Fast Food Business

Overview, preparation and instructions to apply for a Fast Food Business

Overview

These instructions apply to Fast Food businesses only and NOT to sit down establishments. (No tables and chairs)

If your establishment has tables and chairs, apply for a Restaurant business license.

 

Instructions

Step 1: Obtain State Sales Tax Number

Register with the State of Missouri for a State Sales Tax Number and obtain this number before visiting City Hall.
 
 
or by mail:
 
Missouri Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 3300
Jefferson City, MO 65105
(573) 751-3505

Step 2: Complete GBL form and visit our office

Visit the License Collector’s office in Room 104 of City Hall in person. For your convenience, you may download the Graduated Business License application and fill it out in advance.

Step 3: 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 4: 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

Step 5: Obtain Health Permit

Finally, obtain a health permit from the Health Department. The Health Department requires a copy of your paid receipt for a Graduated Business License. Their location is listed below.

Health Department
City of St. Louis
1520 Market St.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 657-1539  

 

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.

 

Contact

Office of the License Collector

lco@stlouis-mo.gov

(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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