Residential Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program

Residential Sewer Lateral Repair Program

On April 4, 2000, a majority of the registered voters of the City of Chesterfield voted their approval for an annual fee of $28 to pay the cost of certain repairs of defective sewer laterals for all residential buildings having six (6) or less units. The $28 fee is included on your Real Estate Tax Bill, collected by St. Louis County, for all property assessed as residential. The repair program took effect on January 1, 2001.

Per Missouri law, the program does not apply to those residential buildings with more than (6) units. Therefore, starting with the 2008 tax year, St. Louis County will not include the $28 fee on the Real Estate Tax Bill for such units.

The program will cover the cost of certain repairs up to a maximum of $15,000. Any costs in excess of this amount will be the responsibility of the property owner. A non-refundable application fee of $200 shall apply to the cost of any repair undertaken in conjunction with this program.
Residential Sewer Lateral Repair Program
If a property owner is experiencing a problem with their lateral sewer service line, the owner must first contact a licensed plumbing company or a licensed drainlayer to have the line cabled. (Sometimes the problem is not with the line itself, but may have become clogged by materials in the line.) As a common home maintenance expense, the cost of this cabling is not reimbursable by the City. If the problem is not resolved by cabling of the line, the owner can obtain a Residential Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program Application at the link located at the bottom of the page. Applications are also available at the Chesterfield City Hall, located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Complete applications consist of the following:
  • Application Form
  • Notarized Hold Harmless Agreement - The City is able to provide notary services for applications. Inquire about this service with the Front Desk.
  • A copy of the previous year's Property Tax receipt for the property, showing the $28 sewer lateral fee as paid. Receipts can be found on the St. Louis County website:
  • A copy of your invoice from a licensed plumbing company, showing the line has been cabled.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $200 paid by check or credit card. Checks can be made out to "City of Chesterfield".

Submit the completed application either by mail or in person at City Hall. At this time, we are unable to accept emailed applications. 

If you have any questions regarding the Residential Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program, please contact the Department of Public Works at (636) 537-4762.

Policy & Procedures
Application and Hold Harmless Agreement