If you are opening a business in Greene County, there may be several licenses that you will need to purchase. Please click on any that apply to your business.
A merchant is any person, corporation, partnership or association of persons who engages in the sale of goods, wares and merchandise at wholesale or retail. The sales may be made for profit or they may be accommodation sales (not for profit); they may be made from a stock of goods on hand or by ordering goods from another source.
A strictly "service" business is not required to have a merchant license. However, many service businesses are also merchants and therefore need a merchant license. Here are a few examples:
An auctioneer license application can be obtained in the Greene County Clerk's office, room 113 of the Greene County Courthouse. For additional information call the County Clerk's office at 417-868-4055
Establishments which provide billiard and pool tables for the entertainment of their customers as well as charge their customers a fee to play are required to purchase a county billiard and pool table license. It is a one year license and the term runs from June 1st through the following May 31st. The cost is $40.00 per billiard table and $20.00 per pool table plus a 50¢ fee for preparing the license. This license can either be printed out and sent in or obtained in the office of the County Collector.
State Liquor License:
Truman State Office Bldg, 8th Floor, P.O. Box 837
Jefferson City MO, 65102 (573) 751-2333
County Liquor License:
Greene County Clerk, Greene County Courthouse
City Liquor License:
Check with the city in which you will operate for their requirements.
Each city or town in which you operate might have additional licensing laws. Click here for the municipalities in Greene County.
The Missouri Department of Revenue administers sales tax licensing. The Greene County branch office which provides sales tax information is located in the State Office Building on Park Central Square in Springfield. Their phone number is