Community Development

Welcome! Before You Visit Our Offices…

  • View a list of online services for our department and others you can access from your home or office.
  • If you need to visit our offices in the County Administration Building in person, please note:
    • Visitors are required to review a health screening checklist before entering. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and/or known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please remain at home. 
    • You will need to check in at a QLess electronic kiosk in the first floor lobby of the Administration Building to join a virtual queue for our office to receive services. QLess also is accessible on a computer using a web browser or mobile device through the free QLess app. After checking in, you will be directed to a service window or a staff member will meet you in the lobby for services. 
    • To access our office on the 4th floor, visitors must check in at the Security Desk to receive a visitor badge, and be accompanied by a staff member.

For further questions, call our department at 636-949-7346. Thank you.

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.

MU Extension Course: Soil 101 for Gardeners and Homeowners

Join MU Horticulturalist Justin Keay for a soils class designed for gardeners and homeowners. You will learn the fundamental concepts of soils and soil management, and learn how to understand soil test reports so you can appropriately fertilize and manage your garden, landscape or lawn soil. Cost is $20. Register for a class and learn more.

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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.