Missouri Laws 60.355 – Prohibits removal or destroying of property markers — penalty — damages.
1. No person, other than a registered land surveyor registered pursuant to chapter 327, shall knowingly move, remove, deface or destroy any corner of the United States Public Land Survey System, property boundary marker, bench mark or horizontal control monument.
2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
3. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is liable for the cost of reestablishment of permanent monuments or markers by a registered land surveyor. This section shall establish a civil cause of action in favor of any owner of real estate the boundaries of which are affected by a violation of subsection 1 of this section. Venue for such cause of action shall be in the county in which the violation occurs. Damages shall be limited to reasonable surveying costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.