Auctioneer Business

Overview, preparation and instructions to apply for an Auctioneer Business License


If you are a licensed Auctioneer in any county in the State of Missouri, St. Louis City recognizes that license. However, if you have an office in the City of St. Louis, you must still obtain an Auctioneer License from the City of St. Louis. You may wish to review the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 343.080 Public Auctioneers for additional information.


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.


Step 1: Obtain Auctioneer's License

On your visit to the License Collector’s office in Room 104 of City Hall, an auctioneer’s license can be purchased according to the following scale:

  • One month date to date: $10.00
  • Three months date to date: $20.00
  • Six month date to date: $30.00
  • One year date to date: $50.00

There is a $2.00 registration fee for each license.

Please contact the License Collector's Office for the correct application. We have the ability to mail, fax, or e-mail your application.

Step 2: Obtain Statement of Clearance

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 requirement

Step 3: Obtain Occupancy Permit

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

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).

Please visit our general information page to get more important information that you will need to know before obtaining your business license.

For more information about the License Collector's Office other resources and services, please visit our office home page. Once you are there, you will find a list of links to the various other resources and services provided by our office.



Office of the License Collector

(314) 622-4528

1200 Market Street, City Hall Room 102-104
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Contact the Office of the License Collector

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