Renew Business Licenses and File Returns

Online payment of License Renewals and Returns

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Existing businesses can process online their Graduated Business License Renewal.

New businesses must contact the License Collector Office at 314-622-4528 to begin the process of obtaining a business license.



  1. Locate the common document number (seven-digit AL number) on the top left corner of the renewal application you received from our office. You will need to have this information in order to proceed. (Example: AL1234567).
  2. Confirm that you will be completing one of the transactions below to file and make a payment:
  • Convention and Tourism - Sleeping Room Sales Tax Return - (L416900)
  • Graduated Business License Renewal - (L421408)
  • Graduated Business License Renewal - Manufacturer - (L421447)
  • Gross Receipts Tax Return - Public Garage/Parking Lots - (L421431)
  • Hotel/Motel Sales Tax - Sleeping Room Sales tax Return - (L416901)
  • Restaurant Gross Receipts Tax Return - (L416902)


Start with the "Begin Online" button below to proceed to payment. You will be redirected to the PayIt payment portal. You will need your account number to proceed with payment. 

  1.  If you are a current PayIt user, log in.
  2. If not, sign up or "continue as guest."

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Use Visa, Master Card, Discover, or American Express
  • For credit card transactions, a 2.45% convenience fee is charged. 
  • For e-checks, a $1.95 convenience fee is charged.  
These fees are charged by the online service processor, not the License Collector's Office.

What to Expect

To pay the license renewal or receipt.

As a current PayIt users to create a record of the transaction

As a new user, to create an account with PayIt or proceed to payment as a guest user.


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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