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To obtain a business license from the City of Osage Beach you should submit a completed Business License Application along with payment of $35 (renewed annually), a copy of your Retail Sales Tax License, and a Statement of No Tax Due from the State of Missouri.
License applications may be downloaded from our website, and are also available at City Hall. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information.
Contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-9268 for more information.
A short-term rental, or a short-term vacation rental (STR), is defined as a rental of a residential dwelling or unit for periods of less than 30 consecutive days.
The City of Osage Beach does NOT have specific regulations that restrict or prohibit short-term rentals within our residential zones or in commercial zones where residential condominiums are a permitted use; except for the R-3 multi-family zones, which do have a requirement of a 30-day minimum stay.
A City of Osage Business License or Occupational License is NOT required. Renting residential property in and of itself does not meet the City’s definition of engaging in business. However, property management of other similar activity may meet said definition to require a license. Contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information.
Collection of Sales Tax and Lodging Tax is required!
a) Sales taxes are required to be collected and remitted to the State of Missouri. The City’s sales tax to be collected on applicable rental charges and other applicable services (i.e., cleaning service) for Camden County portion of the City = 7.475%, Miller County portion of the City = 7.725%. Contact the Missouri Department of Revenue for tax identification registration and tax forms for remittance. https://dor.mo.gov/business/
b) Lodging taxes are required to be collected and remitted to the county where the property is located. For properties in Camden County, lodging tax of 3.0% are to be collected on rental charges; for properties in Miller County, lodging tax of 5.0% are to be collected on rental charges. Contact the Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA) for property registration and tax forms for remittance. http://tri-countylodging.com/forms.html
To obtain said license submit to the City a completed Contractor License Application, payment of $35 (renewed annually), and a Certificate of Insurance for workers' compensation insurance, if applicable, or a signed affidavit that states you are not required to have such insurance.
License applications may be downloaded from our website or are available at City Hall. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information.