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.

Most Active Pages 

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

Director's Spotlight 

Richard Gray, Director of Public Safety


Public Safety Divisions

Building Division
The Building Division enforces the City building code, issues building permits, conducts building inspections, demolishes vacant buildings, and enforces zoning ordinances.

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.


SBA Disaster Loans Available
Reminder that federal disaster loans are available
Newsgram | City Emergency Management Agency | 09/21/2016

Downtown Parking Restrictions
Current parking restrictions for parades, runs, and festivals in downtown St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Office of Special Events | 09/21/2016

September is National Preparedness Month
“Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”
News/Announcement | City Emergency Management Agency | 09/01/2016

Graduation Ceremony - July 22, 2016
Congratulations to our newest Correctional Officers I Graduating Class
Newsgram | Corrections Division | 08/01/2016

Congratulations Fire Captain Dan Flaherty!
Promotion effective immediately.
Newsgram | Fire Department | 08/01/2016

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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