Who is a Merchant?
Missouri Law, 150.010 RSMo 1994, indicates that every person, corporation, copartner ship or association of persons, who deals in selling goods, wares and merchandise at any store, stand or place occupied for that purpose, is a merchant.
Do I need a DeKalb County merchant's license for my business? Yes! if you answer yes to all the items in the checklist below:
How do I obtain a Merchant's License?
Call the DeKalb County Collector's Office at 816.449.5810. We will be happy to answer your questions. Or, if you prefer, come by the office and we will help you through the process. You may also print and fill out the application on this site
Your state sales tax number must be included on the application. If you need more information regarding state sales taxes, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue in Jefferson City (573)751-5860. A Merchant's License is issued for the calendar year January 1st thru December 31st.
License fee will not be prorated if issued for a partial year.
A county issued Merchant's License is in addition to any city or other local business license you may have.
I do not have a permanent site for my business but travel from place to place selling goods. Do I need a Merchant's License?
Yes! If you reside in DeKalb County but engage in or conduct a temporary or transient business of selling goods you must have a Merchant's License, providing you meet the other requirements on the checklist.
You do not need a Merchant's License if:
Any questions? Feel free to contact us:
DeKalb County Collector
PO Box 522
Maysville MO 64469
P: 816.449.5810 ext.3
Merchant License Information
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