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Business License 

The Unified Government Business Licensing is 1 of 7 Divisions located in the NRC. The Business Licensing Division is responsible for the enforcement of various Unified Government licensing and taxing ordinances, and for the billing, collection, and processing of fees prescribed by these ordinances.  Although the name would indicate that business licenses are the primary function, the reality is that processing business licenses only accounts for twenty percent of division efforts while the collection and processing of Occupation Taxes  represents the majority of the duties.

All businesses located in Kansas City Kansas, and those businesses that come in to the city to conduct or perform the business, and those businesses conducting sales and services in the city, do need to register and file the occupation tax application for the specific business activity being conducted.  There are a few limited and specific exemptions with regard to paying the occupation tax, but all business entities would still file the application, and be noted with the applicable exemption. 

Some activities do also require regulatory license or permit in addition to the occupation tax  Regulatory Licenses & Permits

Occupation Taxes 

  • Are intended strictly as a source of revenue
    for the Unified Government and not for regulation

Regulatory Licenses & Permits

  • Are intended to regulate certain business activities

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  • Are available if you have additional questions about business licenses     

Garage Sale Information      


    Search for an existing business      

     Business Search Instructions      





     2017 Retail Fireworks Application Packet          

    The Fire Department will be making changes to the ordinance this year which will result in changes to the application process.

    Applications will be available on-line and to pick up in our office on March 31st.  Applications will be accepted beginning April 28th.

    There will be a Question and Answer session with the Fire Marshal at our offices on April 24th at 6:00 PM

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NRC Offices Hours Phillip Henderson Phone Numbers
Business License 8:00 am to 5:00 pm   License Administrator P: (913) 573-8782 
4953 State Avenue Monday - Friday  Email F: (913) 573-8622
Kansas City, KS       

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