St. Louis, MO. Surrounding Counties, and Municipal Information
Occupancy inspection information, sewer lateral insurance programs 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 Yes
- Rental Occupancy Permit Required Yes
- Conditional Occupancy Permit No
- Commercial Occupancy Permit Required Yes
Occupancy Inspection Details
The Division of Building and Code Enforcement manages the building permit process, the occupancy permit program and the inspections associated with each.
An occupancy permit is required at any change of ownership or representation of ownership, change of tenancy or construction activity. Occupancy permits are not transferable.
It is the responsibility of any person, owner, corporation or agent to not occupy or permit the occupancy of any commercial or residential premise or structure in the city without first obtaining an inspection and certificate of occupancy. The term “occupancy” includes the movement of furniture, equipment or other property into the premise or structure.
Residential Single-Family Permit Process
- A residential occupancy permit is a two part process: to get the occupancy permit, the structure must pass a Maryland Heights building inspection.
- If you’re a realtor of residential property, this guide provides helpful information to help your clients navigate the process. Individuals selling their homes may also find this guide helpful.
- Residential Inspection Application
- Residential Occupancy Permit Application
- Includes single-family homes, duplexes, and condos.
- Inspection fee is $75 and includes up to 2 re-inspections.
- The City has no preference for which party applies for the inspection.
- The applicant may be the owner, buyer, tenant, or agent and he/she will receive a fixed inspection time at the time of scheduling.
- Someone must be present during the inspection; lock box entry is not allowed by City policy.
- If this person is not the applicant or owner, they must be listed as an authorized representative on the inspection application form.
- The inspection includes both the interior and exterior of the structure and normally takes less than an hour.
- If there are any violations, the inspector will leave a Field Correction Notice listing these violations. Violations must be corrected and a reinspection performed.
- The occupancy permit must be applied for in person by one adult member of the household.
- Occupancy permits may be applied for prior to the inspection, but are only released once the property passes inspection.
- When applying for the occupancy permit, you must present:
- A photo ID
- Proof of Lease or Ownership (ex. lease agreement, title statement or closing documents)
- There is NO fee for this application.
- In special cases, the building commissioner may grant temporary occupancy permits. This is up to his discretion. For these requests, please contact Paul Garlock at (314) 738-2241 or email@example.com. Download Temporary Residential Occupancy Permit here.
Sewer Lateral Insurance Program
- Reimbursement 100% up to 10,000 and 50% of cost in excess of 10,000
- Contact Information 314-291-6550
- Website http://www.marylandheights.com/departments/public-works/sewer-lateral-program
- What portion of lateral repair / replacement is covered by program? Between the foundation wall and the sewer main
Sewer Lateral Program Details
The Maryland Heights sewer lateral repair program applies to owners of residential properties with six or fewer dwellings.
If you have any questions about the Sewer Lateral Repair Program, please contact the Department of Public Works at (314) 291-6550.
*** 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 314-298-8700 Maryland Heights Police department
- Fire Department 314-298-4400 Maryland Heights Fire Protection District
- Building Permits 314-291-6550
- Parks and Recreation 314-738-2599
- Public Works 314-291-6550
- Electricity Ameren Missouri
- Natural Gas Spire
- Water Missouri American Water Company
- Sewer MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District)
- Garbage / Recycling Republic Services (Allied Waste)
11911 Dorsett Road Maryland Heights MO 63043
The information contained in this directory and on each city, municipality, and county listing is furnished and believed to be reliable by the American Society of Home Inspectors, St. Louis Chapter hereinafter known as St. Louis ASHI and its officers and members' knowledge. However, all information should be independently verified by the user prior to use. Neither the St. Louis ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc., nor its officers, directors or members may be held liable for errors, omissions, misuse or misinterpretation. There is no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of any information. Please check with the individual governmental and related entities to confirm the information or if you have any questions. These ordinances and requirements often change; and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
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