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If you are interested in opening a new business or expanding upon an existing business within Ferguson, review the City’s process before proceeding.

Currently, payments are only accepted by phone or in-person for all permit and license fees at City Hall, 110 Church Street, Ferguson, MO (314-521-7721). 

If you have any questions about a permit/license application, please contact the office that is responsible for the permit/license you are interested in.  

Public Works   (314) 524-5191
   Building Permit   (see application for details)
   Commercial Occupancy Permit $100.00 Application
   Dumpster Permit $40.00 Application
   Electrical Permit $50.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Fence Permit $40.00 Application
    Mechanical Permit $50.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Occupancy Inspection (Interior) $75.00 (valid for 1 year - rental only)
    Occupancy Inspection (Exterior)    $40.00 (valid for 6 months)
    Plumbing Permit $50.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Special Building Permit $80.00 Application
Finance   (314) 521-5254
    Business License $45.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Residential Property Rental License $50.00 per property**
    Vending License $25.00 per device
    Dog License $1-$3 per dog
Planning & Development   (314) 524-5257
    Board of Adjustment Appeal (Variance) $50.00 Application
    Boundary Adjustment Application $150.00 Applcaiton
    Major Site Plan Review $150.00 Application
    Rezoning Application $100.00 acre of parcel(s)
    Sign Permit $40.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Special Use Permit $250.00 Application
    Subdivision Plat Application $150.00 Application
    Vacant Building Registration $200.00 six-months of vacancy
    Vacant Building Registry Waiver $25.00 Waiver Application (2 inspections)
City Clerk   (314) 524-5152
    Liquor License   (see application for details)

*Fees within the table are not final. This table is provided as a courtesy and is to be used as reference only. These fees are determined by City Ordinances. Associated Permits and License will only be issued when the full payment due, as stated on the completed application, has been received by the City of Ferguson. See individual application documents for specific fee calculations.