Business Licenses

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 IMPORTANT:  Click HERE for instructions on how to apply.

To obtain a business license in the City of Maryland Heights, you will need the following:

  • Application for business license.    
  • A Police Emergency Contact Form. (Included in the applications above.)
  • A No Tax Due Letter. If your business has retail sales, this letter is mandatory.  Please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue for further details on this process.  https://dor.mo.gov/business/register/ .  (Additionally, if creating a new business, please contact the Missouri Secretary of State for assistance in registering the business name and entity. https://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations)
  • A letter briefly describing your business. The letter should include what you are using the space for as well as what your business does.
  • Payment to cover the Occupancy and Business License Fees. We accept Mastercard and Visa, checks and cash. If you are unsure on how to obtain your totals, please feel free to contact the Business License Clerk at (314) 738-2212.

An occupancy inspection will be scheduled three working days from the date we receive your application. If there is a current building permit on the property, we can schedule the occupancy inspection along with the final building inspection. The application will first go to the Planning and Zoning Department for Zoning approval. If additional information is needed to gain Zoning approval, the Zoning Department will contact you.

Once you have passed the occupancy inspection, we will issue an occupancy permit and business license. The license and permit will be mailed to your new location unless otherwise specified. Your license is renewed annually. You will be sent a renewal form each year in May and the renewal is due by the end of June.

Home-Based Businesses 

  • Home-Based Business Application.
  • A Police Emergency Contact Form.
  • A No Tax Due Letter. If your business has retail sales, this letter is mandatory.
  • A letter briefly describing your business. The letter should include what you are using the space for as well as what your business does.
  • Payment to cover the Occupancy and Business License Fees. We accept Mastercard and Visa, checks and cash. If you are unsure on how to obtain your totals, please feel free to contact the Business License Clerk at (314) 738-2212.
  • IMPORTANT:  Until further notice, the City is no longer requiring an inspection for home-based businesses.  Therefore, the $25 occupancy permit inspection fee shown on the application is not required.

The zoning rules for home-based businesses are included on the second page of the application.  Please read these carefully before you sign the application.  If you have questions regarding these rules, please contact a member of the Planning & Zoning staff at (314) 291-6550.

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