In-Fill Housing Regulations

Providing a Framework
In-fill housing regulations provide a framework to control or mitigate the impact that demolishing homes and constructing replacement homes has on a neighborhood.

Ordinance No. 2368, enacted July 24, 2006, imposes new regulations governing in-fill housing in the City of Des Peres. These regulations are effective with all building permits issued on or after August 1, 2006.

Please find an In-fill Permit Submittal Checklist at this link. Plan review times vary with a minimum of ten business days. After the review is approved, and prior to permit issuance, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled to further review the project.

Please click here to view our Municipal Code of Ordinances pertaining to In-fill housing.

Helpful Definitions

In-fill housing is the construction of a new home on a vacant lot within an established subdivision, or the demolition of an existing home to allow construction of a new home. This does not mean the construction of a home within a new subdivision.

Major Addition

A major addition is considered to be the construction of an accessory building greater than 250 square feet, or an addition to a home greater than 500 square feet.

If you have any questions regarding these regulations, please contact the Department of Public Works at 314.835.6137, or the Building Official, Matt Whitwell, via email.