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
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    Missouri State Map

    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