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The new O'Fallon MO. parks ordinance places regulations on recreational metal detector users, who must turn their finds over to the city.
State law requires found objects to be turned over the entity that owns the land where they were found, and O'Fallon city code now reflects that.
The O'Fallon Missouri City Council passed a new ordinancewith new regulations about the use of recreational metal detectors in the city's parks. Six areas are listed as restricted, and metal detecting is not permitted:
Any area with a sign prohibiting metal detecting.
Further, in the places that recreational metal detecting is permitted, the only tool permitted is a probe "not greater than 1/4" in diameter and 12" in length." Any ground that is disturbed must be returned to its original condition.