Building Division Permits Section

Permits Section -- We are encouraging all customers who would like to obtain Demolition, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Tent and/or Housing Conservation/HCD (residential occupancy) Permits to utilize the Building Division Permit Section on-line system at

Email (314) 622-3313 More contact info


Effective January 23, 2020, Ordinance 71063, requires new residential, multifamily and commercial construction be 'solar-ready'. To be in compliance with this ordinance, one- and two- family dwellings, townhouses, multifamily, and commercial construction plans shall illustrate the feasibility of a future solar energy system installation, should a building owner decides to do so. Please click here for more information.


Building Permit 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 demolition permits obtained by Owners.

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 residential occupancy permits.

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

Short-Term Rental Permits
Under Ordinance 71729, all platforms seeking to list Short Term Rentals and all Short Term Rentals will be required to have a permit to operate.

Related Resources

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

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.

Cultural Resources Preliminary Review
Request a Cultural Resources Preliminary Review

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 622-3313
Fax: (314) 622-3698

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM   

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

1200 Market , Room 425
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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