Neighborhood Resource Center
Phillip E. Henderson, License Administrator
4953 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
Office Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Many businesses that pay occupation taxes are also required to obtain one or more business licenses. Licenses are different from occupation taxes in that certain standards have to be met or maintained in order to receive or keep them.
Most licenses are revocable if these standards are not upheld. Also, occupation taxes generally run from January 1 to December 31 of a given year while licenses generally expire one year after issuance. The most common licenses issued by Business Licensing are those for:
|Private Clubs and Drinking Establishments (Alcohol)
Cereal Malt Beverage (3.2 percent Beer)
Temporary Cereal Malt Beverage
Coin Operated Amusement Devices
Security Guard Services
Precious Metals Dealers
Massage Therapy Establishments
Scrap Metal Dealers
Smoker Friendly Facilities
Businesses that are located in Wyandotte County must obtain zoning and building inspection approvals prior to being issued an occupation tax receipt. Additional approvals may also apply, depending on the nature of the business. Requirements for business licenses vary widely, please call Business Licensing for information specific to the license desired.