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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Most County Government Buildings Now Open to Public

Administration Building

Administration Building
Normal operating hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, have resumed at the Administration Building, but with access limited to the first floor. Window service for the Assessor and Collector of Revenue is available on that floor as in the past, and window service for the Recorder of Deeds has been added. The Sheriff, Finance, Human Resources and Community Development departments have a representative in the lobby behind a plexiglass shield in a shared space, when needed. Visitors for other departments are encouraged to call and make an appointment in advance; a representative from that department will escort the visitor from the first floor to the appropriate office.

Department of Public Health

Effective July 20, 2020, the Department of Public Health office at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road will close for several months to enable building improvements. For assistance with department programs, please utilize online/phone services. In-person services and appointments are expected to resume soon. The Pet Adoption Center, 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, continues to offer animals for adoption which can be viewed online; appointments can be made to view adoptable animals. Animal Control officers are working in the community; Environmental Health inspectors are monitoring businesses for social distancing so routine inspections have not yet resumed. Residents are encouraged to check the Department of Public Health website for updated information, or to call 636-949-7400 with questions. Thank you for your patience. 

Police Department
The Police Department has reopened with normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fingerprinting has resumed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) licensing and sex offender registration. Visit the Police Department website for information about the department and services, or call 636-949-3000 with questions.

Additional Information and Precautions

The Department of Corrections (County Jail), located adjacent to the Administration Building at 301 N. Second St., St. Charles, remains closed until further notice.

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. Temporary modifications have been made to all buildings to allow for social distancing and flow, including designated entrances and exits with permanent modifications to follow this summer.

Continuing to access County Government services by phone, email or online is strongly encouraged. A comprehensive list of these services can be found at Residents can visit for a list of department and division phone numbers or call the main switchboard from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 636-949-7900.

The St. Charles County Government website,, will be updated daily, when necessary, to reflect any changes in facility or department services.

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