Hotel / Motel Business

Overview, preparation and instructions to apply for a Hotel / Motel Business License

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Overview

Your business requires multiple licenses.  Please read the following sections for more information.

Preparation

If you are not sure if your business requires a Graduated Business License (GBL), please click the link "Business License Information", where you will find more information about licensing and a list of business types.  Once you are there, click on the business type that describes the type of business you plan to do in the City of St. Louis.

If you still have questions about your business type, please contact our office at 314-622-4528 to find out the appropriate steps that you will need to follow to obtain a business license for the City of St. Louis.

Instructions

Step 1

Register with the State of Missouri for a State Sales Tax Number. Please obtain this number before visiting City Hall.

 

    3256 Laclede Station Road

    St. Louis, MO 63143

    (314) 877-0177

 

    Or apply online at: https://dors.mo.gov/tax/coreg/index.jsp

 


Step 2

 

Visit the License Collector’s office in Room 104 of City Hall.  The taxes on hotels, motels and rooming houses are as follows:

      A. Annual Hotel / Motel License / Rooming Houses  of $1.50 per room - annual license due by February 1 of each year

      B. 3.5 % Room Sales Tax - paid on a monthly basis on gross room sales of transient guests.

     C. 3.75% Convention & Tourism Tax - paid on a quarterly basis on gross room sales of transient guests.

 

Step 3

In addition to visiting the License Collector’s office, you will also need to obtain a clearance from the Collector of Revenue’s office at the location below:

   

    City Hall Room 410

    1200 Market St.

    St. Louis, MO 63103

    (314) 622-3291

 

        St. Louis City Ordinance 63454

        St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.010 - Statement of Clearance - Required

 

Step 4

You must also obtain an Occupancy Permit from the Building Division at the location below:

 

    Building Division

    Department of Public Safety

    City Hall Room 425

    1200 Market St.

    St. Louis, MO 63103

    (314) 622-3313

 

Step 5

You  must receive an annual permit.    This permit will be forwarded to you by the  building division once you have applied and been issued an occupancy permit.    Your premises will be inspected each year by the Board of Public Service and  you must present evidence of a current permit before you may review your  annual license with us.

                 

      Board of Public Service

      City Hall, Room 301

      1200 Market St.

      St. Louis, MO 63103

      (314) 622-4671


What to Expect

Once all clearances and payments are received, you will be able to obtain your license to do business in the City of St. Louis.

Additional Information

If you pay by check, the license application may be held for several working days until the check clears.

A separate Graduated Business License is required for each business location or trade name.

       St. Louis City Ordinance 52030
       St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.040

Any liquor sold, see Liquor License.

Any restaurants, in-house catering, room service, see Restaurant.  Each restaurant needs to file separately.

Any lounge or area used for dancing, see Dance Hall.

Any gift shops or souvenirs, see Gift Shops

Any parking lot, garage, or are a for customers only, see Parking Lot or Garages.

Please visit our general information page to get more important information that you will need to know before obtaining your business license.  You can get there by clicking the link:  "Business License Information".

For more information about the License Collector's Office other resources and services, please visit our office home page by clicking on the link "License Collector" below.  Once you are there, you will find a list of links to the various other resources and services provided by our office.  Those links can be found to the right of the home page under the section titled "Related information".

Link:  License Collector

Contact

License Collector's Office

(314) 622-4528

1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact the License Collector's Office

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