Community Development

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Community Development 2020-01-27T14:50:59-06:00

The core mission of the City of Arnold Department of Community Development is to maintain and enhance the quality of life within Arnold by:

  • Developing sound policies and plans,

  • Applying adopted codes and ordinances in a firm but fair manner, and

  • Offering quality services to the public and the development community.

To accomplish this, the City of Arnold Department of Community Development maintains the following four functionally interrelated divisions.

Economic Development

The Economic Development Division works to attract residential and commercial development, attract new businesses, retain and grow existing businesses, encourage investment, and promote Arnold’s business- and resident-friendly atmosphere.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for a variety of tasks and processes related to the development process, including – but not limited to – changes of zoning, conditional use permits, subdivision platting, site plan review, preparation of long-range plans, special studies, and the administration and enforcement of the City’s zoning and subdivision regulations.

Building & Code Compliance

The Building & Code Compliance Division is responsible for ensuring that properties, buildings and structures (both existing and new) comply with adopted building, development, property maintenance, nuisance codes, and other City codes. The Division reviews building plans, issues permits, and conducts inspections in order to help maintain and strengthen the character, safety, and value of properties in City of Arnold.

Health, Animal & Vector Control

The Health, Animal & Vector Control Division is responsible for ensuring environmental health and sanitation standards are being maintained on private and public properties. This includes administration and enforcement of City regulations as they relate to public swimming pools, private sewage systems, junk, trash and debris, tall grass and weeds, animal control, pet registration and rabies vaccination, and the prevention of transmission of disease pathogens by mammals, birds, arthropods, insects, and mosquitos through vector control.

Arnold MO Economic Development

City of Arnold Department of Community Development 
2101 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010
7:30 am – 4:00 pm, Mon – Fri

David B. Bookless, AICP
Community Development Director

Contact Us!

For any life-safety emergency or imminent threat, call 911 for Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Service.

Many general complaints can often be resolved, and intervention from City authorities avoided, when neighbors communicate their concerns respectfully and work positively together to resolve issues as “good neighbors.” In order to avoid disputes, we encourage every Arnold citizen to consider how their behavior may affect others. However, if you wish to bring a noticeable code violation to the City’s attention, use this link:


You may also call the Code Compliance Hotline at 636-282-6625.

Use our Please Contact Me form to:

  • Ask questions or voice concerns
  • Report lost or found pets
  • Report neighborhood nuisances