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Instructions for Occupancy Permit

City of Brentwood

2348 S Brentwood Blvd

Brentwood MO, 63144

(314) 962-4800

Residential Occupancy Permit 

To all Perspective and New Residents:

Section 25-147 of the Brentwood City Code requires Brentwood Residents to have a Residential Occupancy Permit regardless if you are a buyer or a renter. The cost of the permit is $45. An approved Brentwood Housing Code Inspection is required before you can obtain this permit. The inspection verifies that the dwelling meets all minimum safety requirements required by the City under the 2003 International Residential Code which has been amended and adopted by the Board of Alderman. The owner should have completed this before you moved in. Please contact the owner of the dwelling if you’re not sure if this has been completed. If it has not been completed, the current owner will need to set up an inspection with the City and he/she will need to be present for it.

After a city inspection has taken place and is approved for occupancy, all adults over the age of 18 occupying the dwelling will need to come to the Brentwood City Hall Planning and Development Department at the same time and fill out the Residential Occupancy Permit Application. The Brentwood City Hall is located at 2348 S Brentwood Blvd. This is on the east side of the street between Rosalie Ave and Eulalie Ave.

If for some reason it isn’t possible for all adults occupying the dwelling that are over the age of 18 to make it to Brentwood City Hall at the same time, you can fill out the application elsewhere and have the adult who will be absent sign the bottom of the application where indicated. You will also need to bring a photo-copy of their valid driver’s license or photo ID with you. 

An application for Residential Occupancy and more can be obtained at Brentwood City Hall or on the city's website in the Planning & Development section under Departments. 

Info for Housing Owner's:

Any time there is a change of ownership or occupancy made at a residence a City of Brentwood Housing Code Inspection needs to be completed.

An Inspection typically takes 30 minutes for a condo or apartment, and 1 hour for a house.

Sec. 25-147.  Certificate of occupancy--Required.

No person shall occupy, nor shall any owner or agent thereof permit the occupancy of any building or addition thereto or part thereof, for any purpose until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the building official. The certificate of occupancy so issued shall state that the occupancy complies with this chapter and all other applicable provisions of this Code, including but not limited to the building code and all other safety codes.