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Business License Division


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 ( 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.

Contact Information:

Debbie Hartley, Business License Administrator

Phone (573) 634-6322

Fax (573) 634-6329


Hours: Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm


Additional Information

Useful Business License References

Printable Business License Applications

List of businesses exempt from a City License



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