/6/2013
Livingston County County Health Ordinance PDF File 2009
Macon County County Health Ordinance PDF File 12/29/2005
Monroe County County Health Ordinance PDF File 10/28/2013
Nodaway County (Challenge) (AG Opinion) County Health Ordinance PDF File 7/28/2006
Pettis County County Health Ordinance PDF File 12/30/1997
Platte County County Health Ordinance PDF File 03/18/2010
Putnam County, Lincoln Township Planning & Zoning PDF File 11/15/1995
Putnam County, Sherman Township Planning & Zoning PDF File  
Putnam County, York Township Planning & Zoning PDF File  
Ralls County County Health Ordinance PDF File 6/5/2006
Schuyler County County Health Ordinance PDF File 2011
Scotland County County Health Ordinance PDF File 10/29/2015
Stone County County Zoning Ordinance PDF File 11/13/2014
Worth County County Health Ordinance PDF File 2011