License Applications

​License Applications are listed in alphabetical order. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at cclerk@topeka.org or call (785) 368-3941 with specific questions regarding the application process or license regulations as they will vary.

Alarm Agents & Alarm Companies

Obtained through the Topeka Police Department

Alcoholic Liquor Distr.

Cost: $2000
License Period: Same as State License
Reference: 9.15.060 to 9.15.090
Alcoholic Liquor Distribution License Application

Ambulance Business

Cost: $25
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.25.010 to 10.30.040
Ambulance Business License Application

Ambulance Vehicle

Cost: $275 each
Reference: 5.25.010 to 10.30.040
Ambulance Vehicle License Application

Amusement Park

Cost: $80 week/$20 day/$150 year
License Period: See previous
Reference: Sec. 5.10.050
Amusement Park License Application

Auctioneer

Cost: $2 per day/$20 per year
License Period: See previous
Reference: 5.10.060
Auctioneer License Application

Automobile Buses

Cost: Per vehicle less than 6 passengers….$50.00
Per vehicle of 6 or 7 passengers….$70.00
Per vehicle of 8 or more passengers….$100.00
License period: 09-11 to 09-10
Reference: 5.10.070
Automobile Buses License Application

Bathhouse/Massage Salons

Cost: Operator $300/Employee $25
License Period: June 1 – May 31
Reference:5.10.080 and Code Chapter 5.40
Frequently Asked Questions

Bill Posters

Cost: $2 a day $5 a week $10 a month $25 a year
Date: see previous
Reference: 9.10.010 to 9.10.140
Bill Posters License Application

Cereal Malt Beverage (On-Premises)

Cost: $225
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 9.15.010

Cereal Malt Beverage (Off-Premises)

Cost: $75
License Period: 7-1 to 6-30
Reference: 9.15.010
Inspections: Guidelines

Off-Premises/On-Premises/Corporate
Off-Premises/On-Premises/Individual
Off-Premises/On-Premises/Partnership

Circuses

Cost: $50 day/$150 week
License Period: See previous
Reference: Repealed by Ord. 19370

Cleaners/Dry Cleaners

Cost: $20
License Period: 11-1 to 10-31
Reference: 5.10.150
Cleaners/Dry Cleaners License Application

Dance Hall – Beer

Cost: $160
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.65.010 to 5.65.070
Dance Hall – Beer License Application

Dance Hall – Hall

Cost: $8 DAY/$80 YEAR
License Period: 1-1 TO 12-31
Reference: 5.65.010 to 5.65.070
Inspections: Guidelines
Dance Hall – Hall License Application

Dance Hall – Non-Profit

Cost: $8
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.65.010 to 5.65.070
Dance Hall – Non-Profit License Application

Dance Hall – Regular

Cost: $50 year
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.65.010 to 5.65.070
Inspections: Guidelines
Dance Hall – Regular License Application

Fireworks

Cost: $280
License Period: 6-29 to 7-4
Reference: 8.35.070
Fireworks License Application
Fireworks Retail Stand Complete Application Packet

Flea Market Promoter

Cost: $100
License Period: 01-01 to 12-31
Reference: 5.115.120 to 5.115.170
Flea Market Promoter License Application

Funeral Escort Service

Cost: $80 first year/$40 renewals
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 10.45.010 to 5.70.060
Funeral Escort Service License Application

Going Out of Business

Cost: $75
License Period: 60 days/renew additional 45 days: $120
Reference: 5.75.010 to 5.75.160
Going Out of Business License Application

Haunted House Permit

Cost: $105
Reference: 5.80.010 to 5.80.060
Haunted House Permit License Application

Microbrewery, Winery

License Period: Same as state license
Reference: 9.15.010

Mobile Food Service Units

Cost: $300
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.115.180
Mobile Food Service Unit Application

Open After Midnight

Cost: $40
License Period: 5-1 to 4-30
Reference: 5.20.010 to 5.20.080
Open After Midnight License Application

Paintball Guns

Cost: $100 12 Months
Date: 12 Months
Reference: 9.40.010
Paintball Guns License Application

Pawnbrokers

Cost: $140
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.110.010 to 5.110.230
Pawnbrokers License Application

Peddlers & Solicitors

Cost: $250 (plus background check)
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.115.020
Peddlers and Solicitors License Application

Precious Metal Dealer

Cost: $35
License Period: 7-1 to 6-30
Reference: 5.125.010
Precious Metal Dealer License Application

Private Club / Drinking Establishment

Cost: $500
License Period: Same as state license
Reference: 9.15.010
Private Club / Drinking Establishment License Application

Professional Boxing / Wrestling

Cost: $140
License Period: Year to date
Reference: 5.130.010 to 5.130.060
Professional Boxing / Wrestling License Application

Retail Liquor Store

Cost: $600
License Period: Same as state license
Reference: 9.15.010
Retail Liquor Store License Application

Salvage Yard

Cost: $280 first year/$140 renewals
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.135.050
License Application:
New Salvage Yard Application
Renewal Salvage Yard Application

Scrap Metal Dealer Registration

Cost: $400/10 yrs
Renew: $50/10yr
Repealed by ordinance 20091

Second Hand Dealer

Cost: $32
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.140.010 to 5.140.060
Second Hand Dealer License Application

Security Guards & Security Companies

Obtained through the Topeka Police Department.

Septic Tank Cleaning

Cost: $35
License Period: 3-15 to 3-14
Reference: 5.145.010

Sidewalk Vendor

Cost: $10/day
Reference: 5.115.070 to 5.115.110
Sidewalk Vender License Application

Sign Hanger

Cost: $50
License Period: 9-1 to 8-31
Reference: 5.150.010 to 5.150.040
Sign Hanger License Application

Taxi Cab Company

Cost: $20 per cab
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.155.050
Taxi Cab Company License Application

Taxi Cab Driver

Cost: $10
License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.155.050 to 5.155.110
Taxi Cab Driver License Application

Tobacco / Novelty Retail License

Cost: $500
License Period: 12 months YTD
Reference: 5.160.010 to 5.160.040
Tobacco / Novelty Retail License License Application

Transient Vendor

Cost: $10/day
Reference: 5.115.010
Transient Vendor License Application

Tree, Shrub & Vine Service

License Period: 1-1 to 12-31
Reference: 5.165.010 to 5.165.100
Tree, Shrub and Vine Service License Application

Wholesale Beer Distributor

Cost: $1400
License Period: Same as State License
Reference: 9.15.060 to 9.15.090
Wholesale Beer Distributor License Application