Building Permits Section

The Permit Section issues Building, Occupancy, Demolition, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits and staffs the Hot Spot Desk to expedite the permit process.

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 622-3313

1200 Market
Room 425

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hot Spot Desk 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

More Contact Info

In April 1999, the Building Division implemented a full scale effort to streamline the building permit process with the creation of the Business Assistance Center (BAC) Project Steward Program, a more comprehensive Preliminary Project Review process, and the One-Stop-Shop for Permits. Our goal is to significantly increase the number of Same-Day Permits and reduce the time frame for reviewing, approving, and issuing other building permits to between 3-5 working days after the building permit application has been made. Presently, Same-Day Permits make up about 84% of all building permits issued.

Most Active Pages

Business Assistance Center
BAC facilitates the licensing and permitting of businesses in the City of St. Louis and acts as the ombudsman for the City business community.

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Request a Cultural Resources Preliminary Review

Housing Conservation Inspection (Occupancy Permit)
Information on how to apply for a Housing Conservation inspection for Residential Occupancy.


Building Permits Application Process
An overview of building permits issued by the City of St. Louis.

Building Permits Search by Address
Enter a City address to find past permits issued for that property.

Demolition Permits
Requirements for a demolition permit.

Electrical Permits
Information about electrical permits and a link to our new permitting website.

Mechanical Permits
Information about mechanical permits and a link to our new permitting website.

Occupancy Permits
Information on applying for commercial and Section 8 occupancy permits.

Plumbing Permits
Information about plumbing permits and a link to our new permitting website.

Name: Permit Section
Phone: 3146223313
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Address 1: 1200 Market
Address 2: Room 425
Contact City: St. Louis
Contact State: Missouri
Contact Zip: 63103
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM     

Hot Spot Desk
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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