GOVERNMENTDepartments & AgenciesPlanning & Development   

Planning and Community Development Department is responsible for land use planning, zoning and land subdivision administration, community development, and enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) planning and development.

Topic Areas

Community Development

CDBG Program 
Planning Projects
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Economic Development

County Resources 
Regional Resources 


County HRA 
Emergency Solutions Grant 
Fair Housing 
HOME Program 
Housing Resources

Land Use Permits

Borrow (Gravel) Pits 
Building-Moving Structures 
Land Alteration 
Is a Permit Required 
Is a Variance Required 
Natural Resource Block Grant 
New Business-Expansion 
Purchasing Property 
Rezoning Property 
Tower-Utility Structures 
Land Use Videos- YouTube


Aerial Photography 
Land Atlas & Plat Book 
Map Gallery 
Mapping Applications

Subdividing Property & Purchasing Property

Subdividing Property 
Purchasing Property


Wetland Maps & Regulation


Zoning & Ordinances

Zoning Information & Maps 
County Plans & Zoning Ordinance 62
Subdivision Ordinance

Reports & Publications

Latest department reports, publications, and documents.

Boards & Committees

Planning Commission 
Board of Adjustment 
CDBG Citizen Advisory 
HRA Board 

News and Press

News & Press

Get the latest news and press about the department


Please note: this Sunday, April 26, 8 a.m-4 p.m, all GIS-related applications and web links will be unavailable due to system upgrades being done. We apologize for any inconvenience.
About Staff Directory Office Locations

Provide consistent quality information to the public on County land-use policy and housing, community development and economic development programs. Provide quality customer-focused service. 

Land Use Division
Land Use is responsible for the administration and enforcement of land use regulations including conducting studies and analysis related to land use planning and the issuance of permits. If you are considering visiting one of our offices for permit assistance, please call to make an appointment.

Community Development Division

Community Development administers the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s community planning and development programs, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program, Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG). Community Development supports activities of the St. Louis County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).     


Planning, Research, & GIS Division

The Planning, Research, & GIS division facilitates and coordinates the enterprise planning, development, utilization, and integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, geospatial data, and infrastructure across the St. Louis County enterprise system to improve department and overall county management and productivity.

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