On May 31st, 2013 the Knox County Commission passed Ordinance No. 2013-01. This ordinance governs the use of the Hurdland and Baring Sever Recreational Areas. The ordinance prohibits the use of firearms and fireworks. Camping, archery hunting, and trapping are allowed, but by permit only from the Knox County Commission. Permits may be obtained in the Knox County Commissioners' office on Monday thru Friday from the hours of 8:30 a.m.- noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

A complete copy of this ordinance and maps of the Hurdland and Baring Sever Recreational Areas can be found on our Documents page:Documents
For a listing of Missouri Conservation Areas open to the public for firearm season please go to our Area Information page:
Local Emergency Management News  
Effective November 14, 2012, the National Incident Management System template is the official emergency management system for Knox County and its supporting emergency response organizations. This template establishes common terminology and structures that will standardize emergency response within the county, as well as coordination with neighboring counties and state-level agencies. The Knox County Emergency Management Director (or Presiding Commissioner in his absence) is responsible for oversight and training management programs in support of this initiative. This decree has no expiration date.
CAFO Ordinance and Amendment Posted  
The CAFO Ordinance and Amendment have been posted in our Documents area: