Department of Planning

The Department of Planning provides a variety of land use, zoning and development services. Staff is available to assist you through the entire development process. The Department encourages high quality growth and development throughout the City by ensuring compliance with all development standards and design requirements. The responsibilities of the Department include:

  • Management of a variety of zoning requests, review of site plans and plats
  • Administration of the City of Chesterfield Unified Development Code
  • Zoning Enforcement
  • "Planner of the Day" (POD) program
  • Municipal Zoning Approval for issuance of Building Permits
  • Signs
  • Issuance of Occupancy Permits
  • Comprehensive Land Use Planning

The Planning Staff works on everything from the review of building permits, sign permits, and business licenses to site plan review, zoning petitions, ordinance amendments, and subdivision plats. We are also responsible for zoning/code enforcement and development inspections. 

To see what development projects are currently under review, click on our Active Developments database.

Pre-Application Meetings

We encourage individuals to schedule a Pre-Application Meeting prior to filing an application for Zoning, Plan Review, or other development-related application. These meetings allow you to meet with an engineer and planner to assist with your application, explain the development process, and to review timelines and zoning requirements. You can contact Staff at or at 636-537-4733 for more information about scheduling a meeting. For a copy of the pre-application form that is required when scheduling your meeting, click HERE

For all other inquiries, contact us at 636-537-4733 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Justin Wyse
Justin Wyse, AICP
Director of Planning