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Occupation License

The City of Smithville requires Occupation Licenses for all businesses located in the City Limits, or performs work in the City Limits.  All new businesses must submit a completed application prior to commencing operations.  All existing businesses will be sent a renewal application and must complete that application and submit all the required documentation including a no tax due statement.

Occupation Licenses are valid from December 1st each year to the following November 30th.  The fees for the initial license are as follows:

  • $50.00 for applications received between December 1st and February 28th.
  • $37.50 for applications received between March 1st and May 31st.
  • $25.00 for applications received after May 31st.

For all license renewals, the license fee is based upon gross revenue.  Please contact City Hall at 532-3897 if you do not receive a renewal form.  The following is a breakdown of the license renewal fees:

Gross Revenue
Renewal Fee
 $0 to $100,000.00  $50.00
 $100,000.00 to $150,000.00  $75.00
 Over $151,000.00  $100.00


Master's License or Certification

If the applicant is a building contractor that performs electrical, mechanical or plumbing work, a master`s license or certification from another jurisdiction showing successful completion of a certified test is also required.  A general contractor has the option of obtaining a Blanket Occupation License.  The annual fee for such license is $250.00.  This license allows the contractor, and any subcontractor working for the applicant on any valid building permit issued by the city to conduct business under one license.  All subcontractors performing electrical, mechanical or plumbing work must still submit a Master's License certification to complete the Blanket Occupational License Application.