How Do I Apply?
Please visit the Citizenserve Citizen Access Portal.
When is an Occupancy Permit Required?
An occupancy permit is required any time there is a change of ownership, occupancy, or tenancy of a property as specified in the chart. This occupancy permit must be obtained before the property is occupied by people or personal property and does not replace any building or planning and zoning permits that may be required.
|Building Type||When Required|
|Industrial, commercial, institutional, or other non-residential buildings|
|Multi-family residential including hotels, motels, apartments, boarding houses, lodging houses, etc.|
|One- and two-family homes, townhomes, manufactured housing, mobile homes, etc.||To re-occupy a structure that was previously deemed "uninhabitable" by St. Charles County|
What is the Process?
- Application: Apply online using the Citizenserve Citizen Access Portal.
- Review: Applications and supporting documents are reviewed for compliance with the Property Maintenance Code and Fire Code of St. Charles County, Missouri.
- Inspection: Once the application is approved, an inspection must be conducted to ensure compliance with the Property Maintenance Code and Fire Code of St. Charles County, Missouri.
- Issuance: After any identified violations of the code are corrected, an occupancy permit will be issued for the property.
What Documents are Required?
For non-residential properties, a floor plan (which can be hand-drawn) must be provided. The floor plan shall provide room names and indicate the use of the space. Additional documents may be required as identified during the plan review process.
Please contact the St. Charles County Building and Code Enforcement Division at 636-949-7345 or email Building and Code Enforcement Division.