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:
    • 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.

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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.

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) developments in St. Charles County

The St. Charles County Government Community Development Department, a St. Louis County HOME Consortium Member, is soliciting competitive applications to award HOME grant funding to non-profit and for-profit subrecipients for the purpose of expanding affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income households in St. Charles County. If your organization is interested in applying for funding, please complete the attached For-Sale and Rental Housing Development application and submit to 

All applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Late applications or other unsolicited requests for funding will not be accepted outside of the open application period. Download the application.

Questions regarding the application should be sent to


Code Enforcement