Doing Business in Olivette



Service License
Service License
Merchants LicenseManufactures License


Before starting a business in Olivette, you must obtain all necessary inspections and licenses. You will need to obtain and complete the following:

  1. Verify.  Verify that the zoning regulations of the City authorize the proposed business activity.  Contact the Planning Division at (314) 993-0252.
  2. Application Form for Occupancy (PDF), along with the following:
    • Verification that the business has been registered with the Missouri Secretary of State.
    • A floor plan layout of the occupied space showing how all rooms will be used.
  3. Emergency Contacts Form, attached to the occupancy application.
  4. Business License Application Form(s).  The City of Olivette has four types of Business Licenses:  Service-Table A, Service-Table B, Merchant, and Manufacturer.  
  5. Fee amount for the inspection, occupancy certificate, and the business license.
  6. Schedule.  Once the City is in receipt of a completed application form, necessary business license(s), and associated fees, an inspection will be coordinated with the applicant within a 5-working day window. 

Once the inspection is completed and approved, the Occupancy Certificate and Business License(s) will be forwarded to the applicant, upon request.

For assistance regarding the application process or inspections, contact Carlos Trejo at 314-993-0252, or in person at the Department of Planning and Community Development.


All property, including tenant spaces or home offices, must be inspected prior to the conduct of business. To schedule an inspection, the following applications are necessary:

In addition to the application, at a minimum the following shall also be provided:

  • Verification that the business has been registered with the Missouri Secretary of State's office
  • A legible layout of the space being occupied, illustrating the use of all rooms and spaces
  • An Emergency Contact form
  • Associated fee are as follows:
 Occupancy Inspections:
  •  $80 less than 2,500 sf.
  •  $95 2,500 sf. , but less than 5,000 sf.
  •  $120 5,000 sf., but less than 10,000 sf.
  •  $160 10,000 sf., but less than 20,000 sf.
  •  20,000 sf. or greater, $200.00 plus $35 for each additional 10,000 sf. 
 Occupancy Certificates: $20.00
 Business License fees:
  •  Merchants and Manufacturer, first year $50.00
  •  Service License, varies on business type-see Service License Fee Chart

Business Licenses

All businesses in Olivette must obtain a Business License from the City. Business Licenses Expire each year on May 15. Renewal Application(s) and Fees must be filed annually with the City Planning Department prior to May 14.  

Olivette businesses may require either a Service-Table A or Service-Table B Business License in addition to a Manufacturers' or Merchants' Business License, depending on the business's on-site operations. 

Please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 314-993-2458 for assistance in determining which application(s) and fee(s) apply to your Olivette business. 

Fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Please make checks payable to the City of Olivette. Payment by credit card may be accepted over the phone during City Hall business hours by calling (314) 994-2458. All credit charges are subject to a 3% convenience fee ($3.00 minimum).

Food Establishments

All food establishments must contact Saint Louis County Department of Health to obtain necessary applications.

Liquor Licenses