Right of Way

The public right of way is generally anywhere along a public street or sidewalk and within 10-15 feet behind the street curb or edge of pavement.  Most streets and sidewalks within Creve Coeur are part of the City's right of way, but many streets are owned and maintained by the State of Missouri, St. Louis County, or a private subdivision.  Notable exceptions to the City's right of way include Olive Boulevard, Lindbergh Boulevard, Mason Road, and Ladue Road west of Emerson Road.  

For a list of the streets in Creve Coeur and the maintenance responsibility for each, please see the street list.


A Right of Way Permit is required for any work within the right of way of the City of Creve Coeur.  Typical work within the right of way includes driveway apron replacement and utility work.  To learn more about the right-of-way permit, fees, and requirements, please view Permit Application & Instructions.


State statute provides separate requirements for small cell wireless facilities. Those wishing to install small wireless facilities will need to complete the Small Wireless Facility Supplement to the Right of Way Permit and submit this form with the Right of Way Permit Application. This supplemental document can be found at the link below.

To expedite the processing of your Right of Way Permit application, please provide the following with your application:

  • Clear and complete contact information
  • Plans and details that fully describe the work that is proposed and the proposed work location
  • Traffic control plan for work within the pavement or for work adjacent to a collector or arterial roadway
For questions about whether your project requires a Right of Way Permit from the City of Creve Coeur, please contact the Department of Public Works at (314) 872-2533.  

To request an inspection for an existing Right of Way Permit, please call (314) 274-2533.