Occupancy Permit Information

COVID-19 UPDATES - OCCUPANCY INSPECTIONS

Single-Family Occupancy Inspections will be limited to exterior inspections until May 1, 2020. The associated fee will be $75.00 and the new occupant(s) will be expected to submit an application for an Occupancy Permit. An interior inspection will not be required until next change of owner/occupant. Inspector shall have discretion to determine if the condition of the exterior of the property warrants an inspection of the interior.

Additionally, in order to limit contact as much as possible, applications may be submitted electronically to cmullins@manchestermo.gov, by mail or by the City’s drop box and be paid by credit card over the phone, mailed check, check submitted via the City’s drop box or in person by appointment only.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation.

Manchester’s Occupancy Program for Home Sale and Occupant Change

When are inspections required?


A municipal inspection is required with any change of ownership or occupant. The Occupancy Permit must be obtained prior to occupancy.

Check here for guidelines to Manchester’s municipal inspections.

Steps to your Occupancy Permit:

  1. Apply and pay for the Single Family Inspection.
    During St. Louis County’s stay-at-home order you can submit the Single Family Exterior Inspection Application.
  2. Schedule a municipal inspection with City staff.
  3. After inspection is passed, new occupants will submit the Single Family Occupancy Permit Application to City Hall. 
  4. Move in to Manchester!

If you have any questions, we are happy to guide you through the process. Please feel free to contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 636.227.1385 ext. 118.