Landlord License Application

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Business Information  

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Business Ownership

The Business Ownership describes the ownership structure under which your business is owned and operated.

An Individual (Sole Proprietorship) is one individual in business alone. Sole proprietorships are the most common of business structure.This type of business is simple to form and operate, and may enjoy greater flexibility of management and fewer legal controls. However, the business owner is personally liable for all debts incurred by the business.

A Partnership is composed of two or more persons who agree to contribute money, labor, and / or skill to a business.Each partner shares the profits, losses, and management of the business, and each partner is personally and equally liable for debts of the partnership.Formal terms of the partnership are usually contained in a written partnership agreement.

A Corporation is a more structure.As a chartered legal entity, a corporation has certain rights, privileges, and liabilities beyond those of an individual.Doing business as a corporation may yield tax or financial benefits, but these can be offset by other considerations, such as increased licensing fees or decreased personal control.Corporations may be formed for profit or nonprofit purposes.

A Limited Liability Partnership is similar to a Partnership except that normally a partner does not have personal liability for the negligence of another partner.

A Limited Liability Corporation is formed by one or more individuals or entities through a special written agreement.The agreement details the organization of the LLC including: provisions for management, assignability of interests, and distribution of profits or losses."

  This certification does not apply to business ownership of either sole proprietor or partnership.

NOTE: If the ownership of this business is a Corporation, LP, LC or LLC, it must be in good standing with the Missouri Secretary of State's office before the City can issue a Business License for you to conduct business within the City.

If the business is not in good standing with the Missouri Secretary of State's office, please exit this application process now.

Please contact the Missouri Secretary of State's office at 816-889-2925 or you may visit their website at for more information about registering and reporting requirements for Corporations, LP, LC and LLC.

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Owner/Corporation Information  


Individual Responsible for Rental Properties


Property Management Information

Representative Information

License Fee Calculation


Gross Rents

This amount shall mean the gross rents earned from the receipt of cash, credits, and property of any kind for any act or service by a business or person in the preceding calendar or fiscal year consistent with the reporting used for federal taxation purposes.

Businesses without an office in Independence should use gross receipts for Independence only.

Businesses that use an Independence address for their physical location must report their total gross receipts.

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