Apply For A Shared Bike and Scooter Permit

Application process for companies to request a permit to operate shared bikes and/or scooters in the City of St. Louis.

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The City of St. Louis permits qualified companies, organizations, vendors, or other entities to design, build, operate, maintain, manage, and market modern bike share and/or e-scooter share systems through a network of publicly-accessible bicycles and scooters located throughout the city.

Ideally, this system would enable the public to access shared bicycles and scooters available in the public right-of-way or on public or publicly-accessible private property as an extension of the public transportation system and as a reliable new mobility option for residents and visitors to our city.

This system could be dockless, with free-standing bikes and scooters that don’t require racks or stations; station-based, where bikes are checked out from a station and returned to another station; or a blend of the two system types. The system is anticipated to be available to the public most times of the day and year to enhance transportation options city-wide for short to medium distance travel.



  1. Submit your completed application to the Street Department.
  2. Mail the $2,500 application fee to:
City of St. Louis
Department of Streets
1900 Hampton Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63139

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  • Annual Permit Fee: $2,500
    This is a yearly fee to cover the Administration of the Permit.
  • Annual Shared Bike and Scooter Fee:
    • $1/permitted bike - Annual
    • $30/permitted e-scooter Annual
    Operational management and Micro Mobility Fund

What to Expect

Your permit will be reviewed and your eligibility for a permit verified.


Department of Streets

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 - 4:30

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