The City Council of the City of Bridgeton has passed an Ordinance to allow for Archery Deer Hunting within the City Limits of Bridgeton. There are many regulations that one must comply with before any hunting is permitted. I urge anyone to review the attached Ordinance for this important information, prior to the start of any hunting activity.
All hunting shall conform to all state regulations as defined by the Missouri Department of Conservation and all current laws of the State of Missouri shall be obeyed. Application forms for Notification of Intent To Hunt by the property owners and applications for a Permit To Hunt are available at the Bridgeton Police Department.
Remember, safety is the most important aspect to keep in mind. Hunt safe and contact the Bridgeton Police Department for any questions.
I am doing some home improvements, do I need a permit?
Permits are required for the following:
Residential: Fences (including replacements), decks, garages, storage buildings (over 120 square feet), swimming pools, all structural remodels or repair, roof trusses and decking (but not shingles), satellite dishes, all additions, fire damage or repair, retaining walls over 4 foot, demolition, fireplaces and stoves, carport and patio covers.
Permits are not required for: painting, flooring, cabinetry, siding, roof shingles, and gutters.
Please click here to be directed to our Building Permit information.
Any Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Permits must be applied for through St. Louis County.
Any Fire Permits must be applied for through the appropriate Fire District.
All plans must conform to the 2003 International Building Code. Please submit applications to the Information Desk at City Hall.
How do I obtain a sign permit?
Please visit our Sign Permit page for all information regarding sign permit applications, regulations, fees, and Design and Review Board meeting dates and deadlines.
Do I need a residential occupancy permit?
Yes, all home sales, new construction, and rental property require the submittal of an application for an occupancy permit. For all home sales and new construction we will issue a certificate of occupancy. Please note that we DO NOT issue a certificate of occupancy for rental property.
For information on Residential Occupancy Permits please click here.
For information on Rental Occupancy Permits please click here.
My trash or recycling was not picked up, who should I contact?
If your trash, recycling, or yard waste was missed on it's scheduled pick-up day please contact the Public Works Department at 314-739-7665 during normal business hours to report the issue.
Who can I call to report a street or sidewalk problem?
Please contact the Public Works department at 314-739-7665 to report any problems with streets or sidewalks maintained by Bridgeton.
What is the process for opening a business in Bridgeton?
Please click here for information on opening a business in Bridgeton.
How can I report a non-emergency issue to the Police Dept?
You can call 314-739-7557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone lines are answered 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For an emergency please call 911.
What do I need to do to apply for a Parks & Recreation ID Card or Pass?
You will need to have proof of residency (Missouri driver’s license or Parks and Recreation I.D. card) and one of the following: a current, unpaid utility bill, current voter’s registration card or personal property tax receipt bearing your name and address. For new residents a Bridgeton occupancy permit or valid lease will be accepted in lieu of non-photo I.D. requirements. Payments can be made by cash, check or charge (MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa).
What do I need to prove residency?
You will need to have proof of residency (Missouri driver’s license or Parks and Recreation I.D. card) and one of the following: a current, unpaid utility bill, current voter’s registration card or personal property tax receipt bearing your name and address. For new residents a Bridgeton occupancy permit or valid lease will be accepted in lieu of non-photo I.D. requirements
Who can use the community center?
The facility is available to all users, regardless of residency, however, non-residents are required to pay a daily admission price or purchase a pass in order to use the facilities. In addition, some programs and events conducted by the department may only be open to residents of the city.
Who receives resident rates?
Anyone who lives or owns a business within the City of Bridgeton is eligible for resident rates on programs and services. Maryland Heights residents with a valid Maryland Heights ID card receive resident rates on Bridgeton passes, greens fees and most programs excluding summer camp and athletic league registrations.
Why do residents of Maryland Heights receive resident rates?
The cities of Bridgeton and Maryland Heights have a reciprocal agreement that allows their residents to buy pool memberships and register for programs at the others resident rates.
Can I register on-line?
At this time we cannot accept on-line registrations for programs or for any memberships. Please visit us at the community center or call 314-739-5599 to register for programs over the phone with a current Parks and Recreation ID card and valid credit card.
Why can’t I register at Maryland Heights for Bridgeton programs or facilities?
Both cities maintain their own databases. We do offer resident rates to both cities’ residents, but you must register at the facility that the program is being held.
Do you offer inclusion services for people with disabilities?
The City of Bridgeton supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and welcomes everyone to participate regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or disability. If assistance is needed, call Nicole Osheroff, Inclusion Coordinator at 314-839-5575 or use relay Missouri by calling 800-735-2966. TDD is available 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Can I purchase a gift certificate?
We sell gift certificates in any denominations which can be used for programs or memberships. Please stop by the front desk to purchase your certificate.
Can I rent a locker by the month or year?
Unfortunately we have a limited number of lockers for use in our facility. Therefore all items must be taken with you when you leave. For your security we ask that you bring a lock or check one out at our front desk.
What is your refund policy?
If you are not satisfied with a class or service or are unable to participate for health reasons, please contact us immediately. Our policy is to provide a 100% refund to anyone who makes a request prior to the class or program start date. After a class or membership has started a prorated refund may be given.
How can I schedule a ride on the senior citizen van?
Call the community center at 314-739-5599 between 8:30 am - 5 pm the day before you need a ride.
How many lanes do your pools have?
The pool is six lanes wide (45 ft 2 inches)
How long are your competition pools?
The lanes are 75 ft long (approx 22.86 meters)
How many laps do I have to swim to swim a mile?
70.4 laps equals 1 mile (5280 feet/mile)
Are your aquatic facilities available to rent?
Yes, the pools are available to rent, but we are a public facility so rentals must be scheduled
around public pool times. (after 8pm at the outdoor pool)
Are swim diapers required for infants?
Swim diapers are required for all children under 3 years of age, and those over three years of age
who are not potty trained.
Do you sell swim diapers?
Yes, swim diapers may be purchased at the concession stand at the outdoor pool, or at the front
desk of the Bridgeton Community Center.
What is the temperature of the water in your indoor pool?
All efforts are made to keep the indoor pool temperature around 84-85 degrees.
Do you provide towel service?
No, you must bring your own towels.
Are lockers available?
Yes, lockers are available free of charge. For the indoor pool, you may bring your own lock or
check one out at the front desk of the Bridgeton Community Center. For the Family Aquatic Park
you must have two quarters which will be returned when you return the key to the locker.
What is the depth of your indoor pool?
The shallow end of the indoor pool is four feet deep; the deep end is 13 feet deep. Swimming
adults are required for children under 48 inches tall.
What is the depth of the outdoor pool?
The outdoor pool has a zero depth entry so the depth of the outdoor pool ranges from 0 feet at
the zero depth entry to 12 feet 6 inches in the deep end. The majority of the pool is around 3 feet
Am I allowed to bring food or drink into the indoor pool or the aquatic park?
Can I wait on the deck while my child swims?
Yes, however, if your child is under the age of 8 or 48” tall they must be directly supervised in the water by someone 18 years of age or older. Our lifeguards are not to directly supervise individual children.
Why can’t my baby wear a disposable diaper in the water?
Diapers are designed to absorb liquid. Disposable diapers have been known to explode and contaminate pool water.
Who can rent rooms in the community center?
Anyone! Resident and non-resident rates are available. Please call (314) 739-5599 to check pricing and availability.
Can I bring alcohol into the community center?
No, the community center is an alcohol and tobacco-free facility.
What parks are located in Bridgeton?
The City of Bridgeton operates and maintains three regional parks, six neighborhood parks and a nine-hole golf course. The regional parks include Gentry Park, the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC), and Riverwoods Trail and Park. Neighborhood parks include Bridgeway Park, Hellebusch Park, Matthews Park, McKelvey Park, O’Connor Park and Spanish Village Park.
When can neighborhood parks be reserved?
The department starts taking reservation for the upcoming year beginning January 2nd. The park season begins April 1st and ends on October 31st. During the operating season the park is open from sunrise to dusk each day, however, pavilion rentals don’t begin until 10 am. For more information about field and pavilion rentals call (314) 739-5599.
Where can I get information on upcoming programs and events?
Visit us at www.bridgetonmo.com, the community center or the government center to view a copy of our current activity guide. Or you can click on the link above to see our current brochure in PDF format.
How old does my child have to be to use the adult fitness center?
The weight and cardio rooms are open to everyone 16 years of age or older. For safety reasons, no one under the age of 16 is allowed in these rooms.
How do I reserve a pavilion shelter or field?
Reservations are taken at the community center. You can also reserve them by phone if you have a current Parks and Recreation ID card and valid credit card. Contact the community center at (314) 739-5599 for availability or reservations.
What amenities does the community center have?
The community center has a six-lane, 25 yard competitive swimming pool, weight and cardio facilities, gymnasium, game room, locker rooms, racquetball courts, meeting and conference rooms. Along with these physical amenities, the community center offers adult and youth fitness programs, recreational programs and classes, volunteer opportunities, senior citizen programs, special events and activities.
Can Bridgeton residents use parks and recreation facilities in Maryland Heights?
Bridgeton residents receive resident rates at Maryland Heights’ all Maplewood and Brentwood facilities and programs. All parks in Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood and Clayton are for public use. Certain facilities within the parks (pools, skating rinks, pavilions, sports fields, etc.) may be restricted to residents only or an additional fee may be charged for non-residents.
What shoes and clothing are acceptable to use the fitness center?
You must where closed toe shoes and appropriate fitness related clothing, such as shorts, sweat pants, a T-shirt and tennis shoes. No jeans, belts, cutoffs or sandals are permitted.
Is there a time-limit when using the cardiovascular equipment in the fitness center?
Yes, we ask that you limit use of cardio equipment to 30 minutes during peak times.
Can I wear a shirt over my swimsuit when using the pool?
Yes, as long as you have an appropriate suit under the T-shirt.
How can I sign my child up for youth sports leagues?
The parks and recreation program does not directly operate any youth sports leagues. The Bridgeton Athletic Association (BAA), a parent-run youth sports programs utilizes our park department facilities to offer youth baseball, softball, and soccer programs. For more information about the BAA, please visit them online at www.baayouthsports.com.
The Bridgeton Swim Club Flying Tigers is a parent-run, USA Swimming-affiliated, competitive swim team which uses the community center pool. For additional information please contact: Joe Howell @ 314-280-2704 or visit their website: www.bridgetonswimclub.com
How can we sign ourselves/family member up for Meals on Wheels?
Bridgeton is fortunate to have two Meals on Wheels programs. The program offered through the Bridgeton Community Center is available only to Bridgeton and Maryland Heights residents at a cost of $3.50 per meal. The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) also provides meals to Bridgeton residents as well as many other north county municipalities at a rate of $3.25 per meal. To sign up for the Bridgeton program, contact the Senior Office at (314) 739-5599 or for the MEAAA program at (314) 739-5572.
How can I sign up for the lunch program at the community center?
The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) operates a senior center Monday-Friday from 9 am-3pm for older adults ages 60 and older. The lunch program has a suggested donation cost of $3.25 per meal and participants are encouraged to make advanced reservations. MEAAA also hosts a number of programs and activities in conjunction with their lunch program. For more information or to make reservations call (314) 739-5572.
During what times is the community center pool open?
Unfortunately, the pool schedule changes seasonally. Please refer to our current activity guide for a current list of pool hours or click on the link above.
I own a business in Bridgeton, do I qualify for resident parks and recreation privileges?
Yes! The city extends the same parks and recreation privileges afforded our residents to the non-resident business owners within our community and their immediate family members. These privileges include use of the Bridgeton Community Center, reduced rates on pool admissions, golf course greens fees, facility rentals, recreation programs and more!
Privileges are only extended to the person(s) identified on a current City of Bridgeton Business License as the owner or managing officer and their immediate family. Immediate family is defined as no more than two adults and all related children under the age of twenty-three and living at the same address.
To apply, bring a copy of your current business license and one form of photo identification to the Bridgeton Community Center, and request a Non-Resident Business Owner ID Card. The cost of each card is $5 and it allows you to receive your privileges for twelve months from the date of issuance.
How to register an alarm system?
Business owners are required by ordinance to register their alarm system and provide the police department with updated emergency information.
Copies of Bridgeton police reports are available to interested parties 5 to 7 business days after the date of the incident. Request may be made in person at the Records counter, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a fee to obtain a police report, which may be paid in cash or by check, payable to the City of Bridgeton.
For additional information contact:
12355 Natural Bridge Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
How do I get an auto release?
Auto releases are obtained at the Police Department
You must bring proof of vehicle ownership (i.e.–title bill of sale).
You must bring valid identification
How do I get a garage sale permit?
Garage sale permits are available at the Police Department.
How do I get a carry concealed weapon permit?
City of Bridgeton residents must apply for a concealed carry permit at the St. Louis County Police Department Headquarters, located at 7900 Forsyth Boulevard, 63105. Clerks are available between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Applicants are required to:
Appear in person to the endorsement application location.
Provide a valid Missouri Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s license or Military ID and orders.
Complete the application affirming that all qualifications have been met.
Submit a photocopy of the firearms qualification certification.
Pay the set fee - Check, cash or money order made payable to Treasurer - St. Louis County
How do I pay or view a Red Light Camera violation?
City of Bridgeton
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How to get a criminal record check?
The general public can obtain a criminal record check of conviction information from the Bureau of Central Police Records in Clayton. You are required to bring your Social Security Card plus one of the following types of identification: Missouri Driver’s License, State I.D., Military I.D. or birth certificate. For detailed information on obtaining a record check, contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5317 (TDD 889-2345).