Utility Permits

The City requires a permit for all utility work and utility excavations within both private property and the City right-of-way. 

Previously, the City only required a permit for work within the right-of-way.  However, due to the State passage of the 2007 Video Service Providers Act, a new City ordinance was needed which establishes zoning regulations for the placement of video services on private property and extends regulatory authority to the placement of any utility facilities on private property.

Please note: Some Permit application fees changed through the adoption of Ordinance No. 6188 at the February 25, 2016, City Council meeting. We are in the process of updating all applications to reflect these changes; however, a few permits accessible on this page may not yet reflect those changes.
For a detailed listing of the updated fees, please click here!

More information on City ordinances for utilities on private property can be found in Section 400.910 and for utilities within the City right-of-way can be found in Section 406. Both sections can be found here.

The Utility Permit Application Form below is to be filled out for uses within private property, City right-of-way or both. This form is also available for pickup at City Hall.

For any information concerning utility permits, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-379-5556.

Downloadable Forms

  • Utility Permit Application (PDFWORD)
  • Commerical Projects Affidavit (PDFWORD)

Other Resources