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St. Louis County Building Codes

  The following list contains the Building Codes and Ordinances that are enforced by St. Louis County Government in the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County. Also, these same codes and ordinances are enforced in municipalities that contract with St. Louis County for Building Plan Review and Building Inspection Services.

If your property is located in a municipality, please visit our Municipal Matrix page for detailed information.

Enforced Codes & Ordinances

St. Louis County Codes 

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 Commercial Building Code (CH. 1115 - 2009 IBC)

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 Electrical Code (CH. 1102 - 2008 NEC)

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 Energy Conservation Code (CH. 1115.13 - 2009 IBC/IMC)

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 Existing Building Code (CH. 1117 -2009 IEBC)

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 Explosives Code (CH. 711)

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 Fuel Gas Code (CH. 1108.21 - 2009 IMC)

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 Land Disturbance Code (CH. 1114)

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 Mechanical Code (CH. 1108 - 2009 IMC)

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 Plumbing Code (CH. 1103 - 2009 UPC)
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 Property Maintenance Code (CH. 1110 - 2009 IPMC)

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 Residential Code (CH. 1116 - 2009 IRC)

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 Zoning Ordinance

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 * Select "TITLE XI - PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS" then
 select the appropriate CHAPTER, 1100 - 1117.
** Select "TITLE VII - PUBLIC SAFETY AND MORALS" then "CHAPTER 711".


You may purchase copies of the code books from the following organizations.

American Institute of Architects
911 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
314-231-4252

International Code Council
Http://www.iccsafe.org

International Association of Plumbing
and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
Http://www.iapmo.com

Select this Ordinance link to download "user-friendly" or "Official" copies of the above listed ordinances.

Also, the Department of Public Works sells the individual Residential ($5.00), Building & Exixting Building ($8.00), Mechanical ($5.00), Electrical ($5.00), Plumbing ($15.00) and Property Maintenance ($5.00) Ordinances at our Clayton location. Copies of the ordinances can be mailed to the requesting individual for an additional charge of $3.00 (postage & handling). Make checks payable to: Treasurer - St. Louis County. Your request may be mailed to:

St. Louis County Government
Department of Public Works
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, Missouri 63105
ATTN: Permit Processing

To purchase copies of the Explosives Ordinances and the Grading Ordinances, please call the St. Louis County Clerk's Office at 615-7171. All above mentioned ordinances can also be purchased at the St. Louis County Clerk's office.

Ordinance Archive

County Codes and Ordinances Search

County Codes and Ordinances are available through two different tools. The Revised Ordinances site provides the complete County Code in chapter and section sequence, with updates twice per year. The County Council Archive Search provides a search tool for ordinances, agendas, journals and resolutions from 1988 to the present. It is updated at the end of the week following each County Council Meeting.


Revised Ordinances of St. Louis County


The Revised Ordinances of St. Louis County (also known as the County Code) are hosted by our contractor for statute complilation, Municipal Code Corporation. Instructions for using the Revised Ordinances site are at the link above.


County Traffic Schedule


The County Traffic Schedule containing traffic controls, restrictions and speed limits by street is hosted by our contractor for statute complilation, Municipal Code Corporation.


How to use the Council Archive Search Tool


The search tool allows you to search for and retrieve official records of the County Council. Ordinances enacted after April, 1988 are available. Other documents are available beginning in 1992. The search tool is based on key words. If you are looking for a particular topic , use the topic name to search. For zoning petitions, the petition number enclosed in parenthesis, or the petitioners' name are the best search keys.


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Ordinances are laws adopted by the County Council and signed by the County Executive. They are updated on the archive the week following the Council meeting and after being signed by the County Executive. Current Ordinances are posted here.

Resolutions are formal statements expressing the will of the County Council that do not have the force of law.They are updated on the archive the week following the Council meeting. Resolutions are posted here.
 

Agendas are the official order of business for the meetings of the County Council. They are updated on the archive the week following the Council meeting. Current Agendas are posted here. Current Agenda Attachments are posted here.

Journals are the official record of the County Council meeting. They are updated on the archive the week following the Council meeting. Current Journals are posted here.


Questions: (314) 615-5444