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  99.875.  Definitions. — As used in sections 99.875 to 99.912, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Abandoned property", any real property on which there is a vacant structure and on which real property taxes have been delinquent for one year or more and orders have been issued by the municipality's fire official, building official or health official and there has been no compliance with those orders within the prescribed time given by such official or within ninety days, whichever is longer, or the owner has declared in writing to the building official that his property is abandoned or there has been a determination by the municipality that the vacant structure contributes to housing blight;

  (2)  "Building official", the person appointed by the municipality to oversee municipal building codes or housing;

  (3)  "Fire official", the fire chief or the municipal official authorized to administer the provisions of the municipal fire safety code;

  (4)  "Health official", the municipal official authorized to administer the provisions of any local health code;

  (5)  "Low- or moderate-income families", families or individuals who lack the amount of income necessary to rent or purchase adequate housing without financial assistance, as defined by such income limits as shall be established by the Missouri housing development commission for the purposes of determining eligibility under any programs aimed at providing housing for low- and moderate-income families or persons;

  (6)  "Municipality", any city, town or village;

  (7)  "Owner", any holder, as appears in the land records of the municipality, of title to real property and any mortgage or other secured or equitable interest in such property;

  (8)  "Rehabilitation permit" and "demolition permit", those permits obtained from a local building official for the purpose of rehabilitating or demolishing a structure;

  (9)  "Urban homesteader", any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity to which urban homestead program property is conveyed;

  (10)  "Urban homesteading agency", the agency designated by the legislative body of a municipality pursuant to sections 99.875 to 99.912.

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(L. 1992 H.B. 1434 & 1490 § 2)


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