Business License Fees Going Up in Kirksville

Kirksville businesses will be paying more for licenses.

This week the City Council approved an ordinance that will increase the business license fees. For a service business, the business license fee will be $40, while a retail business will have a license fee of $25. Previously, the business license fees were $10 for both. The investigative fee for a new business license will also increase from $10 to $25 to cover additional paperwork and inspections. It costs the city about $41 per business to keep them in compliance with all of the laws. The license increase was passed to help the city catch up to some of those fees.