COVID-19 & Our City

COVID-19 is affecting communities all over the country. Manchester is no different.

Check in frequently to see how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the City of Manchester's day-to-day operations, including department updates, facility closures, and more.

City Hall - Updated 12/8/2020

Due to recent COVID-19 exposures within City staff, Manchester City Hall will be closed to both visitors and employees effective immediately today, December 8, 2020. City Hall will reopen and resume business as usual on Monday, December 14

City Hall staff will be working remotely during this closure. To conduct business with the City, please email or leave a voicemail for the parties you are attempting to contact. City Hall staff will make every attempt to assist you during this time. 

The health and wellbeing of our employees, visitors, and community members is of the utmost importance to the City of Manchester – therefore, the decision to close was made with the best intentions of all in mind. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the difficult waters of this year.

Parks, Recreation, & Arts

Access to the main Parks building reopened on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. All parks playgrounds reopened in the month of November. 

Public Works 

Access to the main Public Works building reopened on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Police Department 

Building is closed for public tours.  No public fingerprinting (pre-employment, background checks, etc.) will be done until the building is fully open.

Municipal Court

In the interest of public health and safety, the Manchester Municipal Court has suspended all in-person court proceedings until further Order of the Court. 

Beginning with the June 23, 2020 court date, the Manchester Municipal Court will be holding court sessions via Zoom Video Conferencing. A letter is being sent to all defendants with further instructions. If the address on your ticket is not current, please contact the court at 636-207-2832 to update your information.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in and around the St. Louis County area, effective Wednesday, November 11th, and until further notice, the Municipal Court window will be closed in order to minimize the risk to the public, as well as our employees.

If you wish to pay a fine, you can do so by mail or by visiting our online payment portal at

For all other court related issues please contact our court office at 636-207-2832 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

Permit Review

Applications that include plans up to 11” x 17” or smaller may be submitted electronically to, by mail, or at City Hall. Applications submitted electronically will receive approval electronically and applicant will be responsible for printing 4 copies to submit to St. Louis County.

Applications that include plans that are larger than 11” x 17” will need to be submitted and returned by mail or in-person by appointment. All plans returned by mail will need to include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

Occupancy Inspections

Commercial Occupancy inspections will be consistent with St. Louis County’s current policies and/or any changes implemented and should be scheduled thru St. Louis County after receiving zoning approval from the City.

Applications may be submitted electronically to, by mail, or in-person at City Hall. Associated fees can be paid by credit card over the phone, mailed check, or check, cash or card at City Hall.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement will continue to conduct Property Maintenance. Abatement periods for Property Maintenance Violations may be circumstantially extended. The City will work with residents as much as possible, but it is important that we continue to keep Manchester a great place to live, work, and play through these challenging times.