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Ordinance Violations, Civil Suits, Zoning & Planning Laws

In Missouri, an individual may not sue a government or municipality for failure to enforce its ordinances. There are some indirect exceptions to this rule. Specifically, an individual may, in certain circumstances, sue another individual civilly for failure to follow zoning or land use ordinances. Under Section 89.491, RSMo, a person aggrieved by certain zoning…

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