License Collector's Office
The "Business" License Collector's Office home page is the first place taxpayers should come to get started with the business licensing process.
Top Requested Pages
Phone: (314) 622-4528
1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
The office will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 exposure
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. - License Collector
Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Missouri. She is also a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government program at Harvard University. Thompson is a past President of the National Bar Association, leading lawyers and judges worldwide. A few highlights of her legal career include: Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Senior Attorney in the Health Law practice group at Sandberg, Phoenix P.C., and serving on the State of Missouri’s Division of Employment Security Appeals Tribunal.
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Business License Forms and Applications
The License Collector's Office provides all office forms and applications for taxpayers to download for their convenience.
Business License Information
Describes procedure for obtaining a business license with the City of St. Louis, exemptions or special requirements.
Fees at the Office of the License Collector
Fees in the Office of the License Collector effective January 1, 2010.
Online Business License Renewals, Returns, and Payments
Online payment of tax bills, renewal of licenses, and returns
Useful Business Links
Various links that may help with questions concerning different aspects of business
News and Announcements
A JUNETEETH Message from License Collector Mavis Thompson
The Office of the License Collector will Close at Noon - June 19, 2020
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 06/19/2020
Office of the License Collector Reopening
The License Collector Addresses the Office Reopening to the Public
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 06/01/2020
City of St. Louis to Provide Free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Small Businesses
Eligible small businesses and sole proprietor must be located in the City and have no more than 10 on-site employees.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Office of the License Collector,St. Louis Development Corporation | 05/12/2020
Free Webinar Regarding Assistance Programs for Small Businesses
Mayor Krewson and License Collector Thompson to host free webinar for small businesses and answer questions.
Press release | Office of the License Collector,St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment,Office of the Mayor | 04/08/2020
A Message from the License Collector Regarding the Coronavirus Disease
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 03/13/2020
Employers Required to Ban the Box
The effective date of Ordinance 71074 shall be January 1, 2021
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector,Civil Rights Enforcement Agency | 02/13/2020
Be Cyber Aware
A message from License Collector Mavis Thompson on phishing attacks.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 02/05/2020
Small Business Saturday
Shop, Shop, Shop at your community's local small businesses this Saturday!
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 11/27/2019
City Business Open House - Oct. 2019
Make plans to stop by Oct. 3rd and 4th in the City Hall Rotunda
Newsgram | Office of the License Collector | 10/01/2019
Airbnb And License Collector Announce Voluntary Tax Agreement
Officials of Airbnb and the Office of the City License Collector are pleased to announce a tax agreement has been finalized.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 11/30/2018
"What Does The License Collector Do?" by Mavis T. Thompson, Esq.
License Collector Mavis T. Thompson, Esq. featured in The St. Louis American explaining what the License Collector does for the City of St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 11/13/2017
City Business Open House
The Next Showcase of City Businesses at City Hall is April 16th and April 17th.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 07/12/2016
Young Entrepreneurs Forum
The License Collector's Office is hosting a Young Entrepreneurs Forum (April 26, 2016)
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 04/19/2016
Senior and Veterans Discount Booklet for 2017-2018
This is our 2019-2020 Senior and Veterans Discount Booklet listing hundreds of businesses offering discounts.
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 12/16/2015
Senior Forum Series: Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft & Consumer Fraud
Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud are on the rise. Seniors, learn the steps you can take to help protect yourself from becoming the next victim.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 12/02/2015
License Collector Inspires Career Development
Students who are academic achievers in St. Louis receive on the job training and former city workers are granted the opportunity to serve once more.
Press release | Office of the License Collector | 06/09/2014
May Workshop for MBEs, WBEs and DBEs
Critical Steps to Increasing Your Bonding Capacity & Finance Options
Newsgram | Office of the License Collector | 05/14/2014
Lessons in Tax Preparation for Small Business
Free seminar to be held on Tuesday, March 25 at City Hall
Newsgram | Office of the License Collector | 03/12/2014
Thompson's First 100 Days In Office
A Report to the Community: “Providing Service and Demanding Accountability”
News/Announcement | Office of the License Collector | 03/07/2014