Services and Information
Business License Exempt Businesses
Businesses exempt from any municipal business license.
Business License Information
Describes procedure for obtaining a business license with the City of St. Louis, exemptions or special requirements.
Excise Division Documents
Documents relative to the Excise Division concerning liquor licenses and related permits.
Fees at the Office of the License Collector
Fees in the Office of the License Collector effective January 1, 2010.
Food Truck Permits
Information concerning Mobile Vendors (Food Trucks) in the City
Frequently Asked Questions
License Collector - Frequently Asked Questions
Graduated Business License (GBL)
Information on how to obtain a Graduated Business License
Graduated Business License Fee Schedule and Requirements
St. Louis City Ordinance 60643 imposes a graduated business license tax “on all merchants, manufacturers, businesses, avocations, pursuits and callings that are not exempt from the payment of a license by law.
How to apply for a Liquor License in St Louis City
Requirements needed to apply for a Liquor License in St Louis City
Liquor License Protest Process
Instructions on how to protest a liquor license application, renewal, or continuation.
Special Tax District Information
Certain tax districts have been established which levy a special license fee in addition to the Graduated Business License
What a Licensee Shall or Shall Not Allow on Their Licensed Premise
Section 14.03.020 - Licensees at all times are responsible for the conduct of their business and at all times are directly responsible for any act or conduct of an employee on the licensed premise which is in violation of Ordinance 68536.
Departments and Agencies
Business Assistance Center
BAC facilitates the licensing and permitting of businesses in the City of St. Louis and acts as the ombudsman for the City business community.
A division of the Department of Public Safety that oversees all liquor licenses in the City of St. Louis.
License Collector's Office
The "Business" License Collector's Office home page is the first place taxpayers should come to get started with the business licensing process.
Business License Forms and Applications
The License Collector's Office provides all office forms and applications for taxpayers to download for their convenience.
Contractor Business License Application Requirement
All contractors and sub contractors performing work or services within the City of St. Louis are required to obtain a graduated business license for contractors pursuant to Ordinance 61094 (Section 8.12A of the Revised City Code - 1992
Graduated Business License Application and Renewal Form
This is the main double sided form for all new businesses and existing businesses that are renewing their annual business license. The form is required for all business types.
Graduated Manufacturer Business License Application
If you are a Manufacturer you need to fill out this form if you are renewing your annual business license or are opening a manufacturing business for the first time in the city of St. Louis. (L421447)
Home Occupancy Business License Application
This is the Home Occupancy Business License Application. (L421300)
Vehicle Vendor Employee Badge
Business license fee for a vehicle vendor employee badge. (L421605)
Workers Compensation Affidavit of Exemption
This is a form that is to be filled out if you meet the exemption requirements for not needing workers compensation insurance for multiple employees.
Laws, Bills, and Policies
Ordinance 67909 Addendum Form Required of All Business Owners
City statute requires all business owners that operate a business in the city to fill out and sign this form.
Ordinance 67909 Addendum Information
Ordinance 67909 Addendum is required for all business license years 2009 and after
Package License-Businesses Enumerated
Additional requirements needed to obtain a Package Liquor License.
Permits, Inspections, and Certifications
Blocking Right of Way, Commercial, Residential, Special Events
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