Licensing Division


Businesses applying for an annual license or a permit issued by Saint Louis County must provide proof of paid business personal property taxes.

STLCRO 25,124 effective 9/4/2012.

Licensing Division | License Issuance

  • Licenses that are shared between or recognized by both the State and the County include Peddler/Solicitor, Auctioneer, and Pool and Billiard table licenses.
  • Licensing for activities for which the County is the licensing authority regardless of the location or municipality involved. These include liquor and amusement activity regulations, convention and tourism tax, and convention and sport tax (based on hotel/motel room sales).
  • Licensing programs covering the unincorporated areas of the County. In these areas the Licensing Division administers commercial and charitable solicitors, trailer courts, and liquor by the drink licenses, as well as false alarm charges and utilities gross receipts tax.

Please note that the Licensing Division is NOT responsible for issuing licenses for the following areas.

While our building is closed to the public, Solicitor, Peddler and Street Vendor license applications may be enclosed in a sealed envelope and dropped off  in the lobby of 41 S. Central Ave, and MUST include the following:

  • Completely filled out application
  • Two color-copies of the applicant’s Drivers License or State ID
  • If the ID provided is from out-of-state, a copy of the applicant’s social security card MUST be submitted

There currently is a 24-48 hour hold before any documents will be processed. 

For those seeking additional help in navigating the County’s regulatory process, the resources of the Saint Louis County Business Assistance Center can provide a point of contact to help maintain project momentum and continuity.

Jericka Johnson
Manager, Licensing Division

Address: Saint Louis County | Licensing | 4th Floor
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105-1799

Phone Numbers:
(314) 615-5125 - Fax
Email: [email protected]
visit the Contact Us page.
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Licensing Forms

For licensing forms please visit the Licensing Division home page and choose the desired link under the "Forms and Instructions" header in the right column.