Business Registration

Registration Information
All businesses with a physical address operating within the city limits of Ozark are required to have a business registration. This includes businesses that operate from the home. Owners of all home-based occupations should contact the Planning and Development Department at 417-581-2407 concerning regulations pertaining to home-based businesses.

Registration Application Process

  1. Apply for a NEW business registration or YEARLY RENEWAL of your current registration;  Business Registration.
  2. Contact the county collector’s office to apply for a county merchant’s license at 417-582-4334.
    The county will have their own criteria of documents needed for a merchant’s license.
  3. Businesses that are moving into an existing structure are required to coordinate with the Building Department and receive a Redevelopment Review.

All business registrations expire December 31; renewal notices are issued mid-October. For applicable registration fees, see the online application or call the permit tech at City Hall at 417-581-2407. 

You can view the City's ordinance regarding Business Registration.

New Businesses in the City of Ozark 

You can now find Business Registrations in our new system. To find this information go here.

 Use the search bar at the top of the page, or click the "Advanced search: option at the bottom. The advanced search will allow you tot locate specific permit or license types as well as provide additional criteria for your search. A specific date or a range of dates can be provided by clicking in the "Submitted On", "Issued On", or "Finaled On" fields. To search all reports click in the search field and hit enter. This will pull all permit reports. Or detail by the fields above to specify a date range.

Home Occupation Form for Business Registrations.