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.

UPDATE: 7/26/2021

Per St. Louis County, masks are required at indoor public places in St. Louis County regardless of your vaccination status as of Monday, July 26th. All visitors to any Manchester building, office, or facility must wear a face covering. 

Here's how the City of Manchester has taken this new mask mandate into account internally. The following procedures are enacted on Monday, July 26th until further notice.

Face Coverings Required

  • When in common areas, including the lobby, meeting rooms, hallways, restrooms, kitchens, breakrooms, locker rooms, dayrooms, and workrooms. 
  • When two or more employees are in the same office as a part of conversations or meetings
  • When two or more employees are in the same vehicle. This requirement applies to ALL City Department employees who are in a vehicle, including the Police Department responding to an emergency
  • When interacting with the public in indoors

Face Coverings Optional 

  • When alone in a private office. 
  • When two or more employees work in the same office as their regular work location
  • When performing labor outside

Further guidance from St. Louis County is expected to be delivered early next week. We will continue to keep staff informed on changes regarding County’s public health orders. 

Police Department 

The Police Department is fully open and resuming all normal services, including fingerprinting. 

Municipal Court

Beginning with the July 7, 2021 docket, the Manchester Municipal Division will resume in-person court proceedings. The doors will open at 5:00 PM and court will start at 6:00 PM. 

If you have not been vaccinated, we ask that you please wear a mask. Masks will be available, if needed. Chairs have been spaced apart in the court room, and markings have been placed on the floor in the lobby, to adhere to safe social distancing. 

If you are at high risk and unable to appear in person, please contact the court at 636-207-2832 to get further instructions. 

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. 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.