Ladue City Hall

Ladue City Hall

Building Permit Procedures

BUILDING PERMIT: Owner's signature and $100 deposit or the actual permit cost, whichever is less, is required. You will be contacted by the building department when the permit is ready and the total amount due. If you have any questions, call 997-6308 or e-mail A building permit and instructions may be obtained online click here.

OCCUPANCY PERMIT: is required before the business opens. Application is to be completed and delivered to Ladue City Hall. No fee is due. Call  314-997-6308, a minimum of 48 hours prior to the day you are ready for an inspection. Note: Final inspection on a building permit must be done before the occupancy inspection.

SIGN PERMIT: The building owner or lessee and applicant's signatures are required on application. Two sets of plans are needed (site plan and a descriptive drawing of the sign). Effective January 1, 2009, a $100.00 fee is charged for all sign applications, except temporary signs.  Refer to the Ladue Code of Ordinances #1912 and Ladue Zoning Ordinance 1175 for sign regulations. Call Andrea Sukanek at 314-997-6308, if you have any questions or e-mail


Building Permits- Please submit permits in person or via our "Citizen Portal" to our office at , the Building Department does not have a fax machine for receiving permits. Your completed permit application should be accompanied by TWO sets of plan documents/construction documents. 

*Effective 10/16/18, Per Ch. 120 R105.9.1 Any plans requiring a building permit for work that alters the exterior appearance of a home or it's accessory structures, or plans required to have ARB approval shall bear the original signature, printed name and date of signatures from subdivision trustees before it is accepted by the Building Department for review. This applies to new homes, additions, exterior renovations, pools, retaining walls, driveways, play sets and any other exterior work requiring a permit. For more information contact the Building Department. 

Building Fee Schedule

Commercial Occupancy Permit Application

Architectural Review Board Application - New homes, additions, exterior renovations/changes 

Building Permit Application - New Residence, Addition, Exterior Remodel

Building Permit Application - amend existing permit

Building Application - Fence 

Building Permit Application - Interior Remodel

Building Permit Application - Shed or Playset 

Building Permit Application - Retaining Wall or Driveway 

Building Permit Application - Standby Generator

Building Permit Application - Swimming Pool

Chicken Permit 

Demolition Permit Application

Floodplain Development Permit Application

Fire Sprinkler or Fire Alarm Permit Application

Grading Permit

HVAC Permit Application --------------------> Apply online!

Land Disturbance Permit Application

Landscape Plan checklist - New Residential Construction

Landscape Plan Checklist - New Commercial Development

Plumbing and Drainlaying Application - ------------------>  Apply online!

Rights-of-Way (ROW)/Excavation Application                    
ROW & Excavation Restoration Requirements

Special Use Permit (SUP) Application

Stream Buffer Permit Application

Tree Removal Permit- less than 25% of total trees -----------------> Apply online!

Tree Removal Permit - greater than 25% of total trees -----------------> Apply online!

Sign Permit

Upcoming Events

December 1
Public Works Committee
8:15 AM
9345 Clayton Road
December 2
Architectural Review Board
8:30 AM
Zoom meetings 9345 Clayton Road
December 3
Beautification, Open Space and Tree Advisory Committee
7:30 AM
Via Zoom meetings, 9345 Clayton Road
December 13
Fire and Police Board
4:00 PM
December 20
City Council Meeting
4:00 PM
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