If your business activity involves operating a 'food establishment,' proof of a health/food permit is required prior to issuing the license. Food permits are issued by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. Find more food inspection information for businesses on the Health Department's website, including the definition of 'food establishment,' as well as information regarding the process.
Greene County Merchant License
Businesses operating as a merchant at a location within Greene County are required to obtain a Greene County Merchant license. Find out more on the Greene County Business Licensing website.
Do you have questions about registering a fictitious name, corporation, or limited liability company with the State of Missouri? Please visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.
For senior citizens, disabled taxpayers, or Veterans disabled as a result of military service, information on the Property Tax Credit is available on the Missouri Department of Revenue website offers information about the Property Tax Credit.
Additional income tax assistance is available to those who qualify from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Centers (VITA) and American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Office locations can be found at
Economic Development: City of Springfield
The Economic Development Office provides development assistance and incentives, and serves as project facilitators for major economic development projects to ensure timely approval of plans and permits. Get their Incentives Resource Guide (pdf) for handy information about the various financing incentives available.
Micro-enterprise Loan Program/Business Incentive Loan Program: The purpose of the City of Springfield Micro-enterprise Loan Program/Business Incentive Loan Program is to facilitate economic development through the establishment, stabilization, and expansion of micro-enterprises and small businesses.
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG)
The Fat, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Management program applies to Food Service Establishments that discharge wastewater into the City of Springfield wastewater collection system. Permitting and inspections may be required of your business.