Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-18 Definitions.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms, phrases,
words and their derivations shall
have the meanings given herein.
Business. Includes all kinds of vocations, occupations, professions, enterprises, establishments,
and all other kinds of activities and matters, together with all devices, machines, vehicles and
appurtenances used therein, any of which are conducted for private profit or benefit, either
directly or indirectly, on any premises in this city, or anywhere else within its jurisdiction, as
permitted by the statutes of Missouri, and as provided for by the charter of the city.
services administrator, business
license administrator, license administrator or
administrator. The business
administrator of the city.
Employee. A regular employee or associate is one who works in the service of the licensee
twenty (20) hours or more per week during thirty (30) or more weeks per year.
Garage sale. The sale or offering for sale to the general public of over five (5) items of
personal property on any portion of a lot in a residential zoning district, as defined in section 29-3
of this Code, whether within or outside any building. Sales of programs and food and beverage
items at school athletic events shall not be deemed to constitute garage sales.
Gross receipts. Unless otherwise provided, the aggregate amount of all sales within the city
limits, and shall include the receipt of cash, credits and property of any kind or nature without
any deduction therefrom on account of the cost of any items sold, the cost of any materials used,
or of any labor, service costs, interest paid or payable, or any losses or any other expenses
whatsoever; gross receipts is meant to include gross annual commissions (to apply to real estate
brokers and agents, insurance agents, agents and solicitors for surety companies or bonding
companies and any other business whose income is calculated by
commissions); provided, however, that the following shall be excluded from any computation
gross receipts if the books of accounts segregate the amounts as to reflect such exclusions:
(1) Receipts of traded merchandise
recorded as cash receipts and resold and recorded as a
sale upon such resale; provided, this subparagraph has no application to utilities licensed under
chapter 26, Article V, divisions 2 and 3 of this Code.
(2) Interdepartmental sales within
the organization of the seller.
(3) Such part of the sales price of
property returned by the purchasers as is refunded either in
cash or by credit.
(4) Receipts of refundable deposits,
except that portion of refundable deposits forfeited and
taken into the gross receipts of the seller.
License or licensee. Include, respectively, the words "permit" or "permittee,"
or the holder for
any use or period of time of any similar privilege, wherever relevant to any provision of this
article or other law or ordinance.
Person. Includes individual natural persons, partnerships, joint ventures, societies,
associations, clubs, trustees, trusts or corporations; or any officers, agents, employees, factors,
any kind of personal representatives of any thereof, in any capacity, acting either for himself, or
for any other person, under either personal appointment or pursuant to law. The term" person"
shall not be deemed to include the servants, agents, officers, or employees of a person, as herein
defined, while such servants, agents, officers or employees are engaged in or carrying on or
aiding in the conducting, engaging in, or carrying on of the business, trade, calling, privilege,
vocation or profession of such person when such person is duly licensed to carry on such
business, trade, calling, privilege, vocation or profession, except as may be otherwise provided
Premises. Includes all lands, structures, places and also the equipment and appurtenances
connected or used therewith in any business, and also any personal property which is either
affixed to or is otherwise used in connection with any other business conducted on such
Related occupation. An occupation customarily incident to that occupation in which the
licensee is primarily engaged, and which is similar in nature insofar as the type of item sold or
service offered or performed.
(Code 1964, § 11.030; Ord. No. 15454, § 1, 12-1-97; Ord. No. , § 1,
Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.
(Ord. 19996, Amended, 07/21/2008, Prior Text; 15454, Amended, 12/01/1997, Prior Text)