The Building Department makes this request because some subdivisions have indentures against fenced or two-story homes, while the city does not. As a result, the city is legally obligated to issue a building permit for these projects even if trustee approval is not obtained.
If a proposed project violates the subdivision indentures and the property owner nonetheless intends to proceed with the project, the subdivision trustees would need to obtain a restraining order or injunction from the St. Louis County Circuit Court to enforce the private agreement. The city is not authorized to become involved in private Disputes.
If you have any questions about subdivision trustee review, please contact the Building Division at (314) 872-2500.