Business License

Location: License Administrator: Hours: Contact:
NRC Offices
4953 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Phillip Henderson Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
P: (913) 573-8782 F: (913) 573-8622 E: Email
Business License

Business Licensing is 1 of 7 Divisions located in the Neighborhood Resource Center (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 licenses only accounts for twenty percent of division efforts while the collection and processing of annual Occupation Taxes represents the majority of the duties.

All businesses located in Kansas City Kansas, and those businesses that come in to the city to conduct or perform their business, and those businesses 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 applicable exemption.

Some activities do also require regulatory license or permit in addition to the occupation tax.

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New Application Process
Renewal for a Current Business
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