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If you are opening a new business within Ferguson, review the City’s process before proceeding.

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

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

Public Works   (314) 524-5191
    Building Permit   (see application for details)
    Commercial Occupancy Permit $100.00 Application
    Demolition Permit $40.00 Application
    Driveway Permit $40.00 Application
    Dumpster Permit $40.00 Application
    Electrical Permit $50.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Fence Permit $40.00 Application
    Grading Permit $40.00 Application
    Mechanical Permit $50.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Mobile Food Vendor (Food Truck) Permit $100.00 Application
    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
    Storage Container Permit $40.00 Application
    Temporary Placement on Streets $40.00 Application
Finance   (314) 521-5254
    Business License $30.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Business License Renewal See Application Based on Previous Year Gross Receipts 
    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
    Change of Zoning Request $100.00 acre of land to be rezoned
    Floodplain Development Permit    
    Major Site Plan Review $150.00 Application
    Sign Permit $40.00 minimum (see application for details)
    Special Use Permit $250.00 Application
    Subdivision Plat/Boundary Adjustment $150.00 Application
    Vacant Property Registration $200.00 six-months of vacancy
    Vacant Registration 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.