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  1. City Licensing

  2.  If you conduct any business within the city limits of Jackson (including home occupations), you are required to get an annual business or contractor license, unless specifically exempted by state statute.  Business and contractor licenses are for the calendar,  January 1 through December 31. 

    Liquor licenses are separate and are issued for the date range of July 1 though June 30. The municipal code that governs business activity within the City of Jackson can be found online in Section 37.  

    Business/Contractor License Code Change-Adopted May 3, 2021

    For business activities that do not fall under one of the specific license types, a merchant’s license is required.  

    State exemptions exist for the following occupations: profession or calling of minister of the gospel, duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, teacher, professor in a college, priest, lawyer, certified public accountant, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, chiropodist, physician, or surgeon.  The professions of insurance agent or broker, veterinarian, architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, auctioneer, and real estate broker or salesman must obtain a license if an office is maintained within Jackson city limits.

    Links to the necessary forms and steps for obtaining your City of Jackson business license are below.  For additional licensing requirements in Missouri, check here.  

    For questions about city business licensing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 573-243-3568 or email license@jacksonmo.org.  Contractors engaged in all areas of construction may contact Building and Planning directly at 573-243-2300 or permits@jacksonmo.org for more information.

    Business License

    Business License Application Form 

    Current Business Licenses 

    Current Liquor Licenses

    Contractor License (more information here)

    Contractor  License Form  Printable Application 

    Contractor License Form - Apply Online

    Current Contractor Licenses 

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  4. City of Jackson
    101 Court Street
    Jackson, MO 63755  
    Phone:  (573) 243-3568  
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