Submit your completed application packet to Customer Service with the license fee(s). To calculate your license fee use the declaration statement of gross receipts found in the application packet. Established businesses will want to use gross receipts from the previous year, and new businesses will want to use the estimated gross receipts expected for the year. Proof of income is not required when renewing, but it can be requested at any time throughout the year in a random audit of license fees.
At the time of application you will need to pay for the first year of the business license, and submit a copy of the current driver's license for each business owner.
Changes in ownership to a business will require a new application. The new owners will follow the steps above under the section labeled Applying. Please contact Customer Service with any questions regarding this process.
If you are moving to a location outside of Webster Groves please see the Closing Your Business section below.
Businesses are sent their annual renewal every January, and they are due on the last day of April (Due to Coronavirus concerns, 2020 renewals will be due June 15, 2020). Any renewal received after April will be assessed late fees. Businesses that need a duplicate renewal form can request one by emailing Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information regarding renewals can be found in our frequently asked questions PDF.
Eligible non-profit and MO Statue 71.620 exempt businesses can renew their license online by completing the online form below. If you are not exempt you can not renew your license online.