Welcome to the City of Ballwin!
As you may or may not know, annexation of the Cascades Subdivision was approved by the St. Louis County Boundary Commission from St. Louis County to the City of Ballwin in October. The process began in early 2022 when the Cascades and Charleston Oaks subdivisions petitioned St. Louis County to join the City of Ballwin.
Starting on January 1, 2023, you will become a resident of the City of Ballwin in Ward 1. You will be joining a City that consistently ranks in the top 10 of “Best Places to Live in Missouri”, according to Niche.com and Livability.com. The City of Ballwin also consistently ranks as one of the top 10 safest cities in Missouri, year after year according to Safewise.com.
There are a number of services that will now be provided by the City of Ballwin, instead of St. Louis County. There are also some things you will also be eligible for now that you were not before, like resident pricing to City programs and facilities.
We hope this website can serve as a guide to what is and isn't changing for you and your neighbors. If you have any questions, feel free to call the City Government Center at (636) 227-9000 or stop by at 1 Government CTR, Ballwin, MO.
The Ballwin Police Department will now take over from St. Louis County as your police department. The men and women of the Ballwin Police Department work every day to ensure that Ballwin is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Our Officers, Dispatchers, and Civilian Staff pride ourselves on being a strong partner to many community organizations in an effort to keep Ballwin as one of the safest communities in the St. Louis area.
The City of Ballwin uses Republic Services as a trash provider. You will need to switch your trash services over from Waste Connections to Republic Services, but you have two years to do so.
Your subdivision can choose to voluntarily use Republic Services at any time. But we recommend that ALL residents of Cascades switch collectively as a subdivision, rather than individually.
This recommendation is for your benefit, as having two separate trash haulers operating at the same time can cause greater wear and tear on the roads, potentially increase local traffic, and cause confusion among the trash haulers.
Snow removal will now be taken over by the City of Ballwin.
Major arteries will receive top priority, followed by the collector streets, and then the minor subdivision streets and cul-de-sacs.
Each ward has a designated crew. The Cascades Subdivision is in Ward 1. We cannot guarantee what day your leaves will be collected, but leaves at every house will be picked up equally throughout the season. There is typically a minimum of 4 passes through the entire city.
Leaf collection typically starts in October and runs through December. The Master Street List on this page is updated throughout the day during leaf season.
Street Maintenance/Public Works
**Because Cascades Subdivision streets are privately owned, those streets need to still be deeded from the HOA to the City of Ballwin. Until that is approved by the HOA and the Board of Aldermen, the City of Ballwin will NOT be taking over street maintenance for the time being. This is expected to take place by early 2023. Below is what will happen after the streets are deeded to the City of Ballwin.**
Except in emergency situations, major street maintenance and upgrades will be performed in accordance with Ballwin’s existing procedure. Based on budget constraints and regular citywide surveys of roadway conditions, an annual listing of the roadways most in need of work is prepared for each Ward for the annual work program. Sidewalk repairs are approached in the same manner as street repairs. All efforts are made to monitor and correct deterioration as soon as it is discovered.
If you have a request for the Public Works Department (street maintenance, tree removal/trimming, sidewalk issue, etc.) please fill out a Public Works Service Request.
Parks & Recreation
The Ballwin Parks & Recreation Department has a number of facilities and parks that are available to the public and to residents.
As a Ballwin resident, you receive a reduced user fee at the following locations:
The Pointe at Ballwin Commons is our wonderful community center. A few amenities you will find within our full-service facility include weights, cardio equipment, an indoor aquatic center, community meeting rooms, an indoor walking and running track and gymnasium. We offer a variety of membership options to fit your family’s needs and also offer daily admission.
The Ballwin Golf Course is a fun and challenging 9 hole course open year round. It is traditionally recognized as the best public nine-hole facility in West St. Louis County. For current hours, fees, booking a tee time, course rules and more, click here.
North Pointe Aquatic Center is our outdoor pool facility, open for the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our facility boasts a competition pool with two diving boards, a “tree swing”, a leisure pool with beach entry, splash pad, kiddie pool with a “bucket falls” play structure, two double-story water slides and a 1,000 foot Lazy River surrounding the complex.
As a Ballwin resident, you are also now eligible for special pricing at facilities and events, with the purchase of a Resident ID card. To find out how to get a Resident ID card, click here.
The Ballwin Parks & Recreation Department also hosts hundreds of community events every year. Some of our fan favorites include Ballwin Days, Tons of Trucks, Craft Beer Festival, Moonlight Howl and the Summer Concert Series.
The department also has several programs offered throughout the year, such as summer camps, golf leagues, and indoor and outdoor swim lessons. You can view the calendar of upcoming events by clicking here.
Code enforcement will now be handled by the City of Ballwin. If you have anything that needs attention like high weeds, refuse accumulation, code violations or anything of that nature, please fill out a Request for Service form.
Tax Rate Changes
|Tax Type||St. Louis County||Ballwin|
|Vehicle Sales Tax||7.738%||8.738%|
Real Estate: The City of Ballwin does not charge a Real Estate tax, so your Real Estate taxes will not increase.
Vehicle Sales Tax: Residents will see a 1% higher sales tax on the purchase of vehicles. Saint Louis County collects a 7.738% sales tax, whereas Ballwin collects an 8.738% sales tax.
Personal Property Tax: The City of Ballwin does not charge a Personal Property tax, so your Personal Property taxes will not increase.
Utility Tax: Residents will see a 2% higher utility tax.
Need to do repair work, build an extension, or have a project that needs to be finished? You’ll have to go through the City of Ballwin’s Code Inspection/Permitting Department for any work that is done. See the graph below for what needs a permit.
Street lights will still be maintained by Ameren, but they will be paid for by the City of Ballwin.