Building & Occupancy Permits

Effective Monday, March 23, the Planning & Development office at Brentwood City Hall will be closed to the public and staff will be working remotely, to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Application for Residential Occupancy Permits will continue to be required and are accessible online. Applications will receive a 60-day conditional occupancy permit in accordance with Section 400.1240 of the Brentwood City Code. Following the conditional occupancy permit period, any deficiency or non-compliance with City Codes will be required to be completed prior to granting a final occupancy permit.


Brentwood conducts residential and commercial permitting and inspections for construction and occupancy. St. Louis County does not perform these inspections. Examples of projects that require a permit include fences, driveways, garages, pools and interior and exterior remodeling. Zoning approval is required prior to installing a shed. Exterior alterations to homes, except for decks, window replacements, fences and roof shingles, must be reviewed by the Architectural Review Board prior to issuance of a permit.

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For additional information, please contact the Planning & Development Department, 314.962.4800.