COVID-19 & Our City

COVID-19 is affecting communities all over the country. Manchester is no different.

Check in frequently to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the City of Manchester's day-to-day operations, including department updates, facility closures, and more.

UPDATE: 5/18/2021

As announced last Friday, our County Executive, Dr. Sam Page, rescinded the health order requiring masks and social distancing, allowing businesses to determine whether or not to require that staff and patrons wear masks and social distance. This was in response to the new CDC guidelines issued last Thursday, stating that people who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to wear a mask or social distance indoors or outdoors.

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Manchester has followed the guidelines from St. Louis County and the CDC. After reviewing the guidelines, we will move forward as follows, Tuesday, May 18:

Residents, patrons, vendors, and staff who are fully vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask or social distance at City of Manchester facilities and programs, although they may choose to do so. Residents, patrons, vendors, and staff who are not vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a mask and social distance. 

The City will continue our enhanced cleaning protocols.

Park programs such as Day Camps will share policy changes (if any or different) directly with their participants.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to all of you for your patience, cooperation, understanding and support over the past 14 months. The risks of the COVID pandemic are not fully over but we are encouraged by this opportunity to resume more “normal” operations. Of course, if the situation within our community (and guidance from County and CDC) changes, our policies may change as well.

Police Department 

Building is closed for public tours.  No public fingerprinting (pre-employment, background checks, etc.) will be done until the building is fully open.

Municipal Court

In the interest of public health and safety, the Manchester Municipal Court has suspended all in-person court proceedings until further Order of the Court. 

Beginning with the June 23, 2020 court date, the Manchester Municipal Court will be holding court sessions via Zoom Video Conferencing. A letter is being sent to all defendants with further instructions. If the address on your ticket is not current, please contact the court at 636-207-2832 to update your information.

Permit Review

Applications that include plans up to 11” x 17” or smaller may be submitted electronically to, by mail, or at City Hall. Applications submitted electronically will receive approval electronically and applicant will be responsible for printing 4 copies to submit to St. Louis County.

Applications that include plans that are larger than 11” x 17” will need to be submitted and returned by mail or in-person. All plans returned by mail will need to include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

Occupancy Inspections

Commercial Occupancy inspections will be consistent with St. Louis County’s current policies and/or any changes implemented and should be scheduled thru St. Louis County after receiving zoning approval from the City.

Applications may be submitted electronically to, by mail, or in-person at City Hall. Associated fees can be paid by credit card over the phone, mailed check, or check, cash or card at City Hall.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement will continue to conduct Property Maintenance. Abatement periods for Property Maintenance Violations may be circumstantially extended. The City will work with residents as much as possible, but it is important that we continue to keep Manchester a great place to live, work, and play through these challenging times.