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New Business or Expansion

Starting a New Business or Making Changes to an Existing Business

St. Louis County requires land use permits for most types of businesses. Review the topic areas below to help you determine if a business permit is required, or consult the home business permit application below for additional information.

  • Conditional Use: Typically on property where owner does not reside and/or has employees and customer traffic. Needs additional controls or restrictions to assure that it is in harmony with neighborhood such as mini storage and  dog kennels. 
  • Home Business: Business conducted on owner’s home property and consistent with rural residential lifestyle and compatible with a neighborhood such as a greenhouse or gift shop.

Permit Applications

Planning Commission Criteria for Conditional Use

Conditional Use

Home Business