Check the Status of a Business or License

Use the business license search to find out if a person or business has a current business license with the City of Kansas City, Mo.  You can search for business or professional licenses by:

All persons (sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations) who conduct business in Kansas City, Mo., must obtain a business license for that activity.  A license is valid for the year in which it is issued.  Business licenses expire on Dec. 31 of each year.

This database is updated weekly and provides only current-year business license information for businesses that are considered “currently licensed” by the City of Kansas City, Mo.  “Currently licensed” means the business has been issued a business license for the current year. This file will get larger as the year goes by because some businesses are slow in getting a license.

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For more information about Kansas City, Mo., business licenses, please contact the Business License Section at (816) 513-1135.