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Each business, occupation, trade, merchant and manufacturer within the city is required to secure a business license, unless expressly exempted by State Statute. Please contact Marian Oesterle, (314) 587-2810, in the City's Finance Department for information about obtaining a City business license. Business licenses must be renewed annually.
The City's Finance Director issues liquor licenses for retail and/or package sales, after all legal requirements are satisfied and after city Board of Aldermen approval. Further information about liquor licenses can be found by contacting the Finance Department at (314) 587-2810 or by e-mail.
Businesses are generally not allowed to operate in residences in the city. However, the city defines certain commercial activities as home occupations and allows them as long as they comply with the criteria in Section 615.350 of the Municipal Code. A business license is not required for a home occupation.