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.
Top Requested Pages
Phone: (314) 622-4528
1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
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 Missouri’s Division of Employment Security Appeals Tribunal.
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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.
Business License Renewals, Returns, and Payments
Online payment of tax bills, renewal of business licenses, and payment of tax returns
Fees at the Office of the License Collector
Fees in the Office of the License Collector effective January 1, 2010.
Useful Business Links
Various links that may help with questions concerning different aspects of business
News and Announcements
City of St. Louis, PayIt Partner for License Collector Renewal, POS System
Available through web browsers and mobile apps, the digital portal will service all six licensing needs within the city
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 04/04/2022
License Collector’s Office Holiday Hours 2021
Our office will be closing At 12:00 NOON Thursday, December 23, 2021 and Thursday, December 30, 2021
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 12/20/2021
2020 City Business Virtual Open House Extravaganza
December 2020 Virtual Holiday Extravaganza showcases city businesses
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 12/10/2020
A JUNETEETH Message from License Collector Mavis Thompson
The Office of the License Collector will Close at Noon - June 19, 2020
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 06/19/2020
Office of the License Collector Reopening
The License Collector Addresses the Office Reopening to the Public
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 06/01/2020
City of St. Louis to Provide Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Small Businesses
Eligible small businesses and sole proprietor must be located in the City and have no more than 10 on-site employees.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Office of the License Collector,St. Louis Development Corporation | 05/12/2020
Free Webinar Regarding Assistance Programs for Small Businesses
Mayor Krewson and License Collector Thompson to host free webinar for small businesses and answer questions.
Press release | Office of the License Collector,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment,Office of the Mayor | 04/08/2020
A Message from the License Collector Regarding the Coronavirus Disease
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 03/13/2020
Employers Required to Ban the Box
The effective date of Ordinance 71074 shall be January 1, 2021
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector,Civil Rights Enforcement Agency | 02/13/2020
Be Cyber Aware
A message from License Collector Mavis Thompson on phishing attacks.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 02/05/2020
City Business Open House
The Next Showcase of City Businesses at City Hall is April 16th and April 17th.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 01/06/2020
Small Business Saturday
Shop, Shop, Shop at your community's local small businesses this Saturday!
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 11/27/2019