Blue Springs, Mo. – The City of Blue Springs would like to remind Blue Springs, Mo., business owners that the annual business license application, payment and accompanying documents are due by March 1, 2015.
Beginning in January 2015, the City implemented a new $25 Contractors Fee for plumbers, mechanical, HVAC and electrical contractors. This new fee is required as a result of the extra due diligence performed by City staff to verify state licenses and proper insurance.
Most businesses are required to have a business license to operate in Blue Springs. Annual business licenses are $50 and expire at the end of February. New businesses, existing businesses or businesses changing their location, name or legal structure are required to submit a completed business license application form. They must also include payment and accompanying documents to the Revenue Collections Division located at 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, Mo., by March 1, 2015.
The City of Blue Springs regulates specific types of businesses to maintain the health, safety and general welfare of the community. The City’s application and renewals process ensures that specific businesses are in compliance with zoning and building codes, fire safety and insurance regulations, up-to-date on certifications, and meet workers compensation guidelines. The City’s renewal process also tracks and monitors compliance with sales tax and business personal property registration and collection.
Failure to file and make payment by March 1, 2015 will result in penalties and interest being assessed.
Business owners can find more information about the City’s licensing process by visiting www.bluespringsgov.com/businesslicense or by calling the Revenue Division at (816) 228-0131.
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