Frequently Asked Questions
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Who needs an occupational license?
Per Section 605.030 of the Grain Valley Municipal Code, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a business within the city without first having obtained a valid occupational license or permit. It shall be unlawful for a person to continue to operate a business after the expiration of the license unless a new license has been issued.
How can I apply for an occupational license?
The Occupational License Application is located in the forms section on the City of Grain Valley website. Applications can be mailed to City Hall, 711 Main Street, Grain Valley, MO 64029 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not currently have an online submission option and are working to provide that option in 2021.
How can I pay for my occupational license?
Currently, we can accept payment by check, cash or a credit card over the phone to pay for an occupational license. If paying by credit card, indicate what phone number should be called once the application has been approved. There is not currently an online option to pay for an occupational license. We are working to offer that convenience in 2021.
How long are the occupational licenses valid?
Occupational Licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. All renewals are due by July 1 of each year. Late payments are subject to penalties, per section 605.090 of the Grain Valley Municipal Code.
What do I need to include with my application?
This depends on the business type and the following covers the most common licenses:
All Contractors and Sub-Contractors:
- Certificate of Insurance showing General Liability and Workers’ Compensation Insurance with the City of Grain Valley listed as a certificate holder
- If a Master Trade and no Workers’ Compensation Policy, an Affidavit of Exemption for Workers’ Compensation Insurance is required pursuant to §287.061, RSMo
- Electricians, Plumbers and HVAC/Mechanical Contractors: please provide proof of certification
All other business types:
- If 5 or more employees, please include evidence of Workers’ Compensation Insurance
- If sales tax is charged, please include a current no tax due letter from the Department of Revenue
How do I apply for a new liquor license?
The liquor license application is available in the forms section of the City of Grain Valley’s website. Once the application has been completed, please submit the original application and the license fees to:
Grain Valley City Hall
711 Main Street
Grain Valley, MO 64029
What is the time frame for approval of a new liquor license?
6-12 weeks minimum. Please see the Liquor License Application Guide for more detailed information on the process. All City Liquor Licenses expire on June 30th of each year and must be renewed annually. Annual renewals must be received by May 31st of each year to avoid penalty and possible lapse in license.
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