About St. Peters

People by StreamThe City of St. Peters, Missouri, is a City that works, with a quality of life that's second to none, recognized by Money Magazine twice as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Located in St. Charles County, to the northwest of St. Louis County, St. Peters is home to more than 60,000 people.


The City of St. Peters has a Mayor and eight Aldermen who each serve four-year terms. The City of St. Peters as a whole elects the Mayor. Aldermen seats are decided in each of four political wards. Those ward's voters select two Aldermen to represent them. The Mayor chairs Board of Aldermen meetings. The Board of Aldermen enacts legislation, and the Mayor votes on bills in the case of a tie. A full-time, professional City Administrator works with the direction of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the City of St. Peters' professional staff. 


Learn more about the services provided by the City of St. Peters. Learn more about the awards compiled for some of these services, as well. Our goal at the City of St. Peters is to provide the very best possible service in the most efficient manner. Residents have an open line to City government and can contact the Citizen Action Center any time during normal business hours. If your call is after normal business hours, you may leave a message on the general voicemail night-line and your call will be returned on the next business day. You can also use the e-Resident feature to contact elected officials or file a concern. Our policy is to respond to concerns within three business days following the date of the concern being filed.

Economic Development

The City of St. Peters, Missouri, has a world-class work force-with Midwest values. We're a City that works, with a quality of life that's second to none. 

Learn more about the city's economic development


Our community was founded by French traders in the late 18th century and grew into a prosperous farming community with the addition of German immigrants from 1830 to 1850. St. Peters was incorporated as a town in 1910 and became a City of the Fourth Class under Missouri statutes in 1959. This new classification allowed St. Peters to issue bonds to build an infrastructure for water and wastewater treatment. In 1970, St. Peters' population was 486, but the groundwork was set to handle amazing growth-from 486 people in 1970 to 15,700 in 1980 to 40,660 in 1990 to 56,000 today. 

See more facts and figures about St. Peters, Missouri.

St. Peters History Book & Neighborhood Cookbooks

Available at St. Peters City Hall, Cultural Arts Centre and Rec-Plex. These books would make excellent gifts!

Special: $25 for both "St. Peters At Its Best" and "Celebrate St. Peters Cooking!"

St Peters at Its BestSt. Peters At Its Best
A History of St. Peters
Price: $20

As part of St. Peters' celebration of its centennial milestone in 2010, the City's Historical Committee put together a coffee table book titled St. Peters At Its Best. This book is a must-have for that history lover in your family.

St. Peters At Its Best takes you on the journey of St. Peters' growth, beginning with the first French settlers along the Dardenne River, to the small town of the early twentieth century, to the vibrant city it is today. Local residents have shared their photos and their personal stories. Plus the book includes a bonus DVD with even more photos, stories, and memories from the people who made St. Peters what it is today.

Celebrating CookingCelebrating St. Peters Cooking Cookbook
Price: $10

Members of the City's Neighborhoods Committee created a cookbook featuring recipes from St. Peters families called Celebrating St. Peters Cooking. Area cooks submitted over 600 recipes for this sampling of local flavor.