The Building Division is dedicated to provide thorough plan review and inspections, accurate and timely permit issuance, effective code enforcement and responsible customer satisfaction. Multiple services within the division are offered to residents pertaining to construction, maintenance, occupancy and grant administration. Public Safety and Service in the built environment is our number one goal.
If at any time you need personal assistance with any of the Building Division information, you may contact the Building Official or an Inspector by calling the Public Works Department at (636) 327-5102.
The City of Wentzville has accepted a grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to conduct the Community Development Block Grant Program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended. The goal of the program is to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of private properties. The Home Improvement Loan Program is available to residents eligible and desirous of receiving said funds for the purpose of making repairs to owner occupied property.
Through an allocation of CDBG funds from the federal government, the County funds a Home Improvement Loan Program, Emergency Repair Program, a Homeless Prevention Program (utility and rent assistance) and a Transportation Services Program.
These programs are available to income-eligible residents living in the unincorporated St. Charles County, and the cities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, St. Peters, Weldon Spring and Wentzville. Please feel free to print out the attached flyers.
Home Improvement Loan Program
This program is available to all eligible participants living within participating jurisdictions. This program will provide zero % interest five-year forgivable $5,000 loans to income qualifying households for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied single-family dwellings. The purpose of the loan is to bring existing housing up to code (priority to exterior conditions) and create opportunities for needed improvements as well as addressing accessibility and safety issues. The household must qualify as low income with priority given to those households meeting very low income. If the homeowner continues to live in and maintain the home for five years from the date of signing the loan document, the loan is automatically forgiven.
Click here for program details and application. You will be able to see more detailed information on program guidelines and the eligibility worksheet.
Questions regarding the program and income qualifications should be directed to: Amy Heckart, (636) 477-6600 ext. 1204
Emergency Repair Program
The objective of this program is to help income qualifying residents of the Urban County who experience an emergency need for eligible repairs. This program is offered through the St. Charles County Community Development Block Grant Program.
This program is available to all eligible participants living within participating jurisdictions including the City of Wentzville. This program will provide zero % interest five-year forgivable $5,000 loans to income qualifying households for emergency repairs. Emergency repairs could include water, sewer and HVAC repairs. The household must qualify as low income with priority given to those households meeting very low income guidelines. Click here for program details and application.
Home-Down Payment Loan Program
The HOME St. Charles program is an effort by the County to provide zero-interest down payment loans to income-eligible home buyers within the participating jurisdictions of the St. Charles Urban County, Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, St. Paul, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, Wentzville or the unincorporated area of St. Charles County. Under this initiative, the County will purchase subordinated second mortgage loans which finance, in conjunction with the origination of the primary loans by the Mortgage Lender, the down payment and eligible closing associated with acquiring qualified owner-occupied residences.
The Second Mortgage Loans are at zero percent interest, due upon sale or transfer of title and will be originated and sold to the County by approved not-for-profit housing counseling agencies. The County will provide each housing counseling agency with a program manual that will provide detailed Program Procedures, and will coordinate a training and review session with participating agencies.
HOUSING COUNSELING REQUIRED
LOAN AMOUNT OF TO $5,000
Participating Lender/Counseling Agencies:
Better Family Life Beyond Housing/NHS NECAC
5535 Delmar, Suite 2100 4165 Manchester 3400 Meadow Pointe Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63112 St. Louis, MO 63110 O'Fallon, MO 63366
(314) 367-1843 (314) 533-0600 (800) 748-7636
Mark Chase, Building Official
(636) 327-4892 (fax)
200 E. Fourth St.
Wentzville, MO 63385
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.