Business Licenses

    Welcome to the City of Columbia Business Licensing Division! 

    Location:   701 E. Broadway, 5th Floor, Columbia, Mo. 65201
    Hours:        8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday -Friday
    Phone:     (573) 874-7549 (Angela) or 874-7378 (Korrie)  
    Fax:          (573) 874-7761  

    The Business License Division is a division of the City of Columbia Finance Department.  Authority for business licensing (Chapter 13), liquor licensing (Chapter 4), vehicles for hire (Chapter 28) and taxation (Chapter 26) is granted by the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances.  Janice W. Finley, Business Services Manager, oversees the operations and functions of the City Business License Division.

    The Business License Division is responsible for accepting, investigating, processing and determining approval or denial of all applications.  Additionally, cigarette taxes and hotel/motel taxes are collected and managed by the Business License Division.   In addition to annual Business Licenses, this Division also renews and/or issues temporary business licenses, liquor licenses, caterer’s permits, taxi/limousine company licenses, chauffeur’s (taxi driver) licenses, armed and unarmed guard licenses, solicitor’s permits, waste hauler permits, junk dealer permits, animal tags, special permits to nonprofit enterprises and  transportation network operator (TNO) permits.

    Click here to renew your business license: Online License Renewal

    Please click on an appropriate link below for more information:

    General Business License Information:

    Liquor Licensing 

    Vehicles for Hire

    Other Business Licenses: