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Business Licensing

Phone: 660-886-2226
Fax: 660-886-
214 North Lafayette
Marshall, MO 65340
Email Diane Green

Starting a New Business
If you are interested in starting a new business, click here for more information.

Requirements for Obtaining Business Licenses

Request these forms in person, by mail or fax. You may choosed to fill out your form ON LINE.
Application instructions are included in the file. Please click on the license form you need:

Business License

Business License for Master Plumber and Journeyman

Business License for Contractors & Subcontractors

Business License for Electricians Class I & Electrician Class II

Certificate of Occupancy
This form refers to the structure where the business is to be located (home, office or store front and in some cases a mobile unit)

Fictitious Name Registration, Articles of Incorporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership
You must obtain one of these if the name of the business does not include the first and last name of the owner. Please contact the Missouri Secretary of State

Missouri Retail Sales License
You must have this license if you are selling any tangible items. Obtain this license through the Missouri Department of Revenue at (573)751-4450 or by internet at

If you have a Missouri Retail Sales License, you will need to provide us your No Tax Due Information. Click here to obtain No Tax Due Information or call Missouri Department of Revenue Taxation Division at 573-751-9268.

Worker’s Compensation
Construction Contractors with 1 or more employees must provide certificates of coverage.

License Fee
License Fee is determined by the type of business. Click here for business licensing fees.

Health Inspection
Some business classifications will require a Health Inspection. Please contact the Business Licensing Department for details.

All Business Licenses must be renewed by March 1st of each year. Licenses not renewed will be considered delinquent April 1st and a penalty of 10% per month will be assessed.

If you have a change of status in your business, such as business name, address or going out of business; it is your responsibility to notify the Business Licensing Department.

You may contact:

Missouri Secretary of State
Corporate Division
P. O. Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Toll Free at 1-866-223-6535

Missouri Department of Revenue
Harry S. Truman State Office Building
301 W High St
Jefferson City, MO 65101



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