A business license is required for all businesses who choose to locate within the City. Submitting a business license application is your first step. The City reviews your application for zoning conformance and your application is submitted to the Board of Aldermen for review. At this time you will also need to apply for an Occupancy Permit through our Public Works Department. Please contact Sarina Cape Scape@sunset-hills.com to start your application for Occupancy. Review takes 5-10 business days. If all criteria is met you will be sent an invoice and upon payment your business license will be issued.
The City requires business licenses for all business activity within the city limits. Temporary licenses (PDF) are required for individuals or groups who operate within the city, this includes special events and one time events. All temporary business licenses will be categorized during the review process.
All special events must have a special event application turned in for review by the Board of Aldermen.
A Criminal Record Check from the Missouri Highway Patrol is requiredas part of the application process. This must be submittedwith the application form, along with the following items;
1. A copy of the solicitor’s driver’s license
2. a copy of the certificate of registration with the Missouri Secretary of State
3. a copy of the flyer or brochure that will be handed out for items being sold or service being offered
Turn in application and supporting documentation for review
The review process is 5 working days
All persons who have been approved to solicit must appear in person with identification during business hours to receive his/her permit card
Permit fees are $25 per day per person for the first day, and $20 per day per person for each additional day
Solicitation permit cards must be carried and displayed at all times
Soliciting is prohibited in commercial areas, or where “No Trespassing” or “No Soliciting” or similar signs are posted
Should the City receive any complaints of aggressive selling tactics or harassment, the City reserves the right to revoke your permit cards immediately and without refund.
Hours for solicitation are as follows without exception: 9:00 a.m. until one half hour after the time designated as sunset published for that date in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, or at 7:30 p.m., whichever is earlier.