Business Licenses

Business License Requirements

A business license is required for all Creve Coeur businesses. Doctors, attorneys, CPAs and non-profit organizations are exempt from a City business license. However, a Certificate of Occupancy is still required.

Please complete and return the paper business license application form to 300 N. New Ballas Road – Finance Department.

Certificate of Occupancy

All Creve Coeur businesses are required to have a Certificate of Occupancy.

Operating a home-based business: A home occupation is a business, profession, occupation or trade conducted for the personal gain or support of the residential occupant and conducted entirely within a residential building or accessory structure. Learn more about home occupation rules and regulations.

Renovating or building a new facility: Find regulations and permit applications for 
commercial building projects and renovations.

License Renewal 

All Creve Coeur businesses are required to renew their business license each year by December 31, but no later than March 15 to avoid penalties.

Businesses may renew their license by completing one of the three options below:

  • Return the business license renewal form mailed to your business with payment and any required documentation to 300 N. New Ballas Road – Finance Department.
  • Renew your business license online by following these instructions.
  • Complete and return the paper business license application form with payment and any required documentation to 300 N. New Ballas Road – Finance Department.

For more information, contact Anne Cronin at (314) 442-2068.

License Resources

Get recognized for being green!
Green Business Program Logo

Business Newsletter


Sign up for the monthly Creve Coeur Business Newsletter to get the latest news sent straight to your inbox!