Hi, everyone. New to the group here, and new to the cottage industry. I’m starting a cottage business in St. Louis City. I reached out to the City License department to see if they require one for cottage businesses, but have not heard back. Is anyone here in STL City or familiar with STL City laws in this regard? Thanks for your help.
I’ve heard that St. Louis restricts cottage food businesses to only selling out of the home. I don’t believe any other town or city in MO restricts cottage food businesses in that way. So it’s a major issue, for sure. You should try talking to the health dept to confirm this. As far as the city business license is concerned, I’m sure that they would require one, but I don’t have the specifics. It’s fairly common to not hear back and to need to reach out in more ways and be persistent.