City of Hallsville, MO
Boone County
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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in any business or occupation in the City of Hallsville without having first applied for and obtained a license to conduct such business or occupation from the City Clerk and without paying the license fee therefor, all as provided for in this Chapter.
A. 
All applications for the licenses required herein shall be made to the City Clerk on appropriate forms provided for that purpose by the City. All licenses issued by the City Clerk shall be in such form as is provided by the Board of Aldermen; provided however, that such license shall bear the signature of the Mayor of the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk, the date of issuance thereof and the date of expiration, as well as any additional information that may be required by the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Each applicant for a business license under this Chapter shall submit a statement from the Missouri Department of Revenue pursuant to Section 144.083.4, RSMo., stating no tax is due, which statement is a prerequisite to the issuance or renewal of a City business license. The statement required by this Section shall be dated within ninety (90) days of submission of the business license application or renewal application.
[Ord. No. 32 §9, 4-15-1965]
A. 
No person shall pursue, conduct, carry on, operate, engage in or deal in within the City any of the following trades, callings, professions, occupations, privileges, vocations, things, objects, subjects, businesses or places of business mentioned in this Section without first paying the license tax therefor according to the following schedule and obtaining the license therefor:
1. 
Agricultural machinery and implements: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
2. 
Architects: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
This Subsection shall not apply to a building contractor paying a license as such who may also occasionally design and make plans for houses or other buildings.
3. 
Automobile accessories dealers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
4. 
Automobile agents and dealers: fifteen dollar ($15.00) per year.
5. 
Automobile paint shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
6. 
Auto parking stations or lots: five dollars ($5.00) per year.
7. 
Automobile wash racks: five dollars ($5.00) per year.
8. 
Bakeries: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
9. 
Banks, banking corporations and trust companies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
10. 
Barbershop: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
11. 
Billiard and pool tables: five dollars ($5.00) per year.
12. 
Bill posters and distributors: five dollars ($5.00) per day or twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
a. 
"Bill posters and distributors" are hereby defined to be any persons engaged in the business of posting on signboards, walls or other places bills, posters or other advertising matter, or distributing in public places, or from store to store, or from house to house in the City, circulars, handbills, samples or other advertising matter. Every bill poster or distributor shall procure a license to engage in such business and such license shall authorize the holder thereof to employ such assistants as may be necessary to carry on such business.
13. 
Blankets, rugs, clocks, kitchen utensils, household articles, any or all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
14. 
Bowling alleys, each alley: five dollars ($5.00) per year.
15. 
Bookstores, art shops, magazines, papers, stationery, sporting goods, any or all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
16. 
Blacksmith shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
17. 
Brokers selling or dealing in stocks or bonds: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
18. 
Brokers selling or dealing in goods, wares or merchandise, grain or produce: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
19. 
Contractors:
a. 
Contractors, any or all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
(1) 
Every person engaging in the business of bridge contracting, sewer contracting, sidewalk contracting, stone contracting, plaster contracting, cement contracting, electrical contracting, street contracting, or plumbing contracting under a contract to furnish materials or labor other than his/her own materials or labor shall be deemed to be a bridge contractor, stone contractor, cement contractor, street contractor or plumbing contractor, respectively, as the case may be.
b. 
All other contractors, not otherwise specifically mentioned and classified by this Section: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
(1) 
However, this Subsection shall not apply to persons paying a license as a building contractor and duly licensed as such.
20. 
Clothing and men's furnishings: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
21. 
Cleaning and pressing establishments: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Every person carrying on or engaging in the business of cleaning or dry cleaning clothing or wearing apparel or pressing the same shall be deemed to operate and conduct a cleaning and pressing establishment.
22. 
Confectioners: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Every person who manufactures, sells or offers to sell or deals in confections, soft drinks, candies, sweetmeats, cakes, ice cream or similar products shall be deemed a confectioner. This Subsection shall not apply to persons paying a restaurant and cafe license tax and duly licensed as such.
23. 
Carnivals (and circuses): fifty dollars ($50.00) per day
24. 
Dances: two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per day, or ten dollars ($10.00) per month or fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
a. 
All dances open to the public or any part of the public where admission fees are charged shall be required to pay license taxes as provided by this Section. No fraternal organization or society or club giving a dance and assessing the participants, where such dance is not open to the public, shall be required to pay a license tax.
25. 
Dairies, manufacturing and dealing in milk, butter, ice cream or other milk products, any and all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
26. 
Milk distributors: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Every person who shall deliver, sell or offer for sale at retail in the City from a vehicle and over regular routes, any milk or other dairy products not of his/her own production, and who is not in the employ of the person who produced such milk or other dairy products, and who does not maintain a place of business within the City at which milk or other dairy products are offered for sale at retail, shall be deemed a milk distributor.
27. 
Druggists: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
28. 
Dyeing establishments: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
29. 
Express company agencies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
30. 
Electrical shops, selling electrical goods, electrical fixtures or electrical supplies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
31. 
Furniture and household goods: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
32. 
Furniture and household goods with undertaking: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
33. 
Florists: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
34. 
Furnace dealer: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
35. 
Fish peddlers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Any person selling or offering to sell any fish, by going from place to place, house to house or from any stand, booth, wagon, automobile or other vehicle or other temporary location, shall be deemed to be a fish peddler.
36. 
Garages: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
37. 
Grocery stores: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
38. 
Harness and saddlery: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
39. 
Hairdressing and beauty parlors: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
40. 
Horse and cattle dealers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Every person carrying on or engaged in the business of buying, selling or trading horses, mules, cattle, hogs or sheep, or carrying on or conducting sale yards or sale stands or stables where horses, mules, cattle, hogs or sheep are sold or offered for sale shall be deemed a horse and cattle dealer.
41. 
Hotel keepers and public rooming house keeper: one dollar ($1.00) per room per year.
42. 
Hardware, tinware, implements and harness, any or all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
43. 
Hucksters: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
a. 
Every person who shall sell or offer for sale in the City from any vehicle any garden or farm produce, milk or other dairy products not of his/her own raising or production, and who is not in the employ of the person who raised the produce or products so sold or offered for sale shall be deemed a huckster.
44. 
Jewelry stores: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
45. 
Junk dealers and secondhand dealers:
a. 
With permanent and established places of business, either or both: ten dollars ($10.00) per day.
b. 
Itinerants, either or both: five dollars ($5.00) per day
46. 
Laundries:
a. 
Hand laundry: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
b. 
Steam laundry or automatic laundry, employing over 25 persons: fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
c. 
Steam laundry or automatic laundry, self service: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
d. 
Laundry agencies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
47. 
Building and loan companies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
48. 
Loan agents: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
49. 
Lumber dealers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
50. 
Lunch counters, having a permanent and established business: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
51. 
Machine shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
52. 
Monument dealers and agents: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
53. 
Meat markets: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
54. 
Millinery shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
55. 
Music stores, dealing in musical instruments or musical supplies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
56. 
Newspaper offices or printing establishments: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
57. 
Oil/service stations and oil filling stations: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
58. 
Oil dealers, selling lubricating oil, grease, kerosene oil or kerosene distillate, any or all, doing business from wagons or trucks, using the streets, each wagon or truck: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
59. 
Opticians: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
60. 
Plumbing supplies: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
61. 
Photographers:
a. 
Photographers, having a permanent and established place of business in the City: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
b. 
Photographers, itinerant: five dollars ($5.00) per day.
62. 
Patent medicine dealers, selling patent medicines or manufactured medicines by public outcry upon the street: twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day.
63. 
Produce land poultry dealers, either or both: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
64. 
Restaurants and cafes: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
65. 
Real estate agents: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
66. 
Skating rinks: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
67. 
Sewing machines, sales of: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
68. 
Storage warehouses for hire: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
69. 
Manufacturers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
70. 
Soft drink parlors: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
71. 
Shoe stores: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
72. 
Tourists camp or camping ground, open to the public for a charge or fee: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
73. 
Tailoring shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
74. 
Tin shops: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
75. 
Typewriter and typewriter supply dealers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
76. 
Undertaking: twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
77. 
Women's garments, clothing and furnishings, any or all: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
78. 
Boarding houses: two dollars ($2.00) per year.
79. 
Auctioneers, per sale: two dollars ($2.00).
80. 
Insurance, agents: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
81. 
Mobile home park: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
82. 
Feed stores and grain dealers: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
83. 
All other merchants doing business in the City other than those specifically mentioned and classified in this Section for each line carried: ten dollars ($10.00) per year.
No license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be assignable or transferable but shall apply only to the person to whom same is issued. In the event any licensee, as provided for herein, shall move his/her place of business from one location to another location within the City, said licensee shall submit a statement of the fact of such change to the City Clerk who may transfer such license as to location only. In no event, however, shall such license be transferred from one person to another or from the kind of business or occupation originally licensed to another type of business or occupation.
The term of the licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be from July 1 to June 30.
All applications for renewal of a license provided for herein shall be filed no later than July 1 of each year.
Each license issued by the City under the provisions of this Chapter shall be carefully preserved and shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the place of business authorized to be conducted by said license. If there is no place of business, said license shall be carried on the licensee's person.
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 Hallsville.
A. 
Any license issued by the City pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter may be revoked by the Board of Aldermen for any of the following reasons, as well as for any other reasons specified in this Chapter:
1. 
Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provisions of this Chapter, or any other ordinance of the City regulating the business, occupation or activity licensed, or the Statutes of the State of Missouri by any licensee; or
2. 
Violation of the terms and conditions upon which the license was issued; or
3. 
Failure of the licensee to pay any tax or obligation due to the City; or
4. 
Any misrepresentation or false statement in the application for a license required herein; or
5. 
Failure to display the license required herein.
B. 
Revocation of any license shall be in addition to any other penalty or penalties which may be imposed pursuant to these provisions.
A. 
In any case in which a complaint has been made to the Board of Aldermen, or in which the Board of Aldermen has on its own determined that cause may exist for the revocation of a license under the provisions of this Chapter, the following procedures shall be followed:
1. 
The Board of Aldermen shall set a date for a hearing to consider the question of revocation.
2. 
At least ten (10) days prior to said hearing, written notice shall be mailed to the licensee, by registered mail, return receipt requested, to his/her last known address as shown in the records of the City Clerk advising the licensee of the time, date and place of hearing and of the reason for considering the revocation of his/her license.
3. 
During the pendency of this hearing before the Board of Aldermen, the licensee shall be permitted to continue the operation of his/her business.
4. 
At the hearing set by the Board of Aldermen, the Board of Aldermen shall hear all relevant and material evidence justifying the retention of the license.
5. 
The licensee may be present in person and/or by his/her attorney and may present evidence.
6. 
After hearing the evidence presented, the Board of Aldermen shall vote on the issue of whether the subject license shall be revoked.
7. 
The affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Aldermen shall be necessary to revoke any license.
A. 
All license fees not paid to the City by the person required to remit the same on the date when the same becomes due and payable to the Director of Revenue shall bear interest at the rate determined by Section 32.065, RSMo., from and after such date until paid.
B. 
In case of failure to apply for any license fee required by this Chapter on or before the date prescribed therefor, determined with regard to any extension of time for making an application, unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not the result of willful neglect, evasion or fraudulent intent, there shall be added to the amount required to be shown as tax on such return five percent (5%) of the amount of such tax if the failure is not for more than one (1) month, with an additional five percent (5%) for each additional month or fraction thereof during which such failure continues, not exceeding twenty-five percent (25%) in the aggregate.
C. 
In case of failure to pay the full amount of any license fee due hereunder on or before the date prescribed therefor, determined with regard to any extension of time for payment, unless it is shown, by the applicant, that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not the result of willful neglect, evasion or fraudulent intent, there shall be added to the tax an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the deficiency. The City shall, upon request by a taxpayer, apprise the taxpayer of the factual basis for the finding of negligence, or the specific rules or regulations disregarded if the City assesses a penalty under this Subsection.