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Business License 

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 collection and processing of occupation taxes represents the majority of the duties. Most businesses are not required to obtain a business license, however each must pay an occupation tax unless specifically exempted by Federal or State statute. 

Occupation taxes

  • Are intended strictly as a source of revenue
    for the Unified Government

Business licenses

  • Are intended to regulate certain business activities

Important Numbers

  • Are available if you have additional questions
    about business licenses

Garage Sale Information      

Revised Smoking Ordinance

2015 Retail Fireworks Stand Application

Application Packet: will be available April 1st

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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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