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Instructions for Occupancy Permit

City of Brentwood
2348 S Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood MO, 63144


Residential Occupancy Permit Information

To all Prospective and New Residents:

Section 400.1230 of the Brentwood City Code requires Brentwood residents to have a Residential Occupancy Permit regardless if you are a buyer or a renter. The cost of the permit is $45. An approved Brentwood Housing Code Inspection is required before you can obtain this permit. The inspection verifies that the dwelling meets all minimum safety requirements required by the City under the 2009 International Residential Code, which has been amended and adopted by the Board of Aldermen. The owner should have completed this before you moved in. Please contact the owner of the dwelling if you’re not sure if this has been completed. If it has not been completed, the current owner will need to set up an inspection with the City, and he/she will need to be present for it.

After a city inspection has taken place and is approved for occupancy, all occupants over the age of 18 will need to visit Brentwood City Hall Planning and Development Department at the same time and fill out the Residential Occupancy Permit Application.

If it is not possible for all adults occupants to visit Brentwood City Hall at the same time, you can fill out the application and have the adult who will be absent sign the bottom of the application where indicated. You will also need to bring a photocopy of the occupant's valid driver’s license or photo ID with you. 

An application for Residential Occupancy can be obtained at Brentwood City Hall or online here

Information for Housing Owners: Any time there is a change of ownership or occupancy made at a residence, a City of Brentwood Housing Code Inspection must be completed. An Inspection typically takes 30 minutes for a condo or apartment and one hour for a house.

Sec. 400.1230.  Certificate of Occupancy--Required.

No person shall occupy, nor shall any owner or agent thereof permit the occupancy of any building or addition thereto or part thereof, for any purpose until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the building official. The certificate of occupancy so issued shall state that the occupancy complies with this chapter and all other applicable provisions of this Code, including but not limited to the building code and all other safety codes.