Solar Easements & Rights Laws (Missouri)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|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|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-08-13
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.
|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|
|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.