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City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, except for city holidays and weather emergencies.
The Civic Center is located at:200 Civic Center DriveLake Saint Louis, MO 63367
It is near the intersection of Lake Saint Boulevard and Highway 40/61, directly across the street from the Schnucks grocery store.
As of 2010, it is estimated to have approximately 14,545 residents.
The City was incorporated in 1975.
In areas zoned residential, trailers and recreational vehicles may be parked on the driveway between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. without a permit and between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. if the owner obtains a permit from the Lake Saint Louis Police Department. Residents can obtain up to 4 (four) 72 hour non-consecutive permits per calendar year.
Permits may be obtained by contacting the Lake Saint Louis Police Dispatch Center at 636-625-8018.
If you are registered to vote, a few weeks before any election you will receive a postcard telling you where you should vote. Lake Saint Louis has many voting locations. The address will be on your card. It will provide your precinct number and location where you will go to vote.
The City of Lake Saint Louis allows only two garage sales to be conducted at the same location within any calendar year. No garage sale may continue for more than three days. Before conducting your sale, you must notify the Police Department Dispatch Office at 636-625-8018 of the time, date and location of your event as well as the name, address and telephone number of the person or persons responsible for conducting the sale. In general terms garage sale signs are not permitted but signs may be posted on parked vehicles so long as the vehicles are legally parked. You may also place signs on your property, so long as they are in place only on the day and during the hours of the sale. Garage sale signs must be no larger than 5 square feet.
Directional signs which direct potential customers to the sale are permitted in the City right of way as long as they are not larger than 3 sq ft and not taller than 3 feet. The signs can be located one (1) per intersection in any one (1) direction. They cannot be posted for more than one (1) day before and one (1) day after the sale or event and they can only be up for a maximum of three (3 consecutive days).
Contact the Lake Saint Louis Police Department at 636-625-8018.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 636-561-4620 or contact City Hall at 636-625-1200.
Apply for your permit by using the Citizenserve Online Portal. Plans for Building Permits should be uploaded to the portal with your application.
Residential permit reviews take approximately 10-14 days to complete. Commercial permit reviews take approximately 14-21 days.
Yes, permits are required for driveway and right-of-way work by our Public Works Department. Contact Public Works at 636-695-4221 for information on required permits. No permit is needed for patios or non-driveway related slabs.
A permit is not required for a roof replacement.
Ice and water shield is not required unless required by the manufacturer.
Yes, drip edge is required.
Inspections are schedule on an AM (9am-12pm) or PM (1pm-4pm). Inspections must be called in by 3:30 pm on the proceeding business day for a next day inspection.
Work of a minor nature within a home does not require a licensed contractor, however, if excessive violations are noted at the time of the inspection, a licensed professional may be required.
2015 IBC International Building Code
2015 IPC International Plumbing Code
2015 IMC International Mechanical Code
2015 IECC International Energy Conservation Code
2014 NEC National Electric Code
2009 ANSI Accessibility Code
2015 IFGC International Fuel Gas Code
2015 IPMC International Property Maintenance Code
Public Access to Codes: https://codes.iccsafe.org/category/I-Codes?year=2015&page=1
Swimming Pool Requirements Checklist (PDF)
Weekdays 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please see code section 420.150, M. for solar energy system requirements.
Fences are generally not allowed in Lake Saint Louis unless you have an in-ground swimming pool with a few exeptions. The Residenctial Fence Map (PDF) shows where you may have a fence in Lake Saint Louis. A permit is required prior to installing a fence in your yard.
The current land use regulations were adopted in 1988 and have been amended approximately 180 times. Many of the requirements and processes outlined in the code are not clearly defined, are onerous, overly complex, contradictory, unenforceable, or have become obsolete. This has led to: inconsistent application of code requirements, delays in plan review and application processing, risk for legal challenges, and confusion and frustration for staff and public.
Additionally, two of the top priorities of the Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2017) include updating the City’s land use regulations to ensure conformity with the plan’s goals, and to update the zoning map to align with the future land use plan.
Much about the new code will be different. Parts of the existing code that have worked well were carried over to the new code. Additional provisions have been added to bring the code into compliance with state law and to more closely reflect the intent of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The content is organized differently and is written in simple, non-technical language. Ambiguous and contradictory provisions eliminated, and new graphics and tables were added.
To determine the proposed zoning of a property:
No. Applications submitted prior to the effective date of the new code and zoning map will continue to adhere to the regulations and map that are currently in place and processing will continue.
If you do not intend to significantly improve your property, the code revisions will have limited impact on your property. The updated code requirements come into effect when you want to make an improvement that would require a development application.
In most circumstances, properties will only experience very minor changes to its zoning. For more information on the effects of different zoning change types, view the summary of zoning map changes.
Yes! Once the public comment period is closed, City staff will create updated drafts based on the public comments received. The updated drafts will then be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen where both bodies will hold public hearings, providing additional opportunity for public comment and consideration before adoption. Meeting dates will be added to this page once they are scheduled.
If your ticket is for a moving violation, yes it will. If it is an equipment violation, then it will not. You can contact the Missouri Department of Revenue via their website to verify this.
The Municipal Court does not assess points against your driver's license. That is a function of the Missouri Department of Revenue. However, you might find that following the advice of an attorney could facilitate a change in the violation charged against you. That could feasibly prevent the assessment of points.
The judge and prosecutor are only available at court sessions.
This is a matter of personal choice that depends largely on the nature of the violation and your past history. For example, if your violation is a drug or alcohol-related offense, it may be in your best interest to consult with an attorney. The Municipal Court cannot and will not provide legal advice.
The judge does expect payment the night of court. If it is your first appearance and you do not have all of the fines/costs, you will need to speak to the judge and set up payments. Once you are on a payment plan, the judge is the only person that can extend or modify that agreement. If you cannot make your payment, you will need to appear on your court date and speak directly with the judge.
Each situation is different. There are any number of potential actions that could be taken; for example:
Your best bet is to appear on time, as scheduled and show respect for your judicial system.
You will need to appear in court and ask the judge.
There are several situation where a license may be confiscated. Therefore it is hard to answer your question. Contact the court and we will determine the best way to direct you. You can also call the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-4600.
It depends on your insurance carrier, your previous driving record, and whether or not this ticket is for a moving violation. Check with your insurance agent.
You'll need to come to court on your assigned court date and ask the judge.
The Lake Saint Louis Municipal Court does not "fix" tickets. If you are asking how a ticket can be amended or points reduced, you will need to see an attorney. You might also appear in court without an attorney and speak to the judge to make your request for leniency.
It would be unethical for officers or staff of the Municipal Court to recommend an attorney. You might try contacting the Missouri Bar Association or consulting the Yellow Pages' "Attorneys" section.
The police are acting within their authority to arrest you at any place or time. A warrant for failure to appear in court is no different than any other arrest order. However, if you want to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested in front of your family, friends, fellow students, or coworkers, you have the option of surrendering yourself to your local police department and posting a bond, or paying fines and costs if they have been previously assessed.
You should note that all attempts will be made to satisfy the court's arrest order should you choose not to comply.
This is not in your best interest, unless the person is an attorney. The judge does realize there are extenuating circumstance that may prevent someone from appearing. Therefore, it would be better to have someone appear for you and explain to the judge why you are not there, rather than not have anybody appear at all.
The warrant is active as soon as the judge signs it.
You should appear at the time indicated on your ticket, summons, or other court documents. The court lobby is open and we begin setting up for court at 5 p.m. You will be asked to sign in, and be required to pass through a metal detector - bags and purses will be searched for every ones protection. It is very important to be at court on time, as the doors will be locked when the Judge gives that directive. If the court session is small, we could be done in a half hour or sooner, so please make every effort to be at court no later than 6 p.m.
Payment options are cash, money order, or debit / credit cards.
Go to the Municipal Court homepage to make a payment.
You will need your ticket / citation number and the amount owed.
Proper attire is required for a court appearance.
No shoes, no entry
Accident reports can be obtained through Buy Crash for your convenience.
The easiest way to attain a police report is to email Kristine Westhoff with the following information:
Monday through Thursday8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to Noon
Email our Records Custodian, Kristine Westhoff, or call 636-625-8018 to obtain a local record check. There is no fee. Please include the following information:
Photo identification is required for a record check on yourself. A signed release form is required for a record check on someone else. For a statewide record check, you will need to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 636-300-2800
The Lake Saint Louis Police Department offers a Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in cooperation with Greentree Elementary School. Contact Officer Susan Ochs for more information. Be sure to visit our D.A.R.E. page for information on the program and lots of fun activities.
Unless there is an immediate danger, you should contact St. Charles County Animal Control at 636-949-7387. If the animal has bitten someone or is about to attack a human being or another animal, contact the Police Department at 636-625-8018 or call 911.
Allowing a pet to run loose is a violation of City ordinances and may result in a summons being issued and a fine being assessed. Please be a courteous neighbor and a good citizen by appropriately controlling your pet at all times.
The simplest thing to do is drop by the Department and let person who greets you know that you need to be fingerprinted. An officer will assist you as soon as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes all of our on-duty officers are busy and you may have to either wait for a while or come back at another time.
You are welcome to call 636-625-8018 and check with our Dispatch Center about officer availability, but due to our staffing levels we are unable to set specific appointments for this service.
City residents may request and may be granted one 1-day permit per week for the maintenance, repair, cleaning, or outfitting of recreational vehicles, including boats and boat trailers. When more time is required for these activities, residents may obtain up to four 72-hour non-consecutive permits per calendar year.
The City of Lake Saint Louis allows only two garage sales to be conducted at the same location within any calendar year. No garage sale may continue for more than three days. Before conducting your sale, you must notify the Police Department Dispatch Office at 636-625-8018 of the time, date and location of your event as well as the name, address and telephone number of the person or persons responsible for conducting the sale. You cannot post signs advertising a garage sale on public property, including:
Signs may be posted on parked vehicles so long as the vehicles are legally parked. You may also place signs on your property, so long as they are in place only on the day and during the hours of the sale. Garage sale signs must be no larger than 5 square feet.
You can email Officer Susan Ochs or call 636-625-8018 if you are interested in being part of the Neighborhood Crime Watch.
Yes. The fee for obtaining a copy of a specific police report is $5. This fee covers our costs for retrieving and reproducing the documents. In cases where multiple reports are requested or an extensive search is required, a fee of $25 per hour will apply to the time required for research, in addition to the fees noted above for reproduction of the report.
If the crime is in progress, you should immediately call our dispatch center on 911. The Lake Saint Louis Police Department has a Police Tip Line citizens can reach by calling 636-625-7995 or by emailing the Tip Line. This service provides the public with an opportunity to provide information about any crime in the City of Lake Saint Louis. Callers may remain anonymous, should they choose to do so.
Persons with information of a crime that is being planned, you should call the Police Tip Line or contact our dispatch center at 636-625-8018 and ask to speak to an officer. If you have information regarding a crime that is under investigation, you should contact our dispatch center at 636-625-8018 to be referred to the officer handling that investigation.
Accident reports can be obtained through Buy Crash or CrashDocs for your convenience.
Children make up more than 60% of all dog bite victims. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates half of all children 12 and younger have been bitten by a dog. The elderly, and home service people like mail carriers and meter readers also are high on the list of frequent dog bite victims.
Cuivre River maintains street lights in the City, you may report problems directly to them. To report street light outages, call 636-695-4895. Please note that there is a placard on each pole about 5-6 feet from the ground with a number posted. To ensure proper service, please make note of that number and give it with your report of your light out.
The Public Works Department works on asphalt and concrete requests throughout most of the year (weather permitting). As we continue to work on our street maintenance program, we strive to ensure that safety sensitive repairs will be repaired or secured immediately. To make a report, call 636-695-4221.
You may call the Public Works Department at 636-695-4221.
You may call the Public Works Department at 636-695-4221 to request a new traffic sign be installed. After the request has been made, it will be evaluated by the traffic engineer to either proceed or not to proceed with the installation of the new traffic sign.
Storm drains and culverts allow rain water to drain quickly off of roads and yards, and ultimately, into Lake Saint Louis and Lake Sainte Louise.
Leaves and debris should never be placed in or near a storm drain, since rain events can cause debris to wash into the drain, clogging it and contributing to flooding. Additionally, chemicals should never be poured or rinsed into a storm drain. Remember "Drains to Lake". Whatever goes in our storm drains, eventually ends up in the lakes.
Not all storm drains belong to the City of Lake Saint Louis. However, a damaged storm drain should be reported to the Public Works Department. We want to make sure that we continue to have a working storm sewer system. To make a report, call 636-695-4221.
The city is responsible only if the city owns the property. If the property is privately owned then it is the owner’s responsibility.
The property owner is responsible for keeping drainage ways and water ways open. The City does not generally remove fallen trees or tree debris in city gullies unless it is causing a drainage problem.
The city is responsible for the fallen tree only if the city owns the property. If the property is privately owned, then it is the owner’s responsibility.
If the tree has fallen into a road way, for public safety reasons the Public Works Department will cut up the tree and stack it in the owners property.
Unfortunately, the Public Works Department does not accept yard debris. Most waste management companies have regular scheduled times to pick up yard debris.
Retention (and detention) ponds within the city are usually the responsibility of the neighborhood association (or homeowners association).The City maintains retention/detention ponds in city parks and recreational areas.
The Public Works Department will remove dead animals located on city streets or on city right of way. To make a report, call 636-695-4221.
Most water questions should be directed to Alliance or Public Water Supply: District 2. To make a report, call 636-561-3737.
The City of Lake Saint Louis does not spray for mosquitoes. However, Saint Charles County does spray for mosquitoes.
Source control is highly recommended; mosquitoes breed well in stagnant pools of water. Make sure to remove all possible breeding sites such as flower pots, old tires, etc. Pools of water such as kiddie pools, garden ponds, and bird baths should be changed often to prevent mosquito larvae from becoming a predacious adult. Detention or retention ponds owned by the private property owners, including neighborhood associations are the responsibility of the property owners associations. Larvicide tablets are a good way to control the mosquito larvae.
For more information and questions, call Saint Charles County at 636-949-7900, ext. 4204.
All City permits are processed online. Please see the Permits Page.
Call the Missouri One Call System at 800-344-7483 (DIG-RITE). Plan on calling two days before you dig. This is a free service.