Merchant License

Businesses That Do Not Require a License
You do not need a Merchant's License if ...
  • You are a registered motor vehicle dealer and your primary business is selling motor vehicles
  • You are a physician, dentist, or veterinarian selling medicines, at either wholesale or retail, used in your practice
  • You are a farmer who grows or processes any article of farm produce or farm products on your farm, as long as you do not have a regular stand or place of business away from your farm
Additional Licenses
If your business is located within any incorporated area within Cass County, please contact the local clerk to determine what, if any, licenses are required.
City / town
Clerk's Office Number
Archie
816-293-5601
Baldwin Park
816-540-2547
Belton
816-331-4331
Cleveland
816-618-3412
Creighton
660-499-2210
Drexel
816-619-2323
East Lynne
816-626-3521
Freeman
816-250-2902
Garden city
816-862-8208
Harrisonville
816-380-8918
Kansas city
816-513-1017
Lake Annette
816-779-6361
Lake Winnebago
816-537-6778
Lee's Summit
816-969-1009
Peculiar
816-779-5212
Pleasant Hill
816-540-3135
Raymore
816-331-0488
Strasburg
816-865-3484
West Line
816-250-2387

Methods of Payment
The Collector's Office accepts license payments by:
  • Bank draft
  • Cash
  • Cashier's check
  • Credit cards
  • Money order
  • Personal check
One check may be written for multiple bills of merchant’s license, however, please make a separate check for personal property and real estate taxes. The entire amount due must be paid before a license is issued. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Please see the Methods of Payment page for detailed information.

Note: License fees cannot be paid online or by phone.

After you complete the application, return it and the $25 payment to the Collector's Office.