Business Resources

Check out these links for business resources:  

MoSourceLink - A 10-Part Guide to Start Your Business

STL Partnership - For Startups

SBA - Write Your Business Plan

SimplifyLLC - How-to Guides for Starting and Running Your Own Company

Business Plan

Financing Resources

Check out these links for finance resources:  

SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration

STL Partnership - Business Financing Options

Resources for Missouri's Startups & Small Businesses

Finding A Location For Your Business

The City maintains a list of available properties for sale and lease. This list is periodically updated.

Development Procedures

Under the City's Zoning Code, some businesses and projects may require review by the City's Planning and Zoning Commission, Architectural Review Board, and City Council. Take a look at the City's Zoning Map, to identify the zoning district for the property you have selected for your business. Click on the chosen property, then click on the zoning designation to find out more about the zoning requirements. If you need zoning approval, you may find the required applications here. You will also find the Process Booklet(s) which outline(s) the entire process.

If you still have questions, please contact City staff.

City Inspections & Occupancy Permit

 Before you can occupy your business space, the City requires a commercial occupancy inspection and a commercial occupancy permit. To inquire about scheduling an inspection, please call the Building Department at (636) 227-9660. The space must pass inspection in order to obtain an Occupancy Permit. 

Inspections and Occupancy

Fire Inspection

Be sure to contact Metro West Fire  Protection District  for an occupancy inspection. Metro West Fire Protection District is located at 17065 Manchester Road and they can be reached by phone at (636) 458-2100, or by fax at (636) 458-2199.

Business License

A Business License is required before you can operate a business in Ellisville. To obtain your Business License you will need to contact the Finance Department.

Sign Permits

A sign permit is needed for all exterior signage. You may download an application from the City's website and submit it to the Code Enforcement Officer for review. The entire Sign Code is also available on the City's website. For a summary of sign code, you may review the Sign Regulations Guide.

Sign Permit

Promoting Your Business

As part of the City's on-going efforts to help our businesses thrive, we are offering you the opportunity to introduce your business to every new resident by including a coupon or voucher in our New Resident Welcome Packets. The City of Ellisville provides every new household with a New Resident Welcome Packet. You can find out more about this program here.

Promote your local business

Additionally, the City offers several sponsorship and promotional opportunities:

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