Business License Renewals
NOTICE TO ALL BUSINESSES
On November 21, 2022 Ordinance #2320 and August 21, 2023 Ordinance #2344, which amends sections of Chapter 50 Licenses and Business Regulations of Article II Taxes and Licenses, were passed by City Council. These changes go into effect immediately.
Business Licenses are to be renewed and paid each year. Notices of renewal are sent out in the first week of January for the applicable year and payment is due no later than March 1st.
There are different business types that are recognized in the code. Fees and application forms vary depending on your business type. Categories include: Retail gross receipts businesses (sliding scale fee), Service businesses (square feet at $0.20 per square foot), Home based businesses ($100 fee), Financial institution businesses ($5,000 fee), and Trash hauler businesses ($12 per truck).
Click below to access an appropriate business license application form:
- Retail/Gross Receipts Business - Contact Licensing for updated form.
- Service Business License Application
- Financial Institution Business License Application
- Home Business License Application
- Trash Collectors License Renewal Application
- Alarm Business License
Retail businesses (including new businesses) must also supply a No Tax due letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue. This letter can be obtained through their website at https://dors.mo.gov/tax/notaxdue/taxpayer.jsp. or by calling (573) 751-7200.
Food service businesses will need to provide proof of a satisfactory Health Department Inspection Report through St. Louis County Department of Health. https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-departments/public-health/food-and-restaurants/
ALARM PERMIT: According to Chapter 30 of the City’s Code of Ordinances, all businesses that have an alarm system are required to obtain a permit and renew this permit each year by January 2nd. To apply or for more information, visit the Alarms Permit webpage.
NEW BUSINESS: All new businesses must complete a series of steps prior to opening and operating in the City. Please visit our New Business Page.