[Ord. No. 372 §1, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 398 §1, 11-6-1967]
All applications for licenses provided for in this Chapter shall be filed with the City Collector. The Board of Aldermen shall prescribe the form of all licenses and applications therefor. Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, all licenses issued hereunder shall be signed by the City Clerk under the Seal of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, and the Mayor of the City and shall be invalid for all purposes unless so signed.
Whenever in this Chapter a license is required for the maintenance, operation or conduct of any business or establishment or for doing business or engaging in any activity or occupation, a person or corporation shall be subject to the requirement if by himself/herself or through an agent, employee or partner he/she holds himself/herself forth as being engaged in the business or occupation; or solicits patronage therefor, actively or passively; or performs or attempts to perform any part of such business or occupation in the City of Oak Grove, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 372 §2, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 1310 §1, 4-2-2001]
No license or permit provided for or required under any ordinance of the City shall be issued by any department of the City Government to any person, firm, association or corporation until all personal taxes, merchant's and manufacturer's taxes, other license fees, permit fees, inspection fees, or any other financial obligations which are delinquent and owing to the City by the applicant have been paid. Dog licenses are hereby excepted from the provisions of this Section.
No license or permit provided for or required under any ordinance of the City shall be issued by any department of the City Government to any person, firm, association or corporation until all sales taxes have been paid to the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri. All delinquent taxpayers will be required to present a statement of "No Tax Due" from the Missouri Department of Revenue in order to receive or renew an occupation license.
[Ord. No. 372 §3, 1-21-1966]
Except as otherwise specifically provided by ordinance, the license year for all occupational or other business licenses shall coincide with the calendar year and the license year shall begin January first (1st) and end December thirty-first (31st). All such licenses shall be due and payable on or before February first (1st) of each year.
[Ord. No. 372 §4, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 398 §2, 11-6-1967]
All licenses required by this Code shall not be issued until approved by the City Collector. If, for good cause shown, the Collector shall disapprove the issuance of a license under the provisions of this Code or shall fail to act upon same within fifteen (15) days from the date of the filing of said application, the applicant may, within thirty (30) days following the date of disapproval, submit written appeal to the Board of Aldermen as hereinafter provided with right of hearing by filing same with the City Clerk who shall thereupon docket such appeal with the Board of Aldermen for consideration and decision at the next regular or specially duly convened meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
It is further provided that all licensees and/or permittees, as contemplated by this Code, shall comply in every respect with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri.
Upon approval of application, as herein provided, the City Collector shall collect the required license fee before actually issuing the license so approved.
[Ord. No. 372 §5, 1-21-1966]
The City Collector shall keep a complete and perfect record of all licenses issued showing the nature of the license, its date of issuance and expiration, to whom issued, and the full amount exacted therefor.
[Ord. No. 372 §6, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 398 §3, 11-6-1967]
All licenses granted by the City shall be carefully preserved and be displayed in a conspicuous place in the principal place of business authorized to be conducted by said license or, where issued for a business, pursuit, profession or trade or occupation conducted personally by a person, firm or corporation without a principal and established business location in the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, such license shall be carried by the person or by the lessee, agent, servant or employee engaged in the business, trade and avocation in the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, and shall be displayed upon request of duly authorized officer or employee of the said City.
[Ord. No. 372 §7, 1-21-1966]
A license may be issued to any corporation, association or partnership or to two (2) or more persons engaged in a joint enterprise, the same as to a single person and for the same fee, except where otherwise specifically provided.
[Ord. No. 372 §8, 1-21-1966]
A separate license shall be obtained for each place of business conducted, operated, maintained or carried on by every person engaged in the occupation, calling, trade or enterprise for which a license is required by the ordinances of the City. The City Collector or City Clerk shall be notified, in writing, of any change of address of such place of business within one (1) week of any change.
[Ord. No. 372 §9, 1-21-1966]
Whenever any applicant for a license is engaged in more than one (1) occupation or business at the same address, such applicant may, at his/her option, in lieu of making application and paying a separate occupation or business license for each such occupation or business, make application and pay for the occupation or business license for only the major or principal business or occupation of the applicant at such address.
Hereafter 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, any law, ordinance or charter to the contrary notwithstanding.
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 Oak Grove.
[Ord. No. 372 §11, 1-21-1966]
Every person, firm or corporation, their lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any court whatsoever engaged in any business, occupation, pursuit, profession or trade or in the keeping or maintaining of any institution, establishment, article, utility or commodity in this Section specified shall procure and pay for licenses therefor from the City, and such license fee shall be in the respective amounts as set out in this Section:
Fortunetellers and/or palm readers
$100.00 per day
$100.00 per day
Mobile refreshment, food and/or produce vendors
$25.00 per vehicle per year
Non-resident retailers or salesmen conducting business within the City from mobile vehicle
$25.00 per vehicle per year
Retail merchandise and service routes
$25.00 per route per year
Circuses, carnivals and shows
$25.00 per day, including the days for preparation and removal
[Ord. No. 1138 §1, 12-4-1995]
No occupational license or business license shall be issued to any construction contractor until the applicant has produced a certificate of insurance for workers' coverage pursuant to the provisions of Section 287.061, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 372 §13, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 398 §§4 — 5, 11-6-1967; Ord. No. 401 §1, 2-5-1968; Ord. No. 465 §§1 — 3, 1-17-1972]
Any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation engaged in any one (1) or more of the businesses, professions, occupations of other callings as specified hereinafter shall pay and there shall be levied and collected for the privilege of doing business, engaging in the professions, vocations or calling and in the sale of goods, wares, merchandise incident thereto with the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, an annual license fee in the amount, manner and form as follows: a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
Businesses, professions, occupations, manufacturers, processors or callings subject to the provisions of this Section are and shall be as follows, to wit:
Adding machine firm or company.
Adjusters and collectors.
Advertising business (outdoor).
Agents of whatever kind and character.
Agriculture machinery and implement dealers.
Air-conditioning sales, installation and service.
Amusement company products.
Amusement ticket brokers.
Apartment houses — four (4) or more living units.
Architects and engineers.
Assembler and distributor.
Auction or traveling stores.
Automatic selling machine or device business.
Automobile accessories, tire and supply dealers.
Automobile or motorcycle agencies and dealers (new and/or used).
Automobile or trade school.
Automobile repair shops, public garages or both combined.
Automobile trailers, sales and rentals.
Automobile washing, serviced/self-service or coin-operated.
Automobile, motorcycle or truck rentals and leasing.
Automobile storage garage.
Automobile wrecking shops and yards.
Bankrupt, each person engaged in or doing a wholesale or retail business in the same of bankrupt goods or merchandise or conducting sales of damaged goods of any sort.
Banks and trust companies.
Beauty or barber school, physical culture or health school.
Bicycle repair shop.
Bill posters or distributors.
Billiard and pool hall or parlor.
Boarding houses and rooming houses containing more than two (2) units of rental occupancy.
Boat and motor sales.
Bonding companies and agents or solicitors for any surety or bonding company.
Bookkeeping service, public.
Bowling alleys, ball alleys, ten pin alleys.
Brewers or liquor distillers, agents, agencies, depots or storerooms.
Brokers, all kinds.
Building and loan associations.
Building trades business, new and repair contractors and non-contractors.
Building or house cleaning company.
Bus companies and lines.
Business machine sales and service.
Business or correspondence school for profit.
Butane or liquified petroleum (LP) gas sales.
Chair and furniture rental concern.
Child care (see Nursery).
Children's or preschool nurseries.
Cigar and tobacco stands.
Circuses, carnivals and shows.
Cleaning and pressing shops or agencies.
Coal and wood dealers.
Cold storage house or food locker.
Concrete companies, ready-mix or blocks.
Confectionery with lunch.
Contractors of all kinds, including, but not limited to, building, brick, bridge, cement, electrical, drywall, carpenter, plumbing, paperhanger, painting, plastering, street, sidewalk, sewer, stone, curb and gutter installation, roofing, foundation, grading, sodding and all subcontractors and individual contractors and subcontractors.
Dairy products dealer.
Dealers in secondhand goods.
Dog kennels, sales and boarding.
Drive-in stands, dispensing food and beverages.
Drug stores, druggists and pharmacies.
Dry cleaning establishment and/or agency and laundry establishment and/or agency, including coin-operated agency or establishment.
Electric charging stations.
Electrical fixtures and appliance dealers.
Employment offices and agencies.
Equipment sales and service.
Escort service — personal — auto — motorcycle.
Exhibitions, of any kind, indoor and outdoor and street.
Express and freight companies and agents.
Feed, seed and hay dealers.
Film exchange or establishment.
Florists — retail and wholesale.
Flour, feed or meal mills.
Foreign coffee and tea dealers.
Funeral and security plans.
Garbage and trash collectors.
Garage door installation.
Gasoline and oil service stations.
General mercantile and supply store.
General repair shop with articles for sale.
Gift enterprises and sale of unclaimed goods by express companies or common carrier.
Glass sales and service.
Grain dealers or elevators.
Hairdressers and establishments.
Hatcheries — started chick and broiler plant.
Hide and fur dealers.
Home improvement business.
Horse, cattle and livestock dealers.
Hospital, private and nursing home, private.
Hospitals, public and general.
Hotels and motels.
Ice cream, soft drink and/or food stands.
Ice dealers or plants.
Installment houses and agencies.
Insurance agents, including bonding, surety and indemnity.
Insurance agents or salesmen.
Intelligence offices and agencies.
Itinerant plumber or septic tank cleaner or sewer cleaner.
Job printing plants.
Land title, guarantor of.
Land title insurance company.
Laundries and self-service laundries.
Linens — supply and rentals.
Linoleum and tile installation.
Loan, land and investment companies.
Local delivery service.
Lumber agents and brokers.
Lumber dealers and yards.
Lunch stands and lunch counters.
Machine, tool and equipment rental.
Mail order house.
Manufacturing and other corporations or institutions, excepting non-profit or charitable.
Manufacturers, processors and distributors in general.
Meat market or butcher shop.
Medicine, extract or cosmetic agent.
Merchants of all kinds.
Merchants delivery companies.
Milk receiving stations.
Miniature golf courses.
Mobile homes, sales and parks.
Money brokers or money changers.
Monument dealers and agents.
Moving — storage and furniture.
Muscle developers or weight reducing.
Music school and/or instrument sales.
Newspaper and magazine publishers.
Newspaper routes and carriers.
Nursery, children, ten (10) or more.
Nurseries (trees, shrubs, etc.).
Nursery stock agents.
Office supplies and equipment.
Oil stations, wholesale, retail and bulk plants.
Any person conducting an oil or tank business in said City where oil or gasoline is stored for distribution.
Open air parks and gardens where admission is charged.
Painters and decorators.
Patent right dealers.
Paving and excavating.
Photographers and engravers.
Photographers — supplies — cameras.
Planing mills and cabinet makers.
Plastering contractor or non-contractor.
Plumbing supply business.
Popcorn stand — including peanuts or mixed nuts.
Poultry, egg and butter dealers with cream, hides, fur and the manufacture of butter.
Private detectives and detective agencies.
Private venereal hospitals.
Public garage and parking.
Public masquerades and balls.
Publishing houses or companies.
Radio frequency monitors.
Radio and television repair shops.
Real estate agents.
Real estate brokers.
Real estate and loan agents.
Real estate rentals — apartments and/or duplexes — four (4) or more living units.
Real estate rentals — commercial — four (4) or more commercial units.
Renovating or repair business.
Restaurants, cafes and soft drink establishments.
Retail milk sales.
Rodeos and wild west shows.
Roofing and siding.
Rug and carpet cleaners.
Sale of plastics.
Sales of water conditioners and installation of equipment.
Sand, lime, cement, gravel, concrete blocks and sewer pipe dealers.
Savings and loan associations.
Sewing machine agency.
Sheet metal works or tinsmith.
Shoe repair shop.
Shoe shining parlors or stands.
Shows, as follows: wild west, dog and pony, circus, motorized circus, carnivals, tent shows (stock companies).
Shows and amusements.
Sign maker or sign painter.
Skating rink, roller or ice.
Slot car racing.
Soda pop manufacturers.
Sporting goods and equipment.
Steel fabrication, steel erection or steel construction business.
Storm sash and awning sales.
Subcontractors of all kinds.
Tailor-made clothing agencies.
Taverns and cocktail lounges.
Theaters, including motion picture houses and drive-ins.
Tile, wall and floor installation.
Tin and sheet metal shop.
Tourist or trailer camps.
Towel supply company.
Trailer sales or rentals.
Trash haulers and sanitation service.
Traveling and auction stores.
Undertaking establishments and funeral homes.
Vacuum cleaner agency or rental business.
Veterinary hospitals or clinics.
Veterinarian — surgeons and doctors.
Warehouses — generally.
Waste paper company.
Weight reducing clubs or business.
Wholesale houses or merchants.
Window cleaning business.
Wine gardens and beer gardens.
Woodwork — cabinet shops.
Every person, firm or corporation conducting any business, trade and avocation whatsoever in the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, for which no license fee is specified in this Chapter Section or in any other Section of this Chapter shall procure a license therefor from the City Collector and pay a license fee in accordance with this Section of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per year.
It is specifically provided that persons employed by a contractor or by any person conducting any business, trade or avocation whatsoever in the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, having a license hereunder shall be and hereby are excepted from the requirements of this Chapter to purchase an occupation license.
[Ord. No. 372 §14, 1-21-1966]
Nothing in this Chapter contained shall be construed as authorizing any person to sell intoxicating or non-intoxicating liquors by virtue of said license.
[Ord. No. 372 §15, 1-21-1966]
Any application for new license under this Chapter received after July first (1st) of any calendar year shall be prorated during the term and in the percentage as follows: on or after July first (1st) but before December thirty-first (31st) — one-half (½) of fee stated.
[Ord. No. 372 §16, 1-21-1966]
All licenses or occupational taxes required to be paid by any ordinance of the City shall be deemed delinquent if not paid on the date such payment is due and all persons, firms or corporations so delinquent in the payment of such taxes shall be required to pay an additional ten percent (10%) of the tax found to be due for the first (1st) month, or fraction thereof, and one percent (1%) per month for each month, or fraction thereof, thereafter such delinquency shall continue for a maximum additional penalty of six percent (6%) in any one (1) year. The penalty provided for in this Section shall be in addition to any other penalty prescribed by ordinance.
[Ord. No. 372 §17, 1-21-1966]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in a business, occupation, pursuit, profession or trade, or in keeping or maintaining any institution, establishment, utility, article or commodity, without first procuring and paying for a license so to do as required by this Chapter.
No person shall knowingly make a false statement in his/her application for a license as to any material fact therein contained or as to other conditions or factors upon which the license fee is or shall be based.
[Ord. No. 372 §18, 1-21-1966; Ord. No. 378 §1, 2-20-1967]
The Board of Aldermen shall have the power to suspend or revoke any license granted under the terms and provisions of this Chapter whenever it shall be shown or whenever they have knowledge that a licensee hereunder is in violation of the terms and provisions of this Chapter or a licensee is conducting said business, occupation or calling in violation of any ordinance of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri.
Where action of suspension or revocation is to be taken pursuant to this Section, the licensee shall have five (5) days' written notice of the Board of Aldermen's intention to suspend or revoke the license prior to the hearing on such suspension or revocation, which notice shall be directed by certified United States mail to the business office of licensee as shown on his/her application for license on file and shall specify the grounds upon which the license is sought to be suspended or revoked. No license may be suspended for a period in excess of sixty (60) days.
Owners and operators of billiard halls and pool halls for the public use shall be required to close their respective establishments between the hours of 12:00 Midnight and 8:00 A.M. on each weekday, excepting Sunday, on which they shall not be permitted to be open or available to the public at any time; and upon conviction of the violation of any of same, any business or occupation license shall stand suspended for such period as may be required by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen after hearing duly held, of the date and time of which said owner or operator shall be duly advised.
[Ord. No. 372 §19, 1-21-1966]
Any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation engaging in any business, profession, trade or occupation, as herein specified, without first paying the license fee and securing a license therefor as required by this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment not exceeding thirty (30) days.
Any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation violating any other provision of this Chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each such separate violation.
Any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation violating any order of the Board of Aldermen of suspension or revocation issued pursuant to Section 605.180 of this Chapter by continuing to engage in business during the term of the suspension or after revocation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor (and each days' violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense) and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each day of such violation.
[Ord. No. 1559 §2, 2-20-2007]
Any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation engaging in the sale of gasoline and/or diesel fuel is required, pursuant to Section 210.367 of the Municipal Code of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, to require pre-payment or pre-approval of sales of fuel prior to activation or authorization of any fuel dispensing unit or fuel pumping device.
The City shall not renew the business license required by Chapter 605 of the Municipal Code of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, of any person, firm, co-partnership or corporation which has been convicted of or whose employee or owner has been convicted of, a violation of Section 210.367 of the Municipal Code of the City of Oak Grove, Missouri, for failure to require pre-payment or pre-approval of sales of fuel prior to activation or authorization of any fuel dispensing unit or fuel pumping device in the twelve (12) months next preceding the renewal date of the expiring business license of the business.