Excise Division

A division of the Department of Public Safety that oversees all liquor licenses in the City of St. Louis also known as City Liquor Control

Email (314) 622-4191 More contact info


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As per Commissioner Myles McDonnell, effective immediately, all applicants/licensees must provide a current copy of your Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco liquor license prior to your City of St Louis liquor license being certified for issuances and/or renewal.

Please be advised that NO new applications will be accepted on Thursdays when hearings are scheduled and/or held. Please adjust your schedules accordingly.

Commonly Known as City Liquor Control

Welcome to the City of St. Louis Excise Division. The division was established as a part of the Department of Public Safety by Ordinance 40274 on March 23, 1934. The Excise Division authorized by the City of St. Louis Chapter 14 of the Revised Statutes regulates and controls the liquor laws within the City of St. Louis.



Our mission is to efficiently and expeditiously administer the liquor licensing process, collection of fees and enforcement of the liquor ordinances and monitoring of liquor related businesses as they affect the quality of life in the neighborhoods of the City of St. Louis. We want to ensure that all liquor licensees are more accountable to the neighborhood in which they conduct business.


The Division is responsible for determining licensing in accordance with the City Liquor Code, authorizing the issuance of all liquor and non-intoxicating beer licenses, enforcement of City Liquor Laws and Ordinances and initiation of civil action to fine, suspend, cancel or revoke licenses when violations occur. The Chief Officer of the Excise Division shall be the Excise Commissioner who shall be appointed by the Director of Public Safety.

All forms downloaded must be signed in the presence of an Excise Division employee.


The issuance and/or renewal of a liquor license or permit must be done in person, by the managing officer or any member of the corporation or Limited Liability Company. If the issuance or renewal is for an individual license, it must be done by that individual, unless a management agreement or a duly power of attorney is on file. If the issuance or renewal is for a partnership, any listed partner can process the license or permit.

Please feel free to contact the Excise Division by e-mail, phone or mail with any concerns not sufficiently addressed by our website. In an effort to consistently improve, we appreciate any feedback, constructively offered about our services.

Holiday Schedule

The office is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Contact Information

Email: excise@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 622-4191
Fax: (314) 613-3172

In-person office hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Phone hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Open Monday-Friday

1200 Market Street , Room 418, City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2857

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