Public Safety Department

The Department of Public Safety is the largest municipal government department in the City of St. Louis overseeing the Fire Department, the Metropolitan Police Department, six major divisions, two bureaus, a correctional institution and the city jail.

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Alarm Registration and False Alarm Management
City Service Requests, How To
Housing Conservation Inspection (Occupancy Permit)
How to Become a Firefighter
Inmate's or Former Inmate's Property Return
Making Bond - Posting Bail
Residential Construction

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Public Safety Divisions

Building Division
The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that residents and businesses comply with the City building code. The Building Division issues building permits, conducts building inspections, demolishes vacant buildings, and enforces zoning ordinances. The division also operates the Housing Conservation Program designed to preserve the City's housing stock.

City Emergency Management Agency
The City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), a division of the Department of Public Safety, maintains an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery

Civilian Oversight Board (COB)
The Board's function is to review and investigate citizen complaints against alleged misconduct of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Corrections Division
Information and links concerning the City Justice Center (City Jail) and the Medium Security Institution (Workhouse)

Excise Division
A division of the Department of Public Safety that oversees all liquor licenses in the City of St. Louis.

Fire Department
Established on Sept. 14, 1857, the St. Louis Fire Department is the second oldest career Fire Department in the United States

Neighborhood Stabilization Team
Neighborhood Stabilization Team for the City of St. Louis home page

Office of Special Events
Information about what you need to do in order to apply for a Special Event Permit, rent the City Hall Rotunda, and other helpful information involving event planning.

Police Department
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) serves the City of St. Louis.


Parking Restrictions for Annie Malone May Day Parade May 15 2016
Street closures pertaining to this family-friendly fun event in Downtown St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of Special Events | 05/11/2016

Parking Restrictions beginning April 30 for Relay for Life
Visitors to downtown this weekend, please note.
News/Announcement | Office of Special Events | 04/29/2016

GO! St. Louis Marathon 2016 Route and Road Closures
Event is Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. Find route, road closures and event maps.
News/Announcement | Office of Special Events,Department of Health | 04/04/2016

NST Leads the Way
Sets up a donation of children's books from the Salvation Army to Adams Elementary School
Newsgram | Neighborhood Stabilization Team | 04/01/2016

Spotlight on #STL Neighborhood Events - Nov. 20, 2015
Information on upcoming events in the City of St. Louis
News/Announcement | Department of Public Safety | 11/20/2015

Quick Reference Contacts

Alarm Registration & False Alarm Mgt.
(636) 489-0180 

Alley Light Out?
Call Ameren Missouri at 1-800-552-7583 to report it.

Nuisance Property Letters
call the attorney listed at the end of the letter you received

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
(314) 444-5555 

Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles
City Hall Office(314) 622-4231


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Phone: (314) 622-3391

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

1200 Market , Room 401, City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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