Community Development

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Visitors to County buildings are required to review a health screening checklist before entering and are encouraged to wear face coverings. 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.

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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.

Public Notice - Agencies May Apply for CDBG-CV Funds

St. Charles County, MO is seeking applications to address social services needs in St Charles Urban County arising with the COVID19 pandemic. The intent of the funding is to support eligible households in stabilizing housing and income as quickly as possible and provide mental health assistance. This funding was authorized by the third allotment of 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 Missouri’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is based upon a federally recognized “urban county” consisting of cities of St. Charles, St. Peters, St. Paul, Wentzville, Lake St. Louis, Weldon Spring, Cottleville, New Melle and unincorporated St. Charles County. Proposed projects and services utilizing these CDBG-CV funds are limited to the “urban county” residents in these areas.

Eligible agencies will be required to receive assessment and referrals through Coordinated Entry, collect data in HMIS, and serve any eligible county households.

Agencies may apply for funding in the following categories: 

  • rental assistance
  • mortgage assistance
  • utility assistance
  • food assistance
  • mental health assistance

Up to 20% of funding may be spent for program administration. Funding may be used to serve eligible households with up to 80% AMI. 

The total amount of funding is $490,000

Rent, Mortgage, Utility, Food Assistance Funding:   $140,000

Mental Health Assistance Funding:                           $350,000

Agencies may apply for funding from $25,000 to $350,000. The Community Assistance Board will review complete applications and recommend funding allocations based on the guidelines set forth in the notice and based on unmet need, agency capacity and experience in administering programs under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Submittal and Contact Information 

The application form can be downloaded from here

Completed applications and supplemental documents should be directed to Pinar Turker at

The deadline for application submittal is 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Questions regarding the CDBG  program may be directed to Kathleen Thompson at 636-949- 3214 or by Email at

2020 CAPER Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm at the City of St Charles City Hall First Floor concerning the Fiscal Year 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for the St Charles Urban County Community Development Block Grant Program.

All public comments will be included with the final CAPER that will be submitted to HUD on or about April 23, 2021. Please forward written comments by April 22, 2021 at 5:00pm to Kathleen Thompson, Dept of Community Development, 200 N 2nd Street, Ste 303, St Charles, MO 63301 or you may email comments to

2020 Caper Notice

2020 Caper Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

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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.