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The Unified Government Business Licensing is 1 of 7 Divisions located in the NRC. The Business Licensing Division is responsible for the enforcement of various Unified Government licensing and taxing ordinances, and for the billing, collection, and processing of fees prescribed by these ordinances.  Although the name would indicate that business licenses are the primary function, the reality is that processing business licenses only accounts for twenty percent of division efforts while the collection and processing of Occupation Taxes  represents the majority of the duties.

All businesses with a physical location in Kansas City Kansas, as well as those businesses that come in to the city to conduct and perform business or work, including those conducting sales and services in the city, do need to register and file the occupation tax application for the specific business activity being conducted.  There are a few limited and specific exemptions with regard to paying the occupation tax, but all business entities would still file the application, and be noted with the appropriate exemption.

In addition to the occupation tax, some business activities do also require Regulatory Licenses & Permits

Occupation Taxes 

  • Are intended strictly as a source of revenue
    for the Unified Government and not for regulation

Regulatory Licenses & Permits

  • Are intended to regulate certain business activities

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  • Are available if you have additional questions
    about business licenses

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NRC Offices Hours Phillip Henderson Phone Numbers
Business License 8:00 am to 5:00 pm   License Administrator P: (913) 573-8782 
4953 State Avenue Monday - Friday  Email F: (913) 573-8622
Kansas City, KS       

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