License Collector's Office
The "Business" License Collector's Office home page is the first place taxpayers should come to get started with the business licensing process.
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Phone: (314) 622-4528
1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm You may experience difficulty with our switchboard due to ATT issues.
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. - License Collector
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. obtained her Bachelor of
Science in nursing and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Missouri.
She is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government program at Harvard University. Thompson is a past President
of the National Bar Association, leading lawyers and judges worldwide. A few
highlights of her legal career include: Assistant Attorney General in the
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Senior Attorney in the Health Law practice group
at Sandberg, Phoenix P.C., and serving on the State of
More on Mavis T. Thompson, Esq.
Business License Forms and Applications
The License Collector's Office provides all office forms and applications for taxpayers to download for their convenience.
Business License Information
Describes procedure for obtaining a business license with the City of St. Louis, exemptions or special requirements.
Fees at the Office of the License Collector
Fees in the Office of the License Collector effective January 1, 2010.
Online Business License Renewals, Returns, and Payments
Online payment of tax bills, renewal of licenses, and returns
Useful Business Links
Various links that may help with questions concerning different aspects of business
News & Announcements
Safeguarding Small Businesses from Crime
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq., presents a forum on safeguarding small businesses from crime. Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 05/02/2018
The 2018 Employment & Entrepreneurship Forum
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq., License Collector of St. Louis, and S.L.A.T.E. present the 2018 Employment & Entrepreneurship Forum.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 01/10/2018
Happy Holidays from the License Collector's Office
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. and the License Collector's Office would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday!
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 12/22/2017
"What Does The License Collector Do?" by Mavis T. Thompson, Esq.
License Collector Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. featured in The St. Louis American explaining what the License Collector does for the City of St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 11/13/2017
City Business Open House
The Next Showcase of City Businesses at City Hall is January 25th and January 26th.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 07/12/2016
Young Entrepreneurs Forum
The License Collector's Office is hosting a Young Entrepreneurs Forum (April 26, 2016)
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 04/19/2016
Senior and Veterans Discount Booklet for 2017-2018
This is our 2017-2018 Senior and Veterans Discount Booklet listing hundreds of businesses offering discounts.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 12/16/2015
Senior Forum Series: Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft & Consumer Fraud
Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud are on the rise. Seniors, learn the steps you can take to help protect yourself from becoming the next victim.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 12/02/2015
License Collector Inspires Career Development
Students who are academic achievers in St. Louis receive on the job training and former city workers are granted the opportunity to serve once more.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 06/09/2014
Thompson's First 100 Days In Office
A Report to the Community: “Providing Service and Demanding Accountability”
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 03/07/2014
"Hello, Mavis. On behalf of the Board of Laughing Bear Bakery, I want to thank you for all the great support you have shown us. I work during the day and so have missed the trips this past week to the market at City Hall, but I have heard so many wonderful stories. It is great to have this venue to showcase the work of Laughing Bear Bakery, and we owe that to your invitation. Again, thank you and please share our good news and website with your friends and colleagues www.laughingbearbakery.org."
- Sue Jackson (Board Member) - Laughing Bear Bakery
"We are a fast-growing workflow software company which helps businesses run efficient operations. We came to St. Louis from London. Even though some of our initial investors were in Silicon Valley - we still chose St. Louis to run and grow Tallyfy [tallyfy.com]. There are incredible benefits to being based in St. Louis - the cost of doing business is low and the access to resources that you don't get in crowded, coastal markets. All this points to a simple conclusion - St. Louis is the best place in the US to start and grow a business."
- Amit Kothari (CEO) - Tallyfy
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Fax: (314) 622-3275
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
You may experience difficulty with our switchboard due to ATT issues.
1200 Market Street , City Hall Room 102-104
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103