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Restrictions & Exemptions
In addition to restrictions for obtaining home-based, commercial, and transient business licenses, there are also special requirements for the following businesses: 
  • Adult entertainment and novelty stores
  • Auto recovery / re-possessors
  • Businesses selling agricultural products
  • Businesses selling alcohol and/or beer
  • Businesses selling prepared food
  • Businesses selling tobacco products
  • Pest Control Services
  • Check cashing / title loans
  • Massage therapists
  • New and used car dealerships
  • Private investigation services
  • Taxi cab and limousine services
  • Landscape and Tree Services

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (662) 280-6554 for additional information about these types of businesses.

The following businesses are exempt from privilege taxes, and thus do not have to obtain a business license: 
  • Insurance agents (State license required) 
  • Liquor stores (State license required) 
  • Nonprofit organizations

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