Open a Business in U City
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Business License Info:
All new businesses must first obtain an occupancy permit from the Department of Community Development before the business license will be issued. Once you receive notification of occupancy approval, you can apply for a business license.
For more information on business license, contact the Finance Department at (314) 505-8544. For more information on the occupancy permit, contact the Department of Community Development at (314) 505-8500.
Outdoor Dining Permit:

The City of University City encourages outdoor dining to increase use of public space, enjoyment, and security.

All food establishments with an outdoor dining area must obtain an Outdoor Dining Permit.

For more information about the Outdoor Dining, contact Planning & Development at 314-505-8500.

Liquor License:

In order for any person to manufacture, import, sell or expose for sale within the City of University City, intoxicating liquor at wholesale or retail, as defined by University City Municipal Code, Chapter 600.040, you must first obtain a Liquor License from the City.

For more information, contact the Finance Department at (314) 505-8544.