Solar Easements & Rights Laws (Missouri)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Missouri
Name Solar Easements and Rights Laws
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Access Policy
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-08-13

References DSIRE[1]


In Missouri, the right to utilize solar energy is a property right, but eminent domain may not be used to obtain such property rights. Easements obtained for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, remodeling or acquisition of a solar energy system should be created in writing and are subject to the same conveyance and instrument recording requirements as other easements. Solar easements are considered a negative (i.e., restrictive or use prohibitive) easement and cannot be acquired by prescription; they must be negotiated expressly.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information
Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Division of Energy
Address 1101 Riverside Drive
Address 2 P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102-0176
Phone (800) 361-4827
Phone 2 (573) 751-3443

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: R.S. Mo. § 442.012
Date Enacted 1979

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"