Chapter 266
General Law for Incorporation of Cities and Towns

Sections

266.005
Inapplicability to certain cities.
266.007
Special election may be held upon determination by city council that emergency exists.
266.010
Home rule granted
266.015
Municipal government vested in mayor and city council.
266.016
Definitions.
266.017
Area suitable for incorporation.
266.018
Notice to incorporate: Filing
266.019
Petition for incorporation: Contents
266.021
Petition for incorporation: Information
266.022
Petition for incorporation: Invalidation of signatures
266.023
Verification of signatures
266.024
Amendment of petition
266.026
Determination of sufficiency of petition
266.027
Public hearing on petition and report of Committee on Local Government Finance.
266.028
Record of public hearing
266.029
Opinion of board of county commissioners on advisability of incorporation and feasibility of proposed city
266.031
Withdrawal of petition.
266.032
Form and contents of ballot.
266.033
Canvass of votes
266.034
Liability for costs of incorporation.
266.036
Election of officers of city
266.037
Limitations on circulation of petition for incorporation.
266.038
Candidate for elective office of newly created city.
266.039
Articles of incorporation.
266.041
Powers of elected officers before incorporation becomes effective.
266.042
Effective date of incorporation
266.043
County entitled to receive taxes from city between notice of results of election and effective date of incorporation
266.044
Apportionment of county’s fixed assets located within city.
266.045
Bonds of first elected officers.
266.050
Specially chartered city may surrender charter and become organized under this chapter: Procedure.
266.055
Categorization of cities by population.
266.060
Attainment of higher population category
266.066
Judicial proceedings: Judicial notice of change in population category and organization of city and ordinances, rules, resolutions and regulations of city council
266.070
Vested rights on incorporation or change in population category
266.075
Existing ordinances and resolutions remain effective on organization or change in population category
266.080
Officers continue in office on organization or change in population category
266.085
City is municipal corporation
266.095
Number
266.105
Power of city council to pass ordinances, resolutions and orders and provide fines or penalties for enforcement of ordinances.
266.110
Enactment of ordinance: Subject
266.115
Enactment of ordinance: Style
266.118
Ordinance relating to criminal offense: City clerk to mail copy to court administrator.
266.165
Chief executive is mayor.
266.170
Qualifications.
266.175
Election.
266.180
Vacancy filled by city council.
266.185
Mayor pro tem.
266.190
General duties.
266.200
Mayor is presiding officer of city council
266.215
Qualifications of city council members.
266.220
Election and number of council members.
266.225
Vacancy in office of council member filled by mayor and council
266.230
Limitation on council member’s appointment to office created or which had salary increased while he or she was member of council.
266.235
Quorum.
266.240
Rules
266.245
Meetings: Frequency, time and place of holding
266.250
Meetings to be public
266.255
Deferment of final action on committee’s report.
266.260
Manner and details for exercise of powers of city council may be provided by ordinance.
266.261
Public works: General powers of city council.
266.0261
Request for report from Committee on Local Government Finance
266.0262
Review of petition by planning agencies and local governments.
266.0263
Estimated fiscal effect of incorporation: Statement by Department of Taxation
266.263
Public works: City’s powers subordinate to powers of regional planning agency.
266.0264
Determination by Committee on Local Government Finance that proposed area is unsuitable for incorporation.
266.0265
Judicial review of determination that proposed area is unsuitable for incorporation.
266.265
City’s property: General powers of city council
266.267
Requirements for sale or lease of real property owned by city.
266.270
Condemnation of property for public uses.
266.275
Streets, sidewalks, parks and public grounds.
266.277
Traffic and parking.
266.280
Parking meters
266.285
Provision of utilities.
266.0285
Factors for consideration in determining advisability of incorporation and feasibility of proposed city.
266.290
Acquisition or establishment of municipal utility: Procedure.
266.293
Provision of services by municipal utility to real property not to be conditioned upon annexation of property.
266.295
Railroads and railways.
266.300
Franchises for certain public purposes.
266.310
Fire department
266.316
Acquisition, maintenance and abolishment of cemeteries.
266.321
Police ordinances: Enactment and enforcement
266.323
Employment of security officers.
266.0325
Sample ballot: Distribution
266.325
Control of animals and poultry
266.330
Public health.
266.335
Nuisances: Abatement, prevention and removal
266.0335
Preparation of legal description of incorporated city.
266.342
“Trunk line” defined.
266.344
Imposition in certain cities
266.346
Establishment of advisory committee to develop plan to enhance telephone system for reporting emergency
266.348
Recovering cost of collection.
266.355
Power of city council to regulate and license.
266.358
Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license, permit or certificate
266.362
Suspension of license, certificate or permit for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants
266.368
Application for license, permit or certificate must include social security number of applicant.
266.386
Resolution proposing sale or lease of system
266.390
Officers and offices: General powers of council.
266.395
Appointment of officers by mayor.
266.400
Eligibility for office
266.405
Election or appointment of certain city officers
266.410
Officers of cities of population categories one and two to hold only one office
266.415
Appointed officers serve at pleasure of mayor and city council
266.420
Oath and bond.
266.425
Bonds filed with clerk
266.430
Nonfeasance, misfeasance or malfeasance
266.435
Delivery of property to successor
266.0445
Assessment and taxation of certain property to pay for indebtedness of county.
266.450
Compensation
266.455
Deputies: Appointment
266.460
Duties of officers may be defined by ordinance.
266.465
Qualifications.
266.470
Duties.
266.475
Employment of counsel to assist city attorney.
266.480
Duties.
266.490
Duties.
266.500
Duties.
266.505
Payment of warrants.
266.510
Receipt for payment.
266.515
Deposit of city’s money in bank, credit union, savings and loan association or savings bank
266.520
Treasurer’s report: Contents.
266.525
Money from special assessment kept as special fund
266.530
Appointment
266.550
Powers and jurisdiction: Same as justice court
266.555
Jurisdiction.
266.565
Pleadings
266.570
Contempt.
266.585
Reports and payments by municipal judge.
266.590
Fines and penalties: Commitment
266.595
Appeals.
266.600
General powers of city council.
266.605
Levy and collection of taxes.
266.610
Apportionment of money from road fund by county commissioners.
266.615
Ordinances to carry out revenue laws.
266.620
Payment of fines, forfeitures and other money into city treasury.
266.660
Costs of municipal capital improvements to be paid from proper fund, including proceeds from bonds.
266.775
Petition for disincorporation
266.780
Judgment of disincorporation.
266.785
Creation of unincorporated town on disincorporation: Procedure.
266.790
Procedure for completion of unfinished business of court.
266.795
Judgment disincorporating city: Duties of clerk of district court
266.3861
Appointment of appraisers.
266.3862
Negotiation with qualified lessees.
266.3863
Measure and explanation to be drafted by city attorney.
266.3864
Registration of voters for special election
266.3865
Notice of special election: Publication
266.3866
Powers and duties of county clerk at special election
266.3867
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