Business, Merchant, and Liquor Licenses

Businesses wishing to open an office or store in Richmond Heights are required to obtain a license. Business License fees are


 based on the number of employees - $5 per employee, with a minimum license fee of $30 - unless otherwise directed by municipal ordinance. Apply online. (link below)

Merchants wishing to conduct retail sales in Richmond Heights are required to obtain a Merchant License, after first obtaining a Missouri Sales Tax license from the Missouri Department of Revenue listing a Richmond Heights location. After obtaining this license, a Merchant License application must be submitted online (link below).

   * For merchants open less than 90 days, a Temporary Merchant License application must be completed online (link below). Please follow the fee structure online. Any business open longer than 90 days are required to obtain a regular Merchant License. 

   * For merchants located at The Boulevard - St. Louis, please download a TDD Business Registration Form and a TDD Tax Return Form. 

The fee structure is based upon estimated gross receipts through the end of the calendar year - $1.75 per $1,000 of estimated gross receipts. Applications must be completed online. A copy of the merchant’s MO Retail Sales Tax License and MO Certificate of No Sales Tax Due are required attachments to the application. The license fee may be paid online or by check.

Liquor License Any person who wishes to serve alcohol at a business or commercial establishment within the City of Richmond Heights is required to obtain a liquor license. These licenses are renewed each July and are presented to the City Council for approval.

  • New Liquor License applications must be submitted in paper format; form can be found here.
  • Liquor License Renewals must be submitted online. (link below)

CONTACT:  Pam Hylton, Assistant City Manager, at or call 314-655-3501.

Business, Merchant, & Liquor License* applications 
MUST be completed ONLINE.