Vendor - Vehicle Business

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


Download your vehicle vendor application here.

All non-permanent or transient businesses must meet the criteria of a Vehicle, Sidewalk, Itinerant, or Festival Vendor. If your business DOES NOT fall within this criteria, your business is PROHIBITED.



The cost is $200.00 per calendar year. Payment must be in cash, money order, or cashier's check.


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  

Step 2

Apply and pay for a Vehicle Vendor License. Your license will be issued after all the necessary requirements are met.

Step 3

Obtain a clearance from the Collector of Revenue’s office at the location below:

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 4

A passport photo is required in order for us to issue your Vehicle Vendor badge. 

Step 5

Health Permit (if selling food)

**The Health Department will require a copy of your paid receipt for a Vehicle Vendors' License before a health application can be accepted.**

Cost: $160.00 application fee
(Additional fees may apply) All fees must be paid with a business check or money order.

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

Step 6

If propane is being used, you must obtain a Fire Permit.

 Cost is Twenty Dollars ($20.00)

Fire Prevention Bureau
1421 N. Jefferson
Saint Louis, MO 63103
(314) 289-1900

Insurance in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars/fifty thousand dollars bodily injury coverage and property damage in the amount of ten thousand dollars with an insurance company of good standing on each vehicle used in the operation of the vending business.

After receiving all of the above required permits, you will need to return to the License Collector's 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

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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