Sports and Entertainment Events Business

Overview, preparation and instructions to apply for a Sports and Entertainment Events Business License

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Overview

There is a 5% tax of gross receipts collected on admissions  to sport and entertainment events.

Preparation

If you are not sure if your business requires a Graduated Business License (GBL), please click the link "Business License Information", where you will find more information about licensing and a list of business types.  Once you are there, click on the business type that describes the type of business you plan to do in the City of St. Louis.

If you still have questions about your business type, please contact our office at 314-622-4528 to find out the appropriate steps that you will need to follow to obtain a business license for the City of St. Louis.

Instructions

Step 1

You must register with the State of Missouri for a State Sales Tax Number.   Please obtain this number before visiting City Hall.

    3256 Laclede Station Road
    St. Louis, MO 63143
    (314) 877-0177

    Or apply online at: https://dors.mo.gov/tax/coreg/index.jsp

Step 2

Visit the License Collector’s office in Room 104 of City Hal to complete the gross receipts tax form.

Step 3

In addition to visiting the License Collector’s office, you will also need to obtain a clearance from the Collector of Revenue’s office at the location below:

    City Hall Room 410
    1200 Market St.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 622-3291

        St. Louis City Ordinance 63454
        St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.010 - Statement of Clearance - Required

Step 4

If your business is located in the City of St. Louis, you must also obtain an Occupancy Permit from the Building Division at the location below:

    Building Division
    Department of Public Safety
    City Hall Room 425
    1200 Market St.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 622-3313

Step 5

Provide a cash deposit or a License Bond for a sum equal to the Collector's estimate of the actual tax to become due. 

Step 6

On single events (Non Quarterly Filing Establishments) the fee is due by fifteen (15) days of the event.

For a single instance or limited time business, the tax is due to be filed and paid within 48 hours of the event.

What to Expect

Once all clearances and payments are received, you will be able to obtain your license to do business in the City of St. Louis.

Additional Information

If you pay by check, the license application may be held for several working days until the check clears.

A separate Graduated Business License is required for each business location or trade name.

       St. Louis City Ordinance 52030
       St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.02.040


Please visit our general information page to get more important information that you will need to know before obtaining your business license.  You can get there by clicking the link:  "Business License Information".

For more information about the License Collector's Office other resources and services, please visit our office home page by clicking on the link "License Collector" below.  Once you are there, you will find a list of links to the various other resources and services provided by our office.  Those links can be found to the right of the home page under the section titled "Related information".

Link:  License Collector

     

Contact

License Collector's Office

(314) 622-4528

1200 Market Street
City Hall Room 102-104
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Contact the License Collector's Office

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