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Business Licenses
Before a business begins operating, a Business License is required. 

There are 2 types of Business Licenses
1. A business physically located within Belton city limits (has a Belton address)
2. A business located outside Belton city limits (does not have a Belton address)

Please choose below which type of license applies to your business.

1. Regulations for a New Belton Storefront Business (to open a new Business physically located within Belton)

See the New Belton Business License Procedure Handout for Storefront Belton businesses.
For information regarding a new Belton home business, click here.

Submit an Application
Fill out the New Belton Storefront Business License Application along with:
  • Proof of identification - (only one is required) acceptable identification includes:
    • Birth certificate               
    • Driver's license
    • Naturalization papers
    • Passport
  • If the business owner lives in Belton, previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt OR letter of non-assessment. 

Download the New Belton Business License Procedure Handout for Storefront Belton businesses for a complete listing of required items and additional regulations/requirements.

Check for Additional Regulations
Check for local zoning ordinances, regulations, building permits, and fire codes. Certain businesses require additional licenses / regulations or are only allowed in specific areas.

If you are a daycare provider, massage therapist, small loan/payday loan business, tattoo business, or wish to sell alcohol or tobacco, please contact the City Clerk's office for additional requirements. 816.331.4331

Set Up an Inspection
Once the business is set up and ready to go, call for building and fire inspections. It is the responsibility of the business owner/applicant to call for inspections.

Pay the Appropriate Fees
After all inspections are completed and approved and all required information obtained, you can pay the appropriate fees at City Hall and a license will be issued to you. All licenses must be paid for by cash or check (made out to the City of Belton). License fees are not pro-rated and all licenses expire June 30 of each year.

Please note - a business license is assigned to a particular business name, address, and owner. If these change, a new application must be filed.


2. Regulations for a New Out-of-Belton City Limits Business (if you are not physically located within Belton city limits)

Submit an Application
Fill out the Business License Application along with:
  • Proof of identification for the primary owner - (only one is required) acceptable identification includes:
    • Birth certificate               
    • Driver's license
    • Naturalization papers
    • Passport

           OR Certificate of Good Standing from the Missouri Secretary of State

  • If the primary owner lives in Belton, previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt OR letter of non-assessment. 
  • If sales tax is collected, a No-Tax-Due letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
  • If you are a electrician, plumber, or HVAC technician, a copy of your master certificate.
  • If you are producing or distributing food, a copy of your Cass County Health inspection OR letter from the Cass County Health Department stating an inspection is not required.
  • If you are a bail bondsman, a copy of your General Agent License and all agents under your license.
  • If you are a used/new car dealer, a copy of your MoDMV dealer license.
  • If you are a contractor in the construction industry as defined in Chapter 287.030.1, RSMo., 1994, a COI showing general liability coverage of at least $500,000 naming the City of Belton as a certificate holder.
  • If you are a contractor in the construction industry as defined in Chapter 287.030.1, RSMo., 1994, and you have 1 or more employees (not counting the owner), a COI showing worker's compensation coverage naming the City of Belton as a certificate holder.

More information regarding worker's compensation can be found here.
http://labor.mo.gov/sites/default/files/pubs_forms/WC-259-AI.pdf

Check for Additional Regulations

Certain businesses require additional licenses / regulations or are only allowed in specific areas.

If you are a daycare provider, massage therapist, small loan/payday loan business, tattoo business, or wish to sell alcohol or tobacco, please contact the City Clerk's office for additional requirements. 816.331.4331

Pay the Appropriate Fees
All licenses must be paid for by cash or check (made out to the City of Belton). License fees are not pro-rated and all licenses expire June 30 of each year. License Fees 


Regulations for Renewal (for all businesses)

The Renewal process for Storefront Belton Businesses and Out-of-Belton City Limits Businesses is the same. An application is required at renewal.
If you are uncertain if your business has had a Belton license before, please contact the City Clerk's office. 816.331.4331

Submit an Application
Fill out the Business License Application along with:
  • If the primary owner lives in Belton, previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt OR letter of non-assessment. 
  • If sales tax is collected, a No-Tax-Due letter from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
  • If you are a bail bondsman, a copy of your General Agent License and all agents under your license.
  • If you are a used/new car dealer, a copy of your MoDMV dealer license for each employee.
  • If you are a contractor in the construction industry as defined in Chapter 287.030.1, RSMo., 1994, a COI showing general liability coverage of at least $500,000 naming the City of Belton as a certificate holder.
  • If you are a contractor in the construction industry as defined in Chapter 287.030.1, RSMo., 1994, and you have 1 or more employees (not counting the owner), a COI showing worker's compensation coverage naming the City of Belton as a certificate holder.

More information regarding worker's compensation can be found here.
http://labor.mo.gov/sites/default/files/pubs_forms/WC-259-AI.pdf


Check for Additional Regulations
Certain businesses require additional licenses / regulations or are only allowed in specific areas.

If you are a daycare provider, massage therapist, small loan/payday loan business, tattoo business, or wish to sell alcohol or tobacco, please contact the City Clerk's office for additional requirements. 816.331.4331

Pay the Appropriate Fees
All licenses must be paid for by cash or check (made out to the City of Belton). License fees are not pro-rated and all licenses expire June 30 of each year. License Fees 




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