Merchant License

Missouri Law 150.010 RSMo 1994 indicates that every person, corporation, co-partnership, or association of persons who deals in selling goods, wares, and merchandise at any store, stand or place occupied for that purpose is a merchant.

When to Get a Merchants License

A Merchants License is required when all of the following are true:

  • You own or operate a business
  • The business is located in Perry County, either within or outside the city limits of any incorporated area
  • There is a sales tax number issued to the business by the Missouri Department of Revenue

If your business is within the city limits, you should also check with the City for their licensing requirements.

How to Get Merchants License

To get a Merchants License, visit the Perry County Collector's Office or call at (573) 547-4422 for a Merchants License Registration Form.

Forms can be found here

Your state sales tax number must be included on the form. If you need more information regarding state sales taxes, please contact the Missouri Department of Revenue in Jefferson City at (573) 751-5860.

Return the completed form and check for $25 made out to the Perry County Collector at:

321 N. Main St., Ste. 4

Perryville, MO 63775

Your validated license will be mailed to you at the address included on the application.