Privilege Licenses

A Privilege License is a license allowing a person to do business in the County for a profit.

Businesses outside the incorporated areas of the county are required to obtain a Privilege License through Jackson County Tax Collector's Office. Businesses within the incorporated areas need to contact that city.

Step 1

Obtain a Permit for doing business within Jackson County through the Planning Department.

  • Business Permit Application (PDF)
  • If the location of the New business is in the correct zoning district, the permit will be issued
  • If not, the owner must present the following PRIOR to attending a Planning Commission hearing for rezoning:
  • Legal Description of business
  • Survey
  • Names and addresses of person residing within a specified radius of the new business location so they can be notified
  • Anything else the Planning Department may ask for

Step 2

Present Permit to Tax Collector's Office along with the required documents listed for each business type:

Average License

  • Amount of Inventory (if applicable)
  • Number of Full-Time Employees
  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office

Daycare, Salons, & Convenience Stores

  • Amount of inventory
  • Health Department Permit
  • Number of Full-Time Employees
  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • State License
  • Tobacco/Beer License from State (if applicable)

Contractors

  • $2,000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County (jobs under $10,000)
  • Number of employees
  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office
  • State License for jobs (over $10,000 plus $2,000 Surety bond)

Transient Business

  • $2,000 Surety Bond made to Jackson County
  • $250 first time fee
  • License good for 90 days
  • No building or home to work from
  • Present permit to Tax Collector's Office