Conservation District

Conservation District

Benton Park is part of the Conservation District, one the stipulations requires that anytime property changes ownership or tenancy that a housing inspection is performed to make certain that dwelling is compliant with building codes.

As a result of the passage of the Housing Conservation District legislation by the Board of Aldermen, inspections are required in Housing Conservation Districts:

  • When there is a sale of a residential building; or
  • When there is a change of tenant in a residential rental unit.

About 2/3rds of the City of St Louis is in a Housing Conservation District.

Find out if an address is in a Housing Conservation District.

The Housing Conservation District inspection that is conducted is similar, but not identical to an occupancy permit inspection. A Certificate of Inspection is issued to the Owner/Tenant when the property is in compliance with the ordinance requirements.

Inspection costs:

  • 1 housing unit -- unoccupied: $70
  • 2nd unit, same location, inspected same day: $25
  • 1 housing unit -- occupied: $110
  • 2nd unit, same location, inspected same day: $25

Applications for a Certificate of Inspection must be made by mail, telephone or in person at:

Building Division - Housing Conservation Section
Room 406
City Hall
1200 Market St.
(314) 622-3352

between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on all City holidays.