Tiny House Regulations Missouri

*    Tiny house regulations and codes may vary by city, town, or county.

  • Tiny houses on wheels fall under the term ‘travel trailer.’
  • A travel trailer refers to a portable vehicular unit mounted on wheels designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use.
  • They do not require special highway movement permits when drawn by a motorized vehicle, and with a living area of less than 320 square feet, excluding built-in equipment (such as wardrobes, closets, kitchen units or fixtures) and bath and toilet rooms.
  • They are not allowed to be used in a city.
  • It is unlawful to park on a street or anywhere public.
  • Tiny homes are allowed in the case of a disaster.
  • Consider asking local zoning offices about installing tiny homes in cities across Missouri such as:
    • St. Louis
    • Kansas City
    • Springfield
    • Columbia
    • Jefferson City
    •  Branson Allowing Tiny Houses for those in Need 
    • Saint Charles
    • Lake Ozark Allowing Tiny Houses 
    • In many areas throughout Missouri, a tiny house on wheels is classified as a travel trailer, which places restrictions on where it can be parked. Specifically, a travel trailer in this state is classified as a portable temporary shelter that is mounted on a wheeled platform. Throughout the state, travel trailers cannot be parked in any public place or on a street, and they cannot be used inside city limits. Special permits are not required for tiny houses on wheels as long as the living area is less than 320 square feet and the home is towed by a motorized vehicle. However, these rules do not apply in an emergency disaster situation.


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