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Property Maintenance Program


As homes age, routine maintenance plays a vital role in maintaining the structure and property values. The minimum property maintenance code is designed to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of St. Peters. Every year the City of St. Peters Building Department conducts exterior inspections of approximately one-half of the properties in the city. A Property Maintenance Pamphlet summarizing this topic is available.


The following checklist will help guide you through an inspection of your property. Repair of the violations you have detected will help maintain a clean, safe and desirable living environment.


1. Accumulation of litter, garbage or waste

1. Areas of erosion
2. Low areas allowing the accumulation of stagnant water
3. Discharging storm water directly on public sidewalks, streets or neighboring property

1. Broken areas
2. Uneven slabs creating a possible trip hazard

1. Weeds or tall grass growth greater than seven inches in height

Scraping PaintAccessory Structures (fences, detached garages, sheds, retaining walls)
1. Structurally sound
2. Peeling or flaking paint
3. Rusting surfaces
4. Missing or unsecured components

Street Numbers
1. Visible from street and at least four inches in height

Exterior - General
1. Peeling, flaking paint
2. Exterior finishes with holes/breaks
3. Deterioration

4. Missing or unsecured components


Foundation Walls
1. Cracks/breaks
2. Tuckpointing

Windows and Doors
1. Peeling and flaking paint.
2. Trim with deterioration]
3. Glass with cracks and break
4. Missing or damaged screens

Roof Shingles HammerRoofs
1. Loose shingles
2. Worn, missing or unsecured roofing materials
3. Flashing
4. Fascia & soffits

1. Gutters and downspouts with disconnected, unsecured and missing sections
2. Guttering with an accumulation of leaves

1. Tuckpointing
2. Plumb

1. Handrails and guardrails
2. Stairways
3. Flooring
4. Structural members

Some repairs require building permits, such as structural repairs or renovation of existing space involving plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations. For information on permits for home repairs, please contact the Building Department at 636-278-2244, ext. 1670.

For more information, email the Building Department at or call 636-477-6600, ext. 1670.


Apply now through the CitizenServe portal for a rezoning, special use, or site plan/plat, or for a sign permit.

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