City Hall Access Limited to Appointment Only. Community Center Closed. 

Until further notice, City facilities other than City Hall will remain closed to the public. City hall will continue to provide access only by appointment. Residents interested in purchasing yard waste bags or tags can click HERE for information on retail establishments where they can be purchased. Contractor grade black trash bags in bulk can be purchased at most home improvement stores.


Kirkwood Electric & Kirkwood Water will not be doing shut-offs, and late fees for utility payments will be waived. Amtrak service has not been suspended, however effective May 11 all Amtrak passengers will be required to wear a mask (and provide their own when doing so).


The undesirable smell that we are currently experiencing with our water is attributed to the excessive rainfall/ runoff and treatment required to meet DNR water quality regulations. Though the smell is unwanted, the water is still safe to drink. The water’s taste and odor should dissipate within 3-4 days.


Please call police dispatch at 314-822-5858 for general inquiries or for further assistance.  Other inquiries can be made by emailing

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Architectural Review Board

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With the City of Kirkwood taking steps to pro-actively combat the spread of COVID-19, all Board meetings have been canceled until further notice.

Any questions concerning this, you may contact Jack Schenck @


Architectural Review Board - Ordinance 

Calendar of meetings

Boards and Commissions Roster

The Architectural Review Board reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Building Commissioner, Planning & Zoning Commission, and City Council, depending on the nature of the case and how it was referred. It ensures proposed developments and signs are in harmony with the design character of the existing neighborhood, cohesive with the streetscape and consistent with the neighborhood scale.  ARB meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. 

Single-Family Residential Design Review

The Architectural Review Board reviews building plans for all new single-family residences, additions and accessory structures. The ARB offers design suggestions to help residents and builders comply with City design guidelines. The required applications and guidelines are provided directly below. The application may be printed at the link below, completed ahead of time and brought to the Building Department in City Hall to make the process easier.


Applications: Please print single sided

ARB Sign Review and Non-Residential Building Design Process

The ARB reviews and approves all sign applications in the City. The ARB also reviews building applications for new construction, additions and renovations of building exteriors for non-residential and multi-family residential for compliance with development criteria.

The application may be printed at the link below, completed ahead of time and brought to the Building Department in City Hall to make the process easier.

Effective August 1, 2018, the City of Kirkwood will provide minutes and agendas on this website in a Word document format, which can be read by assistive technologies such as screen readers and Braille devices. If you need an older agenda or set of minutes in Word, please send an email to Laurie Asche at Thank you.

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