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  94.110.  License taxes on certain businesses. — The council shall have power and authority to levy and collect a license tax on wholesale houses, auctioneers, architects, druggists, grocers, banks, brokers, wholesale merchants, merchants of all kinds, confectioners, delivery trucks, ice trucks, transfer trucks, laundry wagons, milk wagons, merchant delivery companies, cigar and tobacco stands, hay scales, wood dealers, coal dealers, lumber dealers, real estate agents, loan companies, abstracters, abstract agencies, loan agents, collection agencies, undertakers, public buildings, office buildings, public halls, public grounds, concerts, photographers in office or upon the streets, canvassers, artists, drummers, patent right dealers, automobile agents and dealers, automobile accessory dealers, insurance companies, insurance agents, taverns, hotels, rooming houses, boardinghouses, health schools, telephone companies, street contractors, paper hanger contractors, painting contractors, plastering contractors, and all subcontractors, flour mills, express company agencies, wagons, buggies, carriages, tinners, barbers, barbershops, hair dressers, hair dressing shops, whether conducted in connection with other business or separate beauty parlors, tailors, florists, nursery stock agents, book binders, monument dealers and agencies, manufacturing agents, shoe cobbler shops, storage warehouses, shoe shining parlors, newspaper offices, job printing plants, ready-to-wear clothing agencies, tailor-made clothing agencies, sewing machine agents, piano and organ dealers and agents, foreign coffee and tea dealers and agents, and all other vocations whatsoever, and fix the rate of carriage of persons and wagonage, drayage and cartage of property; and to levy and collect a license tax and regulate hawkers, peddlers, pawnbrokers, restaurants, butchers, wholesale butchers, bathhouses and masseurs, lunch stands, lunch counters, lunch wagons, soft drink and ice cream stand and vendors, ice cream parlors, peanut and popcorn stands, and stands of every kind, hucksters, opera houses, moving picture shows, private parks, public lectures, public meetings, baseball parks, outdoor advertising, horse and cattle dealers, stockyards, wagon yards, auto yards, oil stations, wholesale and retail, inspectors, gaugers, mercantile agents, manufacturing and other corporations, or institutions, machine shops, blacksmith shops, foundries, sewer contractors, building contractors, stone contractors, plumbing contractors, brick contractors, cement contractors, sidewalk contractors, bridge contractors, and all subcontractors, street railroad cars, light, power and water companies, gas companies, laundries, laundry agencies, ice plants and ice plant agencies, ice dealers, omnibuses, automobiles, automobile trailers, tractors, carts, drays, milk wagons, laundry wagons, delivery wagons, transfer and job wagons, ice wagons, and all other vehicles, traveling and auction stores, plumbers, pressing establishments, installment houses and agencies, produce and poultry dealers, feather renovators, bakers and bakeries, bakery delivery wagons, and delivery autos, bottling works, dye works, cleaning establishments, sand plants, steam fitters, corn doctors, chiropodists, hackmen, taxicabs, buses, draymen, omnibus drivers, porters, ferries, and to regulate the same, and the landing thereof, within the limits of the city, and all others pursuing like occupations; and to levy and collect a license tax, regulate, restrain, prohibit and suppress ordinaries, money brokers, money changers, intelligence and employment offices and agencies, public masquerades, balls, street exhibitions, dance halls, fortune tellers, pistol galleries, shooting galleries, palmists, private venereal hospitals, museums, menageries, equestrian performances, fluoroscopic views, picture shows, telescopic views, lung testers, muscle developers, magnifying glasses, ten pin alleys, ball alleys, bowling alleys, billiard tables, pool and other tables, miniature golf courses, theatrical or other exhibitions, boxing and sparring exhibitions, shows and amusements, amusement parks, and the sales of unclaimed goods by express companies or common carriers, auto wrecking shops, bill posters, junk dealers, porters, carnival and street fairs, circuses and shows, for parade and exhibition, or both, skating rinks, and runners and solicitors for steamboats, cars, stages, taxicabs, hotels, rooming houses, boardinghouses, bathhouses, masseurs, health schools, and all other vocations and business whatsoever, and all others pursuing like occupations.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6986, A.L. 1943 p. 701, A.L. 1953 p. 295)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6840; 1919 § 8322; 1909 § 9253

CROSS REFERENCE:

Imposition of tax or license fee on certain professions prohibited--imposition of tax or fee prohibited unless business office maintained, 71.620

(1975) Held that this section does not authorize a tax on a dealer in "trucks, tractors, tractor trailers and accessories".  The term automobile is construed as applying to vehicles intended for the carriage of persons only, for the purposes of this section. City of Cape Girardeau v. Harris Truck and Trailer Sales, Inc. (Mo.), 521 S.W.2d 425.


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