Interior Renovations and Tennant Finishes

Step 1: Preliminary Zoning Review


Prior to preparing plans, make sure to review regulations for permitted uses and special permitted uses

Step 2: PCDC Review Required


Interior building improvements and non-substantial exterior modifications to the building are exempt from Planning and Community Design Commission Review. Please note, special permitted uses may require authorization by the Olivette City Council.

Step 3: Submit For Building Permit 


Prior to Requirements for a building permit include: 

  1. Completed application for Building Permit.
  2. Associated fee based on estimated costs.
  3. 4-sets of construction documents prepared by a State of Missouri registered architect or engineer in compliance with the 2015 International Existing Building Code and 2015 International Building Code.
  4. Floor plan indicating means of egress.
  5. Site plan of the property illustrating the existing and proposed improvements.

Improvements altering fire alarm systems may require a separate permit for fire suppression.

Plans proposing modifications to an issued building permit must submit an addendum with the requirements previously mentioned.

A Demolition Permit may be required for deconstruction of structural improvements such as walls and ceilings.


Step 4: Inspections


The required inspections will be identified upon the issuance of a building permit. Twenty-four hour notice is required for inspections. Separate mechanical, plumbing, and electrical permits must be obtained through St. Louis County. Non-residential applications require a completion deposit to be paid upon the issuance of the permit in the amount of $500 or 10% of construction costs, whichever is greater, not to exceed $5,000.