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Business Licenses
Before a business begins operating, a City Business License is required.
City licenses expire June 30 of each year. License fees are not prorated.

There are 3 types of Business Licenses
1. A business physically located in a commercially zoned area within Belton city limits
2. A business physically located in a residentially zoned area within Belton city limits 3. A business physically located outside Belton city limits

Please choose below which type of license applies to your business.
(We do not have a contractor-specific license. Contractors are licensed with one of the 3 types of licenses listed below.)

1. Procedure for a business physically located in a commercially zoned area within Belton city limits

Download the New Belton Business License Procedure Handout for details on opening a new business in Belton and a complete listing of required items and additional requirements.

Submit an Application
Fill out the Business License Application

A
long with it submit proof of valid identification - (only one is required) 
  • Driver License issued by a U.S. state
  • Birth Certificate issued by a U.S. state OR birth certificate issued by the U.S. Department of State, if born abroad to U.S. citizen parents      
  • U.S. Passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Certificate of Citizenship, if born abroad and U.S. citizenship was acquired through a U.S. citizen parent
  • Naturalization Certificate, if U.S. citizenship was acquired after 18 years of age through the naturalization process

If the business owner lives in Belton, previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt 
OR letter of non-assessment. 

For some businesses, there are certain applications 
Daycare/Childcare
Massage Therapy Business / Massage Therapist

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.

Fire and Building inspections are required. If you sell consumable products (i.e., food/drinks), a Cass County health inspection is required.

The last page of each application has a checklist of additional information required for specific types of businesses. 

If you wish to sell alcohol, please contact the City Clerk's Office. 816.331.4331

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 prorated 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. Procedure for a business physically located in a residentially zoned area within Belton city limits

Download the 
New Belton Home Business License Supplement Handout for details and regulations on opening a new home business in Belton.

Submit an Application
Fill out the Home Business License Application

A
long with it submit proof of valid identification - (only one is required) 
  • Driver License issued by a U.S. state
  • Birth Certificate issued by a U.S. state OR birth certificate issued by the U.S. Department of State, if born abroad to U.S. citizen parents      
  • U.S. Passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Certificate of Citizenship, if born abroad and U.S. citizenship was acquired through a U.S. citizen parent
  • Naturalization Certificate, if U.S. citizenship was acquired after 18 years of age through the naturalization process

Submit the previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt 
OR letter of non-assessment. 

There is a specific application and certain regulations for home daycare/childcare  
Home Daycare/Childcare

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 sell consumable products (i.e., food/drinks), a Cass County health inspection is required.

The last page of the application has a checklist of additional information required for specific types of businesses. 

Pay the Appropriate Fees
After all required information is 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 prorated 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.


3. Procedure for a business physically located outside Belton city limits

Submit an Application
Fill out the Business License Application

A
long with it submit proof of valid identification - (only one is required) 
  • Driver License issued by a U.S. state
  • Birth Certificate issued by a U.S. state OR birth certificate issued by the U.S. Department of State, if born abroad to U.S. citizen parents      
  • U.S. Passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Certificate of Citizenship, if born abroad and U.S. citizenship was acquired through a U.S. citizen parent
  • Naturalization Certificate, if U.S. citizenship was acquired after 18 years of age through the naturalization process

If the business owner lives in Belton, previous year's Cass County personal property tax receipt 
OR letter of non-assessment. 

The last page of the application has a checklist of additional information required for specific types of businesses. 

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

Pay the Appropriate Fees
After all required information is 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 prorated 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.


License Renewal Procedures (for all types of businesses)

An application is required at renewal. All Belton licenses expire June 30 of each year.

Submit an Application
Fill out the Business License Application.

If your business is a Belton home business, please fill out the Home Business License Application

For some businesses, there are certain applications 
Daycare/Childcare
Massage Therapy Business / Massage Therapist
Home Daycare/Childcare

The last page of each application has a checklist of additional information required for specific types of businesses. 

As applicable, copies of Insurance, massage licenses, and state daycare licenses are required to accompany the application each year. 

Pay the Appropriate Fees
After all required information is 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 prorated and all licenses expire June 30 of each year.


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