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Additional Information

Common Building Projects Requiring a Permit


The following projects generally require a building permit:
  • Repair, replacement, or construction of any existing or new:
  • Fence, regardless of the length to be repaired, replaced, or constructed
  • Deck, even if you are replacing a deck railing or structural member such as joists
  • Patio cover, porch overhang, and other common roof-structures
  • Flat work, including driveways, driveway turnarounds, patios, and sidewalks consisting of asphalt or concrete
  • Retaining walls three feet or more in height
  • Enclosure of an outdoor patio or carport
  • Repair, removal, and relocation of a shed or accessory structure
  • Removal or installation of kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, or new fixtures such as sinks, shower stalls, etc.
  • Replacement of any sheathing or decking underneath the roof shingles during a reroofing
  • Replacing more than 25% of the siding on an exterior wall or proposing to re-side more than 25% of an exterior wall on your house
  • Placement or construction of any pool, permanent or temporary, which can hold water 24-inches or more in depth. Note all pools must be in a secured fenced in area.
  • Interior demolition
  • Addition or new construction
  • Sign placement and relocation

Construction Hours


Any work construction that has been authorized though an approved building permit is limited to the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Construction work prior to 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. is prohibited. Construction work on a Sunday is prohibited.

Building Codes

The City of Olivette has adopted the following building codes: The City of Olivette contracts with St. Louis County for permitting and inspection services for the following activities:
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Elevators
  • Fire Works
  • Explosives
  • Amusement/Carnival