Apply for a Commercial Loading Zone Permit

A Commercial Loading Zone Permit allows restaurants and businesses that offer curbside pick-up to convert metered parking spots into commercial loading zones for carryout patrons to pick-up orders.

Overview

Commercial Loading Zone Permits are intended to assist restaurants and businesses that operate with limited indoor capacity due to safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Commercial Loading Zone Permit allows restaurants and businesses that offer curbside pick-up to convert metered parking spots into commercial loading zones for carryout patrons to pick-up orders. The option for businesses to apply at no cost will remain open through the end of 2021.

Instructions

  1. To expedite permit processing, Commercial Loading Zone Permits are available from both the Streets Department and Office of Special Events. To apply call:
    1. Streets Department (314) 647-3111,
      or 
    2. Office of Special Events (314) 589-6640
  2. Request a Commercial Loading Zone Permit.
  3. Provide the address of the restaurant or business requesting a permit and the number of metered parking spots requested to be used for a commercial loading zone.
    • Businesses with a Commercial Loading Zone Permit will receive signage to mark commercial loading zones and hours on parking meters.
  4. It is recommended that businesses coordinate with neighbors, business associations, and CIDs to coordinate the location of Commercial Loading Zones.

Fees

no cost

What to Expect

Please allow at least one week for review and approval of requests. Upon permit being approved, City of St. Louis Department of Streets staff will post signs on parking meters.

Contact

Office of Special Events

special-events@stlouis-mo.gov

(314) 589-6640

1200 Market Street
Room 416 City Hall
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday In-Person services: To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, essential services will be provided by phone or email only during regular business hours.

Contact the Office of Special Events

Department of Streets

stlstreetdept@stlouis-mo.gov

(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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