Business Licenses and Applications

Auctioneer License

State-wide license sold for one-month, three-month, six-month, or 12-month periods. (Missouri Revised Statute 343.010)

Bicycle Event 

Required for organized cycling events in St. Charles County with required approval by the St. Charles County Chief of Police. $25 fee. (Chapter 270 – Ordinance 10-091)

Ferry License 

Required for operation of a ferry within St. Charles County. Initial term of one year and then three-year renewal. (Chapter 650)

Itinerant Vendor License

Regulates the activities issued as four-day-only permit. $20 fee. Requires approval of the County Registrar and the Director of Community Development.

Liquor License

If you have applied for a state liquor license, you must also apply for a County liquor license. 

How to Obtain a County Liquor License

  1. Apply for municipality liquor license.
  2. Apply for the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco liquor license by calling 314-877-0480 or visiting their website.
  3. When you have received the liquor license(s) from the state, bring the license(s) to the Office of the County Registrar along with a paid business personal property tax receipt or a business personal property tax waiver if the business is new. No licenses will be issued without proper proof. 

Liquor License Requirements/Information

  1. A current or renewed State of Missouri liquor license is required to process a County liquor license. (Chapter 600 - Ordinance 94-88)
  2. All liquor license applications must be signed before a notary public or at the Office of the County Registrar for a $3 fee.
  3. Please make check payments payable to St. Charles County. Cash (in person) or credit (with a processing fee) also are accepted as payment.
  4. Businesses located in unincorporated areas of the County with "by the drink" licenses must use the unincorporated extended application and pay additional filing fees.
  5. Managing Officer Change: $30 fee. Annual liquor license renewals do not require a Managing Officer Change fee.
  6. County liquor licenses will expire at midnight, July 31.
  7. All applicable filing fees, licensing fees and notary fees are nonrefundable.

For questions concerning your County liquor license, contact the County Registrar at 636-949-7560.

Medical Marijuana Business License

Required for all medical marijuana cultivation, dispensary, infused products manufacturing, testing and transportation facilities (Chapter 405, Ordinance 19-061). Please see the Medical Marijuana Facilities page for more information about opening a facility.

Merchant and Manufacturer’s License

Required for all retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers in St. Charles County per State of Missouri Statute 150.010. Annual renewal. (St. Charles County Ordinance 04-133)

Peddler/Solicitor License

Regulates the activities issued as four- or seven-day permit. $20 fee. Requires approval by St. Charles County Chief of Police. (Chapter 606 – Ordinance 10-073)

Tow License

Required for operating a towing business physically located in St. Charles County or that conducts more than 50 percent of wrecker or tow services in St. Charles County. Required approval by St. Charles County Chief of Police with a yearly renewal. (Chapter 608 – Ordinance 03-011)