COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
204 North Main
Republic, Missouri 65738-1472
Phone: (417) 732-3150 Fax: (417) 732-3199
Business License Application
Thank you for choosing to do business in the City of Republic. Below is a checklist of steps to
help expedite your application.
***PLEASE NOTE*** According to City Ordinance, it is unlawful to operate a business before
receiving your Business License. Please allow two weeks for processing. A business license
number will be assigned when the application is turned in; however, the number is only a
tracking device and not valid until you have received your certificate.
Please fill out the attached Business License Application and return to the
Community Development Department with payment.
If you will be operating the business out of your home, please fill out the Home Based
If you will be operating any type of construction business, you must provide a copy
of your Worker’s Comp Liability Certificate or fill out the Mo Exemption Form. The
Exemption Form must also be notarized.
If you collect any sales tax, you must provide your Missouri Tax Identification
Number and submit a “No Tax Due” statement issued within 90 days of the
If you provide any food services, you should contact the Greene County Health
Department at (417) 864-1017 as soon as possible. A copy of the building plans should
also be submitted. A permit may be required.
If you will be doing any remodeling to your business location, you must first apply
for a building permit with the Community Development Department.
If you will have a sign for your business, please contact the Community Development
Department for a sign permit.
If you have a physical location inside the Republic city limits and are applying for a
new commercial business, you must apply for a commercial change of occupancy
permit with the Community Development Department.
If you have any questions regarding any of the listed procedures,
please contact the Community Development Department.