Permits and Site Inspections


Excavation Permits

Anyone interested in excavating within the City’s street right-of-way, which in most cases extends 12 feet back from the curb, must first obtain an Excavation Permit. Work which may require a permit includes lawn irrigation systems,new driveway or replacement of an existing driveway, and sanitary sewer repairs. If you have any questions, call the Public Works Department at (636) 227-9000.

Please submit three signed copies of this application. Available in the Ballwin Document Center.

Residential Entrance Construction Details (Attach to Excavation Permit Application)

Site Disturbance Application: Please submit three signed copies of this application.

  • Grading Permits 
  • All forms are in the Public Works section of the Document Center: click here.

Site Inspections

Site Improvement Inspection Fees
(Section 25-35; Ord. 06-11)

  • Site Inspection Component
  • Streets (underdrains, curb and gutters, and paving)
  • Sidewalks
  • Sewers
  • Landscaping
  • Retaining walls less than 4 feet high
  • Fee
  • $0.50 per linear foot of curb and gutter
  • $0.25 per linear foot of sidewalk
  • $0.30 per linear foot of pipe
  • $12.00 per dwelling unit
  • $100 per retaining wall