List of Exempt Business Types

In accordance with Section 71.620 (1) R.S.Mo. as amended, the following professional occupations are exempt from the licensing and fee provisions.

  • Minister of the gospel
  • Duly accredited Christian Scientist practitioner
  • Teacher
  • Professor in a college
  • Priest
  • Lawyer
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Dentist
  • Chiropractor
  • Optometrist
  • Chiropodist
  • Physician or Surgeon

 

In accordance with Section 71.620 (2) R.S.Mo., as amended, the following professional occupations are exempt from the licensing and fee provisions of this Article unless that person maintains a business office within the City of Independence.

  • Architect
  • Professional Engineer
  • Land Surveyor
  • Auctioneer
  • Real Estate Broker or Real Estate Salesperson
  • Insurance Agent or Broker

In accordance with Section 71.630.R.S.Mo., as amended, farmers and their employees, who have themselves raised or grown the agricultural products and produce, are exempt from the licensing fee provision when selling from a wagon, cart or vehicle with permission of the property owner. It is not permitted to purchase for resale.

In accordance with Section 148.620 R.S. Mo., as amended, credit unions and associations, including savings and loan associations, are exempt from the licensing and fee provisions of this Article.

In accordance with Section 340.214 R.S. Mo., as amended, veterinarians (for veterinary services only), are exempt from the licensing and fee provisions of this Article.

In accordance with Section 345.055 R.S. Mo., as amended, clinical audiologist and speech-language pathologist, are exempt from the licensing and fee provisions of this Article.