Department of Public Works and Transportation - COVID-19 Message

Department of Public Works and Transportation (Special Use Permits) Service Changes

  • St. Louis County Satellite Offices (North, South, and West) are closed for Transportation and Public Works customers. No Transportation or Public Works business may be transacted at any of these satellite offices.
  • Persons wanting to make an application for permit on a project requiring plan submission may submit this information on the Street Level of the St. Louis County Lawrence K Roos Administration Building located at 41 S. Central Avenue, Street Level, Clayton Mo 63105. To maintain social distancing, we ask all applicants to visit and print and complete your application before arriving to make the plan submission. Persons may also resubmit plans for projects currently in-house.
  • Commercial and Residential Re-Occupancies’ requests shall be made using [email protected]
  • Meter Out Application requests shall be made using [email protected]
  • The inspection staff is operating at a reduced staffing level. Inspections will be made when, in the judgment of the inspector, the work site is safe and six feet is maintained between all persons involved in the inspection.

Please see the “What’s New” Area of for additional information on these and other topics. If you have questions, please contact 314-615-5184

Public Works - Code Enforcement

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About Us

The Department of Public Works, under the leadership of Deanna Venker, P.E., Director, is dedicated to serving the people who visit, live, work, or play in St. Louis County.

We ensure health, safety and well being through reasonable and judicious code enforcement and quality services.

Building construction, neighborhood preservation, land disturbance and zoning codes are enforced in unincorporated St Louis County and - with the exception of zoning - as a contractual service to most of the County's 90 municipalities.

County Honored For Highest Commercial Code Program ISO Rating