Business License Renewals

Business License Renewals 
Business Licenses are issued for the calendar year in which they are obtained  and expire Dec 31st. All licenses must be renewed by March 1st.
Failure to complete renewal by March 1st will result in accumulation of late fees and penalties.  

There are different business types that are recognized in the code. Fees and application forms vary depending on your business type.  
Categories include: Retail gross receipts businesses (One dollar ($1.00) for each one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or part thereof in gross receipts per year), Service businesses (square feet at $0.20 per square foot), Home based businesses ($100 fee), Financial institution businesses ($5,000 fee), and Trash hauler businesses ($12 per truck).

Click below to access an appropriate business license application form:

NO TAX DUE: Retail businesses must also supply a No Tax due letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue.  This letter can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Revenue website or by calling (573) 751-7200. 

Food service businesses will need to provide proof of a satisfactory Health Department Inspection Report through St. Louis County Department of Health.

TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY: email all documentation to [email protected]. Once your paperwork has been reviewed, a link will be emailed to you for our secure online payment portal. (Credit card fees apply)

If renewing by mail, make Checks Payable to: City of Ladue.  NOTE: Any inaccurate payments or incomplete renewals will be returned to you. This can cause delays in your process and result in late fees or penalties.

ALARM PERMIT: According to Chapter 30 of the City’s Code of Ordinances, all businesses that have an alarm system are required to obtain a permit  and renew this permit each year by January 2nd.  To apply or for more information, visit the Alarms Permit webpage.

NEW BUSINESS: All new businesses must complete a series of steps prior to opening and operating in the City. Please visit our New Business Page.

Questions?  Contact Us: Email at [email protected] or call (314) 993-3439.