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Inspections of Property by City’s Building Inspectors


For the safety of our community, St. Peters’ professional staff inspects property to ensure compliance with City and Fire District codes.

Commercial Business Inspections

Every new business and every change of use, tenancy or ownership must have inspection approval of the premises by the City Building Department and the appropriate Fire Protection District prior to opening.

Any new construction or alterations to the structural, plumbing, or electrical systems require the appropriate City permits. Contact the Building Commissioner’s Office at ext. 1670 at either 636.278.2244 or 636.477.6600 for more information.



For RentResidential Rental Property Inspection Program


All rental property located within the City of St. Peters corporate limits must be registered with and inspected by the building department.


If you own rental property, you are required to fill out a Rental Housing Inspection Application. You may come to City Hall and pick up this form or you can print one by downloading the link above.

Prior to occupancy you must schedule and receive an inspection of the property. To request an inspection, call ext. 1670 at either 636.278.2244 or 636.477.6600. The exterior and interior of the residence will be inspected. After the inspection you will be supplied with a copy of the inspection report for your records. Any life-safety violations that are found will need to be corrected before tenants will be allowed to occupy the residence. For non-life-safety violations, a temporary occupancy will be issued with a date that all violations must be corrected by. It will then be necessary to schedule a re-inspection so that we can confirm that the corrections have been made.

The tenant will then need to fill out a census form and submit it to the building department before a rental occupancy certificate can be issued. Be advised: the property must be re-inspected and a new census form completed every time there is a change of occupancy.





Detention Basin Inspection

The Engineering Department periodically inspects detention basins within the City. Following is a list of detention basin inspections scheduled in 2012:


Belleau Creek Estates
Estates Of Chateau Woods
Fawn Lake
Brookwood Estates
Hollow Creek
Candlewick Estates
Lakes Of Devondale
Crystal Lake Estates
Chapel Hill
St. Peters Villas
Vanderbilt Apartments
Spencer Hill
Laurel Springs
Manors At Orchard Glen
Canterbury Park
Deer Ridge
Carrington Estates
Manors At Orchard Glen
Laurel Springs
Crown Square
The Townes At Belleau Creek
Wyndham Park
Green Forest Village
Chapel Hill Addition




Nailing DeckHow many inspections will I need?

The number of inspections required depends on what type of work is being done. For example:

  • A water heater replacement, furnace or air conditioner will require only one inspection.
  • A deck will require two inspections.
  • A room addition could require several inspections: footing, rough framing, rough electric, rough plumbing, and a final. Rough framing, electric and plumbing can be combined into one inspection, so it is possible that only three inspections would be required for a room addition.

If any code violations are found it will be necessary to schedule a re-inspection so that we can determine that the violation has been corrected.



For more information, call ext. 1670 at either 636-278-2244 or 636-477-6600.

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