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.


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 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

State of Missouri Action Plan for the 2019 DR-4451 Disaster Recovery

The Missouri Department of Economic Development is seeking comments on a draft State of Missouri Action Plan for using federal disaster funds in St. Charles County. The plan can be found online.

The purpose of the plan is to provide a framework for spending approx. $30 million in federal disaster recovery funds statewide in response to significant flood, tornado, and wind damage in 2019 (Federal Disaster No. DR4451-MO). Congressional approval of DR4451-MO disaster funds mandates that at least 80 percent of these funds be allocated for the three Missouri counties most impacted by the disaster: Cole, Holt, and St. Charles. Based on a needs analysis, the plan proposes that $15,530,460 million of this federal disaster funding be allocated to assist St. Charles County for housing programs with no funding for infrastructure or non-housing projects.

The public comment period is July 30 through Aug. 29, 2020. Written comments may be submitted by email to and/or by mail to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 118, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

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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.