City of Pacific, MO
Franklin County
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Cross References — Alcoholic beverage license, ch. 600; amusements generally, ch. 615; cigarette permit/license, ch. 625; registration and licensing of motor vehicles, §385.060 et seq.; peddlers' permits, §630.070 et seq.; taxation, ch. 145; taxicabs, ch. 640.
[Ord. No. 747 §1, 6-10-1957; CC 1976 §19-1]
No person shall engage in any occupation, business or calling coming under the provisions of this Chapter unless he shall first obtain a license therefor.
[Ord. No. 971 §1, 3-21-1967; Ord. No. 991 §1, 6-4-1968; CC 1976 §19-2; Ord. No. 2391 §1, 6-15-2004]
A. 
No non-profit organization approved by resolution of the Board of Aldermen shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter.
B. 
Bona fide charitable organizations located in the City may be exempted from the provisions of this Chapter by obtaining leave from the Board of Aldermen and execution of an affidavit setting forth the purpose for which the revenues therefrom will be used.
C. 
No licenses shall be required for the following additional businesses:
1. 
A sole proprietor operating a grass cutting business that has no other employees.
[Ord. No. 747 §4, 6-10-1957; CC 1976 §19-3]
Any person desiring to enter into or carry on any business, trade or calling within the City shall first make application to the City Clerk for a license to do so, giving such information as may be desired by the Clerk relative to such person's activities.
[Ord. No. 533 §1, 6-20-1939; Ord. No. 747 §1, 6-10-1957; Ord. No. 785 §1, 10-6-1959; Ord. No. 991 §2, 6-4-1968; CC 1976 §19-4; Ord. No. 1396 §1, 6-19-1984; Ord. No. 1840 §1, 5-2-1995; Ord. No. 2001 §1, 8-19-1997; Ord. No. 2425 §1, 3-1-2005]
A. 
The following fees shall be issued for any license issued under the provisions of this Chapter and shall be paid before any such license shall be issued:
1. 
Services. Fifty dollars ($50.00) per year. Services shall include those areas of business as set forth as follows:
Abstract agencies
Actuarial firms
Animal grooming
Architect
Auctioneer
Auto and truck wash
Auto dealer (new and used)
Auto repair
Auto towing
Barber shop (1 line)
Beauty shop
Beauty aids shop
Body shop/paint shop
Bowling alley
Burial headstone services
Business school
Carpet and rug installation
Clerical services
Clothing and shoe repair
Collection agency
Contractors
Convenience store
Correspondence school
Dry cleaners
Employment agency
Equipment rentals
Feed and supply
Fireworks dealers
Fixture
Flea markets
Florists
Food caterer
Food storage locker
Funeral homes
Gasoline
Glass installation
Grass cutting
Grocers
Gun shop
Health club
Heat and cooling repair
Home and office cleaning
Home for the aged
Home maintenance
Ice cream vendors
Income tax preparers
Insurance agencies
Landlords that rent four (4) or more dwellings/units
Landscaping
Laundry
Lawn equipment/sales
Lock and key services
LP and bottled gas dealers
Lumber yards
Lumber/paint/hardware
Metal and wood finishing
Mobile home park operators
Motel
Moving and storage
Nursery school
Office
Parcel delivery
Pay parking lot
Pharmacies
Photographer
Pool cleaning service
Public hall
Public warehouse
Publisher
Real estate agent
Refuse collection
Repair shops
Restaurants--fast food
Restaurants--table service
Security service
Septic services
Shopping/errand service
Small engine repair
Storage facility
Strapping and binding
Subcontractors
Swimming pool
Termite and pest control
Ticket agency
Travel agency
Vending machine operators
Veterinarian (located in City)
Video rentals
Welding services
Wholesale food distribution
Wood packing products
2. 
Professionals. Two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per year. Professionals shall include those areas of business set forth as follows:
Banks/trust companies/bank corporations
Brokerage agency
Building complex/rental leasing
Cable television
Credit union
Land surveyors
Loan agency
Mortgage Broker
Nursing homes
Pawnbrokers
Real estate agency
Savings and loan company
Title insurance agency
3. 
Manufacturers.
Minimum to 4,999 sq. ft.
$75.00
5,000 to 20,000 sq. ft.
$150.00 annually
20,001 to 75,000 sq. ft.
$225.00 annually
75,001 to 100,000 sq. ft.
$300.00 annually
100,001 sq. ft. plus
$375.00 annually
Manufacturers/warehouses to include those items set forth as follows:
Automotive parts/equipment
Chemicals
Cleaning products
Development contractors
Graphics/finishers
Hardboard builders
Heater/cooling products
Ice and ice products
Instrument manufacture
Kitchen cabinets/bath fixtures
Machined parts manufacturer
Marble products manufacturer
Paper/box products
Plastic products
Reddi-mix concrete products
Roller products companies
Silica/silica products
Specialty equipment items
Stair/steps/pallets
Steel fabricators
Technologies
Toys
Trucks bodies/allied products
Wagon bodies
Warehouses
4. 
Others. Fifty dollars ($50.00). Others shall include, but not be limited to, those items as set out below:
Activities
Avocations
Businesses
Enterprises
Occupations
Pursuits
Trades
carried on by a family member, residing on that premise, in a residential or multi-family area, that is known as a home occupation.
5. 
Billboards, signs and outdoor advertising structures. One hundred dollars ($100.00) per year per structure.
6. 
Temporary open air vendors. Five dollars ($5.00) per day.
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Cross References — Fees for beer and liquor licenses, §600.040; fees for peddlers' permits, §630.130.
[Ord. No. 2425 §1, 3-1-2005]
Temporary open air vendor permits shall be required for all temporary open air vendors operating or having any temporary or other location within the City limits. Temporary open air vendor permits shall be issued only for special events and only in locations approved by the City based on coordination with the event sponsor. An existing business license for any other purpose shall not authorize temporary open air vendors. Temporary open air vendors may be permitted by the City to operate on private or public property as part of a special event, provided that the property owner provides written consent if on private property and the Commissioner of Public Works approves the application if on public property. City permit must be applied for at least one (1) week prior to the event, shall be granted for a period of not greater than one (1) week and may be subject to reasonable conditions to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
[Ord. No. 747 §7, 6-10-1957; CC 1976 §19-5; Ord. No. 1840 §1, 5-2-1995]
All licenses, except those rated by the day in this Chapter shall be issued for a term of one (1) year; provided that all annual licenses as specified herein may, at the option of the City be issued for any proportional part of such year, and the license tax therefor shall be only for such proportional part of one (1) year calculated on a monthly basis.
[Ord. No. 2538 §1, 1-2-2007]
There is hereby levied upon the charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds a tax in the amount of five percent (5%) of such charges to the extent permitted by law. Such tax shall be paid not later than thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar quarter and shall be delinquent thereafter. A penalty of one percent (1%) shall be assessed and paid on all delinquent taxes and interest shall also be imposed and paid in the amount of two percent (2%) per month on delinquent taxes. The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to any charge paid to the owner or operator and shall be in addition to any and all taxes imposed by law and the proceeds of such tax shall be used by the City solely for funding the promotion of tourism. Such tax shall be stated separately from all other charges and taxes. For purposes of this Section, "hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns" shall include any rental facility for sleeping or overnight stay including, but not limited to hotels, motels, motor lodges, tourist courts, resident inns and apartment hotels, whether or not additional service is provided such as restaurants, meeting rooms and recreational facilities.
[Ord. No. 2553 §1, 6-5-2007]
It is hereby made the duty of every person providing sleeping rooms in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds within the City to file with the City Clerk not later than thirty (30) days after the close of each quarter commencing with the quarter ending September 30, 2007, a sworn statement of the charges for all sleeping rooms paid by the transient guests of hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns and campgrounds for such proceeding quarter and shall include with such statement payment of the tax for such quarter levied pursuant to Section 605.055. The Clerk or her duly authorized deputy shall be and is hereby authorized to investigate and audit the correctness and accuracy of the statement and payment amount required and for that purpose shall have access at all reasonable times to the books, documents, papers and records of any person making such statement in order to ascertain the accuracy thereof.
[Ord. No. 2553 §1, 6-5-2007]
Any person who shall violate any of the Sections 605.055 through 605.056, inclusive, shall be deemed guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 2563 §1, 9-18-2007; Ord. No. 2568 §1, 11-6-2007]
A. 
There is hereby established a Tourism Commission which shall be a Commission consisting of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Aldermen. Of these five (5) members, one (1) shall be a representative of the hotel and motel industry and two (2) shall be active in the tourism industry; the remaining members of the Commission shall be members of local general business interests in the City or any County within which the City is located. One (1) member of the Board of Aldermen shall serve as liaison in a non-voting capacity. All members shall be a resident of the City or County in which any part of the City is located. Members of the Tourism Commission shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years; but of the members first appointed, one (1) shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year, two (2) shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years and two (2) shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years. Members of the Commission shall serve no more than two (2) consecutive terms. The members shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall be a Commission of the City and shall not have separate authority to sue or be sued and shall administer its duties through the authorities granted by the Board of Aldermen as provided herein.
[Ord. No. 3024 § 1, 8-1-2017]
B. 
The revenue received from the tax established in Section 605.055 shall be deposited by the City Collector in a special fund and used solely to promote tourism. The Commission shall administer the monies within the limits of the budget approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Commission shall not later than May first (1st) of each year submit to the Board of Aldermen a detailed proposal for expenditure of the funds outlining the connection of each proposed expenditure line item to the promotion of tourism. The Board of Aldermen may approve, modify or reject any proposal and shall incorporate such final budget decision on such proposal within the annual budget of the City. Expenditures of the tax funds shall thereafter be made in conformance with the procedures required by the City Code and State law as for other City expenditures and such contracts and expenditures shall be only as authorized and approved by the Board of Aldermen. However, no expenditure from the Tourism Fund may be approved by the Board of Aldermen before submission of such expenditure to the Tourism Commission for a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen. The recommendation of the Tourism Commission shall not be binding upon the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 3187, 4-21-2020]
C. 
There is hereby established a "Tourism Tax Fund" account for the deposit of the tourism tax collections pursuant to Ordinance No. 2563. There is hereby further established a "Tourism Tax Reserve Fund" as a subfund within the Tourism Tax Fund for the deposit of twenty-five percent (25%) of the collections to the Tourism Tax Fund to provide a contingency fund within this account. The "Tourism Tax Reserve Fund" may be drawn on only by a resolution presented at a Board meeting and approved by the Board of Aldermen after receiving a majority of four (4) votes.
[CC 1976 §19-6]
All monies derived from the collection of licenses and license taxes under the provisions of this Chapter shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the City.
[Ord. No. 558, 7-6-1943; CC 1976 §19-7; Ord. No. 1730 §1, 10-19-1993]
A. 
No license or permit provided for or required under any provision of this Code or ordinance of the City shall be issued by the City to any person until the City personal tax and merchant's tax of the applicant for such license or permit, next preceding the year for which such license is issued, shall have been first paid. Furthermore, no license or permit provided for or required under any provision of this Code or ordinance of this City shall be issued by the City to any person until such person produces a copy of a Certificate of Insurance for Worker's Compensation coverage if the applicant for the license is required to cover his liability under Chapter 287, RSMo. It is further made a violation of this Section to provide fraudulent information to any person designated or in charge of issuing any said permits.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the City Collector to establish and promulgate rules and regulations relative to an orderly method of checking unpaid personal taxes and merchant's taxes as well as checking the issuance for Worker's Compensation coverage, in order to determine the amounts thereby due and owing to the City by such applicant as well as the applicant's compliance.
[Ord. No. 747 §4, 6-10-1957; CC 1976 §19-8]
Any license applied for under the provisions of this Chapter shall be issued only upon compliance by the applicant therefor with all applicable provisions of this Code, State law or City ordinances, rules and regulations.
[Ord. No. 2862 §§1 — 2, 4-2-2013]
A. 
No license provided for or required under this Code or any other ordinance of the City shall be issued by the City to any person until the City personal property tax, merchants' tax, real property tax, and all other taxes, charges, assessments, or other debts to the City, whatsoever in nature, of the applicant for such license or permit shall have first been paid.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the City Collector to establish and promulgate rules and regulations relative to an orderly method of checking unpaid personal property taxes, merchants' taxes, real property taxes, or other debts to the City in order to determine the amounts thereof due and owing to the City by any such applicant.
[Ord. No. 1717 §1, 7-6-1993; Ord. No. 1876 §1, 9-19-1995]
Any person engaging in any occupation, business or calling coming under the provisions of this Chapter shall renew said license within ten (10) days of the expiration thereof or cease conducting said occupation, business or calling. Any person who fails to renew said license for conducting any occupation, business or calling without a proper license shall be subject to a penalty on said license fee at a rate of nine percent (9%) per annum from the date of expiration of said license or the date said occupation, business or calling was started. Furthermore, if any person engages in any occupation, business or calling without a proper license or fails to renew said license within ten (10) days of its expiration and continues to engage in any occupation, business or calling, they shall be considered guilty of an offense hereunder for each and every day said occupation, business or calling is conducted without the proper license, punishable by a minimum fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00). It shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer to periodically check that any person engaged in any occupation, business or calling coming under the provisions of this Chapter shall have a business license and enforce the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1976 §19-9]
Every license issued under this Chapter shall be displayed by the licensee in a conspicuous place in his place of business, readily visible to his customers. In the event the licensee has no fixed place of business, he shall carry his license on his person at all times he is engaged in business within the City.
[CC 1976 §19-10]
Any license issued under the provisions of this Chapter may be suspended or revoked by the Board of Aldermen for the violation by the licensee of any applicable provision of this Code, State law or City ordinance, rule or regulation.