Landlords & Residential Investors

Sustainable Neighborhood

Quality rental property is important to maintaining a diverse and lively neighborhood, like providing all types of housing to people of all incomes.

What is ‘Non-Owner Occupied’

A property that is not occupied by the purchaser or owner of that property.

In the case, of Skinker DeBaliviere, non-owner occupied includes one to four-unit dwellings and apartment buildings.

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Laws and Regulations 

There are some things you should know that will inform your work. In particular, there are occupancy limitations that apply to residential dwellings.

For the purposes of occupancy, including leasing to others, please be aware that St. Louis ordinances define the term “family” and impose a limit on the number of occupants as follows:

Section 26.08.160 of the city ordinances limits the number of occupants by defining “family” to include “a group of not more than three (3) persons not necessarily related by blood, marriage or adoption, living as a single housekeeping unit.” Similarly, rooming houses are prohibited.

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This also means single, two-family and multi-family residences in Skinker DeBaliviere may not be rented out by the room. Furthermore, all tenants in a residence must be on one lease agreement.


Rooming Houses are prohibited in Dwelling Districts A, B & C and any such legal use must first obtain a variance to the Zoning Code.

SDCC believes strongly that these limitations support a quality residential experience.

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Position Statements

Short-Term Rentals

Support Services

SDCC serves as a resource for homeowners, renters and property owners within these boundaries. SDCC hosts occasional meetings and social gatherings that support your business as well as protect the interests of long-term residents.

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Preferred Housing Provider List Certification Form

(Used to generate Public Listing, which is distributed published every January and July)

It is currently developing a Preferred Housing Provider List, that allows landlords to communicate their compliance with federal housing laws as well as local ordinances and regulations – guidelines that ensure the safety of renters and the value of your property.