Business Licensing

Everything you need to know about Nixa business licenses. Apply today online!

Thank you for choosing to do business inside Nixa city limits.

Below are step-by-step instructions to help expedite your application for a new business license or business license renewal.

Please use the tabs below to either apply for or renew your business license.

Note: Business licenses must be renewed annually. All business licenses expire on December 31st of the year in which they were issued.

Is my type of business required to have a business license?

Contractors:

If a builder has a contractor’s license, he or she does NOT need a business license. A builder needs a contractor’s license if building from the ground up.

To learn more about contractor’s licenses, scroll to the very bottom of this page and select the “Contractor’s License” button.

Retail Sales:

If retail sales are conducted, a business license is required. In order to complete your application for a Nixa business license, you will first need a Missouri Department of Retail Sales Tax License and No Tax Due Letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue. A Merchant’s License with Christian County Collector is also required by the county, but you will not need that document to complete a Nixa Business License application.

Exempt Professions:

By Missouri Law, some professions are exempted from being required to pay a fee for a business license. If this applies to your business, the City of Nixa still asks that you submit either an application for New Business License (if you did not have a City of Nixa Business License last year) or, if you do have a Nixa Business License, please submit a Renewal of Business License. Whether completing a new application or a renewal, exempt businesses should select the “Exempt” option at the top of the form so that you will not be charged the normal application fee.

Professions Exempt from a Business License fee (if they don’t conduct retail sales):

  • Architect
  • Auctioneer
  • Broker
  • Chiropractor
  • CPA
  • Dentist
  • Insurance Agents
  • Land Surveyor
  • Lawyers
  • Optometrist
  • Physician
  • Professional Engineer
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian
Step-By-Step Instructions

Business License Application Process: Step-by-Step Instructions

1

Applications

Please complete the Business License Application for the business, corporation, partnership, Limited Liability Company, limited liability partnership, professional corporation, sole proprietorship, association of person, etc. The fee for a new business license is $50.00. The business license will be good through December 31st of the application year.

See Step 6 below for information on the business license renewal.

If your business conducts any kind of retail sales you are required to provide one of two documents along with your application (not both):

EITHER your Retail Sales License OR a No Tax Due Letter.

Both of these documents can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Revenue. We must have one of them for your application to be considered complete.

Missouri Department of Revenue

PO Box 840, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0840

For Retail Sales License call 573-751-9268

For Tax Due Letter call: 573-751-5860 #5 #1

dor.mo.gov

2

Department of Compliance

The business license application includes information for the Department of Compliance. This will be reviewed by the Planning and Development Department Director to verify your business is in a properly zoned area.

3

911 Emergency Information

The business license application includes information for the Nixa Police Department to keep on file for emergency situations.

4

Business License Affidavit

Read, complete, and sign a Business License Affidavit, located in the Tab of the same name above, document stating you have read and understand the 2008 State Statute 285.530. You must attach a copy of this affidavit to your application in order for it to be considered complete. For our online application, complete the affidavit and upload a photo or scanned copy.

The Business License Affidavit can be found in the Tab above.

5

Review Process

Once your completed business license application is turned in, the review process is about 5-7 business days. Once the review process is completed and approved, you will be mailed your business license and your business information will be added to our online directory of licensed Nixa businesses.

Note: The review process may take longer than the normal 5-7 business days if you have applied for an infill permit with the Planning & Development Department as we cannot issue the business license until the occupancy permit has been issued by that department.

6

Renewals

All business licenses must be renewed each year by January 2nd. The renewal fee is $25.00. We will send out renewal information in early December. If not paid by March 31st, the license will be considered delinquent, and a $10.00 late fee will be assessed.

7

Commercial Location Permits

If the business will be operating inside a commercial location, you will also need to apply for an Infill Permit with the Nixa Planning & Development Department. Your business license will not be issued until you have your Certificate of Occupancy permit from their department. If you have further questions regarding the Infill Permit please call the Planning & Zoning Department at 417-725-5850.

Fees:

  • New business license (basic) = $50.00
  • Business license renewal (basic) = $25.00, after March 31st there is an additional $10.00 late fee.
  • Infill Permit without changes = $60.00
  • Infill Permit with changes = dependent upon the changes being made to the building.

If you have any further questions, please contact City Hall at 417-725-3785.

Business License Affidavit

Read, complete, and sign a Business License Affidavit document stating you have read and understand the 2008 State Statute 285.530. You must attach a copy of this affidavit to your application in order for it to be considered complete. For our online application, complete the affidavit and upload a photo or scanned copy.

Apply for New Business License
Renew Your Business License

Renew Your Business License

Per Missouri State Statue RSMo 71.620 businesses that are exempt from business license fees are: lawyers, certified public accountants (CPA's), dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, chiropodist, physician/surgeon, insurance agents/broker, veterinarian, architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, auctioneer and real estate broker. IF you are one of these businesses yet you have any type of retail sales you do not qualify for the exempt status. If you have questions regarding your businesses exempt status call 417-725-3785.
Business Physical Address(Required)
Mailing Address (if different)
(Required if conducting retail sales)
Home Occupation:(Required)
Is this business operating out of your home?
How is the business organized?

Applicant Information

Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Consent to Renewal Notifications via Email
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Apply for NewBusiness License with Liquor Sales

Apply For A New Business License With Liquor Sales

Please complete this Business License with Liquor Sales Application for the business, corporation, partnership, Limited Liability Company, limited liability partnership, professional corporation, sole proprietorship, association of person, etc. The fee for a new business license with liquor sales is dependent upon what type of liquor/package sales you will be doing. The business license with Liquor Sales will be good through December 31st of the application year. You are required to provide a copy of your Missouri Liquor License along with your application. This document can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Alcohol & Tobacco Control. We must have this document for your application to be considered complete. Missouri Department of Alcohol & Tobacco Control 505 B E. Walnut Street Springfield, MO 65806 417-895-5004 https://atc.dps.mo.gov/licensing/ Also, if your business conducts any kind of retail sales you are required to provide one of two documents along with your application, EITHER a copy of your Retail Sales License OR a copy of a No Tax Due Letter. Both of these documents can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Revenue. We must have both for your application to be considered complete. Missouri Department of Revenue PO Box 840, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0840 For Retail Sales License call: 573-751-9268 For Tax Due Letter call: 573-751-5860 #5 #1 www.dor.mo.gov
Additional Information REQUIRED for Original Package Retail. Indicate all types of businesses that the proposed Original Package Retail-Intoxicating Liquor License shall be issued in connection with(Required)

All applications made for Original Package Retial shall be accompanied by an inventory and appraised valuation of stock of goods at the place of business proposed in such application, other that intoxicating liquor, which inventory and appraisal shall be under oath; such inventory shall have an appraised valuation of at least one thousand dollars ($1000) according to invoice at the time of making the application for such license.

Business Physical Address(Required)
Mailing Address (if different)
(Must be provided if conducting retail sales.)
Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, Max. file size: 100 MB.
(Must be provided if conducting retail sales.)
Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, Max. file size: 100 MB.
(Must be provided in order for Business License to be issued to any business conducting liquor sales.)
How is the business organized

Applicant Information

Full Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Consent to Renewal Notifications via Email
Credit Card
American Express
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MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date
 
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Renew Business License with Liquor Sales

Renew Business License with Liquor Sales

Please complete the Business License with Liquor Sales Renewal Application (at the bottom of this page) for the business, corporation, partnership, Limited Liability Company, limited liability partnership, professional corporation, sole proprietorship, association of person, etc. The fee for a renewed business license with liquor sales is dependent upon what type of liquor/package sales you will be doing. The business license with Liquor Sales will be good through December 31st of the application year. You are required to provide a copy of your Missouri Liquor License along with your application. This document can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Alcohol & Tobacco Control. We must have this document for your application to be considered complete. Missouri Department of Alcohol & Tobacco Control 505 B E. Walnut Street Springfield, MO 65806 417-895-5004 https://atc.dps.mo.gov/licensing/ Also, if your business conducts any kind of retail sales you are required to provide one of two documents along with your application: Either your Retail Sales License OR a No Tax Due Letter. Both of these documents can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Revenue. We must have one of these documents for your application to be considered complete. Missouri Department of Revenue PO Box 840, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0840 For Retail Sales License call: 573-751-9268 For Tax Due Letter call: 573-751-5860 #5 #1 www.dor.mo.gov
Additional Inforamtion REQUIRED for Original Package Retail. Choose all types of businesses that are proposed Original Package Retail-Intoxicating Liquor licesne shall be issured in connection with(Required)
All applications made for Original Package Retail Shall be accompanied by an inventory and appraised valuation of stock of goods at the place of business proposed in such application, other than intoxicating liquor, which inventory and appraisal shall be under oath; such inventory shall have an appraised valuation of at least one thousand dollars ($1000) according to invoice at the time of making the application for such license.
Business Physical Address(Required)
Mailing Address (if different)
(Required if conducting retail sales)
How is the Business Organized?

Applicant Information

Full Name(Required)
Email(Required)
Consent to Renewal Notifications via Email
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
Please attach a copy of the Retail Sales/No Sales Tax Due Letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue (if sales are being conducted)
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
Please attach a copy of the inventory and appraised valuation of goods if you are conducting Original package Retail Sales
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
Please attach a copy of the inventory and appraised valuation of goods if you are conducting Original package Retail Sales
Credit Card
American Express
Discover
MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date
 
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.