Business Licenses

The Business Licensing Division is responsible for processing and issuing various licenses and permits upon proper investigation, and enforcing all alcoholic beverage and animal licensing laws as well as the cigarette and hotel/motel taxes and regulations. Additional responsibilities include providing consumer protection against non-regulated operations in Columbia, and the inspection and enforcement of garage sales and special permits.  This Division also contacts businesses who are delinquent in sales tax payments to the State.

701 East Broadway, Columbia, MO  65205 
Phone: (573) 874-7378 or 874-7747  
Fax: (573) 874-7761