Business License

The City of Blue Springs regulates specific types of businesses to maintain the health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

Inspection & Review Process
The city receives business license applications and begins a review process of the new business, including the inspection of the business location for compliance with zoning and building codes, an inspection by the fire district, and if the business involves the sale or preparation of food, the Jackson County Health Department will also make an inspection of the premises.

The inspection and review process is provided to assure city code compliance and public safety. If a Code correction is required, the license applicant will be notified by the appropriate city department. All corrections must be made before the occupation license can be issued.

A business license application and renewals are also reviewed to track and monitor compliance with sales tax and business personal property registration and collection.
Compliance Review
In addition, some types of businesses have specific ordinances that must be reviewed for compliance.  A sampling of these businesses include:
  • Alcohol sales
  • Ambulance services
  • Day care facilities
  • Electrical contractors
  • Erotic dance establishments
  • Estheticians
  • Gasoline or diesel sales
  • Home based businesses
  • Hotels and motels
  • Mechanical contractors





  • Pawn shops
  • Peddlers
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Precious metal dealers
  • Private security operators
  • Massage therapists
  • Short-term loan services
  • Solicitors
  • Taxi services
  • Vehicles for hire
For more detailed information for licensing a business, search for a Business License.

Term of License
Business Licenses are good for 1 year and expire on the last day of February of each year.  Any application for a new license after March 1 of each year will be pro-rated in the percentage as follows:
  • After March 1st prior to or on May 31: 100% of yearly fee
  • On or after June 1st and prior to or on August 31: 75% of yearly fee
  • On or after September 1st and prior to or on November 30: 50% of yearly fee
  • On or after December 1st prior to or on the last day of February: 25% of yearly fee
License Fees
According to Section 605.020 of the Municipal Code the fee for a Business License in the City of Blue Springs is $35 per business plus $2 per employee.

Additional Documents Required for a Business License
Along with the completed Business License Application and fee, please bring the following documents:
  • Previous year Jackson County Business Personal Property Tax receipt
  • Previous year Jackson County Real Estate Tax receipt (Property owners only)
  • Electricians, Plumbers, and HVAC must submit a current copy of your Masters Certificate
  • Electricians, Plumbers, and HVAC must submit a current copy of Liability Insurance with minimum coverage of $500,000
  • All Construction related contractors must submit a current copy of Workers Compensation coverage.  Businesses that are in the construction field, that are not required to carry workers compensation insurance do however need a workers compensation waiver.
  • All retail sales businesses must submit a current No Sales Tax Due letter from the Department of Revenue with renewal form. A business owner can obtain a Statement of No Tax Due by visiting the Missouri Department of Revenue website.