City of Sikeston, MO
Scott County
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Section 605.010 Generally.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.010; City Charter 10.1; Prior Code §3-101; Ord. No. 5538 §II, 3-3-2003]
A. 
The Council shall have power by ordinance to license, tax and regulate all businesses, occupations, professions, vocations, activities or things whatsoever set forth and enumerated by the Statutes of this State now or hereafter applicable to Constitutional Charter Cities or Cities of the Third or Fourth Class or of any population group and which any such Cities are now or may hereafter be permitted by law to license, tax and regulate.
B. 
There is levied and fixed a license tax upon the various things, objects, vocations, callings, persons, occupations and businesses within the City, as hereinafter in this Chapter are mentioned, and the same shall be licensed, taxed and regulated as provided in this Chapter.

Section 605.015 Persons Not To Be Charged For Business License.

A. 
No person following for a livelihood the profession or calling of minister of the gospel, duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, teacher, professor in a college, priest, lawyer, certified public accountant, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, chiropodist, or physician or surgeon in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee of any description whatever for the privilege of following or carrying on such profession or calling, and after December 31, 2003, no investment funds service corporation as defined in Section 143.451, RSMo., may be required to pay any such license fee in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually, any law, ordinance or Charter to the contrary notwithstanding.
B. 
No person following for a livelihood the profession of insurance agent or broker, veterinarian, architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, auctioneer, or real estate broker or salesman in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee for the privilege of following or carrying on his/her profession unless that person maintains a business office within the City of Sikeston.

Section 605.020 Fixed License Fee.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.020; Prior Code §3-102; Ord. No. 4755 §§4, 12, 12-4-1989; Ord. No. 4940 §2, 3-10-1993; Ord. No. 5593, 4-13-2004; Ord. No. 5714 §II, 6-07; Ord. No. 5828 §§II—III, 11-1-2010]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to carry on or engage in any of the following trades, vocations, callings, occupations or businesses or to do or operate any of the things mentioned in this Section without first having obtained a license therefor as provided in this Section and the charges therefor and for the issuance thereof shall be made, which have been fully settled and paid before the license becomes effective:
1. 
Abstract agencies. Upon an abstract agency, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
2. 
Advertising agents. "Posters of bills" an "advertising agent" or "bill poster" is any person who, for pay or compensations, engages in the business of posting in public places any advertisement, notice, show bill or other printed matter intended to advertise any occupation or business and each such person who engages in such business in the City shall pay a license tax of nine dollars fifty cents ($9.50) for every three (3) month period or thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) a year.
3. 
Agents for bonding companies. Upon a license as a bonding company or agent for a bonding company, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
4. 
Agents of loan companies.
a. 
Upon agents for loan companies, the sum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per year; or
b. 
"Loan agent", within the meaning of this Subsection, is any person who lends or offers to lend or negotiates the loan of money of another or who advertises money to loan.
5. 
Agents for nursery stock. Upon any agent for any nursery stock, the sum of thirty dollars ($30.00) per year.
6. 
Agents for ready-to-wear clothing. Upon an agent or agency for tailor-made clothing, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
7. 
Amusements. Upon amusements, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year.
8. 
Architects. Upon architects, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
9. 
Artists. Upon an artist, the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
10. 
Astrologers, etc. Upon a license as a clairvoyant, phrenologist, astrologer, palmist, slatewriter, medium or fortuneteller by whatever method, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per day.
a. 
A "clairvoyant" is one who practices and has or pretends to have the ability of seeing or discerning objects not present to sense or within the reach of knowledge of persons under normal conditions.
b. 
A "phrenologist" is one who practices phrenology or claims to read mental faculties or traits of character by the conformation of the skull or the systems of faculties and their localization as based in this hypotheses.
c. 
A "fortuneteller" is one who for compensation tells or pretends to tell, by any means or method whatsoever, the events of one's life.
d. 
An "astrologer" is one who for a compensation tells or pretends to foretell future events by studying the position and location of the heavenly bodies and ascertaining their alleged influences upon human life and human destiny.
e. 
A "palmist" is one who practices palmistry or claims to reveal the past, present or future events by the lines in the palm of the hand.
f. 
A "medium" is a person who practices and to whom the actions of another being is claimed to be manifested and transmitted by artemal magnetism of a person to whom spiritual manifestations are claimed to be made, especially one who is claimed to be capable of holding communications with spirits of the deceased.
g. 
A "slatewriter" is one who conducts seances at which it is claimed that spirits of deceased persons write on slates, paper and otherwise.
11. 
Auctioneers. Upon each auctioneer, a license fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year, providing the auctioneer has an office/business located within the City limits of Sikeston, providing that no auctioneer shall sell at auction any property whatsoever upon any square, street or alley of this City.
12. 
Automobile repair shop. Upon any keeper of an automobile repair shop, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year. Any person who shall keep and maintain any room, building or place in which automobiles are kept for hire or in which automobiles belonging to persons other than the owner or keeper of said room, building or place where same are kept, stored and cleaned or repaired and for said keeping, storing, cleaning or repairing a charge is made is hereby declared to be a keeper of an automobile repair shop.
13. 
Auto wrecking shops. (See automobile salvage yard.)
14. 
Auto yards, salvage. Upon auto yards, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
15. 
Bakery delivery, truck or auto. Upon a license to operate a bakery delivery, truck or auto, except a locally licensed bakery truck, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per year.
16. 
Banks. Upon banks, the sum of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per year.
a. 
Branch banks/drive in. Upon branch banks/drive ins, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year.
17. 
Barbershops. Upon barbershops, the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) per year for the first (1st) chair and five dollars ($5.00) per year for each additional chair.
18. 
Beauty parlors. Upon a license for a beauty parlor, the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) per year for the first (1st) operator and five dollars ($5.00) per year for each additional operator.
19. 
Blacksmith shops. Upon a license for a blacksmith shop, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per year.
20. 
Boarding houses.
a. 
Upon a license as a public boarding house, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
b. 
A "public boarding house", within the meaning of this Subsection, is any place where meals or lodging or both are served to the transient trade by day, month or single meal for pay or compensation, which does not come within the definition of a "hotel" as hereinafter set forth in this Chapter.
21. 
Bowling lanes, recreation centers. Upon bowling lanes, recreation center containing seven (7) or less lanes for bowling, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year; if containing eight (8) or more lanes, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year;
22. 
Car wash. Upon the license for a car wash, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
23. 
Carnivals and street fairs. Upon all carnivals and street fairs, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per week.
24. 
Cemetery. Upon a cemetery, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
25. 
Coal dealers. Upon a license as a coal dealer, the sum of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per year and ten dollars ($10.00) per year for each additional yard.
26. 
Coffee and tea dealers.
a. 
Upon a coffee and tea dealer, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
b. 
A "coffee and tea dealer" shall be defined as any person who goes from place to place in the City and sells or offers for sale coffee and tea or who goes from place to place in the City and takes orders for coffee and tea for the future delivery to any person in the City.
27. 
Cold storage house. Upon a cold storage house, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
28. 
Collection agency. Upon every person representing or holding himself/herself out a collection agency or doing a general collection business for the public, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
29. 
Contractors. Upon a contractor, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year. Before a license can be issued, the contractor must post with the City Collector a five thousand dollar ($5,000.00) indemnity bond and a certificate of insurance conditioned that the same shall hold the City harmless and all work performed shall be done in accordance with the building codes as currently adopted by the City.
30. 
Dye works. Upon a dye works, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
31. 
Electrician and electrical contractors. Electricians or electrical contractors, who shall engage in electrical wiring or install electrical appliances within the City, shall pay the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year. Before a license can be issued, the electrician must post with the City Collector a two thousand dollar ($2,000.00) electrical bond conditioned that the same shall hold the City harmless and all work performed shall be done in accordance with the Electrical Code currently adopted by the City.
32. 
Express company or parcel service.
a. 
Upon a license to do business as an express company or parcel service, the sum of sixty dollars ($60.00) per year.
b. 
An "express company or parcel service", within the meaning of this Subsection, is any person engaged in the business of receiving, forwarding and delivering money, paper, goods, merchandise or other property for compensation.
33. 
Exterminators. Upon a license to do business as an exterminator and/or fumigator, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
34. 
Foundries. Upon a license for a foundry, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
35. 
Foundry and machine shops. Upon a license for a foundry and machine shop, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
36. 
Health schools. Upon every health school, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00)/per year.
37. 
Horse and cattle dealers. Upon a license for horse and cattle dealers, the sum of sixty dollars ($60.00) per year.
38. 
Ice dealers and ice plant agencies. Upon a license as an ice dealer or ice plant agency, the sum of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per year.
39. 
Insurance agents. Upon an agent for an insurance company of whatever nature, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year; provided however, that when the agent is engaged in the real estate business also, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
40. 
Insurance companies. Upon an insurance company, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
41. 
Intelligence or employment office.
a. 
Upon each intelligence or employment office or keeper thereof, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
b. 
Any person who keeps or opens an office or place in the City for the purpose of obtaining employment for others or gives information whereby employers may obtain the same, for the compensation to be paid for either party, shall be deemed to be the keeper of an intelligence or employment office.
42. 
Job printing. Upon a license to conduct a job printing office, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
43. 
Junk dealer.
a. 
Upon a license as a junk dealer, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
b. 
A "junk dealer" is any person engaged in the business of buying, selling or offering for sale or dealing in old iron, brass, steel, bones, rags, bottles, etc.
44. 
Laundry agencies. Upon a laundry agency, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
45. 
Laundries—self-service. Upon a self-service laundry, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
46. 
Loan companies.
a. 
Upon a license for a loan company, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year.
b. 
A "loan company" is any person who buys, sells or offers to buy or sell any stock or shares in any corporation, bonds, notes, judgment or other securities or making money loans or profits; provided that this Subsection shall not apply to any person having a license for and doing business as a banking institution.
47. 
Manufacturer.
a. 
Upon a license as a manufacturer of any kind herein described, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year.
b. 
A "manufacturer" is any person who holds or purchases personal property for the purpose of adding to the value thereof by any means of manufacturing, refining or by the combination of different materials and shall include all persons engaged in the manufacturing within the City of coats, shoes, toys, harness, sporting goods, agricultural implements, wagons, carriages, paper products, collars, clothing, bricks, gas, ice, meal, hoops, laths, lumber, egg cases and all other articles made or produced by a manufacturer as above defined; provided that this definition of a manufacturer shall not apply to any licensed merchant who may manufacture articles which are exclusively sold at his/her store, stand or place of business, nor apply to any shoemaker, printer, carpenter, blacksmith or other mechanic whose finished product is the result of his/her own labor.
48. 
Masseuse or masseur.
a. 
Upon every masseuse or masseur, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year. No license shall be issued for a period of less than one (1) year.
b. 
A "masseuse" is a female and a "masseur" is a male who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the practice of massage. The word "massage" being defined as manipulation of tissues (as by stroking, rubbing, kneading or tapping) with the hand or any instrument for remedial or hygienic purposes.
49. 
Merchant commission.
a. 
Upon every commission merchant, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
b. 
A "commission merchant" is any person who, for another person and for a commission or other compensation, buys, sells or receives a consignment for sale or negotiates between the owner and purchaser for the purpose of sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, flour, cotton, grain, provisions, produce or other article of commerce.
50. 
Merchant delivery (companies). Upon every merchant delivery company, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
51. 
Mercantile agents.
a. 
Upon every mercantile agent, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year. No license shall be issued for a shorter term than one (1) year.
b. 
A "mercantile agent" is defined to be any person having a place of business in the City where orders of the sale of delivery of merchandise are taken or who goes from place to place within the City and takes orders for the sales of goods, wares and merchandise for future delivery.
52. 
Merchant tailors. Upon a license as merchant tailor, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
53. 
Miniature golf courses. Upon a miniature golf course, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
54. 
Museums. Upon a license for a museum, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
55. 
Newspaper office. Upon a newspaper office of a daily newspaper, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year.
56. 
Pawnbrokers. Upon a pawnbroker, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per year for renewal fee. Provided that all set requirements by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are met.
57. 
Photographer. Upon every person who engages in the operation of photography or picture gallery or studio, the sum of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per year.
58. 
Photographer—itinerant. Upon an itinerant photographer, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per week.
59. 
Pistol galleries. Upon a pistol gallery, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
60. 
Plumbers. No person, master plumber or journeyman plumbers shall begin any job of plumbing in or about any building of the City until such person has procured a plumber's license in the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year; before a license can be issued, the plumber must post with the City Collector a performance bond in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), conditioned the same shall hold the City harmless and all work performed shall be done in accordance with the provisions of the Plumbing Code currently adopted by the City.
61. 
Pool tables/billiards. Upon a license to keep pool tables or billiards upon which games are played with balls and cues, for compensation to the owner or keeper thereof, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per year for the first (1st) table and seven dollars fifty cents ($7.50) per year for each additional table set up or used;
62. 
Precious commodities broker/agent. Upon a precious commodities broker/agent, the sum of sixty dollars ($60.00) per year.
63. 
Public halls. Upon public halls, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
64. 
Real estate agents or brokers.
a. 
Upon agents and brokers, the sum of forty-five dollars ($45.00) per year, provided however, that if more than one (1) real estate agent and/or broker are carrying on such a trade or occupation under a single agency, the single agency fee shall be forty-five dollars ($45.00) and shall cover each and every real estate agent and/or broker in the agency.
b. 
"Real estate agent" means any person who acts as agent in the leasing, renting or selling of any house or real estate at public or private sale or who receives or collects rents or collects rents for another for a commission or other compensation or who advertises or displays any sign or device designating him/her as agent for renting, collecting rents upon or leasing or selling houses or real estate.
c. 
"Real estate broker" means any person who, for a commission or other compensation, sells or negotiates for the sale of real estate belonging to others.
65. 
Refreshment stands. Upon a refreshment stand, the sum of three dollars ($3.00) per day.
66. 
Rooming/houses.
a. 
Upon every rooming/house, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
b. 
A "public rooming/house" within the meaning of this Subsection, is any place where rooms are rented to the transient trade, whether by the day, week or month, without meals, for pay or compensation.
67. 
Sale of unclaimed goods by express companies or common carriers. Upon license for the sale of unclaimed goods by express companies or common carriers, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
68. 
Shoe repair shops. Upon every shoe repair shop, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
69. 
Shoe shining parlors. Upon a license to operate a shoe shining parlor, the sum of seven dollars fifty cents ($7.50) per year.
70. 
Shooting galleries.
a. 
Upon shooting galleries, the sum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per year.
b. 
A "shooting gallery" is a place where any kind of firearm or air gun is kept for public use, practice or sport, for hire, gain or profit.
71. 
Skating rinks. Upon a skating rink, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
72. 
Slaughterhouses, abattoirs. Upon a slaughterhouse or abattoir, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
73. 
Solicitors for businesses. Upon each solicitor for cars, stages, taxicabs, hotels, rooming houses, bathhouses, masseurs, physicians, chiropractors, osteopaths, hospitals, sanitariums, health schools and all other vocations and businesses, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
74. 
Solid waste. Upon solid waste, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per truck (see Solid Waste).
75. 
Steam fitters. Upon a steam fitter, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
76. 
Stockyards, sales stables and auction barns.
a. 
Upon stockyards, sales stables and auction barns, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year.
b. 
Within the meaning of this Subsection, a "stockyard", "sales stable" and "auction barn" are defined to be places where mules, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep or other goods or wares are brought or kept to be sold or bartered for compensation.
77. 
Storage warehouses. Upon a license for each separate entity or person that operates storage warehouses or units for the storage of goods or wares, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year regardless of the number of locations.
78. 
Street exhibitions. Upon street exhibitions, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per week.
79. 
Tinners. Upon a license as a tinner, the sum of thirty-seven dollars fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
80. 
Truck line office or terminal. Upon a truck line office or terminal, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per year.
81. 
Undertakers. Upon an undertaker's license, annual sum as follows:
a. 
Between one (1) and twenty-five (25) funerals per year, fifty dollars ($50.00).
b. 
Over twenty-five (25) funerals per year, one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
82. 
Vehicles for hire. No person shall, within the City, use or drive or cause to be used, run or driven any omnibus, hack or carriage or other vehicle such as automobile, truck, buggy, wagon, cart or dray, motorcycle or hackney of any kind not herein specified, for hire, without a license tax on such vehicles owned and/or used within the City. For each vehicle herein described which is used for the transportation of freight or passengers for hire, the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per year for the first (1st) vehicle and the sum of ten dollars ($10.00) per year for each additional vehicle.
83. 
Vehicle delivery. There is levied a license tax in the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year upon any person who operates any motor truck, wagon or automobile upon the streets of the City, any dairy products, meat products, coal, ice, ice cream, soda water, bread, pies, cakes and other such product, gasoline and/or oils that are for sale at wholesale or retail.
84. 
Vending machines. Upon each amusement, food or other vending machine business or shop operating in the City, the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per year. The license tax shall apply to the "business" or "shop" regardless of the number of vending machines operated by such within the City and whether the home office thereof is located in this City or elsewhere. The term "vending machine business or shop" is hereby defined as all machines, as a whole, operated by any one (1) operator.

Section 605.025 Street Vending — Restriction.

[R.O. 2009 §12.12.010; Prior Code §8-108]
A. 
It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to vend or sell from a vehicle any goods, wares or merchandise of any type or kind on and along the streets of the City within one hundred (100) feet from the front door or main entrance of any licensed business establishment in any part of the City except the zone which sells or vends any goods, wares or merchandise which is similar to or like the particular goods, wares and merchandise sold by the particular street vendor.
B. 
Nothing in this Section contained shall relieve any street vendor from being licensed as required by Title VI.

Section 605.030 Gross Receipts — Defined.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.030; Prior Code §3-104(d)]
For the purpose of this Chapter, "gross receipts" means the gross receipts or sales of the business, occupation or calling for which the license was issued, either through the sale of merchandise or through the sale of services or derived through transactions of the licensees, all as the case might be, whether such sales, services, transactions be for cash or credit.

Section 605.040 Retail Gross Receipts — Defined.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.035]
For the purpose of this Chapter, "retail gross receipts" means any transfer of title to tangible, personal property to the purchaser, for use or consumption and not for resale, in any form, as tangible, personal property for consideration. Included within the definition of retail gross receipts are retail sales which may or may not be subject to State and local sales tax.

Section 605.050 Retail Gross Receipts — Applicability.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.040; Ord. No. 4723, 5-1-1989]
Any business determined by the City Collector in which sixty percent (60%) or more of the goods, wares or merchandise are sold at retail, except as provided for in Section 605.020, shall obtain a license therefore which has been fully settled and paid before said license becomes effective.

Section 605.060 Retail Gross Receipts — License Fee.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.050; Prior Code §3-104(a—c)]
A. 
Every person, persons, firm, association, organization, partnership or corporation, before engaging in any of the businesses enumerated in Section 605.050, shall obtain from the City Collector a license granting the privilege of engaging in business or occupation and pay to the City Collector a license fee as follows:
1. 
Where the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the licensed business, occupation or calling have amounted to less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th), the license fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year;
2. 
Where the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the licensed business, occupation or calling have amounted to more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th), the license fee shall be fifty cents ($.50) per each one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or fractional part thereof of the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the preceding period per year; and
3. 
Where the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the licensed business, occupation or calling have amounted to more than one million six hundred thousand dollars (1,600,000.00) for the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th), the maximum license fee shall be eight hundred dollars ($800.00).

Section 605.070 Wholesale Gross Receipts — Defined.

[R.O. §5.04.055]
For the purpose of this Chapter "wholesale gross receipts" means any transfer of title to tangible personal property, to the purchaser, not for the use or consumption of said purchaser, but for resale in any form as tangible personal property for consideration.

Section 605.080 Wholesale Gross Receipts — Applicability.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.060; Prior Code §3-105]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to carry on or engage in any of the following trades, vocations, callings, occupations or businesses or to do or operate any of the things hereinafter mentioned without first having obtained a license thereof and for the issuance and charged thereof shall be made.
1. 
Wholesale butcher;
2. 
Wholesale feed dealer;
3. 
Wholesale gasoline and/or oil distributor (bulk station);
4. 
Wholesale grocer;
5. 
Wholesale merchant: Any person or business who sells not less than sixty percent (60%) of any goods, wares or merchandize to retailers or other persons for resale by such purchasers.

Section 605.090 Wholesale Gross Receipts — License Fee.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.070; Prior Code §3-106]
A. 
Every person, persons, firm, association, organization, partnership or corporation, before engaging in any of the businesses enumerated in Section 605.080, shall obtain from the City Collector a license granting the privilege of engaging in business or occupation and pay to the City Collector a license fee as follows:
1. 
Where the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the licensed business, occupation or calling have amounted to less than one hundred sixty-seven thousand dollars ($167,000.00) for the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th), the license fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year;
2. 
Where the gross annual sales and/or receipts of the licensed business, occupation or calling have amounted to more than one hundred sixty-seven thousand dollars ($167,000.00) for the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th), the license fee shall be fifteen cents ($.15) per each one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or fractional part thereof of all gross annual sales and/or receipts of said preceding period, per year; and
3. 
The maximum license fee for any twelve (12) month period shall be eight hundred dollars ($800.00).

Section 605.100 Payment Procedure.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.080]
A. 
Within thirty (30) days after the close of the year for which the license is issued, as enumerated in Sections 605.060 through 605.090, the licensee shall in person or by duly authorized agent make and file with the City Collector in a manner and form to be prescribed by the Collector:
1. 
For any business, except contractors, employing five (5) or more employees, a certificate of insurance verifying current Workers' Compensation coverage for said business.
2. 
A statement disclosing the amount of gross receipts from sales and service received during the preceding twelve (12) month period from July first (1st) through June thirtieth (30th), which shall be accompanied by a copy of the applicant's State sales tax return or other verifying gross receipts record as made to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, said copy shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed by the City Collector.

Section 605.110 New License.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.090; Prior Code §3-108]
The fee for the license to engage in any business or occupation, as stated in Sections 605.060 through 605.090 for which a previous license has not been issued, shall be based on an estimation of gross receipts agreeable to both the applicant and the City Collector and prorated for the balance of the year for which such licenses are issued.

Section 605.120 Late Payment — Penalty.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.110; Ord. No. 5688 §II, 8-06]
A penalty of ten percent (10%) per month shall be added to all City business license fees which are not paid within sixty (60) days of their due date. Unless otherwise specified, City license fees are due and payable on July first (1st) of each year and become delinquent if not paid before September first (1st).

Section 605.130 License Issuance — Generally.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.120; Prior Code §3-111(a); Ord. No. 4553, 3-3-1986]
Every license issued by virtue of any requirement or provision of this Chapter or any Section thereof shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall affix the corporate seal of the City thereto. No license shall be issued to any person until the business license application inspection form has been completed by authorized personnel and the amount prescribed therefore has been paid to the City Collector and no license shall in any case be assigned or transferred, except as hereinafter provided.

Section 605.140 License Issuance — Delinquent Municipal Obligations.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.130; Prior Code §3-111(c); Ord. No. 5430 §2, 11-01]
Business licenses shall not be issued to any person or corporation with delinquent City personal property taxes and/or merchants and manufacturers taxes and/or any City taxes, charges, fines, assessments or obligations.

Section 605.150 Record Required.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.140; Prior Code §3-112]
A license record shall be kept by the City Clerk, which shall show the name of the person, the amount of the license and the expiration of same.

Section 605.160 Fees — Disposition.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.150; Prior Code §3-113]
All money received by the City Collector as license fees shall be placed in the General Revenue Fund of the City.

Section 605.170 License — Display.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.160; Prior Code §3-114]
Every person receiving and having a license issued by the City for any business, occupation, trade or vocation of whatever kind or character shall keep the license at all times posted in full view.

Section 605.180 Inspection.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.161; Ord. No. 4695, 10-17-1988]
All persons, firms or corporations engaged in any business or occupation for which a license is required by the terms of this Chapter and all persons, firms or corporations actually obtaining any such license for any business or occupational activity enumerated in this Chapter shall at any time during the business hours of said business or occupation permit the City Manager, his/her authorized delegate or any public safety officer of the City to make an inspection of the business and the activities for which said license has been issued to insure license is current and correct with respect to conforming to the reason of issuance and that no significant public health or safety hazard exists.

Section 605.190 Two or More Businesses Under One Roof.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.180; Prior Code §3-116; Ord. No. 4553, 3-3-1986]
Any person engaged in two (2) or more occupations or callings which are or may be subject to the payment of an occupational tax as set up in this Chapter shall be required to pay the tax upon that occupation or calling for which the tax is highest; provided however, that such occupations are operated as one (1) unit or one (1) business and in the same building or same premises and provided the business license application form has been completed and qualified by authorized representatives of the stated departments.

Section 605.200 Minor General Construction Work.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.200; Ord. No. 4629, 8-3-1987]
Shall be defined as entering, annually, into at least one (1) but not more than five (5) contracts for the repair, construction or remodeling of improvements upon real estate wherein the charges, costs or worth of said repair, construction or remodeling, including materials and labor, shall not exceed thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500.00) for each contract.

Section 605.210 Handyman Licenses — Issuance.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.210; Ord. No. 4629, 8-3-1987]
Handyman licenses will be issued to all individuals who wish to engage in "minor general construction" within the City of Sikeston for a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) annual license fee.

Section 605.220 Building Permits — Required.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.220; Ord. No. 4629, 8-3-1987]
Building permits shall be required for all construction projects engaged in by one qualifying and licensed under this Chapter and no more than five (5) permits shall be issued to any such licensee per year.

Section 605.230 The Licensure Period — Handyman License.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.230; Ord. No. 4629, 8-3-1987]
The licensure period for the license required by this Chapter shall be July first (1st) through June thirtieth (30th) of each year. The fee for the license year ending June thirtieth (30th) of each year shall be prorated as of the date of application for any such license.

Section 605.240 Exemption.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.240; Ord. No. 4595 §1, 9-2-1986]
All individuals that perform "building contractor" work within the City of Sikeston, Missouri, except those performing electrical or plumbing work where a permit is required, under the guidelines established for receipt of a "handyman license" will be exempt from the requirements of this Chapter.

Section 605.250 Minimum Insurance and Bonding.

[R.O. 2009 §5.04.250; Ord. No. 4597 §1, 10-6-1986; Ord. No. 4636 §1, 11-2-1987]
A. 
No permit shall be issued for the construction of a building or structure in the City or for the repair or alteration of the exterior of any building or structure or any permitting electrical or plumbing work, unless a certificate or other proof is filed showing that the contractor carries Workers' Compensation insurance and public liability insurance with a one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit.
B. 
Before any contractor doing any work for the City on any street or highway or on any building or premises owned by the City commences work, he/she shall file with the Clerk a certification or other proof showing that he/she carries Workers' Compensation and public liability insurance as required by the ordinance and the terms of his/her contract.
C. 
Before any contractor shall be issued a license as a building contractor, he/she shall first obtain and post with the City Clerk an acceptable performance and indemnity bond in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) conditioned that the bond shall save the City harmless against violations of the Chapter and that all work performed by the building contractor shall be done in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.