Community Development

COVID-19 Latest News (Updated May 29, 2020)

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles is now reopen to the public with normal operating hours. Access is limited to the first floor. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. View release for more information.

The Community Development Department has a representative in the lobby behind a plexiglass shield in a shared space when needed. Visitors also are encouraged to call 636-949-7346 to make an appointment in advance.

This website will be updated to reflect any changes in facility or department services. The public is encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. Thank you.

About Us 

The Community Development Department is comprised of three divisions: Building and Code Enforcement, Development Review, and Planning and Zoning. The divisions provide services relating to permitting and inspecting new construction, community planning, zoning, subdivision matters, code enforcement inspections, and review and approval of development improvement plans.

Citizenserve Citizen Access Portal

Apply for permits and contractor licenses, submit plans, file a property maintenance and/or code enforcement complaint, and more through the Citizenserve Online Portal. Enjoy the convenience of handling these tasks online from your home or business.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Agencies May Apply for Community Assistance and CDBG Funds

The Community Assistance Board of St. Charles County is accepting online applications for funding from the County’s Homeless and Indigent funds for the 2021 funding year. Also, an application for 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Homeless Prevention Program is available. Non-profit agencies may apply for these funds to provide services to the homeless and indigent in St. Charles County.

More information about Community Assistance Board is available at http://www.sccmo.org/558/Community-Assistance-Board. Once there please scroll down to bottom of the Community Assistance Board page to apply online to 2021 CAB Homeless and Indigent Funding and 2020 CDBG Homeless prevention Funding.

The deadline for receipt of the completed applications to the Community Development Department is Friday, August 14, 2020.  Questions regarding the programs may be sent to Pinar Turker at pturker@sccmo.org.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Agencies May Apply for CDBG-CV Funds

St. Charles County is accepting online applications for funding from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds for the 2021 funding year. Non-profit agencies may apply for these funds to provide services to the eligible residents of St. Charles Urban County. This funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020.

St. Charles County is seeking applications to address homeless prevention and rapid rehousing of households at risk or homeless COVID-19 job losses and/or economic disruption. The intent of the funding is to support eligible households in stabilizing housing and income as quickly as possible. Eligible agencies will be required to receive assessment and referrals through Coordinated Entry, collect data in HMIS, and serve any eligible urban county households.  Funding may be spent on rental assistance or mortgage assistance for homelessness prevention or rapid-rehousing (up to three months), utility assistance, food assistance, and/or household items.

The deadline for receipt of the completed applications to the Community Development Department is Thursday, June 25, 2020.  Questions regarding the programs may be sent to Pinar Turker at pturker@sccmo.org.

To view this notice in its entirety and to apply for funding, please click on one of the links below.
Notice of Funding Availability for CDBG-CV funds (CARES Act)
Application for CDBG-CV funds (CARES Act).PDF
Application for CDBG-CV funds (Cares Act).docx

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Master Plan Goes Digital!

We all know St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, but do you know what’s ahead for our future?

Find out today through St. Charles County’s interactive online Master Plan - Envision 2030.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings

Visit the Planning and Zoning Commission page for more information.