Yes, any business or organization that obtains a state liquor license of any kind (i.e. picnic, caterer) is required to apply and acquire a County liquor license from the County Clerk’s office.
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Any person who seeks to obtain a liquor license for a location in an incorporated area of Jefferson County must first contact the municipality. Any person who seeks to obtain a liquor license for a location in the unincorporated area of Jefferson County may apply directly to the Missouri Department of Public Safety - Division of Liquor Control by calling 314-416-6280.
The day a business or organization applies for a County liquor license, they will receive a paid receipt that will be valid for 30 days from the date written on the receipt by the County Clerk’s office. The original license will be mailed within 7 to 10 business days. Please contact our office if you do not receive your license within this time frame.
A business or organization located in an incorporated city/municipality must first obtain their state and city liquor license. Those located in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County must only obtain a state liquor license before applying for a County liquor license. Then, bring the original license(s) to the County Clerk’s office to apply for a license that is valid for 30 days.
The Jefferson County Council adopted a new ordinance that requires any applicant for a county liquor license to be current on his taxes. Proof of taxes paid or no taxes owed will be required to obtain the liquor license.
Jefferson County charges $3 more than the fee charged by the state for a liquor license. If the state charged you $400, then the total amount charged by Jefferson County will be $403.
Contact the State of Missouri, Department of Revenue at 314-416-6280 for an answer to this question.
Liquor licenses in Missouri are valid from July 1 of the current year to June 30 of the next year.
No, liquor licenses are pro-rated based when the State of Missouri issued the license and the expiration date of the license.
No, renewals are mailed at the beginning of April each year and may be signed and returned to the County Clerk’s office with the amount owed. Please call 636-797-5039, if you have any questions.