Community Development

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Community Development 2019-01-17T13:59:16+00:00

The core mission of the Community Development Department 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 Department maintains the following four functionally interrelated departments.

Economic Development

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

Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Department 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 current and long-range plans, special studies, and the administration, execution, and enforcement of zoning and subdivision regulations.


The Building Department is responsible for ensuring code compliance for properties and for new and existing structures within the City by administering adopted building, development, property maintenance, and nuisance codes. This process includes reviewing building plans, issuing permits, and conducting inspections to help maintain and strengthen the character, safety, and value of properties in Arnold.


The Health Department is responsible for ensuring environmental health and sanitation standards are being maintained on private properties, at food establishments, and in swimming pools. This includes monitoring of solid waste and private sewage, trash and debris, animal control/pet services, and preventing the 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
8:00 am – 4:45 pm, Mon – Fri

David B. Bookless, AICP
Community Development Director

Contact Us!

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.” We encourage every Arnold citizen to always think of how your behavior may affect others to avoid disputes.

If necessary, please use our Please Contact Me form to:

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