Permit Requirements, Forms and Inspections

To schedule a permit inspection, for questions or concerns, please email

To the left are links to help you prepare materials needed for specific permit submittals.

Click here for Des Peres Zoning Map

Click here for setback requirements

To view our permit and petition fees, please click here

For additional information or further clarification please view our Municipal Code or contact the Public Works Department at 314.835.6130.

Petitioners desiring review by the Planning and Zoning Commission must have filed all of the required petitions and drawings by the fifteenth of the month in order to be placed on the agenda for the following month. 
Click here to view the Board and Commission schedule and deadline dates.

  • Residential Permits (No residential occupancy required):

  • Residential Building permit
  • Fence Permit
  • Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Application
  • Demolition Permit
  • Right of Way Excavation Permit
  • Temporary Storage (pod/dumpster, etc) Permit
  • Recreational Equipment Application
  • Conditional Accessory Structure

  • Commercial Permits:

  • Commercial Architectural Review petition
  • Commercial Building & Fire permit
  • Sign permit form
  • Sign standards approval
  • Grand Opening-Temporary Sign Application
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Zoning / Fire Permit Application
  • Commercial Occupancy Permit
  • Demolition Permit 

    Land Management Permits:

  • Boundary adjustment application
  • Flood Plain Permit
  • Grading permit form
  • Land Disturbance permit 
  • Petition for Site Development
  • Petition for Subdivision
  • Rezoning petition 
  • Excavation permit
  • Variances:

    Variance Application
    Fence Exception Application

    Sample Scripts:

    Boundary Adjustment Plat
    Lot Consolidation
    Master Development Plan
    Master Site Plan
    Subdivision Record Plat