Tourism License Tax

To support tourism efforts, restaurant, hotel, and motel operators in the City of St. Charles are subject to a City tourism license tax of 1% of gross receipts. This tax is a business license tax, not a sales tax. Hotels and motels are subject to an additional hotel/motel tax of .75% of gross receipts including sales taxes.

The choice is yours whether you pass this tax through to your customers. However, we caution that since this is a business license tax and not a sales tax, it should not be listed as a sales tax on your customer receipts. Consult your attorney for appropriate phrasing if necessary.

Tax Payments

City Ordinance (Chapter 114) requires you to file a tax return and pay the tax due directly to the City of St. Charles on a monthly basis. The tax is due on the 20th of the month following the month of collection. Submit the tax payment with a Tourism Tax Return form online.

You can deliver your tax return and payment to: 

Collections Office
Tourism Tax
200 N. 2nd Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

If you have any questions, please call 636-949-3212.