Business License Division

Who needs a Business License?
If you are planning to conduct business within the city limits of Jefferson City, you will need to obtain a business license prior to beginning operation, unless specifically exempt by law (Listing of Exempt Businesses).  PLEASE NOTE:  normal processing of a business license takes approximately 7 - 10 business days.

Applications may be submitted by mail, email, fax or in person.

Mailing address/physical location:
City of Jefferson, John G. Christy Municipal Building
Attn: Business Licensing
320 E. McCarty Street, Room 202
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Phone: (573) 634-6322
Fax:  (573) 634-6329

Checks can be made payable to City of Jefferson.  We also accept cash, visa, mastercard or discover.

If you submit the application via email or fax, subsequent credit card payment is necessary and can be made by calling the business license office. 

Business License Division Contact Form

Types of Business Licenses

Flat Fee Business License

Retail Business License

Liquor License

Temporary Liquor License

Temporary Business License

Craft/Trade Show License

Door-to-Door Sales License

Not-for-Profit Business License

Fourth of July Temporary License

Sidewalk Vendor License

Vehicle for Hire Business

Transportation Network Company (TNC) Permit Application