Any Auctioneer or Estate Sale Company conducting a sale within the City shall obtain an Occupational License. Licenses may be issued on a daily or annual basis.
Automobile Dealers are issued Occupational Licenses based on the number of cars sold per year.
Including, plumbers, electricians, HVAC, roofers, landscapers, tree trimmers, concrete contractors etc., located within City limits shall obtain an Occupational License.
Disposal/Trash Hauler License
Any person or entity who performs the act of collecting, removing and transporting solid waste of any type from the generation, storage, or collection point, whether on a one-time or on-going basis, requires a Disposal/Trash Hauler license. No City Disposal/Trash Hauler License shall be issued to any person who has not first obtained any necessary or applicable license or permit from Johnson County. Seven per cent (7%) of gross receipts shall be paid monthly to the City to cover costs of enforcement and administration.
SUPPLEMENTAL FORM: Disposal - Trash Hauler Application
Type I home occupation means a business, profession, occupation or trade conducted, wholly or in part, within a single-family or a two-family dwelling unit or within a structure accessory to a single-family or two-family residential building in which an employee or customer routinely visit the residence. Examples include but are not limited to: counseling, tutoring, musical instruction, contractor office, and hair cutting/styling.
Type II home occupation means an economic activity involving no routine customers or employees on the premises. A Type II home occupation has no discernible impact on the surrounding neighborhood and can occur in any typical dwelling unit. Examples include but are not limited to: writer, accountant, consultant, and computer programmer. Type II home occupations do NOT require a Merriam Business License.
Building contractors including, plumbers, electricians, HVAC/Mechanical, roofers, landscapers, tree trimmers, concrete contractors etc., performing work within City limits shall obtain an Occupational License.
In addition, contractors providing General residential and Commercial construction, HVAC/Mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, roofing, and swimming pool work requires a Johnson County Contractors License (JCCL). Fences and driveway flatwork do not require a JCCL. Details regarding the JCCL program can be obtained by contacting their office at 913-715-2233.
A Building Permit is required for most construction projects performed by a contractor and/or home owner who must be residing in the home and will require an affidavit.
Retail Stores, Restaurants, Grocery and Convenience Stores
Restaurants selling alcohol requires a Drinking Establishment License in place of an Occupational License.
Retail Stores, Restaurants, Grocery and Convenience Stores selling Cereal Malt Beverages (CMB) requires an additional Cereal Malt Beverage License.
Mobile Food Vendors/Food Trucks
Any Mobile Food Vendor/Food Truck offering food and/or beverage for sale from a mobile food unit requires a Mobile Food Vendor License. Mobile food vendors are not allowed to vend on city owned property or public rights-of-way, unless part of a city approved event. All mobile food vendor operations must occur on a paved surface and are prohibited from vending within 150 foot radius from the main entrance of a brick and mortar restaurant.
SUPPLEMENTAL FORM: Food Truck application(PDF, 136KB)
All persons engaged in the business of owning and leasing or of leasing single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, two-family dwellings, and all other rental property shall pay an occupational license fee. No license shall be issued until such fee has been paid to the city clerk.
In the event real property is offered for lease for the first time after commencement of any license year, the owner or the leasing agent shall, within 30 days thereafter, file the declaration and pay the applicable occupational license fee.
In accordance with federal and state law, the City reserves the right to conduct biennial inspections of each property used wholly or in part for residential purposes to determine compliance with all city regulations, 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.
(Door to Door sales) means a person who, for profit (whether as agent, contractor, employee, or principal), sells goods, produce, flowers, plants, merchandise, wares, or services, or seeks a donation for any cause and enters onto or into any private or public property, with or without permission of property owner, for the exhibition or sale of such goods, produce, flowers, plants, wares, merchandise, or services.
SUPPLEMENTAL FORM: Transient Merchant Application
Occupational License for Nonprofit Enterprises
The city clerk shall issue an Occupational License, without the payment of any license fees or other charges therefor, to any person or organization for the conduct or operation of a nonprofit enterprise, either regularly or temporarily, when he/she finds the applicant operates without private profit, for a public, charitable, educational, literary, fraternal, or religious purpose. A copy of the 501c3 form may be required.