Residential Building Permits

NOTICE:  The City recently adopted the 2021 International Code Council family of codes with the exception of the International Energy Code (which will remain 2015 as amended).  Until August 13, you have the option of submitting under the 2015 code (as amended) or the 2021 code (as amended).  Applications submitted on August 14 or later will be reviewed under the 2021 code (as amended).  See the ordinance adopting/amending the code here.    


WHAT TO SUBMIT:

To obtain a residential building permit, please print and complete the application available here.  If the project involves mechanical, electrical, or plumbing work, also complete the appropriate mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing contractor form. Submit the application form(s), 3 copies of the plans, and the minimum permit fee of $50.

HOW TO SUBMIT IT:
You have two options:

  1. Apply at the front desk of the Government Center at 11911 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.  Business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  2. Mail the items to:  Permits Coordinator, City of Maryland Heights, 11911 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.


NEXT STEPS:

Once the plans have been approved, you will be notified regarding any remaining fees due and be given instructions how to pick up the approved permit and plans.



MORE INFORMATION:

Click here for guides with useful information on various residential projects.

The City now provides mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permits and inspections (formerly provided by St. Louis County).  Click here for more information.

For questions on the permitting process, call the Permits Coordinator at (314) 738-2235 or the Plans Examiner at (314) 738-2239.

In general, building permits are required for:

     • Accessory structures over 200 square feet
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Basement finish projects
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Decks
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Gazebos and pergolas over 200 square feet
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Storage buildings and sheds over 200 square feet
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Garages
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Demolition
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Enclosing a carport
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Exterior, door modifications/replacement
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Fences enclosing a pool
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Framing or masonry to accommodate fireplace installation
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Flagpoles
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Structural foundation repair
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Kitchen or bath remodels
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Patio, deck or porch roofs/patio covers
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Retaining walls over 24 inches in height
     • Roof sheathing replacement

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Room additions
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Spas or hot tubs
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Swimming pools
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Windows (replacement or alterations)

     • Certain mechanical, plumbing, or electrical work

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