Opening or Expanding your Business?
SAVE TIME AND ENERGY by contacting the Business Assistance Center (BAC) for the licensing and permitting of your new or expanding business: (314) 622-4120
With one telephone call you can:
- Access information needed to open your business in the City of St. Louis.
- Receive by mail all appropriate applications for:
- Occupancy permits
- Home Occupation Waivers
- Business Licenses
- Contractor's Licenses
- Building Permits
- And More
Request Documents to Open Your Business
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- request documents and forms needed to start your business.
Obtain a Business License
Review the requirements and fees for over 125 types of business licenses and download this information at the License Collector's Web Site
Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number
Information on applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is available as part of the IRS Web Site.
Obtain a Missouri Sales Tax Number
Application for your Missouri Sales Tax Number may be made by calling (314) 877-0177 or visiting the Missouri Department of Revenue at 3256 Laclede Station Road Suite 101, St. Louis, MO 63143. Or visit dor.mo.gov/tax/business
Obtain a Home Occupation Waiver
If you operate a business in your home, you need a Home Occupation Waiver. The Home Occupation Waiver allows an individual to operate a business out of their home under certain circumstances. For more information, please contact the City of St. Louis Building Division Zoning Section at (314) 622-3666.
Fictitious Name Registration/Articles of Incorporation
You may apply for the Fictitious Name Registration and Articles of Incorporation by contacting the office of the Missouri Secretary of State at (314) 340-7490 or by visiting the local office in the Old Post Office Building, 815 Olive Blvd, Suite 210, St. Louis, MO 63101. The Missouri Secretary of State maintains a Forms Web Page where you can obtain information and registration forms.