Permit and Application Information
A building permit ensures that your project is structurally sound, properly installed and complies with the City’s building and zoning codes. Most importantly, it ensures the health, safety and welfare of all our residents.
The City of St. Peters’ Stormwater Code, Chapter 550 per Ordinance 5852 requires any land disturbances (which includes individual residential lots less than one acre in size) have siltation control measures in place prior to any land disturbance on the site. Siltation control measures are required in locations where silt from the lots could drain into the road right-of-way, onto adjacent lots or into drainage ways (storm inlets, swales, creeks, etc.).
PLEASE NOTE THAT PERMITS (FOOTING AND FOUNDATION PERMIT, BUILDING PERMIT, ETC.) WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR A SITE/LOT UNTIL CITY STAFF HAS PERFORMED AN INSPECTION TO ENSURE SILTATION CONTROL MEASURES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED PRIOR TO LAND DISTURBANCE. The inspection will take place when an application for a permit has been filed with the City.
Permits are required for (but not limited to) new construction, additions, structural alterations, remodeling, demolition, and any other miscellaneous construction. Here are commonly used permit applications:
- Commercial Building Permits (Demolition, additions and alterations, fire sprinklers, electrical, etc.)
- Engineering Permits (Driveways, Site Development, Excavation, Grading, Sewer (stormwater or sanitary), etc.)
- Occupancy Permits
- Rental Inspections and Commercial Occupancy
- Pipeline Notifications (Excavation near pipelines)
- Residential Permits (bathroom remodel, deck, pools, additions and alterations, finish basement, etc.)
- Sign Permits
PLEASE NOTE: While a permit may not be required, City, State or Federal regulations may still apply to the project. Before beginning any construction project, contact the City’s Building Department with specific details on your project to determine what permits, if any, are required.
FENCES AND SIGNS: Visit our Planning Department's web page for fence and sign requirements.
LOOKING FOR A PERMIT TO HOLD A BLOCK PARTY OR PARADE IN ST. PETERS? Those permits are handled by the St. Peters Police Department. Click here for the Police Permits web page.
FEES: Permit fees vary according to the permit type. For more information, email email@example.com or call 636-477-6600, ext. 1670.
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