Peddler/Commercial Solicitor/Street Vendor License Requirement
Peddlers, Solicitors, and Street Vendors in St. Louis County are required to obtain a license in the name of the individual in order to sell merchandise or take orders. Licenses are valid for a period of six (6) months from the date of issuance.
Peddler - Any individual who deals in the selling of goods, wares, or merchandise from stock with him or her going from place to place selling this merchandise or wares within the unincorporated area of St. Louis County.
Solicitor - Any individual in the unincorporated area of St. Louis County traveling by foot, automobile, or any type of conveyance from house to house or place to place or positions near street corners, public assembly or congregation, or located near or on the right of way of a roadway for the purpose of:
- Soliciting property or financial assistance,
- Selling or offering for sale articles, tags, services emblems, publications, tickets
- Taking or attempting to take orders for goods, wares, books, charts, maps, magazines, or other merchandise for future delivery or services to be furnished or performed then or in the future.
Street Vendor - An individual who engages in the sale of food or beverages from a motor vehicle in the unincorporated area of St. Louis County.
This includes individuals in the business of vending or peddling ice cream, frozen desserts, sherbets, ices, or other retail food or beverages.
NOTE: If a vendor is selling food that is not pre-packaged, the Street Vendor's License requires a health permit in addition to the vending license.
For more information regarding the above noted licenses, please contact the License Division at 314/615-4217 or see the online instructions.