Transparency Portal

Welcome to the City of Des Peres transparency portal. Here you will find a collection of information for the public regarding city operations.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen elected by the voters of City, set priorities for the city with the help of five (5) citizen boards/commissions which are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Board.  The election for Municipal Officials is the first Tuesday of each April. To be listed as a candidate on the ballot, individuals must file, in person, a Certificate of Candidacy with the City Clerk of Des Peres at Des Peres City Hall, 12325 Manchester Road beginning on the third Tuesday in December at 8:00 A.M., Candidate filing is open then for the five weeks preceding that date each year.

Led by a board-appointed city administrator, the Des Peres city staff carry out the priorities set by the governing body. A summary of achievements is produced each year in the form of an Annual Report.

Every few years, the city conducts a survey of residents  in order to help inform the Mayor, Board and city staff on satisfaction levels with city services and ideas for improvement.

Other helpful information:
  • City of Des Peres Code of Ordinances
  • Click here to read about the Missouri Sunshine Law, which provides that all meetings, records, votes, actions and deliberations of public governmental bodies be open to the public unless otherwise specifically provided by law.
  • General information on the Des Peres Municipal Court including: Court Dates, Operating Orders, Attorney Information and Your Rights in Court
  • Compliance documentation for House Bill 103 amending Section 302.341.2 RSMo relating to accounting of the percent of annual general operating revenue from fines and court costs for "minor traffic violations".
  • Compliance documentation with Minimum Standards Established by Section 67.387.2 RSMo relating to Municipal Operations and Police Standards.
  • Most recent two years of adopted budgets: 2018 Budget2017 Budget,
  • Most recent two years of budget presentations: 2018 Budget Presentation2017 Budget Presentation,
  • Most recent two years of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR): 2015 CAFR,  2014 CAFR
  • Most recent two years of Popular Annual Financial Reports (PAFR), these are a more basic presentation of the city's CAFR results: 2014 PAFR2013 PAFR
  • City of Des Peres Community Calendar which includes all Boards and Commissions meeting schedules
  • Agendas and minutes for upcoming and past Boards and Commissions meetings can be found in our online Agenda Center.

If you would like additional information, please contact the city's Custodian of Records: City Clerk at 314-835-6111. If you would like to file a formal Request for Information, please use this form.