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Business Licenses
The City of Merriam requires any business operating within the city limits to obtain a business license. This includes contractors and businesses located in other cities performing work in Merriam.

All occupational licenses that are required to be obtained from the City are due January 1 of each year and shall be delinquent on January 15 of the licensing year. If such delinquency occurs, a monthly delinquent charge equal to 1/12 of the license fee shall be assessed retroactive to January 1 of the licensing year for administrative service in addition to the regular occupational licensing fee. All licenses, except as otherwise specifically provided for by ordinance, shall expire on December 31 of each year.

The fee for licenses is set forth in the fee schedule maintained by the City Clerk and updated annually. A copy of this fee schedule can be found in online in Merriam's Municipal Code by clicking here.

For more information, contact Merriam's Community Development Department at 913.322.5520. To download a copy of the City's Occupational License Application, click here.

Residential Landlord/Rental Licenses
All persons engaged in the business of owning and leasing or of leasing of single family homes, apartments, duplexes and all other rental property shall pay an occupational license fee as set forth on the schedule of fees described in Merriam's Municipal Code, and no license shall be issued until such fee has been paid to the City Clerk.

In the event rental property is offered for lease for the first time after commencement of any license year, the owner or the leasing agent shall, within thirty (30) days thereafter, file the declaration and pay the applicable occupational license fee.

The City reserves the right to conduct biennial inspections of each property defined in subsection (a), used wholly or in part for residential purposes, to determine compliance with the Code of Ordinances, including applicable fire, safety and building codes. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall limit the City from making more frequent inspections at the request of any property owner, tenant, user, occupant or other interested party.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Community Development Department at (913) 322-5520.

To download a copy of Merriam's Residential Landlord/Rental Occupational License Application, click here

Massage Therapy Licenses
It is unlawful for any person to conduct massage therapy or in-office massage therapy unless he/she has a valid massage therapist license issued by the City pursuant to the provisions outlined in Chapter 15 of Merriam's Municipal Code.

Massage therapy licenses are issued by the City Clerk's office. Applications and verification forms can be found below.

Message Therapy Licenses forms:

If you have additional questions, please call Juliana Pinnick at 913.322.5508.