Community Development

COVID-19 Latest News

Visitors to County buildings are required to review a health screening checklist before entering. Those with COVID-19 symptoms and/or known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days should remain at home. The public is strongly encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. 

The Community Development Department has a representative in the lobby at a service window (with a plexiglass shield) when needed. Please sign up for our virtual queue through QLess. For further questions, call our department at 636-949-7346.

Get in Line with QLess

Avoid crowds and save time with real-time status updates. Visitors to the Community Development Department can join a virtual queue from their mobile device or computer using the free QLess app, or by checking in at the kiosk in the Administration Building lobby. QLess is available for Building Permits and Licensing, Code Enforcement, Homeowner's Exam (by appointment only), Land Development and Engineering, One Stop Development Assistance, and Planning and Zoning.

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.

Virtual Stormwater Seminar: May 18, 2021

This annual education seminar features presentations on best practices from local experts in water quality management. It is approved by EnviroCert International for four Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Please see the flyer for schedule and more info!

Please email your reservation by noon, May 17, to Paul Mueller at, or call 636-949-7900, ext. 7147. Attendees will receive a Microsoft Teams link by email to participate in the seminar.

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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.