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.
**YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER WITH THE LICENSE COLLECTORS OFFICE BEFORE YOU CAN APPLY FOR YOU HEALTH PERMIT.**
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:
P.O. Box 3300
Jefferson City, MO 65105
Or apply online at: https://dors.mo.gov/tax/coreg/index.jsp
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.
Note: 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
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.
City of St. Louis
1520 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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 InformationA separate Graduated Business License is required for each business location or trade name.
$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
1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
St. Louis, Mo 63103
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
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