Ladue City Hall

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Business License Procedures

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.

CURRENT BUSINESS: 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 1.  Per ordinance, penalties of 1% per month will apply to all payments after March 1.

There are different business types that are recognized in the code, and fees (and application forms) vary depending on the business type.  They include: Retail gross receipts businesses (sliding scale fee), Service businesses (square feet at $0.10 per square foot), Home based businesses (flat $50 fee), Financial institution businesses (flat $5,000 fee), and Trash hauler businesses ($12 per truck).

Click below to access an appropriate business license application form:

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

Food service businesses will need to provide proof of a satisfactory Health Department Inspection Report through St. Louis County Department of Health.

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, click here.


Questions?Contact Us: Email at or call (314) 993-3439. 


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