Business Licenses

PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE BUSINESS LICENSE OFFICE ISN’T ALLOWED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.  PLEASE SUBMIT THE BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL FORM, PAYMENT OF FEES AND OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS VIA OUR ONLINE PORTAL, REGULAR MAIL OR DROPBOX LOCATED ON THE 1ST FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 701 E. BROADWAY.

Welcome to the City of Columbia Business License Division! 

Mailing Address:  PO Box 6015, Columbia, MO, 65205
Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Monday -Friday
Phone:  (573) 874-7549 (Angela) or 874-7378 (Joseph)  
Fax:  (573) 874-7761
Email:  Business.License@CoMo.Govcreate new email

The Business License Division is a division of the City of Columbia Finance Department.  Authority for business licensing, guard licensing, medical marijuana facility 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.

In accordance with Chapter 13 of the City of Columbia’s Code of Ordinances, any person selling goods or services, soliciting business or offering goods or services for sale or hire in the City shal be deemed to be in business for which a business license is required.

BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS

**Citizen Self Service (CSS)  is a one stop shop for online business license renewals. View step-by-step instructions on creating your accountopens PDF file and renewing your business license.  If you have already registered and have an active account, go to (CSS) and log in.  After logging in, select the DASHBOARD tab on the Home Screen to view and renew your business license.  Currently, only business license and liquor license renewals are available online with new business license applications coming soon. Create your account now to stay updated. 

Business License Renewal Noticeopens PDF file

Submission of a  Certificate of No Tax Due  from the MO Department of Revenue is required from all retail businesses.  Please contact taxclearance@dor.mo.govcreate new email or 573-751-9268 if you have any questions about this Certificate.

Please click on an appropriate link below for more information:

General Business License Information:

Liquor Licensing:

Vehicles for Hire:

Other Business Licenses: