Community Development Department

The Community Development Department provides a variety of land use, zoning, and building services. Inspectors and Planners are on staff to assist you through the entire development process.  The department is led by the following people:

Economic Development Director

Tffany Willson                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 636-271-0500 x216                                                                                                                                                                                                 Email:

Building Department Clerk

Amy Bauguess
Phone: 636-271-0500 x221

Building Inspector / Flood Plain Manager

Steve Brune
Phone: 636-271-0500 x219

Code Enforcement / Animal Control Officer

James Overschmidt
Phone: 636-271-0500 x292

The Department encourages quality growth and development throughout the City by ensuring compliance with all development standards and design requirements. The responsibilities of the Department include:

Application of the Comprehensive Plan
Compliance with the Zoning Ordinance
Management and review of site plans and plats
Building and improvement plan review
Issuance of building permits
Construction Inspection
Administering the occupancy program
Property maintenance code enforcement

Prior to submitting an application for a variancezoning map amendment, conditional use permit, site development or plat; applicants are encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting. During this meeting staff will discuss with the applicant the review and approval process of the particular application and answer questions as needed. To schedule a pre-application meeting you may call 636-271-0500 ext. 216 or email

For all other inquiries, contact us at 636-271-0500 during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The City has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes, with amendments as of January 1, 2023. We are in the process of updating our website with the new codes, but until then you can still reference the 2009 International Building Codes, with amendments here.