Community Development

COVID-19 Latest News

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles is open 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 at a service has a representative in the lobby at a service window (with a plexiglass shield) when needed. Please see below about signing up for our virtual queue through QLess. For further questions, please call our department at 636-949-7346.

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.

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.

Public Notices

Proposed Amendments to St. Charles County's Community Development Block Grant-Funded Programs

The St. Charles County Council invites public comments on proposed changes to CDBG-funded programs in response to additional CDBG funds (CDBG-CV) provided under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

The County Council will hold the a public hearing at 7 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2021, to amend the County’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and 2019 Annual Action Plan.
The public hearing will be held at the following location:
St. Charles County Executive Building, Third Floor Council Chambers
100 North Third Street, St. Charles MO 63301 

Attendees will be asked to complete a health screening upon entry. Wearing a face covering and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

The meetings will be available live online via YouTube at youtube.com/SCCMOTV or the County website at sccmo.org/CouncilMeetingLive. The meetings also will be available the following day at youtube.com/SCCMOTV.

Public Meeting for Fair Housing Study

The St. Louis HOME Consortium is conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The consortium includes St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, the cities of Florissant and O’Fallon, and the Housing Authority of St. Louis County. The study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) so that the Consortium members can continue to receive federal housing and community development funds. The AI discusses patterns of race, housing, and poverty; access to opportunity; and housing barriers in the region. It will also outline strategies the Consortium members and other community partners may take to improve housing choices for their residents. 

Residents are invited to participate in a virtual public meeting where research, findings, and a draft set of impediments will be presented. Input from meeting participants regarding solutions and strategies that should be implemented to address the region’s fair housing barriers is an important part of this study and the primary purpose of the public meeting. To join the virtual meeting and provide input, residents should register in advance

Meeting for St. Charles County Residents 
5-6 p.m., Monday, March 15
Zoom Meeting ID: 847 0242 4825
Registration Link

Other virtual meetings for residents of other parts of the St. Louis region are available and all meetings are open to any interested members of the public. The full meeting schedule and additional information about the project is available on the Fair Housing MO website

Presentation and Public Hearing and Opportunity for Public Comment on St. Charles County’s Draft 2021-26 Stormwater Management Plan

A presentation will be made at the March 17, 2021 Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting to review the State of Missouri’s new stormwater discharge permitting requirements for 2021-26 and St. Charles County’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) to address those permitting requirements and to address the concerns of its citizens. Opportunity for public comment will be allowed at the meeting or can be submitted through email to development@sccmo.org or by mail to the St. Charles County Community Development Department, 201 N. Second Street, Room 410, St. Charles, MO 63301. The SWMP is a requirement of the federal Clean Water Act and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR) 2021-26 MS4 Stormwater Discharge Permit.

Public Comment Sought for Proposed Stormwater Management Plan to Address Missouri Department of Natural Resources 2021-2026 MS4 Stormwater Discharge Permit

The St. Charles County Community Development Department is seeking comments on the County’s draft Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) to address stormwater management issues within the unincorporated county and to address the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR) 2021-2026 MS4 Stormwater Discharge Permit. The MDNR 2021-2026 MS4 Permit, the draft SWMP, and supplemental documents to the SWMP, including “Appendix A, BMP Measurable Goals” can be found on the County’s MS4 Stormwater Permit/Plan webpage.

The public comment period is Feb. 19-March 26, 2021. Written comments may be submitted by email to development@sccmo.org and/or by mail to the St. Charles County Community Development Department, 201 N. Second Street, Room 410, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Regional Fair Housing Study and Related Community Survey

The St. Louis HOME Consortium is conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The consortium includes St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, the cities of Florissant and O'Fallon, and the Housing Authority of St. Louis County. The study identifies barriers to equal access to housing and neighborhood opportunities and proposes strategies to overcome those barriers. It is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) so that the Consortium members can continue to receive federal housing and community development funds.

The community's opinions and perceptions are an important part of this planning process, and everyone is invited to participate. Your input will provide essential information to local policymakers, city and county staff, housing providers, social service providers, lenders, and affordable housing advocates.   

Residents can learn more about the project and take an online survey. To be notified when drafts of the study are available, please subscribe to our mailing list.

For more information, please contact Mosaic Community Planning at (470) 435-6020 or info@mosaiccommunityplanning.com.

Events

MU Extension Healthy Yards Clean Streams 2021

Spring is around the corner! Learn how to maintain a healthy yard while keeping local waterways clean through the University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) "Healthy Yards for Clear Streams" virtual course 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday for 8 weeks starting Feb. 23. Learn more and register.

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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.