Business Licenses (Merchant)

Licenses may be obtained at Aurora City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M., in the Collector’s office.

As municipal code states, before any business shall be entitled to engage in any activities within the City Limits, such business shall pay a license fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). This license will be valid for one (1) year beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year. A complete application and supporting documents must be submitted, along with the $25.00 license fee before a license will be issued.


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Requirements for Merchants License

istockphoto-912696386-612x612Copy of Missouri Sales Tax Certificate “registered inside the city limits of Aurora in the county of Lawrence”

istockphoto-912696386-612x612Certificate of No Tax Due from the Missouri Department of Revenue

istockphoto-912696386-612x612Workers Compensation Insurance required for Businesses with 5 or more employees

istockphoto-912696386-612x612Proper zoning must be approved by Planning & Zoning official

How to Apply

To apply for a business license with the City of Aurora please complete the Business License Application form attached below and return it to City Hall with all supporting documents.

Business License Application

If your business employs less than 5 employees, please complete the Worker's Compensation Insurance Waiver below and return it with your completed Business License Application.

Worker's Compensation Insurance Waiver

To review the Aurora Municipal Code regarding Business Licenses, click the link below.

Municipal Code