Residential Zoning Checklist

Wide Area MapGeneral Information:
North of Hwy 40: 314-615-7333
South of Hwy 40: 314-615-4151
Search Permits (Citizen Access)

Zoning Regulations
Brick Residential Home

Zoning regulations are adopted to preserve the quality of life, to promote health, safety and comfort and to protect neighborhoods from blight.

Residential Zoning

Neighborhood Preservation

North of Hwy 40: 615-7333
South of Hwy 40: 615-4151

  • Accumulation of litter or rubbish
  • Weed growth in excess of 8 inches
  • Vehicles parked on unpaved surfaces
Residential Zoning
  • Structures in need of maintenance or repair
  • Commercial vehicles kept in residential neighborhoods Stagnant water in swimming pools
  • Number of dogs and cats
  • Operating a business from the home
  • Multiple families living in a single family dwelling
Site Triangle
Site Triangle

For safety purposes, bushes, shrubs or structures should not exceed 3 feet in height above the elevation of the street pavement within the sight distance triangle of an intersection.

Did You Know:
  • Vehicles permitted to be parked in a residential neighborhood are cars, vans, pickup trucks, boats, campers or other recreational vehicles typically used by a family.
  • New driveways in most instances, are required to be paved.
  • All vehicles, including recreational vehicles must be parked on a driveway.
  • You may have a maximum of three (3) yard or garage sales a year.

Setback Example Drawing

Setbacks are areas set aside on a lot to allow for open space by prohibiting construction. Side, rear and front yard setbacks differ depending on how your property is zoned.

  • Sheds over 120 square feet, pools, decks and other structures may not be constructed within the side, rear and front yard setbacks.
  • Fences, 6 feet in height or less, may be installed without a building permit.
Home Businesses

You can run a business from your home if:
  1. The business is run by members of your family residing on the premises.
  2. There are no signs or displays indicating from the exterior that a business activity is taking place.
  3. There is no stock in trade or commodity sold on the premises.
  4. There is no mechanical equipment used except what would be considered customary for purely domestic or household purposes.
  5. There are no customers, clients, employees, etc. coming to the residence.


Animal Control:

South of Hwy 40: 314-726-6655

North of Hwy 40: 314-831-6500

  • Licensing/Registration
  • Care/Shelter
  • Animals at large
  • Noise
  • Feces/Manure, etc.

The maximum number of dogs/cats permitted per single family residence:

  • 3 Dogs OR
  • 5 Cats OR
  • A combination of 5 Dogs and Cats with no more than 3 Dogs at any time.


Waste Management

Solid Waste Coordinator:


  • Household hazardous waste (questions on proper disposal)

Public Health Sanitation:


  • Sewage in yard, creek, failing septic systems
Waste Management
  • Fly-tight garbage - torn containers
  • Garbage stored in vehicles
  • Illegal dumping
  • Construction/demolition debris
  • Garbage and miscellaneous junk
  • Waste oil, antifreeze, etc.
  • Yard waste, rock, etc.
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Once a week trash service
  • Placement of trash containers
  • Residential compost complaints
  • Trash around dumpster/dumpster unsanitary
  • Vacated residence with trash at curb
  • Real Estate signs advertising the sale, rental, or lease of a property may only be erected on the property being offered for sale.
  • Temporary signs announcing business grand openings or special events require a sign permit.