Thank you for your interest in conducting business in the Capitol of Kansas. The City Clerk’s office will be happy to assist you in the application process as requirements for licenses vary.
The City of Topeka does not have or issue a general business license; however, there are certain activities that are regulated and require a license and/or submission of an occupation tax mandated by the Topeka Municipal Code.
Activities That Require A License
Bathhouse or Massage Salon
Cereal Malt Beverage (Beer 3.2%)
Cleaners and Dry Cleaners
Dance Hall (Public Dances)
Flea Market Promoter
Funeral Escort Service
Going Out of Business
Mobile Food Service Unit
Open After Midnight
Precious Metal Dealer
Private Club/Drinking Establishment
Professional Boxing and Wrestling
Scrap Metal Dealer
Second Hand Dealer
Taxi Cab Company
Taxi Cab Driver
Tree Shrub and Vine Service
Submit applications in person, via U.S. mail, email or fax to the following address anytime on Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
City Clerk’s Office
215 SE 7th Street Rm 166, City Hall
Topeka, KS 66603
Fax: (785) 368-3943
Phone: (785) 368-3940
Other License Services
The City of Topeka Development Services Division issues contractor licenses. Please contact the Development Services Division at 785-368-3704 for more information.
The Topeka Police Department issues Private Security Guard and Alarm Business Licenses. Please contact Andrew Schafer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-368-9456 for more information.
Topeka Municipal Code Chapter 5.05 outlines the regulations for City of Topeka licenses.