STL City Permits

Commercial Occupancy Application - For Business

This application should only be used for businesses looking for a Commercial Occupancy permit.

The Housing Conservation application can be found here Housing Conservation Application.

What you will need to complete this application:
  • If you are not the owner of the property, then you will need either a signed lease agreement, or a signed and notarized Letter of Authorization. These will need to be in PDF format so they can be uploaded with your application. Click here for a downloadable copy of our Letter of Authorization.
  • If you are the owner making this application, then you do not need to provide a copy of the lease or notarized Letter of Authorization.
  • All applicants will need to answer a set of questions depending on the type of business for which you are applying. You can see the various business types and pre-print the questions for yours here:
Cost of this application:
  • $80.00 for spaces below 3500 sq ft.
  • $160.00 for spaces 3500 sq ft and above.
Payment Types:
  • The City accepts payment by credit card or e-check
  • There is a 2.55% processing fee, with a minimum of $1.55, that is added for credit cards. There is a flat fee of $1.50 added for e-checks. The City does not receive any of these funds. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • All emails listed on your application will receive e-mail updates and correspondence from the City that relate to this application.
  • You can add other contact email addresses in the Contact Information section of this application.
Requesting a Date for Inspections:
  • The earliest you can request an inspection date is 5 business days from the date of your application.
  • The furthest out you can request an inspection date is 14 business days from the first available date.
Issuance of Occupancy Permit:
  • Once you application has been processed by the Permit section, then you will receive an email confirming your requested inspection date as well as a list of all inspectors that have been assigned to your application along with their contact information.
  • Your occupancy permit will only be issued after ALL inspectors and the Zoning Department have approved your application.
  • If you have any questions about this application, please contact the Building Division’s Permit Office at 314-622-3313

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