Who needs a Business License?
If you are planning to conduct any kind of business within the city limits of Jefferson City, you will need to obtain a business license, unless specifically exempt by law (see listing).
How do I apply for a business license?
You will need to determine which type of license you will require, then you may download a printable application (these applications are also available at City Hall). If you have any questions about the type of license you require, please contact the Business License Administrator, contact information listed below. If you would like a copy of the application faxed or mailed to you, call (573) 634-6322 to make that request. The completed application, all applicable documentation and payment may be mailed or brought to:
City of Jefferson, John G. Christy Municipal Building
Attn: Business Licensing
320 E. McCarty Street, Room 202
Jefferson City, MO 65101
We also accept submittal of your application (and all applicable documentation) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (573-634-6329) and subsequent credit or debit card payment by phone (573-634-6322). Please allow 7-10 business days for approval of a business license.
Debbie Hartley, Business License Administrator
Phone (573) 634-6322
Fax (573) 634-6329
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm
Useful Business License References
Printable Business License Applications
List of businesses exempt from a City License