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Jefferson County,
Missouri
Est. 1818
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Department of County Services

and Code Enforcement

The Department of County Services and Code Enforcement contains the Divisions of Planning, Code Enforcement, Solid Waste, and Animal Control.  It is the mission of this Department to provide the citizens of Jefferson County with the means for future growth, educational opportunities, economic vitality, safe and efficient regional mobility, and sound environmental quality, while enhancing and preserving the quality of life Jefferson County citizens expect.  To succeed as a Department, each Division must pursue individual areas of responsibility that support the achievement of a common mission. 

Accordingly, the Planning Division ensures that land use decisions are based on sound growth management policies that are consistent with the Official Master Plan and implemented by the effective application of Chapter 400: Unified Development Order.

 

The Code Enforcement Division ensures the construction projects conform to the adopted Chapter 500: Building Codes including the Dangerous Building Order, Chapter 405: Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and Chapter 705: On-Site Sewage Treatment Code.

 

The Solid Waste Division enforces the Chapter 250: Solid Waste Ordinance and Chapter 200: Public Nuisance Ordinance, provides educational programs on recycling and coordinates the processing of violations of the codes and ordinances of the other divisions.

 

The Animal Control Division enforces Chapter 215: Animal Control Order to protect public health and safety by reducing the number of at-large animals in the County.

 
To find out more about one of these four Divisions, please select one of the divisions in the left hand column for additional information.

 

 

Proposed Amendments to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

In order to adopt the new FEMA Flood Maps for Jefferson County (See link below), it is necessary to amend and update the Code of Ordinances of Jefferson County, Chapter 405: Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.  The proposed amendments can be found here.  The amendments revise certain section of the Ordinance and adopt the new Flood Maps.

Preliminary (Not Approved) Flood Data - FEMA

This application is designed to inform residents of Jefferson County, Missouri of the upcoming adoption of Flood Maps.  

 

These maps (proposed Flood Maps can be found here) indicate the new boundaries for flood hazards within Jefferson County.  These maps were created for FEMA.  As a partner with FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program, Jefferson County has to adopt rules and regulations regarding floodplain development.  These maps are part of that adoption.  The maps will not be official until such time of adoption.

 

For questions regarding these maps please contact Jefferson County's Code Enforcement office at 636-797-5310.