For inquiries when the County Commission is not in session, please contact the Macon County Clerk.
Duties of the Commission
Oversee all aspects of county government.
To the extent that the Missouri statutes allows, the commission sets policies for the county.
Approves the budgets of all the offices in the county as well as Common Road and Bridge Fund and Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Fund.
Set the levies for the general revenue fund and the Common Road and Bridge Fund.
The maintenance and repair of the county's road and bridges is the responsibility of the commission to oversee.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the Commission in session? The Commission is in session every Monday and Thursday from 8:30-4:00 unless it's a holiday when the courthouse would be closed.
What is Macon County's Fencing Law? In April, 1986, the voters of Macon County voted to adopt the Local Option Fence Law wherein if there is a need for a fence by either of two joining landowners both shall be obligated to build and maintain the fence. Please contact the Macon County Commission if you are planning to build or replace a fence along our county roads to ensure proper right away allotted. For more information please visit this website.
What is the process to convert a dirt road to gravel? The commission requires the public to supply the first application of gravel, 350 ton per mile, some time later, at the public's request, the road and bridge department will apply another 350 ton per mile. After this is completed the road will be added to the road and bridge inventory to receive regular maintenance.
What is the width of a county road right of way? Most county road right of way is 60 ft. There are exceptions to this so if in doubt please check with the County Commission or the County Assessor's office.
Does Macon County have laws against "mudding" on dirt roads? Yes. Macon County Commission per Mo. Revised Statutes 49.490 has issued an order stating any person who shall knowingly remove, tear up or otherwise destroy or damage any bridge, culvert, ditch, sidewalk, road embankment, dirt, gravel, pavement, crosswalk, stepping stones or traffic signs in or upon any road, street, avenue, thoroughfare or alley within the county road right of way without having lawful authority to do so, shall be deemed to have damaged the property of the county and be prosecuted accordingly. For more information please visit this website.
Who maintains county road signs? The Macon County Enhanced 911 Board has chosen not to continue to share the responsibility of maintenance of road signs. Please contact the Macon County Road & Bridge Department at (660) 239-4255 about missing or damaged signs.
Does Macon County have Planning and Zoning? No, Macon County currently does not have any Planning & Zoning.
District I Commissioner
District II Commissioner