Building Division

To REPORT A STREET/CODE CONCERN, click here

***To schedule a permit inspection, please email Permits@DesPeresMO.org***

Include the following: permit number, address, type of inspection, date and timeframe requested along with contact information. 

Do not submit applications or plan submittals to this email address.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to call or email City staff if they have any questions before coming to City Hall.
 For building permit questions, please call (314) 835-6130 or email permits@desperesmo.org

Click here for permits and inspections Please Note: Effective October 2020, the 2018 ICC Family of Codes, have been adopted.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Building Division is responsible for enforcement of the city's building, residential - commercial, property maintenance, nuisance and zoning codes.

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES

Primary Building Division activities include:
  • Ensuring that life safety codes and professional construction methods are adhered to during the construction process
  • Administering and coordinating all aspects of the residential and commercial building permit submittal, plan review, permit issuance, field inspections and escrow release processes
  • Ensuring that all residential and commercial properties are in compliance with the city's exterior property maintenance, nuisance and sign codes, Complaint Line (314) 835-6136.
  • Ensuring that St. Louis County provides quality permit issuance and field inspection services as they pertain to all electrical, plumbing and mechanical work completed within the city

APPLYING FOR PERMITS

  • Applying for permits can be performed in person in the public works office at City Hall.  

PLAN REVIEWS

  • Plan review times are approximately 7-10 business days, depending on the scope of the project.

RECEIVING APPROVED PERMITS AND MAKING PAYMENTS

  • Applicants will be notified via email when their permit is ready to be picked up.  Approved permits can be picked up in person at City Hall.
  • Two forms of payment options are accepted for the fees listed below. 
  1. Permit fees can be paid with a credit card (Visa/Mastercard/American Express)
  2. Permit deposits (escrows) must be paid with a check, made payable to City of Des Peres, or cash.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/CODE ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS

  • The City will continue to respond to property maintenance concerns. Please call (314) 835-6136 to report a property maintenance issue.
Street Light Outages

All street light outages should be reported directly to Ameren Missouri. Please provide the address and pole number (which is listed on the pole and should start with the letter "B") by emailing Ameren or calling them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (800) 552-7583 (press 2 for other, then 2 for outage, then 4 for street light, then 0 for customer care).