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.
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Phone: (314) 622-3313
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hot Spot Desk 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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.
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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
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.
Requirements for demolition permits obtained by Owners.
Information about electrical permits and a link to our new permitting website.
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.
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More Contact Info
Fax: (314) 622-3698
Monday - Friday
8:30 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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