Vendor - Itinerant Business

Overview, preparation and instructions to apply for a Vendor - Itinerant Business License


Download your itinerant vendor application here.

Requirements are as follows:

This vendor must be on private property, not on any public property (sidewalk, street, or park), and must be in a building or enclosed structure and for not more than three (3) consecutive days per license period.



Cost is $25.00 a day payment must be in cash, money order or cashier's check ONLY. This can only be issued for 3 consecutive days at a time.


Before visiting City Hall to acquire your Itinerant Vendors' License, you must:

Step 1

Register with the State of Missouri for a State Sales Tax Number. Please obtain this number before visiting City Hall.

Missouri Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 3300
Jefferson City, MO 65105
(573) 751-3505  
If you are not selling a product, proceed to step 2.

Step 2

Obtain Written permission from the owner of the property where the stand is to be located. This letter should be on company letterhead or a notarized letter from owner. Letter should also include the date(s) of the sale. All sales must be in a building or enclosed structure.

On the day you visit the License Collector's Office to complete your application for a Itinerant Vendor License you will need to:

A. Apply and pay for an Itinerant Vendor License. Your license will be issued after all the necessary requirements are met.

B. Obtain clearance from the Collector of Revenue

 City Hall Room 410
 1200 Market St.
 St. Louis, MO 63103
 (314) 622-3291

St. Louis City Ordinance 63454- 
St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.010  

Statement of Clearance - Required

Step 3

Health Permit (if selling food)

**The health dept will require a copy of your paid receipt for a Itinerant Vendor License, before a health application can be taken.**

Cost: $50.00 per day, which must be paid with a business check or money order.

Health Department
City of St. Louis
1520 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 657-1539

Step 4

If propane is being used in any way, you must obtain a Fire Permit     

Cost is Twenty Dollars ($20.00).

Fire Prevention Bureau
1421 N. Jefferson

After receiving all of the above required permits, you will need to return to the License Collectors’ Office for your license to be issued.

What to Expect

Once all clearances and payments are received, you will be able to obtain your license to do business in the City of St. Louis.

Additional Information

A separate Graduated Business License is required for each business location or trade name.

St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.040

St. Louis City Ordinance 65061


$200.00 Vendor's License (Street or Sidewalk) is NOT an accepted license.

Please visit our general information page to get more important information that you will need to know before obtaining your business license. You can get there by clicking the link: "Business License Information".

For more information about the License Collector's Office other resources and services, please visit our office home page by clicking on the link "License Collector" below. Once you are there, you will find a list of links to the various other resources and services provided by our office. Those links can be found to the right of the home page under the section titled "Related information".

Link: License Collector



Office of the License Collector

(314) 622-4528

1200 Market Street, City Hall, Room 102-104
St. Louis, MO 63103

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact the Office of the License Collector

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