The City created the GIS division in 2004 to manage geographic information and operate as a centralized unit in the Information Systems Department. This governance model enables a uniform implementation of GIS services and applications. The benefits gained include coordinated data acquisition/maintenance efforts, focused training and employee development, deployment of applications that serve multiple needs, and clear oversight of operational expenses.
Building & Code Enforcement is responsible for:
- Building permitting and inspections of construction activity within St. Charles.
- Enforcement of property maintenance, building & life safety, and zoning codes.
- Administration of permits for businesses, such as Outdoor Sales and Outdoor Dining.
- Staff support for the Building Board of Review and Administrative Ajudication hearings.