Effective May 21, 2018, the Department of Planning Receptionist hours will be 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Documents, plans and other items may be delivered or dropped off until 5:00 P.M.
On the second or the third Monday of each month, the Planning Commission holds a public hearing at 7:00 P.M. Check Current Public Hearing Notice for meeting times and agendas. The next public hearing is scheduled for May 21.
View the current Planning Commission Executive Meeting Agenda. Please note that the July Executive Meeting will be held Monday, July 16 at 6:30 P.M. This is updated after the meeting to include the voting record of the Commission. The Planning Commission also may conduct an Executive Session, held after the Public Hearing.
The applications for zoning changes, special procedures, and other forms and checklists are available in .pdf format at the forms page.
The Land Planning Section, a division of the Department of Planning, enforces the County's Zoning Ordinance by processing and analyzing petitions for changes in zoning, special procedures, and variances to the zoning regulations. The Land Planning Section also researches and proposes ordinance amendments to ensure that the Zoning Ordinance is effective in regulating land use. Additionally, the Section conducts and coordinates plan reviews of commercial, industrial, and residential development in unincorporated St. Louis County by the St. Louis County Planning Commission . For more information on zoning changes, please visit our Citizen's Guide to the Zoning Process web page. For detailed information about applying for a zoning change or special procedure, please view our guide to the zoning process brochure.