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
Outlines services offered through the Business Assistance Center (BAC)
Cultural Resources Preliminary Review
Request a Cultural Resources Preliminary Review
Housing Conservation Inspection
Information on how to apply for a Housing Conservation inspection for Residential Occupancy.
About Building Permits
An overview of building permits issued by the City of St. Louis.
Requirements for a demolition permit.
Information Concerning Electrical Permits
Information about mechanical permits and a link to our new permitting website.
Information on applying for commercial and Section 8 occupancy permits.
Information about plumbing permits and a link to our new permitting website.