Dance Hall License Information

Information individuals and businesses need to know when applying for or renewing a Dance Hall License.


All Dance Hall Licenses expire June 1st of every year.  In order to ensure uninterrupted dancing in your establishment, it will be necessary that you obtain a new Dance Hall License prior to June 1 of each year.


For your convenience, you may download a copy of the application form here or call or visit the Director of Public Safety Office at City Hall to obtain a copy.


 Please complete the application/renewal form and send it to:  Director of Public Safety, Room 401 City Hall, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, MO  63103.  Or you may fax it to (314) 622-4392.  This must be done as soon as possible before June 1 in order to allow sufficient time for a required inspection report from the Building Division and fire Marshal to clear through the Director's Office prior to the expiration date on your current license.  Failure to file a renewal application early may result in the suspension of dancing in your establishment after the June 1 expiration date.


The License Collector's Office is response for billing.  You will receive a mailing from their office also.

What to Expect

After an inspection report is received in the Director's Office, the License Collector is notified that upon payment of the fee they may issue the license. 

Additional Information

Dance Hall Licenses are non-transferable.  If you are a new owner, please feel free to contact the Director's Office with any questions you may have regarding procedures to obtain a Dance Hall License.  If you no longer allow dancing, please notify us so that we may change our records.


Department of Public Safety

(314) 622-3391

1200 Market
Room 401, City Hall
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact the Department of Public Safety

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