Building & Occupancy Permits

Effective Monday, June 1, the Planning & Development office at Brentwood City Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 314.962.4800 to make an appointment.

Visitors who need to drop off items for Planning & Development may place the items in the designated bin inside the main entrance to City Hall (the entrance that faces Brentwood Boulevard).

Staff will respond to phone messages and requests submitted online through online through the MyGov system via the "Forms & Permits" link on the home page of the City website 

Building Inspections and Occupancy Inspections continue to be conducted and required. For the safety of occupants and inspectors, we prefer to inspect when the properties are vacant and unoccupied. No person is to occupy any building (commercial or residential) until the business or home is inspected and until the City has issued a certificate of occupancy.

Application for Residential Occupancy Permits continue to be required and are accessible online


Brentwood conducts residential and commercial permitting and inspections for construction and occupancy. St. Louis County does not perform these inspections. Examples of projects that require a permit include fences, driveways, garages, pools and interior and exterior remodeling. Zoning approval is required prior to installing a shed. Exterior alterations to homes, except for decks, window replacements, fences and roof shingles, must be reviewed by the Architectural Review Board prior to issuance of a permit.

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For additional information, please contact the Planning & Development Department, 314.962.4800.