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Generally the occupancy is limited by the size of the structure. Simply put, you must have a minimum of fifty (50) sq. ft. per person in a bedroom (minimum bedroom size is 70 sq. ft) and the bedrooms must meet the minimum requirements of the housing code. The other factors are defining a family unit. A family unit is defined as parents and their children or other blood relatives or, for the purpose of regulating occupancy; no more than three (3) unrelated people living together as a household unit.
Contact City Hall with any questions. 314-427-8009
Effective May 1st 2023 the City of St. Ann has contracted with St. Louis County Public Works to perform the Residential Re-Occupancy Permit Inspections
You can contact St. Louis County at 314-615-4100
Once the City receives the passed inspection from St. Louis County, the tenant or new owner can come to City Hall to fill out their occupancy permit application. Inspections are good for 120 days as long as no one moves in/out of the property. The fee for an occupancy permit is $30.00. You will be asked to fill out an application listing everyone that will be residing in the property. (Including all children) We do require valid photo ID's of all occupants that are 16 years of age and older.
Please contact City Hall (314)-427-8009 if you have any questions.
Check, cash or money order are accepted.
To add someone to an existing occupancy permit, a new residential inspection is required. After the property has been inspected and passed a new permit will be issued for $30.00.
The only exceptions are marriage or a birth of a child. In this instance a marriage or birth certificate must be presented and they are added at no charge. To remove someone from a permit the city will need something in writing stating that you wish to remove the individual or individuals from the permit.
New and replacement sheds, pools, garages, fences, driveways, porches, decks, gazebos, pergolas and similar structures; and room additions, interior remodeling, basement renovations, structural modifications; moving, eliminating or building walls or similar projects and roof shingle replacement ( 2 layer maximum).
An example of projects that do not require a permit or painting, siding window and door replacement (when going with the same size openings), guttering and downspouts and landscaping vegetation. It is alwasy best to call for specific permit information.
No occupancy permit, construction without a permit, grass and weeds over eight (8) inches high, unlicensed vehicles and trailers, parking on the grass or an unimproved surface, parking of derelict or junk vehicles. Home occupation without proper license, failure to maintain minimum maintenance standards, accumulations of trash, debris and junk; no trash service or having suspended service, improper outside storage, not have a permit for a garage or yard sale and similar infractions. A complete list of ordinances can be researched at City Hall
Probably not. We always recommend making a phone call to the inspector that sent you the letter. The inspectors are more inclined to work with you in granting additional time and alternative resources when you make an acknowledgement of the problem and your desire to correct it. Ignoring the notice and subsequent correspondence will only result in the issuance of a municipal court summons.
Yes. You can work outside using power tools and engine powered equipment between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM every day of the week. It's a good idea however to be considerate of a neighbor who sleeps during the day because they work nights or those who sleep in on holidays or weekends once in a while.