First, you will need to contact the building and/or financial departments for your particular jurisdiction to obtain business and occupancy permits. If you are operating in unincorporated St. Charles County, you may visit the Community Development and Finance department pages of the county’s website.
Next, obtain a license application and Code Book from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection, which will explain all of the ordinances and requirements for food establishments within St. Charles County. Please note: there may be fees required to be submitted with your completed application. If you have questions regarding the Code or the application process, please call us at 636.949.1800.
The application forms may ask for the following information:
- The business’ Missouri State Sales Tax Identification Number
- The name, address and telephone number of the establishment
- The name, address and telephone number of the owner or corporation
- A copy of the floor plan, equipment schedule and other information about your establishment
Lastly, after receiving approval to construct the establishment, you must contact the division approximately one week prior to the date you wish to open — so that a member of our staff may complete the opening inspection. Failure to schedule this inspection without adequate time may result in unnecessary delays or last-minute changes to the facility.