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
How to Become a Firefighter
Inmate's or Former Inmate's Property Return
Making Bond - Posting Bail
Residential Construction

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

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

Police Department
Police Department serving the City of St. Louis.

Special Events Office
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.


Street Closures this weekend for the GO! St. Louis Marathon
The 14th Annual GO! St. Louis Marathon, half Marathon and Marathon Relay are happening this Sunday, April 6th impacting many Downtown and neighboring streets

Public Safety Director's Spotlight - Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Weekly newsletter form the Public Safety Director Spotlighting special events and neighborhood activities of interest to St. Louisans and visitors alike

Public Safety Director's Spotlight - National Day of Action
Weekly newsletter from the Public Safety Director Spotlighting special events and neighborhood activities in the City of St. Louis

Quick Reference Contacts

Alarm Registration & False Alarm Mgt.
1(888) 579-2727 ext. 103

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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Contact Information

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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