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A Certificate of Personal Property Non-Assessment may be obtained if you did not own a vehicle in St. Charles County on January 1 of the required tax year.
You may submit your documentation in person, via fax to 636-949-7434 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting via fax or email, please include your mailing address, physical address (if different), and address on January 1 of the prior two years if you were a Missouri resident.
The Collector of Revenue issues tax bill amounts. Contact the Collector of Revenue or visit the office's website.
Contact the Assessor’s Office, send self-addressed stamped envelope or access the verification online.
Year, make, model and VIN number, mileage and signature. This form must be completed each year.
Audit reports are available online through the County Auditor’s website, by contacting the Auditor’s office directly via phone or email or by coming into the Auditor’s office.
Reports can be made through the County Auditor’s website, the confidential hotline at 636-949-7526, or by emailing the County Auditor directly at email@example.com.
The County’s Financial Statements and Single Audit are available through the Finance Department.
Yes, we accept credit cards for filing fees, court costs and fines. A convenience fee will be applied. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, money orders or cashier checks are accepted.
Unfortunately we do not currently provide these types of petitions. We suggest that you look for the petition you need online or research it at your local library. Please make sure that it is a State of Missouri-approved form. Note: If you are filing by mail, please contact the court about proper procedure and any additional paperwork required.
Missouri Highway Patrol-Troop C: 636-300-2800St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office: 636-949-3016St. Charles City: 636-949-3300St. Peters City: 636-949-1833O’Fallon City: 636-240-8766
You can also visit the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) website or the Missouri Case.net website.
Expungement of arrest records: $98
Expungement of conviction records: $348
Please contact the court for information regarding these filings.
If you or your attorney appeared in court, your case was closed and you were ordered to pay fines and costs, you have the following options to pay:
Also, your taxes may increase because:
- Your rates are determined by the voters and may have increased.
- Values are determined by the assessor per NADA - & may have increased.
- You have a new vehicle
The Citizens of St. Charles County adopted Section 137.082 RSMo providing for the assessment and collection of Occupancy Tax during the 1990 General Election. This section states "a building or other structure classified as residential property... newly constructed and occupied... shall be assessed and taxed... as of the first day of the month following the date of occupancy for the proportionate part of the remaining year....". For further reference to Section 137.082 RSMo.
SCCMO AlertMe is a free mass notification system provided by St. Charles County for residents and businesses that offers alerts delivered by text, email, or phone call. Visit the SCCMO AlertMe webpage to learn more.
We will contact you through all the contact preferences you enter when registering for SCCMO AlertMe.
SCCMO AlertMe calls come from 636-949-7598. Please note - the system will not accept return calls or messages, but will leave voicemails.
The system will not accept return calls or messages, but will leave voicemails. Replies to texts and emails are not monitored or returned. For questions or to share information, please refer to the alert for relevant contact information.
No. Emergency information will be sent to you based on personal contact information but will not be posted on this site. However, in many cases, it will be posted on the homepage of the County’s website and on the County’s social media pages. SCCMo AlertMe does not replace other emergency notification systems. Along with broadcast media, radio, weather radio, and outdoor warning sirens, it should be considered one of several methods for receiving emergency alerts, but should not be the only alert method. At this time, Emergency Management alerts do not include notifications about thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings.
Yes. Because there may be instances where you are not at home to receive a landline call, it is recommended that subscribers with mobile phones add that number as a contact preference.
Sign in to your SCCMO AlertMe account and update your Profile, Alert Subscriptions and/or Delivery Methods.
Yes. At the end of the message, press the star (*) key on your phone to have it repeated in its entirety.
For busy signals, call waiting signals, or when there is no answer, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. If the phone is answered by a message recorder, the message will be left on the answering device.
While registration for SCCMO AlertMe is free, cellular message and data rates may apply depending on provider and plan.
Please contact the County by email.
Please see our Building Permits page or contact our office at 636-949-7345.
Before purchasing or leasing a property from which to operate a business, contact the County Planning & Zoning Division at Planning@sccmo.org or 636-949-7335 to verify that the zoning classification for the property allows your specific type of business. Following initial verification, you should apply for a Business Occupancy Permit by submitting the application to the County Building and Code Enforcement Division (201 N. Second St., Suite 412, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-7345, (fax) 636-949-7336, firstname.lastname@example.org). If you plan to modify the building or site, you will need to discuss those changes with Building and Code Enforcement Division staff to determine if a building permit will be required. You should also contact the appropriate fire district to see if they will require an inspection. If your business will prepare or serve food you must contact the County’s Environmental Health Division (1650 Boone's Lick, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-1800, email@example.com) regarding any additional license requirements.
Please visit our Citizenserve Citizen Access Portal; call 636-949-7900, ext. 7345; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax your concern to 636-949-1816.
b. You will need to correct the violations listed within the time period identified on the letter. Depending upon the type of violation(s) and whether this is a repeat violations, you may be granted an extension of time to complete the work but this must be granted by the inspector prior to the deadlines on the notice to prevent receiving a summons to appear in court.
Section 412.050 of St. Charles County Code
County Planning and Zoning staff can provide you with the minimum setback requirements for improvements to your property. The specific development standards are contained within the Unified Development Ordinance. St. Charles County’s Zoning Illustrated can be very useful for understanding these regulations. The County also provides online guidance about installing fences and swimming pools.
To request that the County change the zoning classification for any property, a property owner (or agent for the property owner) can submit an application and copy of their deed to rezone their property along with the application fee. Using the County Master Plan as a guide, County staff will refer the application to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a staff recommendation. After holding a public hearing and taking public comments, the Planning & Zoning Commission will forward the application and its recommendation to the County Council. The County Council will either approve or deny the application. Rezoning a property is typically a three-month process. Visit the Rezoning webpage for more information on the steps to rezone properties.
To determine whether any project or improvements you plan to undertake on your property would require a Floodplain Development Permit, please contact the County Planning & Zoning Division (201 N. Second St., Suite 412, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-7345, (fax) 636-949-7336, Planning@sccmo.org).
Before purchasing or leasing a property from which to operate a business, contact the County Planning & Zoning Division at Planning@sccmo.org or 636-949-7335 to verify that the zoning classification for the property allows your specific type of business. Following initial verification, you should apply for a Business Occupancy Permit by submitting the application to the County Building Division (201 N. Second St., Suite 412, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-7345, (fax) 636-949-7336, email@example.com). If you plan to modify the building or site, you will need to discuss those changes with Building Division staff to determine if a building permit will be required. You should also contact the appropriate fire district to see if they will require an inspection. If your business will prepare or serve food you must contact the County’s Public Health Department (1650 Boone's Lick, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding any additional license requirements.
If you wish to operate a business from your home, you should submit a Home Occupation Permit application to the County Planning and Zoning Division (201 N. Second St., Suite 420, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-7335, (fax) 636-949-7336, Planning@sccmo.org).
St. Charles County ordinances do not require subdivision plats to be created for new parcels or tracts of land when:
• The property to be subdivided is located outside of recorded subdivisions and its legal description was recorded prior to Aug. 23, 1999; and
• No more than two parcels or tracts less than 10 acres in size will be created, or all parcels or tracts created will be equal to or greater than 10 acres in size; and
• All lots or parcels will abut a street (either public or private), or adjoin a newly recorded access easement serving no more than two parcels; and
• The new lot(s) will comply with the minimum lot size and other zoning requirements.
Special Visits are authorized on a case by case basis dependent upon a variety of verifiable circumstances such as: visitors coming from long distances, family emergencies, etc. Requests for Special Visits are typically reviewed and approved on a case by case basis by a Department of Corrections Caseworker. Caseworkers may be reached at 636-949-3003, ext. 3075 or ext. 4600.
Inmates / detainees are allowed 1 hour-long noncontact visit every other week. Visitation time is determined by housing unit and cell assignment. There is a maximum of 4 visitors, 2 at a time. All visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to visitation and must provide the Central Control Officers with a valid photo I.D. (except for accompanied children under age 16). Individuals 16 years of age, or younger, must be accompanied by an adult (at least 21 years of age). Children must be supervised at all times. Unattended or disruptive children will be escorted with the accompanying adult out of the building.
Inmates / detainees are required to complete a visitation list for each visiting session specifying whom he/she wants to visit with. Only the persons listed by the inmate / detainee will be allowed to see the inmate / detainee. It is the inmate / detainee’s responsibility to complete the list and no messages will be taken by any staff member of St. Charles County Department of Corrections (SCCDOC).
The SCCDOC adult detention facility does not permit contact visits.
Applications to become a Notary Public are available at the Finance Department, and via the Secretary of State’s website.
Questions regarding Notary Publics (other than those regarding commissions) should be directed to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office at 573-751-2783. Missouri Sec. of State Website
A Notary Public must be sworn in in the county of the applicant's residence. St. Charles County applicants may be sworn in at the Office of the County Registrar located at 201 N. Second St., Room 541, St. Charles, M) 63301.
Notaries are not renewable. All Notary Publics must re-apply every four years.
The County Registrar’s Office fee for recording the notary commission and administering the oath is $5 (additional fee if using a credit card for payment). Additional fees to become a Notary Public include a $25 fee made payable to the State Director of Revenue to file the application to become a Notary, a four-year notary surety bond acquired through an insurance or bonding company at the cost of approximately $50, and a journal and notary seal acquired through any office supply store at a cost of approximately $150.
No. All documents must be signed in the Office of the County Registrar in front of the Registrar or deputy clerk.
Please check that the date of commission and your county of residence is correct. The date of commission should be indicated on the bond. If the space on the bond is blank where the beginning date of the commission should be, please fill in the proper beginning date. If the date or county of residence is incorrect, the applicant will need to contact the insurance company to obtain a rider to correct the Surety Bond.
The questions asked were developed and approved by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch as “a protocol system to accurately and consistently dispatch needed support” and to “assign the necessary resources to the variety of calls” that come into our centers. These questions help us get accurate information for the responding units as well as to lend effective assistance to those on scene prior to responders' arrival.
When a person in St Charles County dials 911, the call will first go to one of the police agencies that serve as a Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) based upon the location of the resident. PSAPs include St. Charles, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, Wentzville and St. Charles County. As soon as dispatchers determine the need for fire and/or emergency medical resources, they transfer the call to St. Charles County Emergency Communications. At that point, the personnel at Emergency Communications follow protocols to aid and send the appropriate resources.
A farmers market, temporary food establishment or mobile food unit license is required for vendors at farmers markets who handle, prepare or serve:
The above item list is not all-inclusive, because it would be impossible to imagine all the items that a vendor may wish to serve. Vendors unsure of whether or not serving their goods at a Farmers Market may require a license should call 636-949-1800 for assistance.
Please note that, any person engaged in the business of operating a food establishment without a license as required by the St. Charles County Food Code shall be subjected to a fine of 5 hundred dollars ($500) for each offense. Section 8-601.11.
A license is not required for vendors who serve:
The department is aware of a number of individuals who wish to prepare food and sell it at Farmers Markets. Items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, omelets, cooked rice and the like have been creeping in to some Farmers Markets. These items involve food preparation of potentially hazardous food and involve food handling during preparation. There are state and local laws regulating the source of the food being prepared, as well as how it is stored, prepared, held for sale and handled. This type of operation is no different than the food vendors and the products found at many festivals, fairs and other events throughout our county at various times of the year. Vendors interested in selling or giving away prepared items must obtain one of the following:
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health does not charge or collect vendor fees. We only charge farmers market, temporary food establishment or mobile food establishment license fees. Any concerns regarding market fees or site regulations are between the vendors and the market. We do not regulate the market operation.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention collects data year-round and reports on influenza (flu) activity in the United States each week from October through May. For more information about CDC's influenza surveillance activities, see the Overview of Influenza Surveillance in the United States. To view reports related to flu activity within St. Charles County, please view online.
Any individual, partnership, corporation, or organization that serves food to the public — regardless of whether or not they charge for their product — must apply for and obtain a food establishment license. Not-for-profit charitable or religious organizations, as well as educational institutions, may be exempt from fees associated with this process in some cases.
First, you will need to contact the building and/or financial departments for your particular jurisdiction to obtain business and occupancy permits. If you are operating in unincorporated St. Charles County, you may visit the Community Development and Finance department pages of the county’s website.
Next, obtain a license application and Code Book from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection, which will explain all of the ordinances and requirements for food establishments within St. Charles County. Please note: there may be fees required to be submitted with your completed application. If you have questions regarding the Code or the application process, please call us at 636.949.1800.
The application forms may ask for the following information:
Lastly, after receiving approval to construct the establishment, you must contact the division approximately one week prior to the date you wish to open — so that a member of our staff may complete the opening inspection. Failure to schedule this inspection without adequate time may result in unnecessary delays or last-minute changes to the facility.
Please review the section above related to opening a food establishment and obtaining necessary licenses. These licenses are non-transferable, and the Plan Review fees are not pro-rated. New owners must apply for their own licenses and inspections prior to assuming responsibility of ownership of the establishment. Floor plan and equipment schedule submission are not typically required on these transactions, unless the new owner plans extensive remodeling or change.
Establishments currently in operation, which are free from any unresolved violations, may not require an additional inspection before opening under the new ownership. If there is an outstanding violation regarding facility/equipment repair, critical violations (please see the Code Book for explanations) or food safety certification, the new owner will be required to correct this violation and undergo a subsequent inspection before opening for operation. These matters will be discussed by the parties upon submission of the license application.
Division of Environmental Health and Protection sanitarians perform routine inspections throughout the year for licensed establishments. The frequency of these inspections may differ depending upon the nature of the establishment, its seasons of operation and other factors.
All establishments must display their St. Charles County Food License, as well as their most recent inspection and food safety certification course certificates for all certified employees in a prominent location for public display. These displayed documents must be clearly visible to the public. Owners should be prepared to match food safety certificates to current employee records upon request.
Yes. The establishment’s last inspection must be posted in a prominent location, so that it may be viewed by the public. In addition, Missouri’s Sunshine Law states that all inspections are a matter of public record and can be viewed by anyone. The Department of Community Health and the Environment publishes these findings at Know the Score and distributes them to local media as requested. In addition, many other documents (applications, ownership information, etc.) are a matter of public record as well. Individuals and organizations wishing to view these documents via Sunshine Law request should contact the division at 636-949-1800.
To recognize that food service facilities in St. Charles County place a high importance on customer health and safety, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection established its 24 Carrot Food Safety Excellence Award program in 2007. While all licensed establishments within the county meet necessary requirements to protect the ones they serve, these awards recognize the many organizations that exceed those standards.
Plans for any significant change in the food establishment facility or equipment layout must be approved by the Division of Environmental Health and Protection. Fees for a plan review may be found online. For additional information or assistance, please call 636-949-1800.
If you are selling your establishment, you should make the new owners aware of any uncorrected violations from previous inspection reports. These items must be repaired before a new license will be issued. It is also helpful to provide these persons with product information on the equipment in the facility, as well as the name of any service contractors that are familiar with the equipment history. You should also contact the Division of Environmental Health and Protection 636-949-1800 and inform us as to the change in ownership, so that your name is removed from our system.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services establishes regulations that govern all establishments that produce ice cream or dispense soft-serve custard, ice cream, ice milk or frozen yogurt.
Although the Division of Environmental Health and Protection will inspect all aspects of your establishment and bar areas must be included in the floor plan with your application, the division does not provide permitting for the sale of alcoholic beverages. To obtain this license, you must conform to all applicable local, state and federal liquor-control regulations. Please contact your local jurisdiction and the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol and Tobacco Control for more information.
COVID-19 is a virus strain, formerly referred to as novel coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
Symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after the exposure.
If you are not in an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or if you have not traveled from one of those areas or have not been in close contact with someone who has and is feeling unwell, your chances of getting sick are currently low.
Concerns: Although for most people COVID-19 causes only mild illness, it can make some people very ill. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable.
The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Some spread may be possible before people show symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health organizations are still researching other possible ways in which the virus could spread.
The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are:
Currently, diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is limited to cases who meet specific criteria identified by the CDC in conjunction with your state and local health department. There are currently no approved medications for the treatment of COVID-19. Most people with COVID-19 will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting, and taking pain and fever medication. Some cases can develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
In Missouri, the only laboratory approved to test for COVID-19 is the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory and each test must be approved by local and state health departments. Healthcare providers must contact their local health department to report a suspect COVID-19 case and get approval for testing.
A specialized test must be performed to confirm that a person has been infected by the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes COVID-19. A list of mobile testing sites is available online through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
It is not confirmed how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 can survive on surfaces. However, regular cleaning with disinfectant solutions according to manufacturer’s recommendations will kill the virus and make it unable to infect people.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers a list of registered disinfectant products that are approved for use against the virus.
At this time, there are no products that are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19.
Chloroquine phosphate, when used without a prescription and supervision of a healthcare provider, can cause serious health consequences, including death. In overdose situations or when used inappropriately, these medications can lead to severe toxicity, including cardiac rhythm disturbances such as prolonged QT, severe hypokalemia, cardiovascular collapse, seizures, coma, and death.
Pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate is approved by the FDA to treat specific medical conditions, such as malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Currently, the medication is being studied and evaluated as treatment for COVID-19; however, the efficacy to either prevent or treat this infection is unknown.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and other medical care organizations are prohibited from sharing individually-identifiable personal health information by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and the privacy rule. https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html
Over the last few weeks, St. Charles County Government and the St. Charles County Department of Public Health have worked tirelessly to distribute important and accurate information regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is our priority to protect the health, safety and well-being of our community by minimizing exposure to this sweeping and fluid pandemic. We appreciate your patience as we learn together; more importantly, we aim to empower you with critical information to help guide your decisions about protecting the health of you, your loved ones and neighbors.
As you can imagine, we have received many social media messages regarding COVID-19 and are working to catching up. In particular, we’ve received many questions and comments on social media about the Executive Order issued March 23, 2020, and wanted to provide clarification:
• The order is not a “stay at home” order or a “shelter in place” order. It establishes social distancing requirements for residents and businesses in St. Charles County in incorporated and unincorporated areas.
• The order requires residents to remain within their residence or on the surrounding property except to engage in activities they deem necessary to their physical, mental or spiritual well-being, or for employment while maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet between themselves and others. Examples of necessary activities include grocery shopping, visiting the pharmacy, and non-elective physician appointments.
• The order requires retail stores and other areas of public accommodation to communicate social distancing requirements. This is most often observed through the use of signage and other reminders. Signage resources are available for download at https://www.sccmo.org/2115/COVID-19-Resources-for-Download.
• The restrictions do not specify which businesses are essential.
• There is no curfew specified in the order.
• Stronger restrictions or mandates by St. Charles County Government may be necessary in the future to protect the health and well-being of our residents as COVID-19 continues to spread.
• The order does not have an end date; it will expire only upon further order.
Visit https://www.sccmo.org/…/View/15365/20-06-Executive-Order-PDF to view the Executive Order (Executive Order 20-06).
Visit https://www.sccmo.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=4098 to view the entire press release about the order.
For questions and information about COVID-19, visit https://www.sccmo.org/2105/COVID-19 or call the COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.
Contact the local police department for the area where the violation occurred. If you have concerns related to essential businesses that are not following good precautionary behaviors, please contact the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 636-949-1800.
For traveler information from high risk countries please visit "Information for Travelers" section of the CDC website.
If you recently traveled from a high-risk country and you develop symptoms, stay at home, do not go to work or school and contact your local health department or healthcare provider for additional guidance. If you are a St. Charles County resident, please call 636-949-1899 if you recently traveled to a high-risk country, as defined by the CDC. If you live in a neighboring county, please reach out to your local department of public health.
People with no respiratory symptoms, such as cough, do not need to wear a medical mask. Use a mask only if you have respiratory symptoms (coughing or sneezing), have suspected COVID-19 infection with mild symptoms, or are caring for someone with suspected COVID-19 infection. A suspected COVID-19 infection is linked to travel in areas where cases have been reported, or close contact with someone who has traveled in these areas and has become ill.
Stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate an infectious disease with a specific population or group of people. Stigma hurts us all by creating more fear and anger towards individuals instead of the disease itself.
We can fight stigma by providing social support and communicating facts. COVID-19 is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, nationality or background.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health follows CDC guidelines and recommendations.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and St. Charles County Government are collaborating with federal, state and local partners in monitoring those who have traveled to areas of concern, investigating potential cases and assisting with specimen testing when appropriate. The department’s communicable disease epidemiologist is coordinating the effort of the communicable disease staff to monitor the community for possible exposures, conduct increased surveillance, provide education to the community and stay up to date on state and federal information and guidance. The Public Health Director and Assistant Director are also epidemiologists and are closely monitoring the situation.
Department staff is assisting our community partners in health care, emergency medical services, schools, universities and businesses by answering their questions and assisting in their surveillance and preparedness activities.
On March 13, 2020, County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a State of Emergency related to this event. Please see all the Executive Orders below:
Yes. Please see Executive Order 20-06 for more information.
St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, so the County can access potential federal funding should the need arise.
St. Charles County activated its Incident Command System at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. A core group of staff and community health care providers meet at 9 a.m. daily to share information and plan for a potential outbreak of the virus. Members of the Executive staff are in those meetings and the County Executive receives updates numerous times each day.
Update 3.17.20: Yes, letters via email went out to schools, nursing homes, long term care facilities, residential treatment facilities, assisted living facilities, churches, event planners and event venues to provide information and suggestions for prevention, as well as websites and contact numbers for further information. Department of Public Health, Emergency Management and other County personnel are meeting with facility and organizational leadership to discuss further actions.
Update 3.25.20: Please see Executive Orders below regarding prohibitions and restrictions:
The CDC is an excellent resource for up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19.
Their website also offers specific guidance for certain groups, such as:
Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods. There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures.
St. Charles County Department of Public Health officials are not recommending canceling events at this time, however, if COVID-19 begins to spread through our community, recommendations to modify, postpone or cancel large events will occur. In the case of events that involve populations that are the most at risk for COVID-19 such as those with heart, respiratory and other medical conditions, or those of advanced age, sponsors should consider ways to reduce exposure or postponing the event. For the safety and well-being of event staff, participants and the community, we strongly encourage organizers and staff to prepare for potential outbreaks by creating a disease protection plan for mass gatherings and large community events.
Update 3/13/20: The Department of Public Health is advising the public to not attend gatherings of 250 people or more in a single indoor space, and for persons especially vulnerable to COVID-19 to not attend gatherings of 10 or more people. At this time, St. Charles County is not prohibiting any events. We are working with organizations, groups and event planners to discuss what is best for their specific event. When making that decision, crowd size, venue, and audience age and health are considered. Any events that have been cancelled or postponed in St. Charles County have been the decision of the organizer. A State of Emergency was declared by County Executive Steve Ehlmann to allow the County the opportunity to access potential federal funding should the need arise.
Update 3/15/20: The decision to close schools was made between local school districts and public health authorities.
Update 3/16/20: The State of Emergency was amended to limit recreational, social, and entertainment gatherings to 50 people or fewer inside a single indoor space or enclosure. Please read the Executive Order for more information.
Update 3/19/20: The State of Emergency was amended to limit recreational, social, and entertainment gatherings to 10 people or less inside a single indoor space or enclosure. Please read the Executive Order for more information.
Per state and local statutes, the Director of the Department of Public Health, Demetrius Cianci Chapman, is authorized to make those decisions.
The decision to close schools was made between local school districts and public health authorities on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Daycares are individual businesses independent from school districts. The Department of Public Health recommends that daycares follow the minimal to moderate guidelines recommended by the CDC in their Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission.
Pursuant to the order of the Missouri Supreme Court issued March 16, 2020, all jury trials are cancelled until April 3. Contact or watch for additional information from the 11th Judicial Circuit Court.
Yes. This election date has been moved to June 2 (the first Tuesday in June). Please follow the Election Authority web page for any future updates.
Yes. The Executive Order 20-03 applies to all areas within the boundaries of an establishment.
If you have recently applied for/have been issued a marriage license, but are not able to solemnize your marriage within 30 days after the issue date due to the impact of COVID-19, the Recorder of Deeds will reissue your marriage license at a later date at no cost to you.
Effective March 24, 2020, St Charles County Recorder of Deeds will be closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus. During this closure, marriage license issuance will be temporarily suspended, and all other contact or business must be conducted by phone, email, mail or eRecording.
Documents can be dropped off to record in the Assessor/Collector drop-off box in front of the Administration Building at 201 N. Second street in St. Charles. To record, the office needs a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return the document and will accept business check or attach a note with a phone number to be called for credit card.
Yes. Please see Executive Order 20-06.
Area child care facilities provide a vital service to those who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to children in need of care. These businesses are independent of school districts and operate under the guidance of the State of Missouri. To remain open during this unprecedented time, they must follow the Executive Order 20-04 regarding group sizes and practice proper cleaning/operational procedures outlined by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section of Child Care.
Preschools that are independent of local school districts operate under the guidance of the State of Missouri. To remain open during this unprecedented time, they must follow Executive Order 20-04 regarding group sizes and practice proper cleaning/operational procedures outlined by guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section of Child Care.
Please see the Executive Order 20-06 below for more information.
St. Charles County cannot provide individual legal advice. Please refer to your private legal counsel for assistance with custody issues, contract disputes or any other civil legal matter.
Please note that Executive Order 20-06 allows for individuals to comply with any valid court orders and other essential activity. When doing so, we urge everyone to continue to practice techniques that aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19, such as remaining at least 6 feet apart from others, handwashing and other sanitation techniques.
The CDC is an excellent resource for up-to-date information on COVID-19. Here are FAQs answered on their website.
For additional questions, please call the St. Charles County Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899.
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The goal of the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection's mosquito control program is to decrease the number of disease-carrying pests that cause a nuisance to the general population. We target breeding sites that harbor larvae and spray during evening hours for flying adult mosquitoes. In addition, we educate residents on the importance of eliminating potential breeding sites around their community.
There are many products that control mosquitoes, with varying levels of effectiveness and impact on the environment. The primary treatments that the Division of Environmental Health and Protection employs are Kontrol 4-4 for adult insects and Aquabac 200G for larvae.
A mosquito goes through four distinct stages during its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult (imago). Kontrol 4-4 is an adulticide, which means that it affects mosquitoes in the adult life cycle only. Mosquito control programs typically apply treatment by use of an aerosol sprayer, and St. Charles County utilizes a truck-mounted method fashioned with an ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayer. We choose to apply this treatment during the late evening/night hours, when mosquitoes are most active. ULV sprayers dispense very fine aerosol droplets that contain small quantities of active pesticide ingredients that stay aloft and eliminate mosquitoes on contact. The application area extends almost 300 square feet — so even though spraying may be done from the street; it is designed to reach backyard areas. St. Charles County began using Kontrol 4-4 for insect treatment in 2019.
In addition to removing adult insects, another mode of mosquito control is the eradication of larvae. After determining that standing water is contaminated with mosquito larvae, Division of Environmental Health and Protection staff uses Aquabac 200G to inhibit development. Aquabac 200G is crushed corn cobs treated with bacteria that eat away the stomach and intestines of the larvae before they further develop into pupae and adults. Although very effective on the mosquito larvae, this process causes no harm to people, animals or other organisms.
With any pesticide or chemical application, caution must be exercised in accordance with the manufacturer's suggestions to ensure safety. St. Charles County employs certified public pesticide applicators that are trained by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The chemicals we apply are carefully diluted, and our machines are calibrated daily to ensure the most effective distribution of pesticide during our control efforts, with no risk to the public. When truck drivers pass residents, they turn off the spray apparatus. While the generator may still be running, the sprayer does not disperse chemicals near people.
The best way to cut down on mosquitoes is through water management. If you have any standing water on your property, you can limit habitat and breeding areas by filling in low spots that hold water or by observing proper drainage management. A common breeding area in many yards is in buckets, unused tires, gutters, bird baths, trash piles or other objects that can hold water for a week or longer. Additionally, if you have a lake or pond on your property, a common tool to limit mosquito growth is the use of a fountain or water agitator.
Adult mosquito application by Division of Environmental Health and Protection staff is a complaint-based process — meaning we only spray when residents alert us that mosquitoes are a problem in their neighborhood. Please call our office at 636-949-1800 or complete this online form to alert us to potential problems. A common question that you may be asked after this complaint is "Are the mosquitoes biting?" While this may seem to be a strange question, by asking it our staff can best predict when to spray in your area. Only female mosquitoes bite, and it may take up to two extra days for females to emerge versus male mosquitoes.
To protect yourself while outside, please apply a mosquito repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR 3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
View available dates for these facilities, camp sites, and more, visit our online reservation site, go to Reserve a Facility and then view available reservation dates. You may also contact us at 636-949-7535 and speak to a reservation specialist in the office during the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to learn about available rental dates.
View and register for events online or by calling 636-949-7535 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2018 Activity Guide is coming soon!
St. Charles County Parks and Recreation DepartmentAttention: Volunteer Coordinator201 N 2nd St. – Suite 510St. Charles, MO 63301
Along with cash and checks made payable to St. Charles County Government, the Department of Public Health accepts payment for selected services using VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
In addition, online payments of birth/death records may be ordered with a credit card at an additional cost using a third-party vendor.
Visit our Vital Records page for details about birth/death records. Visit our U.S. passport page to learn about first-time applications of passport books or cards.
Please visit our Food page for further information.
Visit our Recycling page to learn more.
We always have a variety of dogs and cats (and sometimes even have other animals) ready and waiting to go into their forever home. Puppies and kittens are most prevalent in the spring and summer months, but can sometimes be available over the winter months as well. Our adoption program has been so successful that we suggest you come in personally and view the animals available for adoption.
Although we can give you some information on what is available on the telephone, it is very likely that the animal that sounds like the pet you want will be gone when you come in. Some animals are adopted within minutes of being put in the adoption area!
We do get a lot of small dogs and some of our animals are purebred. If you are seeking a specific breed or aged animal, we suggest that you check the shelter as often as you can.
And, once at the facility, you will be asked to complete an adoption application, which will be kept on file for up to 90 days. On this application, you can mark your "Wish List," and we will attempt to contact you should that animal become available. However, please understand that all animals are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please visit our Missing/Found Pets page.
Visit our Permanent Food Establishment web page or call 636-949-1800.
Please visit our Temporary Food Events & Farmers Markets page.
The above item list is not all-inclusive, because it would be impossible to imagine all the items that a vendor may wish to serve. Vendors unsure of whether or not serving their goods at a Farmers Market may require a food license should call 636-949-1800 for assistance.
Please note that, any person engaged in the business of operating a food establishment without a license as required by the St. Charles County Food Code shall be subjected to a fine of $500 for each offense. Section 8-601.11.
The test kits for private drinking water supplies are available at our office, during regular business hours. There is no charge for the kit itself, however the state laboratory will bill you $10 for the completed analysis.
Appointments are required for all services (except those involving vital records and the passport program). Please consult the Division of Health Services program sections for more information.
Please see the Immunizations, Lab Services and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) pages under the Division of Health Services website for information specific to those programs.
Visit the Land Records page for more details.
Please see our Marriage Licenses page.
No, that can be done in the Assessor’s office. You can search our records by name or legal description in our online records site.
The St. Charles County Airport is home to 92 T-hangar aircraft storage hangars. All are equipped with electric bi-fold doors, electric outlets and overhead lights and paved floors and will easily accommodate single-engine aircraft or small twins. Sizes range from approximately 1,200 square feet to 1,600 square feet. Rental rates vary from $177.50 to $248 monthly, utilities included. Rentals can be monthly or annual. Call for availability.
Nightly tie-down rates for single-engine aircraft are $5, or $35 monthly; for twin engine aircraft, rates are $7 nightly or $50 monthly.
Runway 18-36, asphalt, 3,800’ x 75’, REIL’s, VASI’s & PAPI’s; 12,500 pound single-wheel weight-bearing capacity Runway 9-27, asphalt, 2,000’ x 75’, 12,500 pound single-wheel weight-bearing capacity. Both runways are equipped with pilot-controlled lighting and directional and location signage.
Hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, except holidays. The terminal has a conference room, pilots lounge, public Wi-Fi and banquet meeting room available.
Airport maintenance can be reached at 636-949-1829.
Weather can be accessed on the Automated Surface Observation System at 636-250-4590, radio 118.75.
The Smoke-Free Air Act of 2018 prohibits smoking within all enclosed public places in St. Charles County, including, but not limited to, places of employment, hotels, commercial vehicles and restaurants,unless the establishment meets an exemption. Municipal ordinances may be stricter than the County ordinance.
Complaints can be filed online by clicking SUBMIT A COMPLAINT and following the prompts.
Business owners must take steps to prohibit smoking in public spaces by:
Yes, smoking is now prohibited in all public places within St. Charles County, including places of employment, unless the establishment meets an exemption.
Yes, there are 10 exemptions to the Smoke-Free Air Act of 2018. To review these exemptions, please see St. Charles County Ordinance No. 18-070.
Smoking is prohibited in an outdoor are within a distance of 15 feet from entrances, operable windows, and ventilation systems of public enclosed spaces.
While passed by voters on Nov. 6, 2018, the ordinance did not take effect until Nov. 20, 2018 when the vote was certified by the St. Charles County Election Authority. Enforcement of the ordinance began on Jan. 28, 2019.
If the city or building owner allows it, yes, but only within the living quarters of the residence, per exemption number 8. However, smoking is not allowed in common areas of a residential facility, or within a residence used for child care, adult day care, as a group home, or health care facility.
As long as the area is fully open to fresh air, smoking is permitted in these settings. However, if the area is bounded on more than two sides by walls, doorways or windows — regardless of these items being open or closed — then it is to be considered an enclosed public space. Smoking is prohibited within any enclosed public spaces.
The Department of Public Health will check for compliance of the ordinance when performing mandated inspections of licensed establishments. The department will investigate complaints, and, along with local law enforcement and fire departments, will enforce this ordinance.
Penalties related to violation of this act will be enforced beginning Jan. 28, 2019, and are as follows:
The ordinance is clear, stating:“No person or employer shall discharge, refuse to hire, or in any manner retaliate against an employee, applicant for employment, customer, or resident of a multiple-unit residential facility because that employee, applicant, customer, or resident exercises any rights afforded by this Section or reports or attempts to prosecute a violation of this Section. Violation is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.”
Yes, smoking-related ordinances exist in some St. Charles County municipalities and can be more stringent than County ordinance. Review individual municipality ordinances for specifics.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, with harms found in nearly every body organ from smoking. Tobacco smoke contains a mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, of which approximately 70 are recognized to cause cancer. Cigarette smoking is responsible for nearly 500,000 American deaths each year, including more than 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure.
The Missouri Tobacco Quitline is a free service available 24-hours a day for residents who want to quit smoking. For information, please call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Additional assistance is available through the American Lung Association.
A temporary food establishment is one that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Special events — such as the Festival of the Little Hills, Oktoberfest, the St. Charles County Fair, parish picnics and others — require temporary licenses. Also in this category are fundraiser-type activities like church suppers, community barbecues and small food stands.
All organizations operating a temporary food establishment are required to obtain a license from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection. All applications for a temporary food establishment must include a Commissary Agreement. There may be a fee required along with this license, although some organizations are exempt. Please complete the Temporary Food Facility License Application. Please call 636-949-1800 if you have questions.
While there are formulas for determining the precise amount of chlorine to use for disinfection, many homeowners do not know the depth of their well, making calculations difficult. One gallon of household chlorine bleach or 1 pound of chlorine tablets will adequately disinfect the average well in our area. If you have an extremely deep well, over 600 feet, you may use an extra half gallon of bleach, or ½ pound of tablets. Chlorine tablets are preferable for wells over 400 feet, where they will sink to the lower depths more readily.After removing your well cap or cistern cover; use the following procedure to disinfect your well:
Each of these alternatives has its positive and negative points that will require doing a little homework. You will want to research your options and make a decision based upon initial cost; maintenance and repair; and resale value. Do web searches using the key words: hydrogen sulfide, water, and treatment. Visit the library and look for books or articles on water treatment and well water supplies. Talk to your neighbors about what they have done in response to the problem. Once you've gotten a good idea of what you want, contact several water treatment companies and plumbers to locate 1 who can install the system to fit your needs.
212 Turner Blvd, St. Peters, MO 63376 Take Interstate 70 to Highway 79; Go North on 79 taking the first exit, which is the North Service Road. Our building is on the right (south side) across from the Krey Distributing Company.