Apply for a New Business License

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Welcome to the City of Nixa. Thank you for choosing to do business inside Nixa city limits. Below are step-by-step instructions to help expedite your application.  The business license application is located at the bottom of this page. 

How to Apply for a Nixa Business License:

Step 1: Business License Application

Please complete the Business License 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 new business license is $50.00. The business license will be good through December 31st of the application year. If your business conducts any kind of retail sales you are required to provide two documents along with your application:

  • a Retail Sales License and
  • 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

Step 2: Department of Compliance

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

Step 3: 911 Emergency Information

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

Step 4: 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.

Step 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.

Step 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 the 1st of December. If not paid by March 31st, the license will be considered delinquent and a $10.00 late fee will be assessed.

Step 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 & Zoning 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.


  • 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.

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