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Online Applications

Business Licensing, Permitting, Planning, Zoning and Development


Our CitizenServe portal makes it easier to reach the following services by giving you 24-7 access online from your home, office, or mobile device:

  • PERMITS: A permit is required for projects such as new construction, additions, remodels and repairs to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Start with our CitizenServe portal, where you can apply for a permit, learn about the permit process, and schedule inspections, all from your home, office, or mobile device. This is where you will apply for occupancy inspections for commercial properties or rental properties. Learn more about when you need a permit, what information you'll need, and how to apply.

HOME-BASED BUSINESSES: If you want to begin a home-based business, you will need to apply online for both a Home Occupation through the Planning and Zoning portion of the CitizenServe portal as well as for a General Business License through the Licensing portion of the portal. Learn more about home-based businesses.



Apply online button for a license, permit, and more


Important Information Regarding CitizenServe User Logins

  • CitizenServe is an online service used by various government organizations. The user accounts for different jurisdictions using CitizenServe are not interconnected. Therefore, if you have an account with a different jurisdiction, that does not mean you have an active account on the City of St. Peters site.
  • If you have applied for a license or permit with the City of St. Peters in the past, it is possible that your email address is already attached to a user account in CitizenServe. Please try and register as a new user first. If you are unable to do so, please call 636-477-6600, ext. 1670, to reset your username. After your username has been reset, you will need to reset your password using the FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD link.