Manchester Department Updates
Manchester City Hall closed to the public on Tuesday, March 24th. These closures will remain in effect until further notice.
The City will continue to conduct business and offer its core services while buildings are closed to the public. You may reach us by phone at 636-227-1385.
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.
Effective Monday, March 23rd and until further notice, the Municipal Court window will be closed to the public in an attempt to minimize the risk to the public, as well as our employees. The Court Office will not be accepting physical documentation or payments in-person at its office. If you need to pay a fine, please visit our online payment portal at www.courts.mo.gov. For all other court-related issues, please contact our court office at 636-207-2832 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
If you are currently scheduled for court on Tuesday, May 27th, Wednesday, June 3rd or Wednesday, June 17th, your court dates are being continued to a later date to be determined. A notice will be mailed to you with your new court date and time.
All Parks, Recreation, & Arts classes, programs, and rentals scheduled through May 8th have been cancelled.
- Program Participants will receive a credit for all cancelled classes.
- Rental Groups will be contacted by the Parks Department to address options as the situation unfolds.
Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts Office
The Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts office is now closed to the public until further notice.
Although our Parks employees are not currently IN the office, they are still here for you. They are working remotely and have regular access to email and check voice mail daily.
Following St. Louis County Executive Orders, all playgrounds, public restrooms, and drinking fountains in Manchester parks are closed until May 4th.
Summer Program Registration
You can still register for Manchester Parks summer programs and events by visiting the Parks website.
Contact Information for Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts Employees
- Becky Jones - Office Manager
- 636-391-6326 ext. 400
- Rebecca Pate - Arts and Recreation Specialist
- 636-391-6326 ext. 402
- Stephanie Hardesty - Recreation Supervisor & Assistant Director
- 636-391-6326 ext. 401
- Ellie Schmidt - Communications Specialist
- 636-391-6326 ext. 425
- Kathryn Schien - Director of Parks, Recreation, & Arts
- 636-391-6326 ext. 404
We are asking Manchester residents to work with us to minimize unnecessary public contact during this public health crisis.
In an emergency, please call 911, as always. However, if you call the station 636-227-1410 or dispatch 636-527-9200, the call taker will determine if an officer will need to speak with you in person or over the phone. This may necessitate a few more questions that would normally be posed. Some police reports will now be taken over the phone. Please bear with us during this time.
Other changes to police service will be posted as they happen. Please check our Facebook page and Website frequently for updates.
Other postponements and modifications that are in place:
- We will temporarily stop performing fingerprint service for
- We will temporarily stop doing police station tours
- The remainder of the citizens academy has been cancelled
- The National Take Back Initiative, sponsored by the DEA, scheduled for Saturday April 25 has been postponed for a date to be determined. The Manchester Justice Center has a 24/7 bin for prescription drop-offs, but we would like to discourage anyone from dropping items off until the Stay Home Order has been lifted.
Finally, it is important for Manchester residents to know that despite these modifications, they will still receive the highest degree of service possible. However, it is extremely important that we do what we can to mitigate the spread of this disease.
We will get through this together!
West County Fire & EMS
For more information about West County Fire & EMS services, please visit their website at www.westcounty-fire.org.
Composter pickup previously scheduled for April 25th has been moved to May 16th.
Yard Waste Collection
Republic Services will resume curbside yard waste services for Manchester on the week of 5/4/2020. At that time, the waste containers at Schroeder Park will be removed. Republic Services is also resuming curbside bulk services the week of Monday 5/11/20.
Electronics and Metal Recycling
Electronics and Metal Recycling will still be available on the third Saturday of each odd-numbered month ffrom 8 am - 11 am in Schroeder Park. However, due to increased safety precautions, we ask that you please stay in your vehicle. Do not try to help unload. Workers will be exercising proper safety precautions and PPE, they will unload everything. For more information about this program, accepted materials, and fees, please visit our E-cycling web page.
Applications that include plans up to 11” x 17” or smaller may be submitted electronically to email@example.com, by mail, or by the City’s drop box located next to the front door 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.
Single-Family Occupancy Inspections will be limited to exterior inspections until May 1, 2020. The associated fee will be $75.00 and the new occupant(s) will be expected to submit an application for an Occupancy Permit. An interior inspection will not be required until next change of owner/occupant. Inspector shall have discretion to determine if the condition of the exterior of the property warrants an inspection of the interior.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail, in-person or via the City’s drop box located next to the front door at City Hall. Associated fees can be paid by credit card over the phone, mailed check, check submitted via the City’s drop box.
Code Enforcement will continue to conduct exterior Property Maintenance inspections but will only conduct interior inspections for emergency situations. 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.