St. Louis, MO. Surrounding Counties, and Municipal Information
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sewer lateral insurance programs, and other valuable information pertaining to cities, municipalities, and counties in the St. Louis region and surrounding counties.
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The information on each listing is furnished and deemed reliable to the best of St. Louis ASHI’s knowledge but should be verified prior to use. St. Louis ASHI assume no liability for typographical errors, misprints or misinformation. Please check with the individual Cities if you have any questions. These ordinances change daily; therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Occupancy Permit Requirements
- Residential Occupancy Permit Required No
- Rental Occupancy Permit Required Please See Occupancy Details
- Conditional Occupancy Permit No
- Commercial Occupancy Permit Required Yes
Occupancy Inspection Details
Inspection required for apartments only.
Sewer Lateral Insurance Program
- Reimbursement 50%
- Limit of Coverage Up to 7,500
- Contact Information 314-872-2533
- Website https://creve-coeur.org/109/Sanitary-Sewer-Lateral-Program
- What portion of lateral repair / replacement is covered by program? Between the foundation wall, or exterior wall and the sewer main
Sewer Lateral Program Details
The City of Creve Coeur insures sewer laterals for homes in the City for up to fifty percent (50%) of the cost to repair defective laterals, with a maximum City contribution of $7,500. A sewer lateral is the pipe that carries household waste from the home to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) sewer main. This program covers only the portion of the lateral pipe between the house connection and the sewer main. This program does not cover a sewer line located under any part of a building or a break inside of the home.
SEWER LATERAL LINE BREAKS:
When a sewer lateral line breaks or becomes clogged, sewage typically backs up into the home or yard. Areas in the yard may also sink or collapse in the vicinity of the broken pipe. If you believe your sewer lateral line is broken or clogged, there are a few steps that you need to take before filing a claim with the City.
WHAT TO DO:
- Contact a plumber or sewer cleaning service to have your sewer lateral cleaned and/or cleared of root infiltration. This is a home-maintenance expense that is not reimbursable by the City.
- If cleaning does not solve the problem, then you should have a plumber complete a video inspection of the lateral.
- Complete an application for the program and submit it and a copy of the inspection video, report, and supporting documentation to the Department of Public Works for review. The application for the program can be found here: Sanitary Sewer Lateral Application
- The Department of Public Works will evaluate whether the lateral has issues that warrant repairs and whether these repairs qualify for reimbursement through the program. Staff will typically review the inspection and notify the applicant of the findings within five (5) days.
- If the City determines that the inspection shows that the lateral has defects that warrant repair or replacement that qualifies for the program, then you must obtain three (3) repair bids and submit these bids to the City for review.
- The City will review the bids for consistency and completeness and will determine the lowest responsible bid for the work. The City will set the reimbursement amount based upon the lowest responsible bid.
- It is the responsibility of the homeowner to enter into an agreement with the contractor to perform the work, to schedule the work, and to pay the contractor.
- Upon completion of the work, the homeowner must submit copies of the following:
(1) Sanitary Sewer Lateral Application
(2) Copies of all bids received
(3) A receipt showing payment (in full) to the contractor
(4) A receipt showing all real estate taxes for the current year are paid in full for the property at which the repairs took place
(5) A lien waiver from the contractor for the work
(6) A completed permit for the work from the St. Louis County Plumbing Department
Upon receipt of all required documents, the City will reimburse the property owner for 50% of the cost of all qualifying repairs, with the City paying a maximum of $7,500. Prior to the reimbursement, the homeowner must pay the plumber in full, as well as any outstanding City bills (such as permit fees, fines for violations, and charges for copies) and the current year’s St. Louis County real estate taxes.
Please contact Kellie Henke in the Department of Public Works at (314) 872-2533 if you have any questions.
*** Please Note: Most municipalities, cities, and counties with sewer lateral programs limit reimbursements and expenses to the amount available in the Fund at any time. Some offer waiting lists and reimbursements out of the next year’s Fund revenue. Funds typically are on a first-come, first-served basis. You should always check on fund availability. Additionally, most municipalities will require proof of PAID real estate tax bills, city fees, taxes, including personal property taxes, and trash fees if applicable for eligibility to participate in any available programs.
City Services Phone Directory
- Police Department 314-432-8000
- Fire Department 314-432-5570 Creve Coeur Fire Protection District
- Animal Control 314-615-0650
- Building Permits 314-872-2500
- Parks and Recreation 314-432-3961
- Public Works 314-872-2505
- Electricity Ameren Missouri
- Natural Gas Spire
- Water Missouri American Water Company
- Sewer MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District)
- Garbage / Recycling Republic Services 636-947-5959
300 N New Ballas Road Creve Coeur MO 63141
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