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.

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Building Codes as of December 1, 2010
Building Division Permits
Commercial Construction
Housing Conservation Inspection
Residential Construction

Building Division Sections

Court Section
The Building Division's "Court Section" though its name implies is not court but rather provides property owners an appeals process before or instead of appearing in the City of St. Louis' circuit court.

Lead Inspection and Hazard Control Division
Information about lead hazards in your home and scheduling a lead inspection.

Plan Exam
Overview of the duties of the Plan Exam Section and guidelines for residential construction.

The Zoning Section reviews all building permits and occupancy permits for compliance with the zoning code.

Boards & Commissions 

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Property Data by Address

E.g. 1520 Market or 11 digit parcel number 02100500100

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Or call 314.622.4800


City of St. Louis to Enact Parking Lot Regulations
City implements rules for parking lots to make lots safer and more secure.

City to Restrict Area around 11th and Spruce
Historic Cupples 7 building has become structurally unsound.

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 622-4671
Fax: (314) 622-3235

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1200 Market Street , City Hall, Room 426
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2826

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Map for the above address

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