Sidewalk Permit

A sidewalk permit is required for constructing a new sidewalk or reconstructing an existing sidewalk.

Begin online Call (314) 647-3111


Property owners are required to maintain their sidewalks in good repair.

The City of St. Louis offers owners a cost sharing option through the 50/50 sidewalk program. If your property is eligible and you agree to participate, the City will split the cost of sidewalk repair with you. You do not need a sidewalk permit for this.

If you plan to maintain your sidewalk at your own expense, you will need to obtain a sidewalk permit using the method below.



Prepare to answer the following questions:

  • Street address
  • Type of sidewalk project:
    • repair existing sidewalk
    • reconstruct existing sidewalk, as is
    • widen existing sidewalk
    • construct new sidewalk - none existing
    • narrow existing sidewalk
    • install ADA ramps only
  • Commercial or residential property?
  • If corner property, name of side street
  • Square footage of area being repaired or replaced
  • If there are meters at the blocked area, how many?
    • List all meter numbers you will need to rent
  • Your contact information


Submit your application electronically by using the Begin Online button below.

Begin online Call (314) 647-3111


Sidewalk repair permits cost $25 for a residential property or $50 for a commercial property.

You cannot be reimbursed through the 50-50 sidewalk program for any work done at your expense.

What to Expect

After submitting your application online, you will receive an application ID number as well as a confirmation e-mail. You may then monitor the status of your application by going to our Check Status of Street Permit Application page. 

Please allow at least one week for review and approval of requests to completely close the street or for work along a commercial street.

Upon permit being approved, you should come to 1900 Hampton to pay for and pick up your permit. At this time we only accept cash or check. If there is sufficient lead time before your event, you can mail in payment and we will mail or fax your permit to you.

Additional Information

All barricades are to be provided by the permittee and must include reflective tape and flashers during all hours of darkness.

If you have any questions, the permit section can be reached at 647-3111. You may also contact us by e-mail with any questions. (See link in our contact section to the right).

For street permits in the Loop Trolley Right-of-Way, please visit Loop Trolley Parking Restrictions, Safety Tips and Permit Information.


Department of Streets

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

Contact the Department of Streets

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